Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Be a Winner

Every once in a while my husband and I talk about what we’d do with a major lottery prize. And like most couples who do this, we don’t actually buy lottery tickets. However, we do occasionally purchase raffle tickets to support a cause and have been winners.

My husband once bought a single raffle ticket at a hunters’ banquet and was the big winner of some fancy, schmancy gun. I wouldn’t recommend winning the grand prize and bragging about it in a room full of multi-weapon owners.

When it comes to games of chance, most people say, “I never win anything,” and they don’t enter. I’m horrible at statistical math, but I have to believe this reduces the odds. Although in my case, I once won a trip to the Women’s US Tennis Open in New York without personally entering.

My dad likes games of chance. He isn’t in a local convenience store every night buying scratch-off tickets, but he takes advantage of any free opportunity to win something.

He purchased a hairdryer, and in the box there were multiple entry forms for chances to win trips to various US Opens. He filled them out for each of our four family members, and I won.

I encourage you to be more proactive. Van Otis Chocolates offers a monthly giveaway of 1 pound of assorted chocolates. All you have to do is complete the online entry form for a chance to win delicious handmade chocolates. What are you waiting for? You could be July’s winner!