Monday, February 02, 2009
365 # 148: Eric
I was there when you bought your first lottery ticket ever, which won you $40. That accursed ticket was the hook in your cheek, enough of a win to make you feel like you'd really won something, enough to make you think that your luck might hold out to bring in some more. You spent the rest of that weekend driving around buying lottery tickets, and winning nothing. The rest of the summer was basically the same, a hefty portion of every paycheck dumped into the Texas lottery, never winning anything as much as that first 40. I'm sure the makers of lottery tickets wish they could make that happen by design, a nice win to start just to get the suckers hooked. I bet you're still playing that shit.