Losing Lottery Numbers

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© Andrea Petersen

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A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away...
Ecclesiastes 3:6

I spent $2.00 just for fun...
On a lottery ticket
And the same amount I won..
The win... I did forfeit
To buy two more,
Now you know my total score(:
Poetry by me AJP

I am not in the habit of buying Lottery tickets, thank goodness:) but when buying groceries on Saturday I decided to try my luck in memory of my late father who recently had a birthday on August 5th.. If he were alive he would be 103 years old. Coincidentally, when you add up my total score on this card it totals number 8...the same number for the month August and I see the number 5, the number of my father's birthday...I might keep this card for good luck:)

Dad found enjoyment in buying lottery tickets before his stroke and more often than not, he was lucky... (Of course he never told you his losses:) But I am sure he came out ahead...

He loved anything and everything about baseball and I know he would have bought a baseball lottery ticket such as I bought ..However, after his stroke in 2002 all of his past hobbies such as wood carving and interests departed from his memory, including baseball, and lottery tickets. His whole personality changed and I miss him, the way he was before his stroke..The good memories of him I will always keep and cast away what could not be helped.

It was more difficult to shoot this picture than I realized...This is the exposure what I used and I shot this outside with the little ticket propped against the door where it was shady..

Focal length 280 mm macro
F/number...F/32
Exposure time 1/30 sec.
ISO Speed 720
Manual
Tripod

16 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (8 Aug 2011):

    i have a few of these myself Andrea! wonderful story and a neat entry!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (8 Aug 2011):

    This is wonderful, Andrea!! I'm still trying to come up with a good idea for a picture. LOL

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (8 Aug 2011):

    LOL, I'm lucky if I win a free ticket on these, but I buy a couple now and then, just in case I have a lucky day.. Nice shot, and better luck next time, Andrea!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (8 Aug 2011):

    Thank you for your comments...If I had been smart I would have kept the $2.00
    that I broke even with on the first $2.00 ticket but then I turned it in for two
    $1.00 tickets and lost on both of them:) Usually I throw away my losing tickets
    but I just found them this afternoon in my purse so all is not lost...It came in handy for this theme. LOL.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (8 Aug 2011):

    Great entry for the theme!!! I have never bought a lottery ticket, but once in Las Vegas I "splurged" on a roll of nickels to play the slot machines. When I got down to my last nickel I had not won much so I was quitting. I put the last nickel in the machine and it started spitting out nickels - wow - I got a cup and scooped them up and left. When we got back to our camper I counted the nickels and had a good laugh, I got exactly $2, just what the roll of nickels cost me : )

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (8 Aug 2011):

    nice entry!!! Love it!!!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    Having JPG's number (in a big way).

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    Your chances are 1000 better than mine of winning the lotto. Seems we in the deep south have NO right to play the lotto. The bible belt ya know. HUM BUG.. so keep playing.

  • Jüri Vissak

    Jüri Vissak gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    Cool find! Well done.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    An original entry and a fun tribute to your dad. My father loves to buy these and rarely comes out ahead. LOL. My daughter wins almost every time she scratches one. Me, well my odds of winning are zero.

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    An excellent entry and remembrance.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (10 Aug 2011):

    love your entry and the story behind it!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (10 Aug 2011):

    if you don't play you don't win....I don't play. Nice entry Andrea.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (10 Aug 2011):

    Oh, nice entry and memory, thank you for sharing !

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (12 Aug 2011):

    A colorful and fun entry.

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (16 Aug 2011):

    Great - well done!

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