Yep, it’s true! I bought a lottery ticket, the value of the potential prize was multimillions of dollars. This is not a frugal way to get money! In fact, it’s very wasteful.
So why did I do it?
Well, last night I went out to eat and to see a movie (Sherlock Holmes) with both friends from The Three Little Pig post. They were doing well, Pig 1 has been on a few interviews since I last spoke to him.
As we arrived at the theater parking lot, I noticed that both my friends were still in Pig 2′s car on cell phones. Eventually, they came out… Apparently, both friends were calling their significant others to go out and buy a lottery ticket. I found this quite amusing! :) Instantly, I thought of the three little pig story again…
So we bought our movie ticket to get into the movie, but we had 20 minutes until the movie started. Instead of waiting, we decided to go buy their lottery tickets. We went to a gas station, and both friends bought their tickets. This is when I decided, why not… So, this is when I bought my first and last lottery ticket (that’s not a scratch off one…) I knew it was wasted money, but this was a rare occasion, and I wanted to fit in with the camaraderie!
So, did I win?
Nope, I just check online and it was a waste of money as expected. Next time I won’t buy one, but it was good to be part of the lottery ticket buying club for a few minutes. We talked about what we would do with the money if we won… It was a good little distraction.