I love to gamble and play cards.
I try not to spend too much money on lottery tickets and scratchers, but every week when I get paid, I buy a $20 scratch off ticket.
I’ve had a couple of small ones like $100, $200, and $500. A few months ago, I had a winning ticket for $10,000. It was easily the biggest amount of money that I have ever won. I had to drive all the way to the state capitol to redeem the winning ticket. Even though it was a 5-hour drive, I didn’t mind at all. I use the money from the winning ticket to repair the central AC in my house. I had gone without AC for the last 2 years. I knew the problem was going to be a significant repair and I decided to buy a window AC unit instead of spending thousands of dollars. When I suddenly had the money in my hand, I knew it was time to call the AC repair service to have the work done. Instead of repairing the old problem, I decided to install a brand new central AC system. I still had plenty of money leftover to replace all of the carpet in my house. The carpet was dingy and dirty and the master bedroom had stains from the mud and grease on my boots. I knew that I was never going to have money like that again. I really wanted to put the funds to good use. When all the money was gone, I still had the cozy house with new carpets and cool AC.