Well, if you are in the US and you have been anywhere near the news today, you've probably heard that the estimated pay out on Mega Millions is $355 million (with a cash option of $224.2 million before taxes). So, of course we decided to
So we take our tickets thingys to the gas station to run through the computer to generate our actual tickets for the drawing. My tickets get read by the computer - NO problem! Shocker! Problem, however, is that cashier runs one of his tickets through the computer, and it can't read one of his little filled in squares. Let me reiterate...Shocker! So we let someone in line behind us check out while we try to figure out which number on the ticket the computer couldn't read. One of the people that we let go in front of us while we puzzled it out was a woman. I didn't pay that much attention to what she's getting or paying for, but when I get done I keep waiting and waiting and waiting for her to finish. First she buys a fistful of Mega Millions tickets, stuffs them away. Then she leans her whole body on the counter to look at the scratcher tickets, and takes her sweet time picking the ones she wants to spend her money on. Was she done? No, next thing I know she's getting more Mega Millions tickets, and more scratchers. Then she whips out a scratched off scratcher to cash in and buy more Mega Million tickets and more scratchers....and then more scratchers. Just as that transaction was done, there was that pause in action and conversation that makes you think that she's done and ready to move on. Oh no!! She buys MORE!
Seriously lady? People are lined up out the door and around the building, like the rings around Saturn, waiting for you to get done. Instead of being the courteous sort and getting through your transaction so the rest of the store can pay for their gas and pay their bit of stupid tax, you clean out the bank for scratchers and Mega Millions tickets. Not one transaction like most
Jewell =) xo