December 9, 2009 1 Comment
The National Reporter
Albert Dreken has never had much luck in his 19 years until he took a chance and bought a raffle ticket at his local hardware store.
“The ticket cost a dollar, but I had a feeling that I should risk it.” he told us. “I don’t know why I had such a carefree attitude that day, but I went for it and I am happy I did.”
The National Reporter - How did you find out that you were the lucky winner?
“They had the drawing two days before I found out that I had won. No one showed up to claim the prize, so they wrote the winning number on a big piece of cardboard and put it up in the store window.
I was walking by and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to check my ticket to see if it was the winner.”
The National Reporter – What did you do when you discovered that you were the winner?
“I felt pretty good about it.” He said. “I can really use the money.”
The National Reporter – What are you going to do with your winnings?
“I was thinking of maybe putting most of it towards my electric bill and keeping a few dollars tucked away for a rainy day.”
The National Reporter – Perhaps you can take your girlfriend out for a movie and dinner.
The National Reporter – You can invest your money in stocks and bonds. You never know, you might get lucky again.
“I don’t want to push it.” He said. “Just because I won big this time doesn’t mean I will do it again.”
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