I won the lottery

winning lotto tickets

“Seriously?” I laughed, pulling out the scratch-it lotto tickets.

I remember being mildly annoyed during birthdays past when I opened up my card to find lottery tickets. “How could my husband not know that I think this is a monumental waste of our money?” I would think to myself.

But yesterday was different.

Yesterday I realized this was his tradition – and five dollars spent in the name of tradition is five dollars well-spent in my book.

I smiled and chuckled and scratched my way to a $4.00 winning.

Grinning ear-to-ear he exclaimed, “Awesome! You can go buy four more tickets!”

One of these birthdays those $5.00 worth of tickets might get us somewhere.

For now, I have $4.00 in my pocket (sort-of) to blow as I wish.

Dear friends, have you ever bought a lotto ticket? And what do you think – should I go and buy four more?

About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Erica Reinhart
    2 November 2012 at 6:25 am

    just keep what you have, no more tickets. i seriously stink at those things, when my friend on the other hand wins money (decent amounts too) like no other- i do not get it at all.. but maybe your luck is better so why not go and try
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    • Adriel Booker
      4 November 2012 at 4:20 pm

      haha, so far i haven’t traded them in or cashed them in. keep forgetting they’re in my bag – a whooping $4! LOL. 😉

  • Lindsey Whitney
    2 November 2012 at 9:05 am

    hahah. My husband does that sometimes…like when the powerball is REALLY HIGH. I remember the first time he bought tickets, I was convinced we were going to win big. I stayed up 2 hours past my usual bed time to get the numbers. Needless to say, we didn’t win!
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    • Adriel Booker
      4 November 2012 at 4:21 pm

      oh too funny. well, i hope you win sometime. wouldn’t that be fabulous? 😉

  • Alicia
    9 November 2012 at 7:49 am

    If you haven’t already decided, I vote for getting one more ticket to give to Ryan as payment to stay home with the boys while you take the other $3 and go hang out in a coffe shop for an hour.

  • Mary Virgili
    6 February 2014 at 3:45 am

    My name is Mary Virgili i am from new mexico. I recently contact a voodoo doctor called Lord Diva through a friend description, i was in debt and my mom was suffering from skin cancer and no money for her treatment and my husband lost his job and thing became worse for us. But when i was going through the internet i saw a guy who make a comment regarding how he use the help of Lord Diva who gave him the lottery number he played with and win, So out of frustration i say to myself i need to give it a try and i contacted him too on the email lorddivalottovoodoo1@gmail.com and he gave me the necessary information and i agree to the rules and regulation and he gave me the lottery numbers and told me to play and believe me i won $445,000 it was like a dream and i was so surprised when he told me the only thing i need to do for him is to make sure i share with every other person this testimony. This is one of the best thing that has every happen to me in my life cause this is my first time ever to play lottery and i win. Lord is the only answer.


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