I have played one particular scratch-off ticket by the Tennessee lottery which I buy at that same store everyday. The ticket is the $5 Platinum Payout, and the most I had ever won on it was twenty-dollars. The clerk at this rinky-dink store told me that I was the only person that buys that particular ticket and that one day I would get lucky.
Well, lucky I was not. Last week, I skipped buying the ticket for a few days and according to the stores owner, only 3 of them had been sold -- and the last of which was a $100,000 winning ticket. The person who purchased the ticket was from out of town and had never been to that store before.
Had I purchased the Platinum Paytout ticket as I normally had, it is very likely that I would have been jumping up and down in the streets as a $100k winner. As it is now, I am only left with what might have been.
My name is Sean and this is a true story.