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If you have been following my blog for the last year or know me well then you know I had a strike of luck in 2012 and won two contests with great prizes – a trip and a car.  (Read more about my contest wins) They say good things happen in 3s so I am still waiting for the 3rd big win…

This Saturday (December 22nd) I woke up and was scanning my twitter when I read that the Lotto Max big winner was a single ticket in Toronto, not GTA but Toronto and I had a ticket! I play a regular set of numbers usually and then one quick pick.  My regular set of numbers are (I wish I had taken a picture of my ticket – you will just have to take my word for it):

7 – my dad’s birthday,

8 – my boyfriend’s birthday,

17 – my boy dog Otis’ birthday and my cousin’s

18 – my girl dog Lola’s birthday and my cousin’s and my other cousin’s son

20 – my birthday

36 – my age

49 – (this is another special number but the reason will remain a mystery to my readers)

When I went to the lotto max site this is what I saw on my phone:

I could barely breathe!

I could barely breathe!

My heart started to race… and we headed out to the corner store to check the ticket and while I didn’t want to get my hopes up for a decent chunk of money I had my fingers crossed.  Well I am $124.90 richer… but I sort of wish I wasn’t cause all I can think about is the 50 million that I was so close to.

We have now been playing the ‘what we would do’ game and it isn’t as much fun playing after the draw knowing that I was only 2 numbers away.  I know that there is more to life than money but I could have done so much good with so much money!

What would you do with 50 million dollars!?