Not every person could say their scratch game win helped heal cancer

Not every person could say their scratch game win helped heal cancer
Scientists, and especially cancer researchers like me, do not play scratch games or lotto very often. In fact, I never gambled a day in my life, not even bingo until the day I won. I was even taught that gambling and playing the lotto was evil and only a game that losers play. I went through most of my young adulthood never playing a day in my life and never suffered. However, when I was blessed with a gift such as that, I had to believe my parents were de...

Any scratch ticket, no matter which kind it is, could make you a wealthy lady

Any scratch ticket, no matter which kind it is, could make you a wealthy lady
I am a person who loves predictability and routine. I have always been that way, but after a misunderstanding ended up being the best moment of my life, I try to be more relaxed about life. My morning routine is one I have done for years and that morning it all got thrown off. First, I get ready and leave my house by seven thirty in the morning but that morning I woke up late and did not leave until seven forty five. Once I leave the house I go to the gas ...

Never in a million years did I consider I could win a whole lot of money from a slot machine

Never in a million years did I consider I could win a whole lot of money from a slot machine
Working at a casino can be depressing and frustrating sometimes. Seeing all those winners all day every day taking home their money, almost sends me over the edge. I get especially angry during times of the year when my paychecks stretched thin and barely covered the bills. I was a floor clerk which meant I watched the floor, threw out the beligerent and cleaned up the gambler's messes. One night all that changed. I went from watching people win money t...

When one door closes, a slot machine might open a new one to a much better future

When one door closes, a slot machine might open a new one to a much better future
I thought my world would end when my husband of thirty years passed away from cancer. His death was fairly quick and painless, but it still came as a shock to both of us when he was diagnosed. The last few months of his life were filled with love and with family, but his death was still difficult for me and for our children. What I never prepared for was living without him. I was not a young (or even middle aged) woman and it is too hard to start from scra...