Today’s post is brought to you by the awesome people at Blog Meets Brand, they gave me some money to try and win more money…I wish I had cashed in on that opportunity a little more, but alas. All opinions are always my own. Enjoy!
…Okay okay, I might be exaggerating just a little…but guys, I actually WON SOMETHING!
We all know that I have the crappiest luck in the world, right? So would you believe me when I said that I have a total weakness for games of chance? I’m totally not kidding you…I’m a SUCKER for a good scratch off game. And you wanna know who got me hooked on ’em? My mother, of all people!
I think from the time I was old enough to hold a coin, my mom started buying us scratch offs to play each week. I obviously was hooked from the second I won my first dollar, because that meant I could go and buy my favorite comic book without dipping into my treasured allowance money. Priorities, people!
It actually has become kind of a running joke in our family because now, every single family get-together involves lottery tickets of some kind. I remember this one time at Christmas, my cousin had scratched off a ticket and we thought she had one BIG (like I’m talking big-enough-to-quit-your-job-big) so we raced over to the corner store. Lo and behold, we had been reading the stupid little card wrong and missed the detail that said you needed three matching symbols, not two.
NOW though, lottery games have become totally fancy-shmancy and way easier to use. I heard through the grapevine that New Jersey was releasing a series of new games and I HAD to check them out. Like duh, how could I not? My mom would be ashamed if I didn’t…right?! Obviously, this is how I justify all of my life choices…No big deal.
Here are the dirty deets that we all care about:
- The new game series is called Fast Play from the New Jersey Lottery and features four different types of games
- All you have to do is go to your nearest corner store/7-11/ whatever and ask your guy to hook you up with some tickets. They print out right at the counter and you can tell in minutes if you’ve won or not
- They range in price from a one to ten bucks
- I think that’s it
So needless to say, I bought one of each game to try out. In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting much considering my lack of winning streak thus far in life…but I’m #blessed to have a bodega right in my building in Jersey City at Newport Center and my guy sold me on the fact that the odds of winning are pretty decent.
Wanna know the odds? I did, obviously.
For the $1 Fast Cash game, you have a 1 in 4 chance to win up to $500. The $1 Red Hot Numbers can win you up to $1000 to the tune of 1 in 3.9. The $2 Slots of Fun? Win up to $5000 with a 1 in 3.8 chance. Finally, for the $5 Bling Bling Bucks you can win up to $25K with the odds of 1 in 3.2.
So basically, I went in and bought my tickets. In less than two seconds I had them in my hands and guys. These are so ridiculously easy to understand, and no scratching is required! I looked quickly over my first ticket…
Okay, no big deal, I still had three left. Second ticket?
Bummer, but not the end of the world. Third ticket?
Nada. Zilch. Nothing.
At this point, I was getting a little irritated I won’t lie. Fourth and FINAL ticket?
I WON! I was the winner of the grand prize totaling….
I won a dollar. But hey! It was easy to play, I got my money right away, and that dollar is enough to buy me one more ticket. I think my mother would be proud!
So let me hear it, have you ever played the lottery?
What was the most that you ever won?
For more information visit New Jersey Lottery or check out this video below!
Disclaimer: You must be 18 or older to buy a lottery ticket. The New Jersey Lottery reminds players, it’s only a game…remember to play responsibly. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1800-GAMBLER®