Making an honest living is difficult, wherever you may be in the world. I live in Melbourne, Australia and I have a decent job and a lovely family. However, sometimes the weather can get so hot here that it becomes unbearable. Don’t get me wrong, it’s perfectly fine if you are just coming here for a vacation, staying for a week and taking off. For that purpose, the weather is perfectly fine as it can help you have the vacation of your dreams. But if you have live through it day in and day out, you can get a little crazy. At least if you don’t have any air conditioning.
And this is where I am getting at. As I said, I have a pretty good job, but I also have 3 young kids and my wife has to stay home to take care of them. Due to that fact, I was never able to set enough money aside to buy the cooling installation I need so much. My wife kept pestering me to play the scratchies in order to try to get some extra money, but I couldn’t be bothered. All I cared about was getting through the month and putting enough money aside so that one day I could send all my kids to college. But after a couple of weeks of insisting, I finally gave in to my wife and started buying scratch cards. Winning Scratch Card Lost.
I should also say that if they weren’t so cheap and if I couldn’t find them practically anywhere in Melbourne, I probably would have continued to deny her. As I was basically tripping over them on my way home from work, I decided to buy several scratchies every week. For the first few weeks, we didn’t manage to win anything, but I didn’t feel like throwing it in my wife’s face. During one fateful day, my usual route home was closed and I had to go through the Fitzroy area to get back. Even though the area is much more famous for its clubs and pubs and as a fun center for the city, I was able to find some scratchies there.
I got home and we started scratching together. When we got to the final card, we realized we had just won a pretty decent jackpot. From that moment on, I never had to suffer the heat in my own home again. I know it may not seem like much, but an air conditioning unit was really important to me and the scratchies helped me get it. Not only that, but I will put the extra money from the prize aside, to make sure my kids get the education they will need to survive.