I have wanted to take a vacation to Gold Coast, Australia ever since I can remember. I live inland, and I always wanted to see the coast from its best point possible, and that was where I could find it. I used to spend hours upon hours reading about the city and looking at pictures of it, but when I had enough time, I didn’t have enough money and vice versa. That finally changed a few months ago, when I received a big bonus and a few days off from work. I called a couple of friends and, before we knew it, we were on our way to Gold Coast.
As soon as we checked in our hotel rooms, we rushed to see the Surfers Paradise area. It didn’t take me long to realize that it was more beautiful than I had ever imagined. The sea, sun and sand were absolutely amazing. Meanwhile, you never had to walk for very long in order to find a bar, café or nightclub. It was just a vibrant place and everybody there looked beautiful because they all looked happy. We had a couple of sodas and decided to take a drive around the city.
Celebrities and Scratch Cards. One of my friends is really crazy about scratchies, and he was so happy when he saw that in Gold Coast you can buy them all over the place. He actually made us stop three times, just so he could buy cards for various games that are not available where we live. His enthusiasm was so infectious that we couldn’t help but buy a few scratch cards ourselves. The guys were quick to check if they won anything, but I placed mine in my wallet and forgot about them. We spent that evening drinking and partying in one of the nightclubs we found in Surfers Paradise.
When I got to my hotel room, I undressed, checked my phone and my wallet, and then I remembered about the scratchies I still had. I got to scratching and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw I won a massive jackpot. No, seriously, I thought I was so drunk that I was seeing things. I just placed the card on the night stand and figured I’ll check it again when I sober up. When I woke up, I forgot about the ticket again and went to take a shower. While I was washing myself, I remembered about the winning card. I ran out of the shower naked to see if it was for real, and it actually was. Suddenly, I became a very rich man. I woke my friends up immediately and we got to partying again. Even though I shared the money evenly with my friends, my life would never be the same again.