It is very nice, and a great pleasure to win a prize. Not earth-shaking or bulletin material, and we soon forget. We have all won small prizes at some time in our lives, a colouring prize, a school prize, a short trip or a bigger trip, but it doesn't change our lives. What really changes many lives is the "really big winner," the 10, 20 or 30 million dollar winner, who only bought a ticket. What a dreadful thing it must be to be on the receiving end of one of those tickets. I have bought the odd ticket years ago won $5, and now I don't. I appreciate the money I have and take care of it, it is too hard to earn, to throw it away.
So I donate to church and charities, as I can, and feel happy doing so. Too much money spoils a life, when money is more important and destructive. Money gives power, power causes trouble, I try to stay away from it. So I feel like I am the winner, I'm old, have a small income, small home, beautiful family and good friends, and a "winner" by 20 years. So slow as I am, I've done my very best and "I am a winner."
This is the last of my ramblings, have a happy life, my darlings.