With fewer than 2 weeks left of this project, I stopped into the California Tobacco Center to pick up this evening’s ticket.
I was a mere heart away from winning $100!
I have been able to see the California Tobacco Center from my apartment for over 4 years now, but not being a smoker, I never went inside until today.
The guy working there was super nice and wished me luck like he meant it.
Tragically, his kind wishes were ineffective. I suppose I have 29 more days of trying!
You will notice that the top of this ticket (and its predecessor from yesterday) say “Enter 2nd chance draw ONLY at calottery.com/replay.” It turns out that to “enter,” to win a (poorly defined, likely monetary and hard-to-win) prize, one must surrender a bunch of personal information to the calottery.com website. Normally I would recognize this as a data mining/collecting gimmick. For the sake of this Fun-A-Day project, I’ve signed up, and will be submitting all of my applicable scratcher tickets for a “2nd Chance Draw.” I will keep you posted.