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It's a Sunday morning ritual for me.  I look forward to it every weekend.

I pick the same 6 numbers every week for the Lotto 649.  They make the draw on Saturday but it's not until the next morning that I check my ticket.  I go for a drive across the city to my favourite lottery ticket outlet and check the ticket on that ticket checking scanner thing they have on the wall.  That's the moment of truth but, it's the 10 minute drive that I look forward to, for it's during that time I think about what I'll do if I win.

I would not quit my job immediately.  No, I've decided I'd keep coming in.  I wouldn't do much but I'd sure have some fun with management, knowing, if I got fired, it wouldn't really matter.

And then I'd make big plans for the news conference where they'd present me with my cheque.  I know I'd have fun with that and share some laughter with others.  And that's why I'm always so disappointed when lottery winners decline the opportunity to stage a news conference and talk with media.  You see, I've been rehearsing my lottery winning speech for years.  

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