Some time ago, my wife and I visited a nearby pub that we’d never been to before. It was an uncomfortably hot day, and we figured we could get a bite without steaming up our kitchen. Of course, we also had a couple of drinks–beer for me, wine for her. “If you order Such-and-such a beer, we enter your name in a draw for an outdoor lounge chair and patio umbrella,” the waitress pointed out. So I ordered that particular beer, and filled out the contest entry form. “I never win these things, but what the hell,” I said to my wife.
It was a nice little place, and a week or two later, we arranged to meet a couple of friends there. The contest was still running, so I again had Such-and-such a beer, and filled out the entry form.
Grand total of two entry forms in a boxful that had been accumulating for what? Maybe a month? In a pub where a lot of Such-and-such beer is sold daily? What are the chances?
Really, what are the chances when you only have two entry forms in there? Because whatever they were, I beat them. I got a call from the pub the other day telling me I won the chair and patio umbrella. Picked them up yesterday, and they are nice. Just wish we had a little more summer left with which to enjoy them, but they will definitely get use next year.
Anybody else got any “just got very lucky” stories about raffles, drawings, etc.?