I only buy lottery tickets when numbers grow so large that statistically someone should win. Of course, I usually win zero dollars, but occasionally I win enough to buy another lottery ticket. But I am okay donating a dollar to the education system from time to time.
I’d like to think that if I used Tory’s lottery’s numbers, I might win. So today, I’ll give it a go. After all, her winning lottery ticket brought her much more than money.
“Two, fourteen. Three, seventeen. Four, twenty-one.”
Tory’s eyes popped open. The rough voice was just above a whisper, and the sound was like a caress across her bare neck. Her heart pounded against her chest.
She’d forgotten about the man sitting across the aisle. Okay, if she were perfectly honest, she’d been trying to forget about the man across the aisle. To forget that his shoulders were so broad that they pressed against the edges of his first-class seat. That his black bangs were just a bit too long, and the curls dipped down to catch on incredibly long eyelashes, making her think of Cal.
When she’d walked on the plane, her eyes had locked with his, and she’d almost tumbled into her first Southern swoon. He’d noticed. A grin had crinkled the corners of his eyes, and she’d slipped into her seat and avoided eye contact. Now, he was settled in the vacant seat next to her, repeating her lottery numbers.”
—“The Ex Lottery” by Kim Sanders
So go ahead, donate a dollar to the education system and maybe you will buy the winning lottery ticket and an adventure.