Monday, December 26, 2011

A Lottery Christmas

Christmas has come and gone.

Bil got what he wanted - Barnes and Nobles gift cards and chocolate.

And he got something he did not ask for - lottery tickets.

This was obviously Bil's first experience with lottery cards.  These were the scratchoff games you can buy in machines here in New York for $1, $2. or even $5. The $2. games, for example, can have grand prizes of $25,000.  You scratch off numbers and can win.

My husband showed Bil how to scratch off the numbers and tried to explain how the game worked.  Not sure Bil got it, but he sat there patiently and scratched all the tickets.  Alas, he didn't win anything.

I'm glad.  Because if he had won, I wonder if he would have wanted to start playing the lottery.  At his financial level, it would be so very tempting.  I've not heard of people with autism developing gambling habits but....hey, you never know. 

Would he have considered it harmless entertainment like the rest of us?  I'm glad I didn't have to find out.

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