13. An Unlucky Winner

Sammy won the lottery. He was so happy. jumped up and down. “I won the lottery! ’m rich! Life is great!” he yelled. He checked numbers online again: 2, 22, 3, 33, 4, 44. Yes, those were the winning numbers. Yes, were the numbers on his ticket. The Mega was 44. The Mega number on his ticket 44. He was so rich! His ticket was $41 million before taxes. He was going to a new house. He was going to buy new car. He was going to buy a boat. Oh, life was so great! He took ticket to the liquor store. He showed it the clerk. “I won! I won!” he told clerk. The clerk checked the numbers. “You won! won!” he said. Then the clerk ran out the store with Sammy’s ticket.