21. The Lottery Ticket

An 85-year-old woman in Tennessee named Astrid became multimillionaire overnight after winning a $500 million lottery . However, her road to richness was not all smooth. Her story reminds us that in order win the lottery, there are two crucial requirements. first and most obvious necessity is a lot luck. The second requirement is just as important, much less often mentioned -- getting organized.

Astrid's began when getting in line for a lottery at her local supermarket. The woman ahead of decided to let her cut in front of to pay. This woman was also planning on a lottery ticket. Had she not given Astrid spot in the line, the lottery money would been hers!

On the day that the winners announced, Astrid realized she had won, she could contain her excitement. She danced with joy all her house and jumped on the phone to her closest relatives what had just happened. The morning Astrid woke up and prepared to go her prize money, but suddenly realized that she not remember where she had placed her ticket. that her memory was no longer as sharp it used to be, she searched and searched her messy house for hours to no avail. had absolutely no recollection of where she might stored or dropped the ticket.

Astrid had been thirty days to claim her prize, or else would be canceled. For 27 days, her schedule dedicated to searching every surface and square foot her house for the missing ticket. With only days left, she decided to finally call her for help. She had been too embarrassed to them from the beginning because her house was messy, but now had no other choice. Figuring helping their mother find the ticket would probably at least an extra million dollars to them, three of Astrid's daughters immediately sped over to house.

Within the first half hour of searching, youngest of her daughters hollered, "I found it!" turned out Astrid had left it in a cabinet. "Oh, thank you, daughter!" Astrid cried. "I you so much!" Her daughter's smile glistened with as her two sisters scowled at her from next room.