I have vivid memories of my mother setting aside colorful scraps of paper and pasting them onto a printed map in the hopes of winning a trip to Brazil. She had been bitten by the sweepstakes bug. As much as I enjoyed her home cooking, as a child I nonetheless enjoyed our trips to the local fast food joint. I mean, what kid didn’t look forward to a hamburger instead of the pasta casserole that could sometimes grace a dining room table? Fortunately for me, my favorite fast food restaurant was holding the sweepstakes that my mom had become obsessed with. And in carrying on the tradition, I too have become enamored by internet sweepstakes games and the like.
It is quite a bit of fun to pin some pipe dreams on chance with only a fraction of risk. In addition, it has been exciting to find websites that cater to the sweepstakes admirer. As we live our daily lives in the grind of the usual nine to five, the fantasy is made possible that a glamorous trip to a far off distant land may arrive with a bit of luck. While it doesn’t take away from the wonderful life I live now, I don’t deny that I’m glad that quite a few WI-fi hotspots have taken advantage of internet sweepstakes software. The chance of winning is out there. And even if I never win, the idea is more than enough.
The distraction of these dreams of winning is an exciting prospect. I can see distant shores with luxury surroundings in my mind’s eye. Or, I can also view a new pool in my backyard. Maybe there could be a shopping spree for my wife and daughter. Truthfully speaking, these dreams aren’t outside of the realm of possibility with my current means of employment. These things still do come about and will continue to do so. However, if I could spend some extra time online and win these desired results, I’d be more than fine with that as well.
So far, internet sweepstakes have produced a few wonderful things. My wife and I got to enjoy an amazing steak and lobster dinner last year with some of the winnings I received. We could have made it happen on our own, though we probably would have set aside the extra earned funds rather than spend them. But I must admit that the food tasted that much better since the money to pay for it had been won. Good things already come our way. We are fortunate. But it sure is nice when winning can bring in some extra comforts. The only rule is, you can’t win unless you enter.