As someone who is a skeptic on a lot of online things, my mother telling me she won big on betting sites really put me in a protective way. My mother is smart as a whip, but sometimes she makes rash choices that get her into trouble. I am so happy that this wasn’t won of those times because she really was excited to win big!
My mother has been gambling since I was aware of her doing it. Scratch offs, lottery numbers, casinos, and anything else you can name. She never did it with money she needed, but she always did it with spare money she had. Some women like splurging on clothing or a new bag, my mom likes to try to win money. Her winning happened every so often, she’d take the money and put it in the bank and take 25% of that and gambled with it. She was always really responsible with winnings she had.
One Christmas, our family got her a laptop. She had joked “Can I play casino on this?” and the family laughed but my brother told her she could. He had been doing it for years, maybe a trait he got from her! That afternoon when we were all winding down and getting ready to head off back home, my mom called everyone into the living room. She said we were all her good luck charm and wanted us to be there when she first put money down on a betting site. So we all told her input on what team we thought would win and she placed the bet.
One week later, she called me and told me she had won $100,000. I asked her from where and she said the betting site that she had bet on at Christmas. I thought she was joking and then got into the thought that they scammed her. I went right over to her home and looked at everything, it was all legit! She said this was making her day and couldn’t wait until the money was in her account. A couple of days later, the bank called to confirm that this amount was in her account now.
My mom has never won big like that since, but the fact that she did on her first try on the site was impressive. The Christmas tradition now is to be there when she places her Christmas bet!