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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

If I had $10,000 ...

Oh, where do I begin. A few weeks ago, DH called a semi-local radio station, for a call in contest. Caller #100 was to win $50, and would be entered into the grand prize drawing to be eligible to win $1,000 a week for life (40 years). He was the 100th caller.

A couple of weeks passed, and they called to say he had been chosen as the GRAND PRIZE WINNER, and to meet at the radio station this morning.






Here is Ted, listening to the rules. There were 20 money bags. In each money bag was an envelope. There were TWO grand prize certificates. If he picked BOTH of them, he would win the $1,000 a week for life. We calculated the odds at 1/190. Not bad. (He already was chosen out of about 1,600 people to be the grand prize winner.) If he didn't find a grand prize certificate, all the other envelopes contained a prize dollar amount, starting at $1.











Ted chose two money bags, with $5,000 each in them! We left with a check for $10,000. Not the 'grand prize', but we are excited and very thankful.

We believe this is a God thing. Ted never calls in for those contests, and the first time he attempted, he qualified and then won. Then we are blessed with $10,000. It's not life-altering lottery winnings, but will get our porch finished... maybe some landscaping...




































Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

34 comments:

BrendaR said...

Congrats!!!! We are SOOOO happy for you guys!!!

koolkidz said...

That is so cool! Cograts to you guys :D

Yes, Minister... said...

Sorry about posting as "Koolkidz" :( My son, Ian was playing on my computer ~ and logged into blogger! UGH ~ when does school start :D

That is really cool and hope that the porch looks great after the redo!

mommy24treasures said...

oh that is SOSOSOSO exciting. wow, I agree it is absolutely a God thing!

Kayce said...

WOWOWOWOWOW!! That is so cool! Congratulations!

Emmie said...

Wow...too cool! Enjoy your cashola!

kris said...

THAT is AWESOME!

Erin Campbell-Pope said...

Wow! That is fantastic! Congratulations!!!!

Gracie said...

Very cool and congrats I wish I won 10,000 dollars, then I could buy my doggie I want, Big Boy!

Holly said...

Oh Wow! Congrats!! That's awesome. Totally a God thing.

Lynn said...

Hey it's your lucky day! They always say, you have to play to win!

congratulations!

Chris & Deb said...

How awesome!!!!! Congratulations!

Kimber said...

Congrats! That is exciting. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Kim

Lauren said...

WOW!!! That is soooo cool!!!

Sam said...

That's amazing!!! I'm so happy for you! Want to go shopping???

mexican chopsticks said...

Are you kidding me? $10,000 dollars!! That is wonderful!! Maybe a nice vacation trip with the kids would be nice!

Enjoy it!

Donna said...

Sweet! What a fortunate (and beautiful) family you have!

Jeff and Valerie said...

Cool! Have soooo much fun with your cash!

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2China4Ayla said...

A big congratulations, that is a very nice blessing from the Good Lord!!!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

OMG!
How awesome is that!
It's like a dream come true.

Jeff and Sonya Hodge said...

WOW!!! That is soooooooo NEAT!

CONGRATS!!!

Sonya

Lindsey said...

That is so awesome! Congrats!

Lisa said...

Absolutely a God thing!
Congratulations! I hope you do get to finish all the home projects and have some left over for some fun!

crazylady said...

A round of drinks for all the cyberitas!!!!
WOW WOW WOW . Looks, wit and now MONEY????!!! Does it ever end?
More reasons to hate you.

hugs,
jealous bone.

LaLa said...

Congrats..that is awesome!!!! Hubby looks thrilled with you taking his photo this morning...but much happier later. Of course Miss Sophia is always happy!!!

C.J. said...

That is AWESOME news! Good for you :0)

Laurie said...

YAY!!! Congratulations to such a great family.

Enjoy it.

Laurie

Christie said...

That is nuts! (and awesome!)

Nice to know that real people actually do win these contests we hear about all the time!

CONGRATS!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. God works in mysterious ways. Mom

Steffie B. said...

That's awesome! ;)

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Holy crapola! That's awesome..... Wow... Can I touch him?! For luck of course.. hee hee.

Jewels of My Heart said...

How cool is that! Good for you! I love that you are giving God the glory!
Enjoy

Saph said...

Hi, I found you through a comment you left on someone else's blog (I'm still amazed at this whole blogworld thing- I can get so lost visiting everyone!). Wow, that is such a God thing. God has so blessed me with winning stuff and each time I know it's a complete God thing!!! I will have to post that at my blog sometime to give glory to God! =)