1032. News flash

Mrs Myrtle Capstick, a widow, has struck it lucky. She had a dream with the lottery’s winning numbers. She used those numbers and is now $1,000,000 richer.

“I knew the minute I woke up that these were my lucky numbers, so I wrote them down,” said an overwhelmed Mrs Capstick.

Dr Harry Shinburg, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Myrtlebridge, said the chances of that happening were astronomical. “It’s astronomical enough getting all six numbers in a row, but to get them in a dream is astronomically astronomical”.

Vladimir Staffordshire, secretary of the Sceptics’ Society, said that sadly there was no creature in a parallel universe waving the numbers at Mrs Capstick in a dream. “It’s a fluke,” he said. “That’s all it is. There’s nothing preternatural about it.”

Over three hundred comments have been made on the social media. Many say they’ve had a similar experience, although the prize money has been considerably smaller. Norma Booner said, “Wow! Wow! One million! In a dream! Wow!”

“I’m just over the moon,” said Mrs Capstick. “Just over the moon. I received these numbers in a dream. Call it what you will, it happened. Ironically, the first thing I want to buy with my money is a new bed and mattress. If only my husband was still alive to share the excitement! Who said dreams don’t come true? I’ve never won a penny before. To think, after forty-seven years of taking these same dreamed numbers and it’s at last paid off!”

14 thoughts on “1032. News flash

  1. Yvonne

    That was (once again) a brilliant twist at the end. And, the clamour of all the folks analysing the chances of dreaming the winning numbers is so funny, and so true to life.

    Nice to hear your voice again, sunshine.

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  2. umashankar

    The denouement still remains astronomically astronomical. And yet, I am not surprised in the least considering the astronomically astronomical tryst with each bead of bad luck in the garland of misfortunes I have had in my life.

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    1. Bruce Goodman Post author

      What you’re saying is that sometimes (and more often than not) life sucks. In my world, my feet, ankles and legs in the past week have blown up like an elephant’s – I have no footwear that fits… It gives a new slant to the adage “If the shoe fits, wear it.” I do kind of like your images of tryst, beads and garlands as aspects of misfortune. It points to a hope stuck in there somewhere!

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      1. umashankar

        Bruce, I am sorry to learn about your limbs and feet. I’ve been in a fugue of late, frantically hunting for that bit of hope stuck somewhere among the beads. I wish a whale of a hope for you too.

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