FICTION

The Lottery Ticket: A Short Story

Part one of two

Polly put the two Bingo scratch cards on the table. She always felt a little guilty — her dad’s words burrowing their way uninvited into her consciousness: “The lottery is just a tax on the stupid.”

The £6 she and Paul spent each week in the hope of winning the £300,000 jackpot should be going into their meagre…

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Retired UK acupuncturist, autistic, curious seeker of truth and laughter. The older I get, the less I know. I write sporadically. She/her

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Annie Trevaskis

Retired UK acupuncturist, autistic, curious seeker of truth and laughter. The older I get, the less I know. I write sporadically. She/her