“Have you ever won anything?”
Let’s start by saying I have never won the lottery or Publisher Clearing House giveaways. But other things make me a winner several times over.
In the Navy
I won the opportunity to attend junior college while in the Navy. My application was selected over many others. As a result, I became a double winner when I met this wonderful woman and married her a couple months before receiving my associate’s degree. Now I have two beautiful children and seven super grandchildren. Better than winning the lotto!
There were two other such selections while in the Navy. First, I was picked from several candidates to be a Chief Petty Officer. Then, a few years later, I was selected again from a slate of fellow Chiefs to be a Chief Warrant Officer. I consider each a win.
Now for wins in the classic sense.
I won a sweeper, a four-game event, during a Military Bowling Tournament in Las Vegas.
My wife and I won the scratch (no handicap) Virginia Mixed Tournament double division twice.
I have won prize money in all but one Military Bowling Tournaments that I was a participant in.
I cashed, that is, won prize money in three regional professional bowling tournaments.
I have won many bowling league awards for the high average, high game, and high series over the fifty years I have bowled. There was prize money for each of these wins.
I can’t think of more at the moment. So, no lottery winnings. Sorry.