Okay, today I got a check in the mail for $2,600USD. I was a bit intrigued when I noticed the letter was from outside of the United States. When I opened it and a check fell into my lap I was sure it was one of those "you get this money if you pay us so much each month" type of things.
I read the letter with the check and it says I won an international lottery. Hmmm, don't you think I would remember getting a lottery ticket at some point? Even so, I have looked over the check and it seems real. I think I'll do some calling just to figure out what the scam is tomorrow.
The note says I won $120,000USD and the check is supposed to be to cover the taxes and fees I'll have when I collect the $120,000 and that I have to collect the money before the 30th of March or the winnings go back into the lottery. I wonder what they would do if I only wanted the $2600 and not the whole $120,000? :-)
It would be nice to win anything. With $2600 I could get a new computer! With $120K I could get a new home. Actually, I think the first thing I would do is hire a learning coach to help me with my 14-year-old's home school since she has become irritable lately.
I've been told you get what you pay for and since this is a "free" lottery I don't expect to get anything but it was entertaining anyhow.
I did get a refund yesterday that I forgot about so I bought a new vacuum cleaner. That is close enough to winning the lottery for me.