L is for Lucky

trophy winnerPeople tend to think I’m lucky.  I don’t really think I’m that lucky, but I have won some great items in the past.  There was one year in particular where I won some amazing prizes within a span of just few months. The funny thing is, I don’t enter many sweepstakes or contests, but for whatever reason, I got really lucky.

First up, I won a video game system.  I was at work one day listening to the radio and at some point they announced that the 97th caller would win a Sega Dreamcast.  So I called.  I was totally expecting to hear a busy signal, but to my surprise, I actually got through.  I was immediately placed on hold.  I wasn’t sure what would happen next.  Was I the 97th caller?  I had no clue.  Finally, someone picked up the phone, and started talking to me.  The radio on my desk was still playing and I could hear the conversation through the radio. I was the winner!  Yay!  Unfortunately, the Sega Dreamcast video game system was a short lived game system that succumbed to competition by Sony’s PlayStation.

A few months later, I entered a contest to win a trip to Aruba.  Of course I never in a million years thought I would win.  But surprise, surprise, one day I got a call at work.  I was told that I was one of the winners of the trip for two to Aruba. I took one of my co-workers along and we had a fabulous time!

Finally, about a month after that, I won a $500 gift certificate for eLuxury.com.  eLuxury was a designer online shopping mall launched by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) so needless to say, they had a huge selection of Louis Vuitton merchandise.  I purchased a really cute Louis Vuitton pochette purse which I love and still have to this day.  Sadly eLuxury.com no longer exists.  They closed back in 2009.

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How about you?  Have you ever had a lucky streak?  What have you won?

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at dianenassy@gmail.com


  • I’ve never won anything major. Maybe something through a giveaway and not too long ago prizes from winning at bingo. That’s about it though.

  • Nice!

    I have won a number of great prizes – a Sony Handycam, a trip to Disneyworld (that I didn’t get to take 🙁 ) and MP3 player, a $500 gift certificate to a spa, a grill!

    I don’t have the time to enter as much as I used to, but I still like to try my luck at entering.

    • Wow you’ve won some great prizes as well. I would love to win a trip to Disneyworld!

L is for Lucky

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