Is Minnesota Lottery sexist? I'll tell you why I ask, but first I want to tell you the story of Sandy and Don Conrad.
Lat weekend, Sandy Conrad went to the gas station to fill up. While there, she bought some lottery tickets from Minnesota Lottery, including a few Hot Lotto tickets. Then she tucked the tickets away.
On Monday, Sandy went to work. She works at Grand Rapids Herald-Review newspaper in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Her husband, Don, stayed home; he's retired. While at work, some of her colleagues told her that someone in the area had won the Hot Lotto jackpot. She told them that she bought a few tickets, but hadn't checked them yet. Her colleagues screamed out, "Check them, check them!" She couldn't. She left them at home. "Call your husband, call your husband!" Sandy's co-workers were pressuring her to check her tickets. It was all for naught. She didn't do it. Sandy didn't check her tickets until she got home that evening.
When Sandy Conrad came home and checked her tickets, she found that it was her - She was the big winner of the Hot Lotto jackpot. The total prize was $2,610,000.
The next day, Sandy Conrad still had to go to work. She had to go in to ask her boss for the day off so she could go cash in HER Hot Lotto ticket (Notice how I emphasized "her" ticket). Haha, now that I find funny. I would've went in, but not to ask him for the day off, rather to politely tell him that he's not the boss of me anymore. Anyway, she got the day off and was able to claim her prize. Now Don and Sandy Conrad can live happily ever after.
So, why did I ask if Minnesota Lottery is sexist? Well, notice that in the story I kept referring to the winning ticket as Sandy's ticket? That's because it was Sandy's ticket that won the lottery. She bought it. Yet, they made the check payable to the man of the household, Don (See the photo above). Haha, sorry, I just found that funny. Minnesota Lottery's not really sexist; they're a great lottery.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Tino Sundin
Posted by: Tino Sundin
Updated at: Wednesday, January 18, 2012