Almost A Winner by Terry Compton
Approx. 10,800 words.
Published on June 8, 2011.
Carl Phillips wasn't the brightest bulb in the package. He robs a convenience store and only gets $10.85. On his way out, he spots some scratch lottery tickets. He grabs a bunch as he leaves and his life will never be the same. How could a few silly scratch lottery tickets cause so much trouble?