A loyal reader whose associate is on a incapacity pension has pocketed $27,000 from TimesPool.
However she was “shocked” at first when she took the cellphone name on Friday telling her that she had accurately guessed the letters wanted to win final week’s jackpot — not fairly believing it might be true.
“I believed it was a hoax,” she stated.
Describing herself as an “common” mum of two grownup kids and one teenager nonetheless at home, she stated the money was welcome.
“My associate is on incapacity for his again,” she stated.
Then each Monday she posts the coupon.
“I’ve at all times put it in,” she stated.
Whereas she has at all times had a specific technique for selecting her letters, that went out the window on this event.
“I usually try to use initials for the household,” she stated. “However I didn’t this time as a result of I had a number of entries and simply rapidly did them as a result of I used to be in a rush to get them within the submit, so I simply picked random ones that I believed possibly hadn’t been picked earlier than.”
She loves enjoying the game, she stated, as a result of it value next-to-nothing and there was at all times the distant hope that she may win — despite the fact that she had by no means been profitable earlier than.
“It simply goes to point out should you preserve doing it, and preserve making an attempt, the prize will come up some day,” she stated.
With information of the windfall nonetheless sinking in, she was undecided what to do along with her winnings.
She stated she was completely blissful along with her dependable automotive so she wouldn’t be forking out for a brand new one.
The TimesPool jackpot begins at $4000 and goes up by $2000 every week it’s not received.
Gamers can win an additional $50,000 in the event that they guess the seventh bonus letter, and as much as $10,000 additional for being a home supply buyer.