I won the lottery!

ImageI won the lottery!  No, I am not changing my number to hide from friends.  In fact I am actually thinking about giving it out!

The lottery I am referring to got me in the front row at the hottest broadway show – the one with a two year waiting list.  Because I enjoy sharing VALUE, here is how you can win too!

I recently learned that there are Broadway shows that offer front row tickets via  lottery.  It is fairly easy to win. Just go to the box office two hours before curtain, let them know that you want to enter the lottery for the next performance.  Leave your name and the number of seats you would like to purchase if you are the winning entry. Then wait for the drawing.

Be sure to have cash and credit card ready to buy if you win.  Some theatres will not accept credit cards for lottery payments.

So, in the interest of full disclosure, it turns out that a dear friend of mine did this for the HOTTEST ticket in town and then gifted the seat to me. 

I have always wanted to be on Broadway. I have always wanted to win big.  Last night I did both.  I was in the front row, eye contact with the cast, seated above the orchestra and living the dream.

Yet, I feel as if the real prize was perhaps not winning the lottery seat.  It’s the gift I’ve had all along – a good friend looking out for me.  That’s priceless.

This post is in response to Marie Roker (@raisinggreatmen) who asked the following question today:

Q: What’s the best thing that happened to you this week?

 A: I won the lottery of friendship.



Candi Sparks is the author of children’s books about money “Can I Have Some Money?” Max Gets It!, Nacho Money and other titles. Her upcoming titles include “Sold Out“ and “Smart & Pretty” and these books for young people focus on building community and entrepreneurship.  She is the Dean of Young and Rising Moguls at World of Money and a Brooklyn mother of two, on Facebook and Twitter (Candi Sparks, author).



About candi sparks

Candi Sparks is a fully licensed financial professional and a Brooklyn mother of two. She works with private clients, business owners, the NYC Department of Education, faith based, non profit and community organizations on financial education and implementing financial strategies for success. Events are fun, interactive and solid financial information. Sparks Fly, financial literacy for YOU(th) Learn more so you can live more! toll free: 866.556.2432
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2 Responses to I won the lottery!

  1. What a beautiful post! So glad to hear that you were given such a treat by a friend. It is priceless when a friend does such a loving gesture.

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