A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 3, September 2019

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Lew Watts
Chicago, Illinois, USA


Each ticket was a dollar, though he never bought one. Instead, he’d write his chosen numbers on a slip of paper an hour before, then sit on the edge of his seat as the draw was made on TV. At the end of the show, when his numbers hadn’t “won,” he’d take me down the pub to celebrate having saved a dollar.

I asked him once what he would do if his numbers matched the winning sequence. “How would I know?” he said. “I’d be dead before the last number was pulled.”

heart disease
my uncle says
it’s in the blood