Four times a year, a local casino holds an invitational blackjack tournament. A group of my girlfriends and I are always invited. The casino invites 270 players, a free gift, cocktails, and an open buffet. It is always a fun afternoon with the anticipation of maybe getting in the final round. First place pays $10,000 going down to $1,000 for seventh place. It truly was an out of body experience when I placed first in the finals. After 40 years of marriage, hubby and I are finally upgrading from a full size mattress to a queen, we purchased a much needed garage door, helped my daughter with a down payment on a car, nice tip to the dealer, paid it forward to a few deserving friends of mine, etc. And, of course, need to put the rest aside for taxes. I am still in shock at being able to experience this probably once in a lifetime win.