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How it happened:
On April 5th, an email arrived from Ticketmaster. I figured it was junk, another list of pending classic rock concerts, but no: “Dear Ian Stock, We are pleased to inform you that as a result of the lottery process, your application with the customer reference number: 508094 for the UEFA Champions League Final 2011 has been successful.”
Good grief: I had actually won! I never ever win things, and certainly not lotteries. Can’t say that any more, now can I?