Before we get started on THE LOTTERY CURSE I thought I would share with you some things about myself. I was a special education teacher and supervisor for nearly thirty years here in Michigan. Now I’m a full- time writer at home in Hopkins, Michigan. I call Hopkins “Tiny Town” due to its small size here in Southwest Michigan. I love to write and have a website at williamdhoward.com featuring my previous books and travel guides. Check them out. I also love horses and am an avid horseback rider. Without further delay let’s start the first chapter of THE LOTTERY CURSE.