The occasional lottery ticket, the office March Madness pool, poker night with friends, being the ninth caller for a pair of concert tickets, or even bingo for bucks — it's fun now and then to go for that elusive payday bonus.
Angie Hardesty of the west side is director of compliance for a casino
What's the coolest prize you've ever won? A paid day-off at work.
What's your favorite game of chance? Poker.
What's the most you've ever won at it? $500.
Are you a lucky person? Luck has nothing to do with it.
Have you ever played bingo for money? A few times — at Vegas.
What image does bingo bring to mind? An ink dotter [tube of ink used to dot letters on a bingo board].
If you ever won big, describe your retirement. Hopefully, lounging in the Caribbean.
Tommy Jones of Cheyenne Cañon works at the Air Force Academy
Have you ever played bingo for money? At church when I was a kid, but for prizes, not money.
What pops into your mind when you think of bingo? Old women screaming "Bingo!"
Is there a game you like to play for money? The Colorado lottery. The football pool at work.
What's the most you've ever won? $250 on a playoff game. I'd played the previous four to five years without winning a thing.
If you won big, what game would it be in? Powerball.
Envision your struck-it-rich retirement. Starting a second vocation making wedding cakes. As it is, I make the 30-foot-high and 11-and-a-half-feet-around (at the base) cakes for each class of cadets at the Air Force Academy Ring Dance.
Zach Wilson of Fountain is a Metro State studetn
What's the best prize you've won? A bike in a raffle when I was a kid.
What image does bingo bring to mind? A lot of older ladies having fun in bingo parlors.
Have you ever played it for money? Once in high school as part of a fundraiser.
What do you like to play to win money? I play the lottery now and then, and I bet on sports with friends.
What's the most you've won? $100 on the Broncos' playoff win against the Steelers last year.
Are you a lucky guy? Once in a while, maybe, but not particularly.
Envision your retirement when you win big. Being able to do a few things for fun without worrying about bills.