Trash Kidd started a thread saying how amazed he was at winning a Gretsch guitar because - as he put it - "I never win anything!" This is an oft heard saying when we are confronted with people who actually HAVE won something and I was wondering how many others there are out there who have had amazing luck like Nigel. To start the ball rolling. I never win anything either but when I was technician apprentice with Marconi learning electrical engineering in the late 60s I bought 3 tickets for the Marconi Social club Christmas raffle. Blow me if for my one shilling outlay I didn't go and win the 3rd prize! 200 Cigarettes, a bottle of whiskey, a bottle of sherry a 28 lb fresh turkey, 5 cigars and a box of mince pies! For a very young man living close to the student-poverty-line this made for a very merry Christmas indeed and although the turkey was an 'interference fit' in the oven this did not detract from our enjoyment. So what yous ever won guys?