Do you ever not enter a drawing because you don’t think you’ll win? Here’s what happened to me. “The Book of Mormon” was high on my must-see list, but it seemed way over my budget. Even the cheapest balcony seats were impossible to get. My hope was revived when an in-person ticket lottery was announced — only 24 orchestra seats sold before every show at just $25 each. I missed the first two nights, but was determined to go every day until I won. I left my car for my next trip downtown. At the light rail stop, I found a penny on the ground right in front of me. I shared the “good news” with my friend, who laughed it off. The crowd waiting this time numbered several hundred. I even recognized many faces from the day before. I was definitely not alone in my quest to see this show. As we all anxiously waited for the drawing to begin, I leaned over to my friend and said, “I’ll be the second name drawn.” Of course, he chuckled again. First name drawn was Melissa. Second name drawn was (drum roll, please) … Bryan! I got two center orchestra seats in the front row for $50 – seats that are normally $125 each. It was both an unbelievable and awe-inspiring night of theatre and a little luck. We wanted to share my story because many people wonder who wins. Plus, we hope the theatre lovers, like us at MHOTC, don’t give up and keep tryin’ — you just might be lucky, too. For all the details on the ticket lottery, click here. Good luck!