I ran to Market Street last night. I needed to get some food for my weekly food prep. I walked in and saw the glorious Monopoly Game has started.

Now I will say I always get excited for this game. I have never won anything BIG! It’s just that being in radio I don’t get a lot of contests that I can actually enter and win. I get excited for this.

Every year I tell the cashier that this is the year I am going to win something on the board. Maybe this year it will come true.

I mean who hasn't had the dream of winning the million dollars? Or a family vacation? I mean there are tons of prizes.

Every time I go into Market Street and see a purchase I am already planning on buying have a bonus Monopoly piece with it, well I can't help but get smile. Just the thought of how many tickets I may end up with.

It’s just the thoughts that maybe I can win something. Yes, I win free items. I actually won as an instant winner last night a bottle of Refreshe Water. Yes that is a win in my book. Free items are always good.

I think last year I ended up with multiple cans of tomato sauce, a few free avocados and aspirin. Any time I walk out with free items it is always nice. Especially when I win stuff that I would buy anyway. So score!

Credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM

So I walked out with 12 Monopoly tickets and the hope that maybe this year will be my year. Even if it is just $5 cash! I will be excited!