OK, that's an absolute lie. Of course I didn't win. The winning score was like four thousand and thirty seven. Mine wasn't even close to that. But that's OK. Afterall, I knew going into it that I wouldn't win. I went for fun and potential minor glory.
You see, there are always additional rules at this thing, like be the first person to play READING and get 50 bonus points (it's a fundraiser for literacy, after all). Well, last night there was some deal about DOPPLER and some other deal about some other word, but the one I honed in on was be the first person to play COMICS and get a Winston-Salem Journal umbrella.