No, not the lottery. I won my battle with the insurance company. I cannot even believe it. I am so happy and not just for the settlement, but for the experience as well.
Normally, I face these things in one of two ways: 1. I just slink off into the sunset without even doing anything because I'm afraid that I will get angry and won't get what I want. And just what am I supposed to do those feelings? It was easier to just let it go. Or 2. Go into it in such a defensive position that I turned everything into a MMA cage fight, winner-take-all, scorched earth death match.
Some things I need to try to remember. If I approach things as a problem to be solved rather than a zero sum game, I stand a better chance of getting what I want. If I don't ask, I will NEVER EVER EVER get what I want.