We open inside a cozy home. The camera very slowly pushes through the den. There are neatly wrapped presents under a Christmas tree, twinkling with lights. A toy Santa waves on a shelf. And in the background, we hear the three friends laughing.
We cut in close to the three women. They’re gathered together on the sofa with a large photo album between them. The host flips the page and reveals a full-page prom picture of the three of them with their dates. They gasp and giggle and make comments about how young and ridiculous they looked.
She flips the page again, now showing her friend’s wedding photo. The other two women are bridesmaids. They all look so happy and pretty, and the setting and light are simply perfect. They get all emotional as they remember the moment.
She turns the page again, revealing the three of them with their kids playing football in the mud. Everyone is absolutely covered in mud, including the women! Now their reactions are mixed. They laugh, but they also remember what a nightmare it was getting everyone clean.
The host closes the photo album and gives her friends a cheeky, excited look. Then she hands them two envelopes.
They make comments like, “Oh, what’s this?” and “You shouldn’t have…” as they open the envelopes.
The first one takes out the card, opens it, and sees the Instant Tickets next to a note. The woman reads the message out loud, “I hope we can all get together again soon. How about Cabo in February?”
She laughs and smiles at her friend.
The other one quickly opens her card and reads, “And Vegas in the Fall?”
They both hug their friend and burst out laughing, perhaps a little too loud. They playfully shush each other and giggle quietly.
AVO: Give the gift of dreams. Holiday Instant Tickets from the Illinois Lottery.