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Praying mom wins $9 million lottery jackpot

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Gloria Aguda was on the verge of losing her home to foreclosure and couldn't afford a trip to the doctor. Depressed, the 50-year-old Fountain resident prayed for help. Last week those prayers were answered when she matched all six numbers in the Colorado Lotto drawing for a $9 million jackpot.

"My heart was pounding so bad," said Aguda, a single mother of two adult sons who has worked two jobs to support her family.

The family struggled to make ends meet as Aguda also studied to become a medical assistant. "My kids have worked so hard to save the house," a tearful Aguda said in a statement released by the Colorado Lottery.

She plans to pay off the mortgage on her home and other bills with the cash lump sum of $4.5 million she opted for, Colorado Lottery officials said.

Aguda also will provide financial support for her extended family, including a partially blind brother who lives in her native Philippines. The money will also allow Aguda's sons to finish college and pay off school loans.

She purchased the winning Lotto ticket from the Safeway at 6925 Mesa Ridge Road in Fountain. The store will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, Lotto officials said.

Gloria Aguda plans to pay off mortgage, help her family. $9 million lotto winner Gloria Aguda.

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go4it-andwin's avatar - drevil
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Posted: November 27, 2007, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

thank god for the power of prayer....im soo happy for that lady...may her dreams come true now....god bless you maam!

with a prayer and 6 lucky numbers...im beach bound!

    ThatScaryChick's avatar - AbnSTiA

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    Posted: November 27, 2007, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

    I'm glad things worked out for her. I like reading about people who are down on their luck winning big.

      wpb's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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      Posted: November 27, 2007, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

      Great story Todd, I am so happy for her!

      wpb

        Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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        Posted: November 27, 2007, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

        Hurray!Congratulations to her.

        takeemtothebank

          jeffrey's avatar - moon
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          I'm glad things worked out for her. I like reading about people who are down on their luck winning big.

          I prefer to read about millionaires that win the lottery. It's more like real life. You know, all the poor downtrodden people working to make rich people's dreams come true while getting nothing in return. Oh wait, that's the Republican dream: top 10% get ahead and everyone else can go to Mexico to get ahead.

            jeffrey's avatar - moon
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            Posted: November 27, 2007, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

            I prefer to read about millionaires that win the lottery. It's more like real life. You know, all the poor downtrodden people working to make rich people's dreams come true while getting nothing in return. Oh wait, that's the Republican dream: top 10% get ahead and everyone else can go to Mexico to get ahead.

            I thank God, that woman won. I wish God had answered my prayers when I needed to win the lottery to get my mother a new liver and my brother a bone marrow transplant but in his wisdom he left me alone so I could spend everything my family had for hospitalization but no transplants and funerals for the two of them. Jesus loves me cause the bible tells me so. God bless.Rant

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              Posted: November 27, 2007, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

               Congraulations to Her !  I'm so happy  she won it ! I luv these  kind of stories. Where someone who wasn't rich already won ! Someone who needed the money won it !!! Woo hoo !  Way to go Gloria !Smile

                justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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                Posted: November 27, 2007, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                I thank God, that woman won. I wish God had answered my prayers when I needed to win the lottery to get my mother a new liver and my brother a bone marrow transplant but in his wisdom he left me alone so I could spend everything my family had for hospitalization but no transplants and funerals for the two of them. Jesus loves me cause the bible tells me so. God bless.Rant

                I just wrote something similar (not quite as strong!) in the mystical forum when someone posted about dreams and being able to see the future.  I think prayer helps us to focus, gives us guidance, and can also be healing, but I don't think God makes those decisions either.  He leaves all that crazy stuff to us humans.  There have also been articles about drug dealers and convicted sex offenders who win the lottery.

                Still, it's a nice story.  Blue Angel

                 

                (I also lost my Mom when she was 74 due to liver failure.)

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                  Posted: November 27, 2007, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

                  I like this story.  I'm happy to hear about winners like these. 

                  voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

                    dumars798's avatar - batman17
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                    Posted: November 28, 2007, 1:04 am - IP Logged

                    WTG!!

                            Smart bets...... Equal Phat Pocket$!

                                         

                                 





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                      Posted: November 28, 2007, 8:43 am - IP Logged

                      Congratulations to her, everything happened just in time to meet her needs!!!   Doesn't get any better than that!!   Party  Party  Party

                      Good luck to everyone!

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                        Posted: November 28, 2007, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                        Congratulations to her, everything happened just in time to meet her needs!!!   Doesn't get any better than that!!   Party  Party  Party

                        I agree it doesn't get any better than that.  Congrats

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                          Posted: November 29, 2007, 5:08 am - IP Logged
                          I have to jump in here, sorry if I sound negative or pessimistic, because I am actually an optimist yet I always have to respond when I see millions of people making an error when it comes to how The Creator of heaven and earth works. 
                          And I know many people could care a less, she won and that's all that matter, Hell ya I understand but listen
                           1st
                          I don't recall God ever being a lottery player? When did this occur? When in history did this event occur. The God who instucts us not to gamble is now gambling through his people! OKay! Sure!
                           2ND if God was really behind people winning the lottery, then if makes more sense to have the lady receive donations from her church if the people where she attends church had a heart! God has never in all of scripture ever laid out one instance where he instructs people to gamble for money, in fact just the opposite! God hates GREED! Its one of the sins of the bible God hates the most!
                          O please God let me win the Lottery o please I am so down and out please God,
                          How many times has that prayer been lifted up! Good grieve, if God was into blessing people by letting then win a state run lottery, don't cha think he'd have given us instructions on this somewhere anywhere in the whole of scripture! NO WHERE is anyone instructed to gamble EVER!
                          I always love non-sense stories like this, Its absolutely beyond ridiculous to believe or trust that The ALMIGHTY CREATOR somehow had anything to do with this woman winning! Or singled out this woman, felt for her, decided in his infinite power and wisdom to let her win the lottery.
                           God has never operated in this fashion. Ever!
                           There is not one single instance in the bible where God operates in this fashion. It's simply NOT God why she won. Its not even prayer.
                          When did God start playing the lottery?
                          Come on all you children who grew up attending Sunday school, do you recall God instructing anyone to gamble! I don't think so!
                          Now am I trying to rain on her parade or stop everyone from gambling, NO! not at all. it is simply not GOD!
                          The reason she won was simple an event in the randomness of things and NOTHING more! She attribute it to God because she prays everyday! In fact here's a shot in the heart for ya!
                          Even if the lady never prayed a day in her life, the day she won she'd be thanking God anyhow!
                          but she didn't Win because of God singling her out she won just like any atheist or Satan worshiper or drug dealer or even the pedophile who won a lottery once. it has nothing to do with GOD
                          I for one would wish everyone would stop attributing things to the CREATOR that simply is not from Him at all.
                          If God was even in her life to help her, trust me he'd have given her the funds to pay her bills in the regular way!
                          Like working! Or maybe a burst of an idea that she would invent and share with the world.

                          Who it really was that allowed her to win was no one but herself!

                          She played she won! simple as that!

                          God foohy!

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                            nanolike's avatar - pink2
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                            Me again! Another thing. If you think I am trying to rain on her parade and being a party pooper! i'm not just being real! If your going to attribute something to God. I will have to check the validity of your attributions with the source. I'm happy for her, she won! It just wasn't God thats all I'm sayin so dont read into what I said more than that IT simply wasnt GOD!

                            Question for everyone, Let say she buys her brother,son, whoever? That nice sports car he's always wanted and he takes a curve to fast and dies, was it GOD then who let her win the lottery! ?

                            At that moment her whole view will change to;

                            "Why would God let me win the lottery just to use it to take away my loved one in an accident IT doesn't make sense! Yeah Cause it wasnt God who let you win! GOT IT NOW!

                             

                            People who win the lottery have to be very CAREFUL what they do with the money!

                            Winning a lottery jackpot is more of a "set up" for your demise that anything else sometimes! The hundreds of terrible stories of those who won only to see their lives completely ruined by it is still untold! Yeah it was God sure it was! God let you win cause he wanted to watch your life be ruin more than it already was before winning. NOT!

                             

                            If this woman was truely listening to God in the past previous years what the hell was she in forclosure anyhow? I bet gambling has something to do with it!

                            It's a NanoLike World!