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W. Va. woman wins 9th big lottery prize

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Brenda Bailey is still on a roll.

Last week, the 60-year-old South Charleston woman claimed her ninth West Virginia Lottery prize, $7,000 in the Gem 7s instant game. That brings her total winnings since last September to $159,000 from five instant tickets.

Lottery officials say Bailey has claimed a total $165,800 in prizes from instant and online games since 2000.

She's not the only lucky one in the family. Her husband Richard claimed a $6,000 instant game prize in January and a $10,000 prize last September.

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Posted: July 12, 2009, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

Brenda Bailey is still on a roll.

Last week, the 60-year-old South Charleston woman claimed her ninth West Virginia Lottery prize, $7,000 in the Gem 7s instant game. That brings her total winnings since last September to $159,000 from five instant tickets.

Lottery officials say Bailey has claimed a total $165,800 in prizes from instant and online games since 2000.

She's not the only lucky one in the family. Her husband Richard claimed a $6,000 instant game prize in January and a $10,000 prize last September.

She's probably a clerk at a convenience store and only bought tickets after someone bought a bunch of losers and scratched them in front of her.

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    Posted: July 12, 2009, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats!

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      Posted: July 12, 2009, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

      Very lucky. Congrats. Hurray!

      "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle-victorious."
      - Vince Lombardi

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        Posted: July 12, 2009, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

        She's probably a clerk at a convenience store and only bought tickets after someone bought a bunch of losers and scratched them in front of her.

        Yea, they don't say much about her do they.  So who knows, you could be right.

        Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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          Posted: July 12, 2009, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

          I read this earlier in the week and believe that this woman and her husband probably buy scratch offs by the book.

          Congratulations to her, no matter how she's doing it.

          I'm sure her state taxes and Uncle Sam are proud of her also.

          Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

          Peace be with you!!

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            Posted: July 12, 2009, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

            She's probably a clerk at a convenience store and only bought tickets after someone bought a bunch of losers and scratched them in front of her.

            Geez, talk about immediately thinking the worst about somebody!

            I look at somebody like this and think, "It's nice to see that lucky people do exist."  Why immediately make up a story about her being a convenience store clerk?  It's not like the story even contains a shred of information that would insinuate this.

             

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              Geez, talk about immediately thinking the worst about somebody!

              I look at somebody like this and think, "It's nice to see that lucky people do exist."  Why immediately make up a story about her being a convenience store clerk?  It's not like the story even contains a shred of information that would insinuate this.

              See I can't think like that Todd...because that means....if she truely is just lucky what does that make me???Crying

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                Posted: July 12, 2009, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

                It's just the luck of the draw and apparently this is her "season" of winning; I just want to know when it will my turn to finally WIN????Yes Nod

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                  Geez, talk about immediately thinking the worst about somebody!

                  I look at somebody like this and think, "It's nice to see that lucky people do exist."  Why immediately make up a story about her being a convenience store clerk?  It's not like the story even contains a shred of information that would insinuate this.

                  I did NOT make up a story about anyone.What I did was offer one scenario about how she might have won so much money in such a  short amount of time.I don't know how many times you have run stories about crooked clerks doing exactly what I described,so I don't see why you got your shorts in a bind about my post!

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                    Posted: July 12, 2009, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

                    See I can't think like that Todd...because that means....if she truely is just lucky what does that make me???Crying

                    It's actually a good sign: your turn is coming up! Smile  (The power of positive thinking is tremendous.  Never lose sight of that, and good times will follow you wherever you go!)

                     

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                      Posted: July 13, 2009, 7:59 am - IP Logged

                      Lucky lady, but when you win prizes like this (not real big / not real small) you always end up tossing the money back to win TRY and win more prizes...I'll like to see her losses vs win ratio! Take heed winners play with caution after you win!

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                        Posted: July 13, 2009, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                        It's actually a good sign: your turn is coming up! Smile  (The power of positive thinking is tremendous.  Never lose sight of that, and good times will follow you wherever you go!)

                        thanks Tood :)

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                          Posted: July 13, 2009, 10:57 am - IP Logged

                          I did NOT make up a story about anyone.What I did was offer one scenario about how she might have won so much money in such a  short amount of time.I don't know how many times you have run stories about crooked clerks doing exactly what I described,so I don't see why you got your shorts in a bind about my post!

                          So what you're saying is: She's not a Lucky Player: Just a Thief!

                          The fundamental problem with making up these stories about Lucky Lottery Winners: Forcing yourself to believe in factual claims for which there is no evidence turns your brain to mush, equipping you only for further acts of self-deception.  Practice this habit of mental self-abuse long enough, and you will be left in a desperately enfeebled mental condition, unable to perform the most modest act of factual analysis.

                          PS: She's a professional caregiver for the ill and elderly.

                          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                            Posted: July 13, 2009, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                            @MaddMike:  It is OK for people to disagree.  That's the point of a forum.  Don't go cursing out someone just because they express an opposite viewpoint!  (I had to delete the post - do you actually expect me to keep it on the forums or something?)  You can't go posting something controversial like implying that the woman in this article is scamming the system (or whatever it is that you're suggesting) and not expect people to point out that it is probably not the case.

                            @Raven62:  I'm impressed that you managed to work the word "enfeebled" into a post. Smiley

                             

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