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UPDATE: $128.6M Powerball lottery ticket sold in porn shop

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Sticky situation? Winner can't stay anonymous

by Todd Northrop

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. — When it was announced at Lottery Post Sunday that the winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Uptown Book Store, few people outside of Highland Park, Michigan, knew that location was actually a porn shop, specializing in adult books, pornographic movies and sex toys.

Perhaps the winner is right now figuring out how to deal with the potentially sticky situation of claiming the winning ticket that he or she bought in the porn shop.

Complicating matters for the ticket-holder, under Michigan state rules, winners cannot remain anonymous when they claim their win.

On the positive side of things, it is possible that the ticket buyer purchased the winning ticket at the building's street-side window on Woodward Avenue.  [Editor note: Tip to winner — definitely say that you used the side window.]

The porn shop may even see an elevation in sales, as area residents say the ticket sale will make the shop more attractive for their future lottery purchases.  At the very least, it may provide a good excuse for some to visit the shop.

"Maybe it's a lucky spot," one resident said.

Detroit resident and lottery regular Dwayne Vale visited the store Sunday afternoon (supposedly for the first time), with the sole purpose of buying a ticket. "I want to see if I can get lucky — you never know."

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: November 9, 2010, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

Green laughCan't wait to see the disguise.

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    Posted: November 9, 2010, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

    Green laughCan't wait to see the disguise.

    I agree this aughta be good. Green laughSmashGuitarPokeLurking

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      Posted: November 9, 2010, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

      Green laughCan't wait to see the disguise.

      True, the guy (or gal) might want to check out this technique:  http://www.lotterypost.com/news/162293

       

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        Posted: November 9, 2010, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

        Let's see now.  $128 million dollars and all I have to say is I bought the ticket at a porn shop.  Where do I sign up?  Even my wife would overlook the porn shop were I to claim such wealth.  In fact, she might even send me back there on a daily basis.

        Now if she were to hand me a check for several million dollars and told me she bought the ticket at a porn shop....well.... that would be a whole different horse of a plucked chicken.  Why in the world would she need a porn shop when she has me?

          beaudad's avatar - animaniacs26
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          Posted: November 9, 2010, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

          I wonder if they (he or she) will be wearing a trench coat and sunglasses........hhhhhmmmmmmmm !!!!!....I believe that this could be a future movie! an excellent plot!!!......

          " I don't have a gambling problem,  I have a problem winning!"

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            Posted: November 9, 2010, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

            haha...it was probably a elected official......or some high falootin PRIEST ! ....or a Kilpatrick ??? Whomever- it reinforces that there is CERTAINLY no God controlling who wins the lotto !

            Winner: get a lawyer- start a living trust & have the lawyer claim the dough thru the trust & enjoy the rest of your porn-filled life !@ ....can ya believe it ??....

              beaudad's avatar - animaniacs26
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              Posted: November 9, 2010, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

              I wonder if they (he or she) will be wearing a trench coat and sunglasses........hhhhhmmmmmmmm !!!!!....I believe that this could be a future movie! an excellent plot!!!......

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                Posted: November 9, 2010, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                Oh, it appears the state's public transportation buses have an official stop here. I wonder if the public transportation administration will begin receiving calls about this odd, possibly unsafe place to have a highly tax payer subsidized bus stop.

                Anyhow, guess that makes it convenient for a departing bus passenger to walk five feet forward along the sidewalk to purchase a lottery ticket at the Uptown Book Store's street-side, walk-up window that has "LOTTERY" printed on it at high traffic Woodward Avenue.

                Bat

                Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

                  Diamon Life's avatar - yocco
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                  Posted: November 9, 2010, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

                  CoolThudSun Smiley

                  The winner could be waiting for the bus and ran in quickly to perchase lotto tickets.

                  It happens to me all the time when I'm waiting for a bus, you see the lotto and you

                  just go in unaware of what type of store it is.

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                    Posted: November 9, 2010, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                    God I wish it was an elected official, but whoever it is she/he is going to be so popular.

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                      Posted: November 9, 2010, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                      The winner could be waiting for the bus and ran in quickly to perchase lotto tickets.

                      It happens to me all the time when I'm waiting for a bus, you see the lotto and you

                      just go in unaware of what type of store it is.

                      Blue Angel

                      That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it. Approve

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                      Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                        Posted: November 9, 2010, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                        Oh, it appears the state's public transportation buses have an official stop here. I wonder if the public transportation administration will begin receiving calls about this odd, possibly unsafe place to have a highly tax payer subsidized bus stop.

                        Anyhow, guess that makes it convenient for a departing bus passenger to walk five feet forward along the sidewalk to purchase a lottery ticket at the Uptown Book Store's street-side, walk-up window that has "LOTTERY" printed on it at high traffic Woodward Avenue.

                        Bat

                        Yeah, but the workes have a job and can feed their families. What are you so tie up about!!

                        Also, it really looks very discret, leave the people alone, they have a job to do and it seems you want to take it away from them.

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                          Posted: November 9, 2010, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                          The winner had to use the bathroom badly and just stop there and purchase a lotto ticket.

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                            Posted: November 9, 2010, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                            I would walk in with my head held high and cash in my ticket.

                            When asked what I was doing at the porn shop I would look the person in the eye and say the same thing YOU were doing there.

                            Minding my own business and staying out of yours!!

                            Besides, I'm a grown person doing grown folks stuff.

                            Everybody on this planet knows that SEX SELLS......

                            Now we ALL know that SEX SELLS winning tickets.

                            Now I plan on hitting every T & A shop I know to see if they sell lottery tickets.

                            Maybe the lottery fairy will make me a jackpot winner if I purchase my winning ticket at the T & A shop.

                            It will make one HECK of an interview.

                            Believe It!! <Naurto>