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Boxing career debut for Mega lottery loser

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Boxing career debut for Mega lottery loser

The Ohio woman who falsely claimed she lost a winning $162 million Mega Millions ticket last year says she's taking a new career path as a boxer.

Forty-one-year-old Elecia Battle says she's been training for seven months and will make her debut in January under the ring name "Mega Battle."

Battle grabbed national headlines saying she lost the winning ticket for the December 30th, 2003, drawing when she dropped her purse outside a South Euclid convenience store.

The night the story broke, people with flashlights braved frigid temperatures looking for the ticket in the store parking lot and nearby bushes all wanted to claim the jackpot for themselves.

After the real winner came forward, Battle tearfully apologized, saying she wanted to win the money for her kids and family.

She says she has since struggled to find work.

AP

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Posted: December 18, 2004, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

Ha, this is going to be a good one!


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    Posted: December 18, 2004, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

    Match her up with Tanya Harding!

      MillionsWanted's avatar - 24Qa6LT

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      Posted: December 18, 2004, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

      How did she think she would get away with that claim?

      Didn't she think the real winners would show up dventually?

        Lake Charles, LA
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        Posted: December 18, 2004, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

        It is kinda funny.  I remember when that happened.  If u were the winner and someone did that, would u give them money?  I think I would have given her a little money for her and her family.  I figured I could since she did go through great lengths to report that she lost the winning ticket.

          twisted's avatar - underground
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          Posted: December 18, 2004, 8:00 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by Powerball337 on December 18, 2004

          It is kinda funny. I remember when that happened. If u were the winner and someone did that, would u give them money? I think I would have given her a little money for her and her family. I figured I could since she did go through great lengths to report that she lost the winning ticket.






          I wouldnt give her a dime. And by giving her even a little money would signal that maybe you did recover her lost ticket and feel guilty/obligated to give her something back.
            Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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            Posted: December 18, 2004, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

            >> people with flashlights braved frigid temperatures looking for the ticket in the store parking lot and nearby bushes <<

            LOL, I guess I would've been searching too.

            As far as the rules go, I believe it's losers weepers, finders keepers. She must've not known that.

            Hmm, boxing... only in America

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              Posted: December 18, 2004, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

              Elecia Battle  Tanya Harding:


              Two losers fighting to become winners.

                st.germain's avatar - Tarlor
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                Posted: December 20, 2004, 12:10 am - IP Logged

                I like that name ....:MEGABATTLE.

                Almost what we do here.!

                                                             

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                  Posted: December 20, 2004, 6:04 am - IP Logged

                  Why is this lottery news? The only reason she went public with this is to gain publicity - and this thread only goes to advance it. Sorry, Todd.

                  gl

                  john

                  Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

                  Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

                   =^.^=

                    Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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                    Posted: December 20, 2004, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                    Her story is unfortunately tied to the Lottery. We may not care to hear news about her, but thus is the wacky world of the Lottery

                      fja's avatar - gnome1

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                      Posted: December 21, 2004, 10:20 am - IP Logged

                       Boxing.....well I guess its a career like anything else.....a "has been" fighting a "never was". The prize should be for a free ticket.....

                      "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields