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Air Force sergeant claims $93.4 million Powerball jackpot

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Posted: August 20, 2005, 11:57 am - IP Logged

Guess who will be in the next "Got Milk?" commercial!!

 

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    Posted: August 20, 2005, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

    Guess who will be in the next "Got Milk?" commercial!!

     

    That ain't the half of it.  We're hungry for heroes.  If he's been unfortunate enough to have stubbed his toe on foreign soil he'll be up for a decoration.... maybe a Congressional Medal of Honor and a cushy recruiting job until his enlistment runs out.

    The drumbeat applause for all the sacrifices he's made for his country's barely begun.

    Jack

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    It's about number behavior.

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      Posted: August 20, 2005, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

      Mail For YouHAPPY SATURDAY THE 20TH DAY OF AUG....TO ALL MY FELLOW HAPPY GAMBLERS

      I TOO would like to express my congrats.....to the Soldier & his Family in NM...it's Fantastic!!!!

      BTW......"rjoh" and "rip snorter" your blogs are great.....I've been laughing the whole time I'm reading........and of course it's always good to see that the winner's  choice of a "lump sum payout" has certainly made "cash only" very pleased and satisfied. There's only one way to accept a payout......CASH ONLY.................hehhehehehehehe

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        Posted: August 20, 2005, 3:07 pm - IP Logged

        All for a jug of milk...doesn't it seem like those are the people that always wins.  haha

        And finally someone who knows what he is doing...

        " He verified the winning numbers with the lotto web site and reconfirmed them by requesting a printout of winning numbers at the store"

        Notice he wasn't stupid enough to give it to the retailer to ask if he won anything.

        Congrats to the winner!

        Brad

        Had he allowed a clerk to check it at the retailer the clerk might had figured it was their lucky day.  Either they could try to trick him and claim the ticket for themselves or confirm he won and ask for a gratuitous tip for their honesty and a $10-$15 tip would have not been appreciated.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: August 20, 2005, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

          In New Mexico there's no danger of a store clerk, a waiter, a cab driver, or a blackjack dealer anticipating a tip.  The touristas are too penny-pinching and the locals are generally too rightfully frugal. 

          On the other hand, if he'd gone in to a liquer store or convenience store to confirm, he might have got himself relieved of the ticket by hold-up men who were dropping in to pick up some beer money, or killed in the parking lot in a drive-by.

          The guy did the smart thing here.

          Jack

           

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          It's about number behavior.

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            Posted: August 20, 2005, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

            I didn't think the locals were generous tippers either, but the other day when I cashed in an Ohio649 4of6 winner for a $100, the clerk told me that it was not unusual for customers with such small winnings to tip her $20.  I thought she was full of it so I grinned and I told her I didn't tip.  If I had a winner that was too big to be cashed at a  designated bank, I would never confirm it locally but head for the lottery headquarters. 

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: August 20, 2005, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

              Good for him. Always glad to see someone who sacrificed for his country get some payback. Hope he takes care of his family's future before the slugs close in.

              It will be interesting to hear what he sacrificed, if anything.  He's enjoyed better health care, a lot higher salary, a better retirement system than your average New Mexican and probably your average American.

              But if he's sacrificed somethng in the process most likely we'll be hearing a lot more about it in loving detail. 

              Jack

              It's OK Jack, no one holds it against you that you find nothing positive about America. Keep the faith, some day there will be another revolution, and the new leaders will provide you tons of pablum. You and Terry Nichols can than sit around and agree compare notes on achievements. Oh by the way, watch out for that Black Helicopter, they built it with no other purpose than to get you when your sleeping.

              Cheers

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                Good for him. Always glad to see someone who sacrificed for his country get some payback. Hope he takes care of his family's future before the slugs close in.

                It will be interesting to hear what he sacrificed, if anything.  He's enjoyed better health care, a lot higher salary, a better retirement system than your average New Mexican and probably your average American.

                But if he's sacrificed somethng in the process most likely we'll be hearing a lot more about it in loving detail. 

                Jack

                It's OK Jack, no one holds it against you that you find nothing positive about America. Keep the faith, some day there will be another revolution, and the new leaders will provide you tons of pablum. You and Terry Nichols can than sit around and agree compare notes on achievements. Oh by the way, watch out for that Black Helicopter, they built it with no other purpose than to get you when your sleeping.

                Not a problem, Chewie.  22 years in some uniform or other was never intended to teach you to think for yourself.  Obviously it worked.

                This guy won a lottery, Chewie.  Same as we all hope to do.  He didn't storm an enemy machine gun nest.  He's AIR FORCE.... an enlisted man in the Air Force.  Not a hero.  Air force, chewie.

                He won the lottery.  I'm glad he did.  But you can't pound any drums about what he's sacrificed.  He probably hasn't.  He's just a career Air Force sargeant.  Good pay, good benefits.  We don't need him to be a hero.

                He's a vet, you're a vet, I'm a vet.  Big deal.  Black helicopters indeed.  Your post is worthy of you Chewie.

                Jack

                Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                It's about number behavior.

                Egos don't count.

                 

                Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                 

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                  Posted: August 20, 2005, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

                  "If I hadn't been short of milk, I probably wouldn't have bought the ticket," he said, adding that he doesn't play the lottery often.

                   

                  Those people that win by playing once tick me off. LOL. I guess the dedicated suckers like us in here have no shot. LOL.  Anyone, if I have to pick a winner, a military person would be one of my first choices. I'm thankful for what they have done. Cheers to you!

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                    Posted: August 20, 2005, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                    I didn't think the locals were generous tippers either, but the other day when I cashed in an Ohio649 4of6 winner for a $100, the clerk told me that it was not unusual for customers with such small winnings to tip her $20.  I thought she was full of it so I grinned and I told her I didn't tip.  If I had a winner that was too big to be cashed at a  designated bank, I would never confirm it locally but head for the lottery headquarters. 

                    I don't understand why a clerk should expect a tip? They didn't help pick out the numbers and they didn't pay for the ticket? Running the numbers is part of their job that they're paid to do, so why am I asked for a tip when I win? I know there are some people on here who have sold lottery tickets, so could you explain? I could understand if you were friends with the clerk and called the numbers in and they played them because that could go 2 ways. 1 they don't have to play them because they haven't received and money so this would be something different for them to do. I've heard stories of people calling in numbers and not coming to get them until their payday or until a number they play comes in. 2. if you won you'de probably be giving them a tip because they played your ticket and if it won they gave it back. I've also heard stories of people calling in numbers to play and the ticket won and the clerk said they forgot to play it.

                    I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                      Posted: August 21, 2005, 12:08 am - IP Logged

                      "If I hadn't been short of milk, I probably wouldn't have bought the ticket," he said, adding that he doesn't play the lottery often.

                       

                      Those people that win by playing once tick me off. LOL. I guess the dedicated suckers like us in here have no shot. LOL.  Anyone, if I have to pick a winner, a military person would be one of my first choices. I'm thankful for what they have done. Cheers to you!

                      Evidently the coincidence coordinators agree with you about quick picks, acronym. 

                      As for us guys that served in the US military, naturally we are all proud as peacocks to have you believe we've done something, though we didn't do much except believe.  We joined or were drafted.  We went off and served in places where they'd mostly have preferred not to have us.  Then, the smart ones came home and made the best we could with the remainder of our lives.

                      The ones who didn't come home, the ones who came home crippled and were forgotten by America sacrificed something.  The rest of us just served our time and got out, or stayed because the money was better than we'd have been able to make in civilian life, the retirement after 20 years was something to covet, and lifetime free medical care was something very few Americans would dare hope for.

                      So, acronym, I'll reciprocate.  I hope whatever you are, doctor, lawyer, Indian Chief, I hope you win a big one.  I haven't a doubt you deserve it as much as any military man except those rotting away inside some Vet hospital for the last quarter century.

                      For them, I'd wish one per customer.

                      Jack

                       

                      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                      It's about number behavior.

                      Egos don't count.

                       

                      Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                       

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                        Tisk, Tisk, Jack. Such issues you have. Belittle the military whenever you can. Have you ever noticed that when some one fails at something really, realy, badly, they go out of their way sniffling and whining about that subject? Me thinks your comments about a fine upstanding man only being a sergeant in the Air Force is a clue into your downward spiral. Since your country didn’t award you the luxury you obviously deserved, then you get to whine about, and when that doesn’t work, you snipe at any one who succeeded where you failed.
                        There, there, Jack. Some have to settle at just being a wannabe. The group doesn’t hold it against you.  Everyone needs a laugh every now and then, Think of it this way, you are completely successful – at being the person we all pity.
                        America, land of the free and the brave – oh and Jack lives here to.

                         

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                          Tisk, Tisk, Jack. Such issues you have. Belittle the military whenever you can. Have you ever noticed that when some one fails at something really, realy, badly, they go out of their way sniffling and whining about that subject? Me thinks your comments about a fine upstanding man only being a sergeant in the Air Force is a clue into your downward spiral. Since your country didn’t award you the luxury you obviously deserved, then you get to whine about, and when that doesn’t work, you snipe at any one who succeeded where you failed.
                          There, there, Jack. Some have to settle at just being a wannabe. The group doesn’t hold it against you.  Everyone needs a laugh every now and then, Think of it this way, you are completely successful – at being the person we all pity.
                          America, land of the free and the brave – oh and Jack lives here to.

                           

                          Another post worthy of yourself, Chewie.

                          We don't know whether this guy's fine and upstanding or not.  We know he's a sargeant in the Air Force.  Little more than that.  We don't need to know more.

                          Chewie, don't try to build yourself up, using this man's lottery win to try to make people believe it somehow elevates you, because you happened to make a career out of the military.  The people who believe it's something you should be respected for will offer it freely, without your posturing and preening. 

                          This guy has nothing to do with you. 

                          Lay off amigo. 

                          Jack

                           

                          Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                          It's about number behavior.

                          Egos don't count.

                           

                          Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                           

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                            We don't need no stinking yapping about the military. The poor sap walked into a store and bought the ticket that won. Big deal it coulda happened to anyone else that played. He's probably thinking about different ways he might bow out of the military and go about living in the lap of luxury he so rightly deserves because he's the man that did it. Be it his first dollar bet on the lottery or his thousandth dollar he's the man now.
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                              Hey Rip, I was also in the military during the first Persian Gulf war, never seen action but no doubt my love for my country runs deep. US Army for me back then, now years later, I think I would have chosen the Air Force because those guys have it made with the best toys around. LOL. I make no mention in my post intentionally as I was a short timer, those that lost, served for many years and still serve deserve the accolades. God Bless....