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South Georgia couple wins $270M Mega Millions lottery jackpot

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Posted: February 24, 2008, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

Dang! I bought $35 worth of tickets and won only $6.

0 of 20, me   :-(

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    I love it when I read stories like this of people who win...... regular working class people that get a lil bit of luck that helps change their lives.

    They are lucky .  Cong !!!

     

    but i love seeing a group of workers win big jackpot.  

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      Robert and Tonya Harris from Bulloch County, Georgia became millionaires Friday night when their Mega Millions numbers, 12, 22, 19, 7, 13, and mega number 10, were drawn.

      Okay - now where are all those posts I've read about not playing all low numbers because you'll wind up splitting the jackpot with lots of other people?

      LOL

       

      My birthday is 19, my sister's birthday is 10, my Dad's is 7 ..... wait a minute.  They stole my numbers! 

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        Posted: February 24, 2008, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

        Robert and Tonya Harris from Bulloch County, Georgia became millionaires Friday night when their Mega Millions numbers, 12, 22, 19, 7, 13, and mega number 10, were drawn.

        Okay - now where are all those posts I've read about not playing all low numbers because you'll wind up splitting the jackpot with lots of other people?

        LOL

         

        My birthday is 19, my sister's birthday is 10, my Dad's is 7 ..... wait a minute.  They stole my numbers! 

        Not only is it incredible that they hit MM with all low numbers considering the matrix, but as somone else pointed out, what made her pick the right birthday for the lower grid?

        They played a $2 ticket so there was no wheel involved, yet of six birthdays she chooses the right one for the Mega Millions number.

        LUCK.  

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: February 24, 2008, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

          Wow they talked to the media and waived the actual ticket around before they can even claim it?  How did the media even find out? 

          Yea, I was kinda shocked how open they were with the ticket & talking to the media so soon. 

          Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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            Posted: February 24, 2008, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

            Not only is it incredible that they hit MM with all low numbers considering the matrix, but as somone else pointed out, what made her pick the right birthday for the lower grid?

            They played a $2 ticket so there was no wheel involved, yet of six birthdays she chooses the right one for the Mega Millions number.

            LUCK.  

            Wow, so true.   I never really thought about that.  Yes, they used 6 birthdays and any one of them could have been the Mega Ball.   

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              Posted: February 24, 2008, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations!

              But they forgot the stay invisible.  Full names and  a clear national video of what they look like. " If you win it , they will come!Cool

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                Posted: February 24, 2008, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                Congrats to them IF they really won.   They should have sought financial advice and turned in their ticket first before discussing it publicly.   IF they really won.

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                  Posted: February 24, 2008, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to them IF they really won.   They should have sought financial advice and turned in their ticket first before discussing it publicly.   IF they really won.

                  They showed the Ticket via the interview it look like the real deal to me   http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/02/23/ga.mega.millions.lotto.winner.wsav and you'll see the ticket wow he dont know what he's in for he's a brave man..... My hat is off to him and his family God bless them.

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                    Posted: February 24, 2008, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

                    They showed the Ticket via the interview it look like the real deal to me   http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/02/23/ga.mega.millions.lotto.winner.wsav and you'll see the ticket wow he dont know what he's in for he's a brave man..... My hat is off to him and his family God bless them.

                    Cool video...

                    Good simple folks won. 

                    I wish he did some homework before going public.  Why put grandchildren in the video?

                    I'll bet he is not sleeping tonight guarding the ticket. 

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                      Posted: February 24, 2008, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats to them IF they really won.   They should have sought financial advice and turned in their ticket first before discussing it publicly.   IF they really won.

                      I'm sure it's real. Hopefully, they won't have problems with beggers and scammers. They seem like a nice couple.

                      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                        Posted: February 24, 2008, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                        The woman from Lowell, MA if that's who you mean, must be doing OK because there are no horror stories about her that I know of; I notice that grandparents have better odds of winning on low number sets on self-picks because they have enough grandkids with ages in that number range to use those numbers in a 5+1. It didn't say whether a birthday was thought of for the 10, just it was randomly chosen for "October" (wedding anniv.? maybe?) also notice they didn't need 115 tickets, only 2 (like when I got the "5" that time) and no stinking Quick Pick either. I am just wary of the story saying she "will help anybody" - although that's a nice thing to say it's also extremely dangerous to say. Someone please lead her to this board? Quickly?

                        I am predicting, this Tuesday, maybe Friday, another Mega winner for < 20M, most likely from the Midwest.

                        Anyway, my Pocket PC program correctly picked the "10" on the Mega and the "32" on the Powerball but missed the other numbers.

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                          Posted: February 24, 2008, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

                          The woman from Lowell, MA if that's who you mean, must be doing OK because there are no horror stories about her that I know of; I notice that grandparents have better odds of winning on low number sets on self-picks because they have enough grandkids with ages in that number range to use those numbers in a 5+1. It didn't say whether a birthday was thought of for the 10, just it was randomly chosen for "October" (wedding anniv.? maybe?) also notice they didn't need 115 tickets, only 2 (like when I got the "5" that time) and no stinking Quick Pick either. I am just wary of the story saying she "will help anybody" - although that's a nice thing to say it's also extremely dangerous to say. Someone please lead her to this board? Quickly?

                          I am predicting, this Tuesday, maybe Friday, another Mega winner for < 20M, most likely from the Midwest.

                          Anyway, my Pocket PC program correctly picked the "10" on the Mega and the "32" on the Powerball but missed the other numbers.

                          I had 12 and 19... and mega 10

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                            Posted: February 24, 2008, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                            Congrats to Mr & Mrs Harris! Now you can do the things you only dreamed of! Thumbs Up

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                              Posted: February 25, 2008, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                              Gooooood luck!!!

                              Hide now.Bash   Take care!!!!!!!!!!!!