Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 11, 2016, 12:58 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Mega lottery winner to stick with Ford, ex-wife

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Mega lottery winner to stick with Ford, ex-wife
51
Rating:

AP, Free Press reporters mis-quote lottery winner

Mega Millions jackpot winner David Sneath said he indeed will buy Ford cars for himself and his family with his new fortune, after working 34 years for the company.

And he said he's thinking of getting back together with his ex-wife, Deborah, adding, "I love that girl."  [Ed.: I'll bet she loves him now too.]

A Free Press story incorrectly quoted Sneath, saying he would not buy a Ford product when asked if he would by a luxury car. In fact, Sneath, who spoke to reporters at a news conference Thursday, had said he would not buy a foreign product, but his muttered remark was misunderstood by reporters for both the Free Press and Associated Press, which also misquoted Sneath, 60.

Indignant Ford workers called the Free Press to complain about what they thought was Sneath's lack of loyalty to his employer and fellow employees. Sneath said he got calls from miffed coworkers as well.

Sneath, who lives in Livonia and drove a hi-lo at a Ford parts warehouse in Brownstown Township, said he's no traitor. He said he plans to buy a Lincoln Navigator for himself. He said he'll buy his 22-year-old son a Ford Explorer. He doesn't know what he'll get for his ex-wife; he said they've been divorced for five years.

"My daughter is hung up on a Chrysler product. I'm trying to convince her otherwise," he said.

Editor's note:  When I posted the original AP story I did think it was strange that a long-time Ford worker would not buy a Ford product, but that's what the reporter wrote, so I reported it.  In my lifetime I have known several Ford workers, and I know them to be fiercely loyal employees, and loyal to their product, so I'm happy to set the record straight.

Free Press

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

33 comments. Last comment 9 years ago by mylollipop.
Page 1 of 3
konane's avatar - wallace
Atlanta, GA
United States
Member #1265
March 13, 2003
3333 Posts
Offline
Posted: April 6, 2008, 10:38 am - IP Logged

Quote in the original story made no sense, thanks for the correction! 

Good luck to everyone!

    Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
    Atlantic Mine, Michigan
    United States
    Member #416
    June 23, 2002
    1614 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: April 6, 2008, 10:55 am - IP Logged

    Well since he got the money now he can afford to fix the problems he is going to have with his cars....haha

    While all our domestic car companies are "all american" I wish they took some lessons from the foreign companies.  Because of their ever increasing losses in market share our states economy is pretty much a mess.

     

    Brad

      Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
      Chief Bottle Washer
      New Jersey
      United States
      Member #1
      May 31, 2000
      23277 Posts
      Online
      Posted: April 6, 2008, 11:37 am - IP Logged

      American cars companies get a bad rap.  There are bad cars out there — both domestic and foreign cars.  The one this guy is looking to get — the Lincoln Navigator — is an incredible car, as good as any foreign car out there.

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
      What grade did your lottery earn?

       

      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
      Help eliminate computerized drawings!

        hearsetrax's avatar - 0118

        United States
        Member #52345
        May 21, 2007
        2659 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: April 6, 2008, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

        I wonder if he gonna persue one of those kustom lincolins I'd seen and heard tale about

        http://www.disappearing-car-door.com/

          DC81's avatar - batman39
          MI
          United States
          Member #54830
          August 31, 2007
          985 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: April 6, 2008, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

          I wonder if he gonna persue one of those kustom lincolins I'd seen and heard tale about

          http://www.disappearing-car-door.com/

          I've seen that before and at this point I think it'd be more of an annoyace than anything with how slow it is. That is unless that's changed... If he did have something like that done I think it'd be rather telling...

          You can't predict random.

            ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
            Idaho
            United States
            Member #56506
            November 21, 2007
            6537 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: April 6, 2008, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

            And he said he's thinking of getting back together with his ex-wife, Deborah, adding, "I love that girl."  [Ed.: I'll bet she loves him now too.]

            I think she would be happy to get back with him also. LOL

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

              Avatar

              United States
              Member #10720
              January 23, 2005
              933 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: April 6, 2008, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

              I have a Ford "product". It probably won't last forever but it did recently cross 200,000 miles. My only complaint for now is it's no good in Winter and the fan motor quits sometimes, but I think Ford products are OK.

              Really, a Lincoln Navigator?? Just don't be parking it at the Pink Pony, and be careful going through those narrow toll plaza lanes!

              [LL Note: the odds are only 175 million whatever if you buy *one* ticket for *one* drawing ever. Otherwise, it's much less than that.]

                dingo's avatar - lottery of-birth.jpg
                San Jose, California
                United States
                Member #42003
                June 26, 2006
                206 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: April 7, 2008, 3:19 am - IP Logged

                With that much money, I would defintely buy a best Ford for everyday commute. I want to help the domestic product.

                In addition, I will help Italian car producer also; get my hand on a Ferrari. It's my dream.

                  Captain Lotto's avatar - CaptLotto
                  Jefferson City, MO
                  United States
                  Member #55250
                  September 20, 2007
                  97 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: April 7, 2008, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                  LckyLary wrote:

                  [LL Note: the odds are only 175 million whatever if you buy *one* ticket for *one* drawing ever. Otherwise, it's much less than that.]

                  Sorry pal- Odds don't work that way.  The odds are the same for every ticket, no matter how many you buy.  It's a function of the number matrix.  Since only one combination is selected, each one has the same chances of being the *one*. 

                  Captain Lotto

                  "Every day is a good day!"

                    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
                    Indiana
                    United States
                    Member #48725
                    January 7, 2007
                    1955 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: April 7, 2008, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                    And he said he's thinking of getting back together with his ex-wife, Deborah, adding, "I love that girl."  [Ed.: I'll bet she loves him now too.]

                    I think she would be happy to get back with him also. LOL

                    Of course. If he hadn't won, she'd be like "ya right". Now she'll be like "Sure!".

                    Gonna win.Big Smile

                      Avatar
                      Coastal Georgia
                      United States
                      Member #2653
                      October 30, 2003
                      1866 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: April 7, 2008, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                      My little editorial on Ford products:

                      I own a 2000 Lincoln LS - the odometer just turned over 232,000 and she still purrs like a kitten.

                      Sure, I've had a few minor difficulties, but I would not be scared to get in that car and drive cross country.

                      I would buy another, but Lincoln has discontinued this model.

                       

                                                     

                                    

                       

                       

                        wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

                        United States
                        Member #15143
                        May 10, 2005
                        414 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: April 7, 2008, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats Mr Sneath!

                          BobP's avatar - bobp avatar.png
                          Dump Water Florida
                          United States
                          Member #380
                          June 5, 2002
                          3106 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: April 8, 2008, 1:09 am - IP Logged

                          LckyLary wrote:

                          [LL Note: the odds are only 175 million whatever if you buy *one* ticket for *one* drawing ever. Otherwise, it's much less than that.]

                          Sorry pal- Odds don't work that way.  The odds are the same for every ticket, no matter how many you buy.  It's a function of the number matrix.  Since only one combination is selected, each one has the same chances of being the *one*. 

                          Sorry Captain- The odds do work that way, in fact the only way to
                          lower your odds is to buy more unique tickets.  Try making your case
                          to the Washington State Lottery, see . . .

                          http://www.walottery.com/sections/LotteryGames/Lotto.aspx?Page=FAQ

                            AuntiePat's avatar - animaniacs10
                            Just outside of Cleveland, OH
                            United States
                            Member #54079
                            August 3, 2007
                            106 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: April 8, 2008, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                            Oh WOW--No matter WHAT the WA State Lotttery SEZ--in the area of mathematical statistics and probabilities, Capatain is correct--each number is considered its OWN unique universe and therefore subject to the statistical laws governing THAT universe (I remember explaining this concept to a class of bored 8th graders until one kid figured out--even at 13 1/2 some of these kids are already showing gambling tendencies--what that meant in terms of the lottery--asked a question and sparked a debate that lasted all morning--finally coming to the conclusion that state lotteries are a rip off--still . . .I play--just a glutton for punishment,I guess)

                            If the odds of winning a tkt are 1 in 175,000,000--then the purchase of 10 tkts does not reduce the odds to 1 in 17.500,000--the odds remain the same--but now can be stated that you have 10 chances to win, each at 175,000,000 to 1.  Each number resets the statistical universe to 0.  I know--I know--it doesn't make common sense but shortly after the above mentioned year I went back to school and decided to get my nursing degree--and have found that medecine is another area where people try to apply the Laws Of Common Sense--only there they are frequently wrong--sometimes disasterously  so.