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Virginia man wins $250,000 twice in three months

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: June 7, 2008, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

When asked about his amazing luck, Mr. Branch replied, "I really can't explain it!"

I wonder if he thought he could, would he even try?  I would like to know if picked his numbers a certain way, played some family birthdays or just bought some QPs.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: June 7, 2008, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

    nope that's mine LOL

    to late I've claim it thank you for trying

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      Posted: June 7, 2008, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

      Great story - what luck!!! Congrats, Pogo

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        Posted: June 8, 2008, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

        That's one lucky fellow. Now it's my turn!

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          Posted: June 9, 2008, 12:42 am - IP Logged

          Wow!  Congrats to the winner!

          This might be odd to bring up, but today I was at the market and told a customer has won the Fantasy 5 jackpot several times and I said I don't believe it.  Then I read this story, so who knows?  At one of the smaller Publix markets they always tell people that a woman has won the Fantasy 5 jackpot 5 or 6 times.  When I told the clerk I don't believe it, she answered "Well, that's what she tells us." 

          I know that store has sold 2 Lotto winners ($3M and $7M) but with 377 to 1 odds, it's difficult to believe one player has won Fant-5 so many times without reading about it in the news. 

          "Well, that's what she tells us." 

          Um, yeah, sure. I've been behind plenty of people who are buying $30 to $50 worth of tickets, and whenever someone asks they all claim to win "all the time." It's enough to make you wonder how the lottery stays in business.

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            Posted: June 9, 2008, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

            Why is the first post always "congrats to the winner"? Just once, how about "#*(^@! it should have been me!!! I'm paying $4 gas here!!! I need the $$$ so I can go buy a Prius and maybe some Carbon Credits!!!*"

            It's very easy to get the first 5 numbers. Play a full wheel of the numbers from the first odd number to the last even number. It's a few numbers to play, but can be covered by selling your house. For the bonus ball, play all the yellow balls, as in the last several drawings the bonus ball has been yellow.

            *The first sign of the End Times is when the Lottery jackpot is advertised as "25 Million Carbon Credits"!

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              Posted: June 9, 2008, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

              Why is the first post always "congrats to the winner"? Just once, how about "#*(^@! it should have been me!!! I'm paying $4 gas here!!! I need the $$$ so I can go buy a Prius and maybe some Carbon Credits!!!*"

              It's very easy to get the first 5 numbers. Play a full wheel of the numbers from the first odd number to the last even number. It's a few numbers to play, but can be covered by selling your house. For the bonus ball, play all the yellow balls, as in the last several drawings the bonus ball has been yellow.

              *The first sign of the End Times is when the Lottery jackpot is advertised as "25 Million Carbon Credits"!

              MY thoughts EXACTLY!!!!!  i'm all for "don't hate, congratulate" but dang.  I don't own a house or a paid off car. that should be ME.  I feel that way especially when I see those people who are already loaded (a pharmacist, even) win millions.  makes me want to choke somebody.  but, that is the way the game rolls, anybody can win, a homeless man or donald trump.

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                Posted: June 10, 2008, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                Actually if he missed by one number twice, I would consider that very "unlucky." Compare $500,000 to what the two jackpots would have been. Now that would be lucky.

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                  Posted: June 10, 2008, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                  $275,000,000 + 12,000,000 = $287,000,000

                  Missing ONE number both times cost him about $286,750,000 million dollars. You call that lucky? That is a HUGE difference in lifestyle.

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                    Posted: June 10, 2008, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Why is the first post always "congrats to the winner"? Just once, how about "#*(^@! it should have been me!!! I'm paying $4 gas here!!! I need the $$$ so I can go buy a Prius and maybe some Carbon Credits!!!*"

                    It's very easy to get the first 5 numbers. Play a full wheel of the numbers from the first odd number to the last even number. It's a few numbers to play, but can be covered by selling your house. For the bonus ball, play all the yellow balls, as in the last several drawings the bonus ball has been yellow.

                    *The first sign of the End Times is when the Lottery jackpot is advertised as "25 Million Carbon Credits"!

                    It's very easy to get the first 5 numbers. Play a full wheel of the numbers from the first odd number to the last even number.

                    Sounds like a plan, play all 3,819,816 combinations in a 5/56 wheel and at worst match a 5+0 for $250K, two hundred  and  fifty-five 4+0 for almost another $40K and win numerous other small prizes.  You might not come out ahead but you'll have a lot people saying "that should have been me".

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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