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Girl struck by lightning, wins lottery

Topic closed. 33 replies. Last post 8 years ago by KyMystikal.

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: July 23, 2008, 12:33 am - IP Logged

While that is an amazing story to read, the first thing that jumped out at me is she is sixteen.

Don't you have to be eighteen in Michigan to play the lottery?

I believe her mom bought her a ticket.

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

    Lotto*Love's avatar - lips
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    Posted: July 23, 2008, 12:56 am - IP Logged

    lotto love your story about the guy who the thought pop in his head to play his grandkids birthdays and won? When was this? was that long ago or recently and in which state...

    great girl...congratulations to her, it will be nice if she had won big because then we could call her the Messiah...

    When i was about 13 i climb my house roof during a thunderstorm and started dancing thinking it was cool and that i will try it again...When i heard the thunder is when i remember about lightening and i jump right into the ground...Never tried it again....

    Ya, he won in like Feb this year from a SMALL town called Portal in Georgia...pop 600!  Theres ALOT of articles you can read on him.  I can't seem to copy and paste with my firefox, you'll have to google this info:

     

    Portal Georgia man wins 270 million lottery.......his name is Robert.  I thought he really did deserve the $$$.  Worked really hard with metal? for like 25 years..........and had been working since he was like 16.  The story went he didn't play the lottery, but I guess he had seen or heard somewhere that the jackpot was really up there so he just decided to play his grandkids birthDATES.  On his way home from work, he was going to stop at a store to play the numbers, but a strong storm had shut down the lottery machine at that store.  So he drove home and asked his wife if she would go down to their corner store and play the numbers.  He had chosen 7,12,13,19,22 (all dates they were born) BUT his other grandchild was born on the 30th, but for some reason he choose the number 10 instead for the mega ball...................good he did!  The next day his daughter called him early and asked if he had played the numbers he said he was going to play.......LUCKY DUCKY!!!!!!!!

    Surrender You can run, but you can't hide mighty Jackpot...surrender to me at once!

      sirbrad's avatar - Lottery-062.jpg
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      Posted: July 23, 2008, 2:33 am - IP Logged

      Myth #1: Odds of being struck by lightning are better than the odds of winning a lottery.

      This myth was mathematically debunked by Iowa Lottery Commissioner Ed Stanek (who has a doctorate in physics) in an October 1997 issue of Public Gaming International magazine.

      Statistics gathered by NASPL as well indicate that in one year alone (1996) 1,136 people won a million dollars or more and an additional 4,520 won $100,000 or more by playing North American lotteries. By contrast, 91 people were killed by lightning during that same year.

      Also, what kind of a second prize does a lightning strike offer? Lottery players can win without actually hitting the jackpot, with lesser payouts for picking some of the correct numbers.

        KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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        Posted: July 23, 2008, 6:43 am - IP Logged

        I believe her mom bought her a ticket.

        The way I see it is if her mom bought the ticket, then her mom won. If someone posts a hot number on here and I play it and it comes out, does that mean that person won or me??? If she was at the store and she asked her mom to buy a scratch off ticket for her isn't that the same as someone buying cigarettes or alcohol for a minor, illegal???

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