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$42M lottery winner plans to become a pecan farmer

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spy153's avatar - maren

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Posted: October 15, 2008, 8:11 am - IP Logged

Giving thanks at church but bought the ticket at the liquor store.

I don' t drink either, but I have to buy my tickets at a beer and wine store because no one else sells them for Mega Millions near the border.  I would have to drive another hour up the road before I would be able to find another lottery dealer.  And I'm already driving a long distance as it is.  And of course, I always give thanks to the good man up above, whether in church or not.

voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

    spy153's avatar - maren

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    Posted: October 15, 2008, 8:16 am - IP Logged

    A very unsurprising response. 

    First you postulate in absolute terms that "There are no North Koreans in the USA" but you don't cite any sources to back up this information. Did you conduct your own personal census of the United States? No, you haven't. And you know you can't speak with any confidence on this because you demonstrated your own doubts in this obvious opinion of yours by going on to qualify your remarks immediately by saying "If there are North Koreans in the USA..." You then make another baseless assumption saying "...then they would be labeled as Chinese..." Labeled as Chinese by whom? Themselves? The U.S. Government? The Chinese? Who would label these North Koreans as Chinese? It doesn't matter which direction they left North Korea. Again you offer no evidence to support anything you are saying. 

    You claim I made generalizations but you seem to have no trouble whatsoever with voicing double standards and making your own generalizations. You didn't even seem bothered that the original poster  ambelamba made generalizations like "Heck 99% of rich Koreans made their fortune from real estate!" or how this same poster also dismissed Americans as "not really investment-saavy (sic)." Really? When people around the world talk and think about money and financial markets the name Wall Street - in the "not really investment-savvy" America - will be mentioned first and long before some backwater like Seoul is. And no, Wall Street wasn't founded by or made famous by the likes of ambelamba.

    The poster ambelamba even went on to say "I don't expect that much intelligence from some of the posters here, for obvious reason. Not many well-educated people play lotteries, let alone posting in here." What sort of self-proclaimed genius is this person? If the smug  ambelamba were so well-educated and investment savvy as he/she likes to be portrayed by passing insulting comments off on other people then there would be no reason for  ambelamba to play the lottery or even make empty-headed postings on here attacking others. 

    And you  SmoothJuice claim that you were a teacher and then have the nerve to call me ignorant? What a laugh! I have no doubt you felt very much at home in South Korea. You clearly were surrounded by like-minded people.

    I have to just say here, I take great offense to that amblelamba!

    voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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      Posted: October 16, 2008, 1:28 am - IP Logged

       I don't expect that much intelligence from some of the posters here, for obvious reason. Not many well-educated people play lotteries, let alone posting in here.

      Wow, thanks.  I was defending your previous post.....

      According to my book.. majority of lottery players are college-educated, white, upper middle class.......

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        Posted: October 16, 2008, 1:35 am - IP Logged

        A very unsurprising response. 

        First you postulate in absolute terms that "There are no North Koreans in the USA" but you don't cite any sources to back up this information. Did you conduct your own personal census of the United States? No, you haven't. And you know you can't speak with any confidence on this because you demonstrated your own doubts in this obvious opinion of yours by going on to qualify your remarks immediately by saying "If there are North Koreans in the USA..." You then make another baseless assumption saying "...then they would be labeled as Chinese..." Labeled as Chinese by whom? Themselves? The U.S. Government? The Chinese? Who would label these North Koreans as Chinese? It doesn't matter which direction they left North Korea. Again you offer no evidence to support anything you are saying. 

        You claim I made generalizations but you seem to have no trouble whatsoever with voicing double standards and making your own generalizations. You didn't even seem bothered that the original poster  ambelamba made generalizations like "Heck 99% of rich Koreans made their fortune from real estate!" or how this same poster also dismissed Americans as "not really investment-saavy (sic)." Really? When people around the world talk and think about money and financial markets the name Wall Street - in the "not really investment-savvy" America - will be mentioned first and long before some backwater like Seoul is. And no, Wall Street wasn't founded by or made famous by the likes of ambelamba.

        The poster ambelamba even went on to say "I don't expect that much intelligence from some of the posters here, for obvious reason. Not many well-educated people play lotteries, let alone posting in here." What sort of self-proclaimed genius is this person? If the smug  ambelamba were so well-educated and investment savvy as he/she likes to be portrayed by passing insulting comments off on other people then there would be no reason for  ambelamba to play the lottery or even make empty-headed postings on here attacking others. 

        And you  SmoothJuice claim that you were a teacher and then have the nerve to call me ignorant? What a laugh! I have no doubt you felt very much at home in South Korea. You clearly were surrounded by like-minded people.

        Obviously, you are not educated in this current topic, hence your amount of ignorant questions.  I have to agree that ambelamba made an ignorant comment as well, but blaming a tiny whole country for what ambelamba said is plain disrespect. If you knew what was going on inthe world, you wouldn't be asking me those low-blow "comeback" questions.  It is true that many Koreans get their fortune from real estate and small businesses.  Phorkas, don't be a hypocrite, you've made too many generalizations too.

        You need to start traveling around the world and stop reading the NEWS; that's what is corrupting your ignorant mind.  Let me guess, you're the same person who think only bad things are happening in Iraq, right?  Must've been the NEWS...... shame on you.

        Do me a favor, ask a Korean-American if they are South or North Korean... I dare you.  Most likely, they'll think you're nuts.  Many people can't distinguish between North and South Korea, even when they're both totally different countries.  Too much NEWS, shame on you.  


        In conclusion...Phorkas, you need to "get out " more and smell the fresh air. 
          spy153's avatar - maren

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          Posted: October 16, 2008, 7:58 am - IP Logged

          Wow, thanks.  I was defending your previous post.....

          According to my book.. majority of lottery players are college-educated, white, upper middle class.......

          Yes, that was the part I took offense to also.   It has been my experience that most of the players, especially here at lp, are college-educated.  I also don't like it when people say things like "the lottery is for people who are bad at math."  Really?  If that were the case, every mathmetician in the country would have been a winner of a major jackpot by now.  Truth is, some of the greatest minds this country has to offer has studied the lottery and can't figure it out.  That's why I like the challenge.  I like to do things others say can't be done. 

          voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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            Posted: October 16, 2008, 9:37 am - IP Logged

            pecans hey, i think theyre nuts

            2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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              Posted: October 16, 2008, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

              Giving thanks at church but bought the ticket at the liquor store.

              Well just maybe churches should get in on the game and start selling lottery tickets.  Heck some of them already sell raffle tickets, so what's the big deal?!  The church would get a commission on the daily ticket sales plus commission bonus whenever anyone wins.  I see it as a win-win situation.  I know some naysayer is going to say that a church can't have a lottery terminal installed in their church...I know that...but some enterprising churches do own land and commercial buildings and businesses that could have a lottery terminal.  So a ticket buyer could truly give thanks to the Almighty God both when buying and winning!  HMMMM!  Me thinks I will start me a church and do exactly that...I know my congregation would appreciate not being condemned for wanting to dream of winning a few million bucks and my church sure as heck wouldn't reject a winner's tithe and offering.  I guess it is high time I start writing some sermons...naw I won't even play with that!  But seriously, I don't see any problem with casting lots (or buying lots) in the Bible, so I think it is just those opposing pastors opinion about the lottery.  Peace out.  Gotta go purchase my advance draw Mega Millions ticket...so I can become a first-class world traveler!

              Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

              The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                Posted: October 16, 2008, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                They seem like lovely people who will enjoy there win, I hope the government don't claw too much back.

                I wish them every happiness.Big Smile

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                  Obviously, you are not educated in this current topic, hence your amount of ignorant questions.  I have to agree that ambelamba made an ignorant comment as well, but blaming a tiny whole country for what ambelamba said is plain disrespect. If you knew what was going on inthe world, you wouldn't be asking me those low-blow "comeback" questions.  It is true that many Koreans get their fortune from real estate and small businesses.  Phorkas, don't be a hypocrite, you've made too many generalizations too.

                  You need to start traveling around the world and stop reading the NEWS; that's what is corrupting your ignorant mind.  Let me guess, you're the same person who think only bad things are happening in Iraq, right?  Must've been the NEWS...... shame on you.

                  Do me a favor, ask a Korean-American if they are South or North Korean... I dare you.  Most likely, they'll think you're nuts.  Many people can't distinguish between North and South Korea, even when they're both totally different countries.  Too much NEWS, shame on you.  


                  In conclusion...Phorkas, you need to "get out " more and smell the fresh air. 

                  First off my profile name is "Phokas" not "Phorkas" like you repeated in your remarks. This mistake of yours is glaring evidence that you take no time to read anything properly and that your ability to type is as ham-fisted as your responses.

                  Secondly, there is no such thing as "ignorant questions" like you defensively and foolishly stated. Either you aren't smart enough to give an answer or are way too embarrassed to give an admission to anything I posed to you. I'm confident in saying that it is both in your case since you dodged all my questions and resorted to invective instead.

                  You have quite the temerity to claim you were a "teacher" with such an arrogant and two-faced display. It hasn't gone unnoticed that you never mentioned you were a "qualified" teacher. Based simply on your rants it's clear that if you were ever a teacher it could only have been sheer terror and a complete waste of time for any person unlucky enough to be forced to be there having you pitifully attempting to "teach" - if that is what you wrongly believe your skills are. The incoherent way you express yourself, which is completely void of any intellectual merit, proves that nothing constructive or beneficial can be learned from you. It's fine and accurate if you call yourself ignorant but you are in no position to be calling anyone else this.

                  You hypocritically state I showed no respect yet you consistently think nothing of hurling insulting comments yourself.

                  There are plenty of people like you who go off to tiny tin-pot countries for a brief stint (often with contact limited to just a few people from only one social class) who then return home fatuously believing they are suddenly and vastly superior to rest of the population. Sadly, there are also plenty of enough cases out there where pseudo-intellectuals have gone off to foreign countries under the guise of doing good works but then leave abruptly under a VERY dark cloud. That is of course if they haven't already been brought up on charges by local authorities for committing some sort of heinous act against the same foreigners they'll brag to others that they have a special insight of and relationship with. You're only fooling yourself if you think spending any amount of time in another country for any reason somehow puts you in some sort of noble league.

                  An informed society is an important component of any civil society. A free press is the cornerstone of this. Around the world people from politicians to peasants get and share information via a variety of news sources. Only a closed and unsettled mind like your own would cry "shame" at others who prefer to be informed. If you can't distinguish between tabloid, state-controlled and legitimate news outlets then that is yet another of many failings on your part.

                  You're digression from the topic at hand by bringing the situation in Iraq into this exchange is totally senseless and only demonstrates that your attempt to state any coherent and believable response is a lost effort. Shifting topics won't give you a foothold when you're already in free fall from off the edge of your desperation.

                  Like any country regardless of its homogeneity there are plenty of differences between North and South Korea as there are plenty of regional differences within each. That goes from styles of dress, to personal and communal beliefs, to dialects and to other forms of expression. In any culture everyone has a sense of place and are fully aware of the differences among each other. North and South Korea are no different and even outsiders could easily become acutely aware of these difference in a short amount of time. Your laughable suggestion that many people can't distinguishing between North and South Koreans is like saying people can't distinguish between a blond haired, blue eyed person from New England and a blond haired, blue eyed person from the American South - even though both speak English and both would consider themselves American and would be referred to as such by non-Americans. There are over 1 million foreigners living and working in South Korea alone (that's just over 2 percent of the population) and 10 percent of all marriages there are interracial. Really, the only contribution your trip to South Korea made was to add more CO2 levels to the atmosphere.

                  Even though you stated "In conclusion..." I have no doubt Lottery Post readers will be seeing yet another obtuse response from you very soon.

                    myzeus's avatar - Apollo
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                    Posted: November 25, 2008, 12:24 am - IP Logged

                    Best of luck to him and his family!

                    I think if I won all that money, I would become an owner of a hotel chain. I love the travel and touring business and I love people.

                    Sandy