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California school teachers hit $76M lottery jackpot

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Posted: February 11, 2009, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

I am glad it was TEACHERS!!!  Yeah!! WTG

If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

You never know when you will get another hit.

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: February 11, 2009, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

    People are Damn greedy...Didn't play the game because the only amount a person could win was 20 million like it wasn't enough...That's why sometimes i don't like Americans....

    When people choose to gamble, it's voluntary and if they don't think the rewards (prizes) are worth the risk (odds) then they shouldn't play.  There are games with better odds and smaller prizes for those who like those types of games but they aren't for me, I like lottery games with jackpots of $20M to $200M.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: February 11, 2009, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

      Nice win. Congrats to the winners!


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        Posted: February 11, 2009, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

        Madd Mike all I was trying to say is that I am glad it was a group and not just one person. The majority of people who win the lottery are responsible with their windfalls. There are also people who win outrageous jackpots like David Lee Edwards who ended up blowing the money within 5 years of winning the jackpot. There are numerous others who have also blown through their windfalls. I was just stating what COULD happen when one indivdual wins a large jackpot.

        Thinking of...

                                      " WE MAKE A LIVING BY WHAT WE GET, WE MAKE A LIFE BY WHAT WE GIVE!"

                                                                     Sir Winston Churchill

        Fair enough.

        Personally,I would prefer not to share with a group of other people because I'm greedy.I agree that people like David Lee Edwards pissed away his jackpot,BUT,it was his jackpot to piss away,no one elses.Who's to say what a person should do with a windfall like that?Not me.I don't agree with how he spent his jackpot,but then again,it was none of my business,and he didn't ask me how to spend it.My days of using nose candy,smokable dope and booze are thirty years in my past.I think that I would be more responsible than some others that have won a huge jackpot.


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          Posted: February 11, 2009, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

          When people choose to gamble, it's voluntary and if they don't think the rewards (prizes) are worth the risk (odds) then they shouldn't play.  There are games with better odds and smaller prizes for those who like those types of games but they aren't for me, I like lottery games with jackpots of $20M to $200M.

          I Agree!Couldn't have said it better,myself.

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            Posted: February 11, 2009, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

            I wonder how many tickets were purchased.  Good for them!

            wpb

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              Posted: February 11, 2009, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

              15 people * $104 each/year * 104 drawings/year

              15 tickets per drawing, if they played each drawing.

              In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
              Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                Posted: February 13, 2009, 2:01 am - IP Logged

                Anyone want to start a pool on how many people will claim they were part of the group and how many days after the winnings are claimed the lawsuit will be filed? :)

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                  Posted: February 13, 2009, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                  Anyone want to start a pool on how many people will claim they were part of the group and how many days after the winnings are claimed the lawsuit will be filed? :)

                  Precisely why i would remain anonymous. 

                   

                  I too like seeing a group win.  I disagree with an earlier comment which would eliminate people based on their salaries such as an architect or engineer.  The lottery is a game of chance.  I can even say that knowing  (from another story on lottery post weeks ago) that  child molester won. I only wish that his victims could file civil suits to help them with the years of counseling they'll need in their lives.

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                    Posted: February 13, 2009, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                    Anyone want to start a pool on how many people will claim they were part of the group and how many days after the winnings are claimed the lawsuit will be filed? :)

                    Since  Gray collected $104 from all the participants for tickets for the whole year in advance and bought them for 10 weeks at a time, it's going to be hard for anyone to file a suit claiming they had intended to contribute to the pool the week of the winning draw but was not asked.Crying

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: February 14, 2009, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                      I think a lot of people feel that they are next.

                      TSC ...I really feel it.  I am for sure.  PartyOh yah congrats to the winners again.

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                        Posted: February 14, 2009, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

                        TSC ...I really feel it.  I am for sure.  PartyOh yah congrats to the winners again.

                        Well, I hope you win it one day! Smile

                        "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 14, 2009, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                          "A group of 15 teachers ... who've been playing the state lottery together for seven years, picked the winning numbers for a $76 million SuperLotto Plus jackpot that was drawn on Saturday."

                          "Gray collects $104 annually from each participant"

                          "The winners are not sure how much money each person will get, but Gray figures about $2.5 million after taxes."

                          Nice return for less that $750 invested. J.Q.Public ain't getting that on Wall Street.

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                            Posted: February 14, 2009, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                            When you know guys are willing to contribute $104 in advance you get motivated. I think putting money in advance saves the group a lot of hustles and liabilities. And they have been doing that for how long now? I'm sure they know who plays in the group and who doesn't, so those who foam at the mouth when they see others efforts paying off will have zero chance to make a claim.

                            At work we were gonna do a lotto pool but the problem was that we were to give money on a weekly basis and knowing that that is where the greedy ones get an oppotunity we somehow did not get with it. Now I have found a good idea.

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                              Posted: February 14, 2009, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                              Anyone want to start a pool on how many people will claim they were part of the group and how many days after the winnings are claimed the lawsuit will be filed? :)

                              RJ is right. Collecting for the entire year means that nobody was left out, even if they may have paid a week after everyone else. I'd guess that the principal is smart enough to have covered most of the other bases, too, but that alone almost guarantees that nobody else can make any reasonable claim to have been part of the group.