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Self-described 'lottery freak' buys $88M Powerball ticket

Topic closed. 27 replies. Last post 8 years ago by LckyLary.

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Republic of Texas
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January 9, 2008
1095 Posts
Posted: June 23, 2009, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the family! Dance  White Bounce




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    November 16, 2005
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    Posted: June 23, 2009, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

    WOW. Neat story....It must be fun sharing a jackpot with someone else who  enjoys playing the lottery.  The dad sounds like a really good guy.  I like how he already has tickets for the next drawing....Going to continue to enjoy playing.    The son sounds like he has his head on straight changing his phone number and continuing school. Hopefully he will remember to share a good portion with his DAD......  He must really love real estate to want a job after winning $88 million...I understand wanting to have something usefull to contribute but feel he shouldn't try and look for a job when others are out of work and desperate for a pay check.   Start your own company guy or invest in some land leave the jobs to us schmoes who don't have millions in our bank accounts...............GOOD LUCK TO THE BOTH OF THEM!

    Hopefully it will be my turn next!!!!  Although you will never see me at a news conference or on a tv news interview....Just some annonymous Powerball or MegaMillions jackpot claimed by a lawyer........While I'm at the Porsche dealership trying to decide on which color car I want!!!   Smile

      konane's avatar - wallace
      Atlanta, GA
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      Posted: June 23, 2009, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

      Congratulations to the winner and his family!!  Hope they all have a very bright future!!Party

      Good luck to everyone!

        ladidiamondc's avatar - batman38
        Charlotte nc
        United States
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        September 21, 2008
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        Posted: June 23, 2009, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

        How did it go from 88 million almost 100 million to 29 million what kind of crap is that...The USA takes too much taxes...

        I am not going to lie to you millions are powerful we can do plenty of things with it but he needs to go and lose some weight...His job that he wants to get needs to be the gym...Hit the gym and then help push this planet forward...

        i hate when people that win large amount try to take that money for themselves, instead of finding a way to push this world forward or help...

        What's the point of winning if the state is taking 13 million away from you...And leaving you only with 29 million...and then you have to split it with your dad...

        u r hating and do u have a mil to talk about shoot i would be happy with 29 mil i would have only spent a 1.00

        Never allow negative things to set u back! Learn and move on with life

          GamerMom's avatar - tails

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          Posted: June 24, 2009, 11:18 am - IP Logged

          29 million will buy a lot of big macs ..hahahahaha


            Member #20982
            August 29, 2005
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            Posted: June 24, 2009, 11:42 am - IP Logged

            This just proves that the movie "Swordfish" with John Travolta was correct that movie was about the lottery & the Stock Market...

            The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨





              clarthestar's avatar - Jailin
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              Posted: June 24, 2009, 11:49 am - IP Logged

              WOW!  very happy for him i love when good things happen for ppl especially young ppl.   Spend wisely my friend.

              MONEY IS POWER!Dance$$$$ WIDE RECEIVER!!

                LottoPools's avatar - bee
                Houston, TX
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                Posted: June 24, 2009, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                Congrats to the winner.

                I'm so jealous.  I was just in NC last month and bought some tickets for me and for some of my lotto pools.   Oh well I've got up to 18 more drawings left on MM and PB in the states I played while on vacation.  I just know my turn at winning is coming.


                Playing together to make a splash in the pool of lottery winners.  It's just a matter of time.

                  wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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                  Posted: June 25, 2009, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats Mr Jeff Wilson to you and your family! You're already following your dream. Now you don't have to worry about bills while you finish your formal education. Thanks for thinking about charitable donations also! Dad was right that he'd win someday as he picked the numbers. I still debate myself occasionally on whether Quikpiks are the way to go.

                    dpoly1's avatar - driver
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                    Posted: June 26, 2009, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                    I think someone from PA should win ....................

                    Me !!!!!!!!


                      dk1421's avatar - Lottery-024.jpg
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                      Posted: June 26, 2009, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

                      The only thing that bothers me about this is.... well, they play the lottery all the time, so wouldn't you think they would find a way to be anonymous? I know, I know, NC doesn't allow that, BUT if you do a trust or something similar, you can have your cake and eat it too.

                      Unfortunately, I see troubles ahead for that family if the son is already mentioning that he HAS to give some money to his father and family. Yes, he's joking...but there may be something underlying it. I really hope not.

                      I really do wish them all the best!

                        JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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                        Posted: June 26, 2009, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                        "I know how to change my phone number and move," he said with a smile.Jeff Wilson previously worked as a real estate broker. He has been accepted and still plans to attend graduate school in August. He did not want to identify the school."


                        WTG!  Very smart winner. 


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                          Posted: June 27, 2009, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                          "I don't think I ever read a lottery story where somebody claimed they won by buying a hundred tickets."
                          Jack Whittaker bought 115 tickets.  Most people buy only a few so although the odds are better for someone with 100+, it will be common for winners to have bought only a few. i.e. say 10 people bought $10 worth and 1 person bought $100 worth, if the winner is among them, there is an even chance for either one of the 10 $10 buyers or the one $100 buyer.

                          The thing that grabs me, is, DID HE play his own numbers? No QP? Sounds like it!
                          Wonder if he used an algorithm or just favorite numbers?

                          Also, if someone loves playing Lottery then wins 88M then doesn't the Lottery become a bit boring after that?