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$260M Powerball lottery jackpot claimed by S.C. retiree

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Perfecttiming2's avatar - redcross

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Posted: August 25, 2009, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

Why mention Race ??????????????????????????????????????????????????

It is very common for African Americans to acknowledge each other as "brotha" or "sistah" or in this case "black man"...

I was not offended by it and I don't think Editgap meant any harm.......

Remember, this is the internet...........we can't "see" each other.............and Editgap basically just revealed/shared his heritage to us......Seriously, there is no crime in that.

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    Posted: August 25, 2009, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

    It is very common for African Americans to acknowledge each other as "brotha" or "sistah" or in this case "black man"...

    I was not offended by it and I don't think Editgap meant any harm.......

    Remember, this is the internet...........we can't "see" each other.............and Editgap basically just revealed/shared his heritage to us......Seriously, there is no crime in that.

    Thanks for addressing this Perfecttiming.

    I wasn't offended by Editgap.  Suppose a woman had finally won.  Would people be offended if all the women on this website said...Finally a female wins!!!??? 

    We are all different, but yet alike on the inside.  It's okay to be proud of your race, sex, sexual orientation, etc.  It doesn't take away from anyone or anything else. 

    Congrats Mr. Jackson.  May God continue to bless you.

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      Posted: August 25, 2009, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

      It is very common for African Americans to acknowledge each other as "brotha" or "sistah" or in this case "black man"...

      I was not offended by it and I don't think Editgap meant any harm.......

      Remember, this is the internet...........we can't "see" each other.............and Editgap basically just revealed/shared his heritage to us......Seriously, there is no crime in that.

      I'm sure he meant no harm.  

       

      However, I wonder if anyone would be offended if I posted "Congrats to a fellow white man" the next time a caucasian male won.

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        Posted: August 25, 2009, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

        I'm sure he meant no harm.  

         

        However, I wonder if anyone would be offended if I posted "Congrats to a fellow white man" the next time a caucasian male won.

        I don't think he meant any harm either..

         

        However, I think that you would get to say "Congrats to a fellow white man" a heck of alot more than he gets to say "Congrats to a fellow black man"...lol..especially with such a large jackpot.

         

        Some might say it is sterotypical, I just find it funny that there has never been a broke black person from the projects that hits the jackpot, but there has been a broke white person from a trailor park....Either way some BROKE person should WIN...

         

        Good Luck to everyone tonight!!!!

        No disrespect or harm intended....

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          Posted: August 25, 2009, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

          I love that smile!!!!

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            Posted: August 25, 2009, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

            I think everyone is ignoring the real issue at hand here: That FAKE hair on top of his head!!! That guy is bald!!! HAHAAH

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              Posted: August 25, 2009, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

              I'm sure he meant no harm.  

               

              However, I wonder if anyone would be offended if I posted "Congrats to a fellow white man" the next time a caucasian male won.

              It would be senseless to put "Congrats to a fellow white man" anyway because if you "REALLY" listen to news stories....when something happens, it's automatically assumed it's a white person UNLESS the news states otherwise.  Being white, you wouldn't notice that.  But if you are a minority you notice things like this all the time.  Anyway....just like you're sure he meant no harm, I'm sure you meant no harm as well.

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                Posted: August 25, 2009, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

                He is not bald and he appears to be very fit.  It is good he feels that education is the way to give folks a "leg up."  He has a very commendable attitude.  He is also correct in keeping his family members identities secret.

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

                You never know when you will get another hit.

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                  Posted: August 26, 2009, 12:28 am - IP Logged

                  Congrats to a fellow black man.

                  I wonder why he spent only two dollars. If I win, I would say the same thing ignoring the thousands I have spent.

                  I do that sometimes, just a couple bucks, maybe for multiple drawings.

                  So far the only difference has been how many losing tickets I have after the drawing. Crazy

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                    Posted: August 26, 2009, 3:40 am - IP Logged

                    CONGRATULATIONS to you and your family Mr. Jackson.!!!!!Party

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                      Posted: August 26, 2009, 7:14 am - IP Logged

                      Congratulations for sure!

                       

                      But I'm wondering why Ky and Tn (and VA for that matter) haven't won a large jackpot with a single ticket yet?  Please correct me if I'm wrong there.

                      voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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                        Posted: August 26, 2009, 8:55 am - IP Logged

                        It is very common for African Americans to acknowledge each other as "brotha" or "sistah" or in this case "black man"...

                        I was not offended by it and I don't think Editgap meant any harm.......

                        Remember, this is the internet...........we can't "see" each other.............and Editgap basically just revealed/shared his heritage to us......Seriously, there is no crime in that.

                        If I said congrats to a fellow white man - there would be a firestorm !

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                          Posted: August 26, 2009, 10:30 am - IP Logged

                          Nice...glad to see the winner looks like he has his head screwed on straight. Personally, I would avoided the press conference and photos...but hey, congrats anyway!!


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                            Posted: August 26, 2009, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                            congrats.hope the teachers enjoy their cut,so we don't get higher property taxes with all the winnings for states this year.he's bald,wow a lot of bald geniuses around i say.take it, it was a quickpick,in a high unemployment state.

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                              Posted: August 26, 2009, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                              Congrats to a fellow black man.

                              I wonder why he spent only two dollars. If I win, I would say the same thing ignoring the thousands I have spent.

                              He worked for the state's revenue department, so unless he was the janitor there's  very good chance that besides being edducated and smart he has a decent grasp of math. Spending $10 or $100 makes you 10 or 100 times more likely to win than spending just $1, but you're still vastly more likely to simply lose more money. Lottery tickets are a gamble, not an investment, and spending large amounts of money on the lottery makes abslolutely no sense in terms of the actual odds. Some players get it, and some don't.