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Posted: May 15, 2010, 1:10 am - IP Logged

How stupid can lottery players be? I wonder if it is only lottery players that are such suckers for punishment that when they get a ticket that has won the jackpot they have to do something to sabatage the whole deal.

I mean come on any village idiot knows that you don't apply heat to thermal paper. Anyone who owned a computer and printer in the 80's or 90's knows about thermal paper. Sh*it, da*mn near all printers were dot matrix or thermal during that time and if you owned a fax machine or worked in a place that had fax machines during that time you know about thermal paper. If you purchase gas in this lifetime and pay at the pump you know about thermal paper.

This lazy dumb azz needs a keeper. He also needs to stay on his knees for the next 100 years thanking God that the TX Lottery Commission decided to go beyond the call of duty to investigate and honor his ticket. They didn't have to but they did.

If this guy was that careless with his winning ticket, I believe that he will be broke as sh*it within a few years.

Good gravy!! Innoculate me from the Dumb Azz virus that seems to be spreading!

 

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    Posted: May 15, 2010, 1:34 am - IP Logged

    How stupid can lottery players be? I wonder if it is only lottery players that are such suckers for punishment that when they get a ticket that has won the jackpot they have to do something to sabatage the whole deal.

    I mean come on any village idiot knows that you don't apply heat to thermal paper. Anyone who owned a computer and printer in the 80's or 90's knows about thermal paper. Sh*it, da*mn near all printers were dot matrix or thermal during that time and if you owned a fax machine or worked in a place that had fax machines during that time you know about thermal paper. If you purchase gas in this lifetime and pay at the pump you know about thermal paper.

    This lazy dumb azz needs a keeper. He also needs to stay on his knees for the next 100 years thanking God that the TX Lottery Commission decided to go beyond the call of duty to investigate and honor his ticket. They didn't have to but they did.

    If this guy was that careless with his winning ticket, I believe that he will be broke as sh*it within a few years.

    Good gravy!! Innoculate me from the Dumb Azz virus that seems to be spreading!

     

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    Guess he didn't have a typewriter. Good Idea to photocopy the winning ticket.  Used to keep my tickets in my wallet until I washed it with my pants. Who knows? They dissolved. I keep them in my change box in my car. I like to check them to see if I need new tickets. Hope they don't burn up. Never had a problem before except for bends.

    Don't think I would every put my ticket into a mechanical device. Too many shreddings occur in machines. Ouch, that would be expensive. Zip baggy in a sack tied to my belt I think.Hurray!

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      Posted: May 15, 2010, 2:28 am - IP Logged

      PartyCongrats to the winner......Always use a pen to sign the back of the lottery...........Well as for me....I will definitely keep my jackpot winning ticket safe and sound,.....

       

      Good luck to all LP members and guests...

      "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

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        Posted: May 15, 2010, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

        This is the craziest story I've read in a while.  People like him SHOULDN'T play the lottery...or anything else.  Geez....on the other hand, he is one LUCKY man for the lottery to go through the effort to help him.  Stupidity shouldn't be rewarded...but in this case it was and often is.

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          Posted: May 15, 2010, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

          Imagine that! $48M and you dont even need a college degree, no years of experience and references, no rich uncle who owns Intel. Just one borrowed lousy dollar and some luck. I'm surprised the government has not tried to ban lottery seeing the way it bans everything that people seem to enjoy themselves.

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: May 15, 2010, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

            Nice of the TX Lottery people to bend just a little.

            Betcha Willis Willis would have appreciated a little of that.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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              Posted: May 15, 2010, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

              Hurray!Great !! It's time some of that money is in the people handsBanana. Good for them!!!!

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                Posted: May 16, 2010, 2:58 am - IP Logged

                In one form or another, that was my first thought too.

                CONGRATULATE>U<(late)2222222222222222222222!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                TAKE the VICE of PSYKO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BUY a "NEW" BOAT & use that printer 4UR

                  "ANCHOR"^!^>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LurkingLurkingLurking

                U>R>LUCKY.....&.....a.....WINNER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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                  Posted: May 16, 2010, 9:30 am - IP Logged

                  Imagine that! $48M and you dont even need a college degree, no years of experience and references, no rich uncle who owns Intel. Just one borrowed lousy dollar and some luck. I'm surprised the government has not tried to ban lottery seeing the way it bans everything that people seem to enjoy themselves.

                  Banning the Lottery would mean a Loss of Tax Dollars.

                  A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                    Posted: May 16, 2010, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                    CONGRATULATE>U<(late)2222222222222222222222!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    TAKE the VICE of PSYKO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>BUY a "NEW" BOAT & use that printer 4UR

                      "ANCHOR"^!^>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>LurkingLurkingLurking

                    U>R>LUCKY.....&.....a.....WINNER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

                    PartyPartyPartyHiding Behind Computer

                    Good advice Psycho- I wouldn't have thought of that.Big Smile

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                      Posted: May 16, 2010, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                      Anybody  remember  this  one......... I read it in USA  Today   few years ago

                       

                      I think the guy was from New  Jersey ( maybe New York  )....either one....he crossed over from one to the  other.....maybe working on a job.....I dont know........as he was an   Engineer if I remember  correct

                      Happens to buy a Lottry  ticket while he was over there

                      When he was back home.......throws it into a  " catch  all  "  drawer at home I think

                      Close to a year later  he was watching   TV   one night

                      News came on and was telling about an unclaimed  lottery ticket  and that there was just   2  or 3 days to claim it before the time ran out

                      This jogged his memory about buying one back then....he goes and checks the  "  catch  all " drawer......lookes  around in there and finds the ticket he had bought back  then

                      You  guessed  it.........it was the millions dollar winner everyone was looking for

                      Then......believe it or not......he  puts it in the  "  Regular  Mail "........and sends it in

                      It gets there one day late........deadline done passed.........but the lottery people see  the post mark  of a day or two before.....on  the   envelope .......so  they  gave him the money

                      I cant remember  how much it   was......but it was  a  LOT  of millions

                      Think about that...........and try and sleep  tonite

                       

                       

                      Astekblue

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                        Anybody  remember  this  one......... I read it in USA  Today   few years ago

                         

                        I think the guy was from New  Jersey ( maybe New York  )....either one....he crossed over from one to the  other.....maybe working on a job.....I dont know........as he was an   Engineer if I remember  correct

                        Happens to buy a Lottry  ticket while he was over there

                        When he was back home.......throws it into a  " catch  all  "  drawer at home I think

                        Close to a year later  he was watching   TV   one night

                        News came on and was telling about an unclaimed  lottery ticket  and that there was just   2  or 3 days to claim it before the time ran out

                        This jogged his memory about buying one back then....he goes and checks the  "  catch  all " drawer......lookes  around in there and finds the ticket he had bought back  then

                        You  guessed  it.........it was the millions dollar winner everyone was looking for

                        Then......believe it or not......he  puts it in the  "  Regular  Mail "........and sends it in

                        It gets there one day late........deadline done passed.........but the lottery people see  the post mark  of a day or two before.....on  the   envelope .......so  they  gave him the money

                        I cant remember  how much it   was......but it was  a  LOT  of millions

                        Think about that...........and try and sleep  tonite

                         

                         

                        Astekblue

                        He's got a ticket worth millions about to expire and he trusts the POST OFFICE to get it there?

                        This guy should get the Dumbest Luckiest Award for all time.

                        Dumbest for entrusting it to a mailman.

                        Luckiest because it even got there. Naturally it was late but the miracle of the story is that it was not lost or stolen or delivered to the wrong state or city or country.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: May 17, 2010, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                          nothing can compare to the power of stupid

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                            Posted: May 17, 2010, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                            Making a copy is probably a good idea, but I would point out that a copy of a ticket is not valid for claiming purposes - and you do run the risk of leaving it in the copier!

                            Captain Lotto

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                              Imagine that! $48M and you dont even need a college degree, no years of experience and references, no rich uncle who owns Intel. Just one borrowed lousy dollar and some luck. I'm surprised the government has not tried to ban lottery seeing the way it bans everything that people seem to enjoy themselves.

                              The lottery is a great deal for any government.  After all, it is difficult to push through a lot of DOUBLE TAXATION methods.  One pays tax FIRST (apx. 51%?) when they are purchasing the lottery ticket, and SECOND when they collect their over $5000 win (apx. 35-46%). 

                              I don't think the lottery will ever go out of fashion with governments and organizations within our planet.

                              BIG congratulations to the winners of this lottery jackpot -- I bet it feels greatly powerful and joyful to be in the lottery black!

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