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UPDATE: $128.6M Powerball lottery ticket sold in porn shop

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Posted: November 9, 2010, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

Hmmm....

That gives new meaning to the term "hard luck"!

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    Posted: November 9, 2010, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

    Here's my take...

    No matter the fun we have with the place the ticket was purchased...look at the circumstances. Here's a bus stop in an area that is lower income and therefore has more public transportation riders. At this same spot happens to be an adult bookstore (they exist, get over it). Now, the owner of this bookstore is a very shrewed business person and saw an opportunity. They cut a hole in the wall next to the bus stop and began selling lottery tickets through a walk up window. I highly doubt anything other than lottery tickets passes through that window (legally). Sure, they may also sell the lottery tickets inside, but I'll bet you a dollar to a dozen that the vast majority of this business's lottery sales happen at that window to all kinds of people including the good folks buying tickets on google street scene.  And I bet that business owner sells 100 times more lottery tickets since they cut that hole in the wall, BEFORE the winning ticket was sold. 

    Disparage the morals of the adult bookstore owner all you want, but the fact remains they made a very smart decision to cut a hole in their wall next to the bus stop. 

    And we have no clue for sure if that ticket was bought inside or outside.. my guess is outside. But dang, that won't stop me from laughing my butt off at someone winning a jackpot from a ticket bought a porn store... ROFL

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      Dawn32's avatar - DawnMarch2012
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      Posted: November 9, 2010, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

      Well, as someone who used to work in the 'industry' ( not to mention I know plenty of girls who are now out of the industry due to the horrific abuse in that line of work) the whole thing just kinda sickens me.  Although I am curious who the winner is.

      "Bless me Lord, so that I may be a blessing to others."

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        Posted: November 9, 2010, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

        Many of you would be surprised to learn of the number of couples in committed relationships that frequent these shops together.

        My first visit to an adult shop was in the  afternoon while running errands for a patient.

        What struck me as odd was how I had a hard time finding a parking spot, yet when I walked into the shop it was like a ghost town.

        I commented on this oddity to my cousin, and she promptly began to educate me on the whereabouts of the missing patrons.

        She told me they were either in the theater or in a private viewing room.

        With my curiosity piqued, I returned to the adult shop with my Boo.

        We went into a private viewing room and giggled like crazy the whole time.

        I also learned that a lot of women shop at adult shops for outfits that Fredricks of Hollywood just don't carry.

        Bottom line.........

        For all we know the winner was probably there with thier committed BOO doing their grown folks stuff and decided to purchase a lottery ticket before they left.

        Only GOD know the full truth of this story.


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          Posted: November 9, 2010, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

          Good luck! and Congrat! to the winner! That one HOT ticket!!!!Sun SmileyGreen laugh

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            Posted: November 9, 2010, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

            You know, stranger things have happened.

            I am a millionaire!

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              Posted: November 9, 2010, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

              No man is below apes.

              When was the last time you heard of an ape raping or molesting another ape?

              When was the last time you heard of an ape killing just to take what was not theirs?

              No...... Don't insult the primates like that. PLEASE!!

               

              Besides who are we to judge this person or anyone else that does grown folks stuff!! Remember if it wasn't for SEX none of us would be here.

              I admire and respect all folks that work in the T & A profession. They do what they feel they gotta do to handle up on their biz-ness. If my son or daughter thought that was the only way they could make ends meet, they would have my blessing and I would ride shotgun for them before and after work.

              They are not breaking into anyone's home and pistol whipping them to take their stuff.

              They are not dealing drugs to the innocents.

              They are not carjacking, purse snatching, raping, gang banging, ect..... These are folks that are making a living and paying taxes just like every schmuck that has to work. The only difference is the turnover in this industry is high and frequent.

              If you gonna curl your lip at a profession then why not everyone in the alcohol industry, from the makers to the consumers.

              A drunk can kill a slew of folks in one incident and yet I don't hear any outrage at the pushers of alcohol.

              I have yet to hear about an angry mob boycotting places that sell alcohol because of the evils alcohol consumption has contributed to.

              Yet there are youngsters dying of alcohol poisoning everyday. There are families devestated everyday because of drunk. There are many people on the donor list waiting for a liver because of alcohol consumption. There are many brain damaged babies-children-teens-adults because of alcohol consumption.

              GO MARINADE......

              "When was the last time you heard of an ape raping or molesting another ape?"

              Actually, apes do rape and molest other apes. They attack and fight other apes for whatever they want.

               

              "When was the last time you heard of an ape killing just to take what was not theirs?"

              Actually Chimpanzees, who are Great Apes, routinely kill each other for a myriad of reasons but mostly just to take what is not theirs.

               

              "No...... Don't insult the primates like that. PLEASE!!"

              She wasn't insulting apes, just making a reference.

               

              "...I don't hear any outrage at the pushers of alcohol." 

              "I have yet to hear about an angry mob boycotting places that sell alcohol because of the evils alcohol consumption has contributed to."

              You've never heard of Carrie Nation? Or Elliot Ness? Or Prohibition? The Women's Christian Temperance Union? No Beer Sales on Sunday? Dry Counties? That's odd.

               

              I think TheGameGirl was just commenting on something that she feels appeals to man's baser instincts and finds distasteful. I don't agree with her premise that man evolved from apes but I have my opinion and she has hers on that. I think this topic is also one that ultimately comes down to what each individual's personal opinion and preference happens to be on porn. Without empirical data (I'm sure there is some somewhere), everything said here about porn is mere opinion and conjecture. 


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: November 9, 2010, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                Thank you Rdg...

                Perdue- You are right !primates would be insulted  LOL!!!!

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                  Posted: November 9, 2010, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                  Big deal; That would be the least of my worries

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                    Posted: November 9, 2010, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

                    Big deal; That would be the least of my worries

                    I agree. With that kind of money, who cares what others think.

                    I am a millionaire!


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                      Posted: November 9, 2010, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                      I'd show up in a Banana suit dancing.....

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                        Posted: November 9, 2010, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

                        We're so uptight in this country about sex, it's ridiculous. If the ticket had been bought at a store that sold instruments used to kill, torture or maim no one would be upset, and they certainly wouldn't be picking on apes!!

                        Give ME the ticket! I'll go collect it with a gag ball in my mouth, ass-less chaps and a blow-up doll by my side!!

                        Pull the stick out yer arse!!

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                          Posted: November 10, 2010, 1:06 am - IP Logged

                          What if the Powereball winner is a Pastor???????????????Hit With Stick

                          They are human first before they were pastors or elected officials.

                          Anyhoo....with that much money coming the winners way....who gives, where he/she purchased the ticket, its a winner and that is all that matters.....Congratulations to the winner(s).

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                            Posted: November 10, 2010, 7:12 am - IP Logged

                              Ok, I gotta chime in on this absurdity.   I don't care what any scientist, theologian, scholar, or next-door neighbor says - the difference between humans and all other intelligent life is our often vile, inhumane, typically ignorant, self-serving need to judge others based on what we think we know.   I buy my lottery tickets often at a liquor store that opens at 9 a.m. at a busy intersection facing the parking lot.  Ever had a finger shook at you from a passing car or had to deal with the disapproving looks if you dare catch the eye of someone who thinks they know what is going on?   Whatever this winner's story, and I'm sure it will be pounced on by the media, let it stand on its merits before we all decide we actually know the truth.   Entitled to our opinions we are, but when does an opinion become a judgment?  When it makes us feel superior.   Rant   And yes, I do feel better now.  J

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                              Posted: November 10, 2010, 8:39 am - IP Logged

                              Ok for 128. Million, kiss my ......it don't matter what anybody think, get the money!