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Lottery's biggest loser: Albany man passed on office pool that won $319M jackpot

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Posted: March 31, 2011, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

On all those "Lottery Changed My Life" shows the person has to prove that he was a regular participant in the lottery pool and he is able to receive a portion of the winnings.  I think he has a case if they've kept meticulous records. Smash

My day is coming I don't care if it's in an office pool or alone!!!

I am also tired of hearing the Jack Whittaker story...

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    Regarding "Jack Whittaker" ... I think he is probably a net multi-millionaire currently.  However, I think that he has been staying away from the press, bars, gambling places, and clubs in order to keep out of the news; so that additional people don't also get the novel idea about sueing him for something frivilous.  I hope his plan works.

    It is possible that Jack will get married to the woman that he was married to for so many decades in the past.  If this reunion would bring both joy.  It sounded as though they had been good to each other during most of those decades of marriage.  A return to loving goodness for each.  Alas, that would be a good ending, as I believe that BOTH are a lot stronger now and could probably have several more joyful successes together during their possible remaining decades here.

    Lovies

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      Posted: March 31, 2011, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

      Oh, and the 7 lucky winners did the right thing in quitting.  Now I think their next move after setting up their affairs to receive the mega dough would be to move the hell out of NY...preferably somewhere south.  That way, they would not have to worry about unlucky NUMBER 8 coming by unanounced to cause problems and get away from that deli where they might have to worry about what was done to their food.  NY sucks...it is only good for being lucky in winning the jackpot but otherwise NY sucks.

      Lot of NY sucks in this post..Let's hope a resident of New York like jrosina don't read this..That would be awful just awful...

                                                                Pure luck

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        Posted: March 31, 2011, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

        If I were one of the Magnificent Seven, I would duke the dude.

        Because after all:

        Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind
        On the road to Shambala
        Everyone is lucky, everyone is so kind
        On the road to Shambala

        How does your light shine
        In the halls of Shambala
        How does your light shine
        In the halls of Shambala
        Tell me how, how does your light shine
        In the halls of Shambala
        Tell me how, how does your light shine
        In the halls of Shambala

         

        Seems pretty simple to me.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: March 31, 2011, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

          That guy who didnt feel lucky will need millions of dollars worth of therapy, too bad he cant afford.

           He will be the one telling tales of a group of people who came together to do something good.

          He will go on to tell the part of the uncooperative one refusing to join them. This part will hurt him bad.

          Then he will conclude by saying that the fool realized he would want to eat after all the preparation and cooking was done.

           What a moron.

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: March 31, 2011, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

            Why do they keep calling this guy a loser?  It's really rude and inappropriate.  Yeah we get it he optted out, why beat the drum of the issue?  They will probably share a small portion with him anyway.  There is a 10 min + long vide on Youtube interview the winners.

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              Posted: March 31, 2011, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

              Well, I hope the winner takes his loss in stride and won't live off his regrets: 'the what if's' or the 'if only I would have....' Posters, there's a lesson to be learned in this tragedy: go with your intuition. Yes, men have intuition, too, and it is not geared toward women. How many people have we read about or known who didn't take that risk -- and at the end -- lost out on a major jackpot win?

              Finally, it is -- what it is!  I had an aunt who used to say to me, "whatever you do, take care of business!"

              See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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                Posted: March 31, 2011, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                OFFTOPIC: Having grown up there, I think the food in NY is by far the best. The pizza, pastrami, corned beef, heroes, dirty water dogs, knishes, deli's, etc and on and on.

                Outside of the food, the upstate mountains and country is gorgeious, but NYC itself is the definition of 'sucks'.

                Oh come on. Chicago is the best. Deep dish pizza, spicy hot dogs, extra juicy roast beef sandwiches...I could go on and on...

                How you do anything is how you do everything.

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                  Posted: April 1, 2011, 3:54 am - IP Logged

                  Yeah the lottery ruined Jack's life so much that even after how awful winning was he still played.... And won a $10,000 prize a few years back. The lottery and the winnings didn't screw Jack, Jack screwed Jack. He was a "good ol'boy" who set up pretty much everything that happened to him and those around him through his stupidity. Some people feel bad for him, mainly due to what happened to his grand daughter but that too was his own <snip>ed fault.

                  This post has been automatically changed by the Lottery Post computer system to remove inappropriate content and/or spam.

                  You can't predict random.

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                    Posted: April 1, 2011, 10:40 am - IP Logged

                    Odd that the guy would have been the 8th player, that number 8 and all that.

                    I wonder if someone had said, "We need 8" if he would have bought in.

                    (Of course, actually they didn't need 8!)

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

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                      Posted: April 1, 2011, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                      Wonder if his attorneys can make him feel more lucky? Or if, perhaps, the other seven will do the right thing and share with him?? Jester

                      Do the right thing, yeah kiss his (Blank) goodbye. He was asked twice to get in and he declined.

                      I ran office pools so I can talk on this, he did'nt feel lucky, out of his own mouth, and so be it.

                      He made his choice, now he has to live with it, nobody owes him a darn thing, pure plain and simple.

                      End of story, or is it, lol.

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                        Posted: April 1, 2011, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                        Wonder if his attorneys can make him feel more lucky? Or if, perhaps, the other seven will do the right thing and share with him?? Jester

                        I'll bet there is long list of people hoping "the other seven will do the right thing". How about the waitress at the Deli or other co-workers that were in the pool in the past? What about the guy that said pooling is a better way to play large jackpot; I'm sure he deserves some compensation too. 

                        Number 8 was asked many times if he wanted to play and didn't feel lucky and now he can spend the rest of life telling people how unlucky he really is. 

                        "Do ya feel lucky, Punk; well do ya? Go ahead and make my day"

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                          Posted: April 1, 2011, 11:37 am - IP Logged

                          Maybe the guy just didn't have the money to play that week..whether it was $2 or $10. Maybe he put

                          it as he's not feeling lucky to avoid having to say he was broke that week. Then in that case someone

                          might have said, Okay Ralph/Jim/Tom...I'll put you in for this week..pay me back next time. He would

                          have been sitting right there with the happy millionaires dreaming and beaming. I would have gladly

                          done it and never reminded him of how he got there. Obviously he played often and was a regular pool

                          player...just not that week. It's too bad that many of the opinions here reflect a tuff sh*t attitude. Money

                          and talk of having a lot of it usually brings out the worst in people.

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                            Maybe the guy just didn't have the money to play that week..whether it was $2 or $10. Maybe he put

                            it as he's not feeling lucky to avoid having to say he was broke that week. Then in that case someone

                            might have said, Okay Ralph/Jim/Tom...I'll put you in for this week..pay me back next time. He would

                            have been sitting right there with the happy millionaires dreaming and beaming. I would have gladly

                            done it and never reminded him of how he got there. Obviously he played often and was a regular pool

                            player...just not that week. It's too bad that many of the opinions here reflect a tuff sh*t attitude. Money

                            and talk of having a lot of it usually brings out the worst in people.

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                              Maybe the guy just didn't have the money to play that week..whether it was $2 or $10. Maybe he put

                              it as he's not feeling lucky to avoid having to say he was broke that week. Then in that case someone

                              might have said, Okay Ralph/Jim/Tom...I'll put you in for this week..pay me back next time. He would

                              have been sitting right there with the happy millionaires dreaming and beaming. I would have gladly

                              done it and never reminded him of how he got there. Obviously he played often and was a regular pool

                              player...just not that week. It's too bad that many of the opinions here reflect a tuff sh*t attitude. Money

                              and talk of having a lot of it usually brings out the worst in people.

                              Some folks handle it differently.

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