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

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Posted: April 1, 2011, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

i woulda said " can you cover for me  "

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    Posted: April 1, 2011, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

    Yup, I had a relative buy me a MM ticket in CA two days before the draw to mail to me.  It was two lines with 5 advance plays incase it continued to roll.  It was postmarked 3 days after the draw.  They waited to see if it won.  Fvckers.  Unhappy

    Surprising what qualifies as news.  7 people got together and bought tickets as part of a group.  Everyone else in New York didn't buy tickets as part of the group, including this one who could have.

    He says he's glad for them. 

    The man sounds as though he's okay with it.  No reason for anyone else to care, one way or another.  Millions of people in New York joined him in not buying tickets as part of that group.

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      Posted: April 1, 2011, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

      yeah but what makes stories great, and appeal to people is when people associate the hero with themselves,. either the protagonist is a winner or loser doesnt matter its that he faces real problems people can see themselves facing and how he deals with theose problems.

      so its a human interest story because its a human saga that any of us could be lving thru one day.

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        Posted: April 1, 2011, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

        A spokes woman for the group that won said on the news there was no 8th man..There was more then him that was asked if they wanted in on the draw..So if they gave him money they'd have to give all the people they asked money..Tough luck..

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          Posted: April 1, 2011, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

          He's an IT guy, right?  I am sure intelligent people like IT folks know how to do cost-benefit analysis.  Let's see here....we have a $312M (later increased to $319M) jackpot; more people are playing so it is likely to get hit that drawing; the cost (in his case) would have been $2; the benefit would have been a split of $319M(annuitized)/$200M(cash value).  WOW!!!  I think I would wager $2 any day even with the astronomical odds of winning...because now he knows how it feels to not benefit from such a low cost venture.  That is a lesson to all of you out there who get fixated on the odds of winning...just keep playing a dollar a draw....I am sure most people blow more than that any given day.

          Yeah but at least he's in New York and can put that $2 towards a good corned beef sandwich.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: April 1, 2011, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

            Yup, I had a relative buy me a MM ticket in CA two days before the draw to mail to me.  It was two lines with 5 advance plays incase it continued to roll.  It was postmarked 3 days after the draw.  They waited to see if it won.  Fvckers.  Unhappy

            I'm sure they just misplaced it for a day or three.   Surely you don't think a relative would keep it if it won?   LOL


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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

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              Posted: April 1, 2011, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

              Maybe the "unlucky" guy was the reason they hadn't won before. LOL

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                Posted: April 2, 2011, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                "NY sucks...it is only good for being lucky in winning the jackpot but otherwise NY sucks."

                 

                I don't think that's entirely true.

                I've heard they have excellent corned beef sandwiches there.

                You can't get that in Tennessee.

                It's soup beans and cornbread here.

                And biscuits. We eat a lot of biscuits.

                How'd ya like to eat that kinda crap everyday?

                4/2/2011..............

                HAPPY SATURDAY  EVERYONE..........

                I have been reading your POSTS......YOU GUYS ARE SOOOOOO FUNNY......I AM FALLING OVER LAUGHING.........TOOO FUNNY.....and I agree w/most of what I have read....Some Very Valid Points......especially pertaining to the "Unlucky #8"

                I don't know  and no one can as to what his future plans are regarding this siuation,  but  I hope he can move on,  however,  yes,  I think they  should attempt to make a deal under the table with him. They should  try to placate him, to avoid  any problems  later on.       Then  everyone can get on with their lives.  Learn  from other Office Groups Legal Battles.

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                  Posted: April 2, 2011, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                  LottoLin, not asked "several times."  The article reads: ""They asked him a COUPLE of times, and he didn't feel lucky," said Jill Cook, owner of Cook's Deli, where the group often comes for lunch."

                  Regardless, fellow LotteryPost members, I noticed that NOBODY writing believed that this '8th' jackpot team member player's hunch was CORRECT.  Perhaps he was correct in saying that he wasn't feeling lucky enough to join the team's lottery line #s gathering that day -- perhaps, had he joined, they wouldn't have won.  Maybe the 8th player had a TRULY STRONG feeling/emotion about that. 

                  Anyhow, I hope that the 7, double-digit multi-million lottery jackpot winners (and spouses) will think back to those two moments of asking him and then EACH decide what to do (in a couple of months, once each of the 7 jackpot recipients receives their multi-millions net share, that each could "gift" him ($13K if single tax filer; $26K if married jointly filer).  It's possible that several of those 7 jackpot winners are married ... "gift" without even having to make note or declare it on their taxes (the 8th doesn't declare the monies received EITHER of $92K+. 

                  Yet, if he's angry and seeks out a lawyer or news employee, then that wouldn't be an appropriate choice of behavior either before receiving 1 or more "gifts" or having received no gifts.  Either way, it's tough and lonely for the '8th' now, both knowing that all or most of your colleagues aren't returning to the department, AND knowing that they are retired from a daily working for life and you aren't.

                  I hope that the press doesn't write any more news articles about this '8th' person on their own ... it's probably painful enough at present.  Don't want the person to fall into a deep depression and possibly take it further, that wouldn't be responsible news reporting, that would be hitting a person, repeatedly, when they're already down!  Compassion via silence is the best approach from here on out.

                  Please ignore the second part of this post ... since it doesn't apply to one person, but rather to about 5 people who declined to play the lottery with their on-going, time-to-time $2 each quick-pick group.

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                    Posted: April 2, 2011, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

                    He said he wasn't feeling lucky, well he was right.

                    So true Lep

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                      Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                      4/2/2011..............

                      HAPPY SATURDAY  EVERYONE..........

                      I have been reading your POSTS......YOU GUYS ARE SOOOOOO FUNNY......I AM FALLING OVER LAUGHING.........TOOO FUNNY.....and I agree w/most of what I have read....Some Very Valid Points......especially pertaining to the "Unlucky #8"

                      I don't know  and no one can as to what his future plans are regarding this siuation,  but  I hope he can move on,  however,  yes,  I think they  should attempt to make a deal under the table with him. They should  try to placate him, to avoid  any problems  later on.       Then  everyone can get on with their lives.  Learn  from other Office Groups Legal Battles.

                      What problems later on????? He has already told the news media that they asked him more than once and he declined each time.....

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                      There is no way we can escape Fate and Time.
                      Our Destiny is predetermined yes....but it is altered by the choices that we make.

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                        Posted: April 5, 2011, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                        That's one of the pit falls of buying QPs, when you win you don't know why.  On the other hand I always pick my own numbers so when I lose I know it's because I didn't pick all the winning numbers on the same line.

                        Pitfalls?  You've won because you matched a certain number of the necessary numbers.  What?

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                          Posted: April 6, 2011, 11:30 am - IP Logged

                          OH MY GOSH, if that were me, I'd be sick to my stomach.  LITERALLY.  Of course, that wouldn't have been me because I ALWAYS play the lottery...Dang, that poor poor man.

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                            Posted: April 6, 2011, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                            My job is doing a lottery pool this week for $1 a person. I put my dollar in even though I already bought the winning ticket for tonight's 218 million jackpot.

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