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Hard-luck Ohio couple tearful as they learn of lottery surprise

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Just when things look hopeless, sometimes an unexpected breakthrough happens.

Just ask David and Beth Loomis of Columbus, Ohio.

David Loomis lost his job last year, and his unemployment benefits were about to expire. But while Beth Loomis was walking their dog Tuesday morning, she found a dollar and thought, "I guess this might be our lucky day," she said in an interview.

She didn't know just how lucky it would be.

Ohio Lottery officials had invited the couple to come to lottery headquarters to pick up a hat and cup consolation prize from a 2010 drawing.  They were told they were one of several winners to receive similar prizes that day.

What they didn't tell the Loomises was that there also was a $150,000 check waiting for them from a lottery ticket David Loomis had bought last year.

When the surprise check was presented, David Loomis gaped at his wife, then spun his chair halfway around, speechless. Then both husband and wife wept.

They plan to use the money to pay off bills and perhaps make a down payment on a house, Beth Loomis said.

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Posted: April 8, 2011, 9:18 am - IP Logged

What a great story. Just shows that you never know when you might have a big win.

Thanks for posting Todd.

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    Posted: April 8, 2011, 9:23 am - IP Logged

    Good for them! What a surprise that would be lol

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      B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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      Posted: April 8, 2011, 9:28 am - IP Logged

      This was definitely a "Feel good" story. I am so happy for this couple.

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: April 8, 2011, 9:29 am - IP Logged

        They plan to use the money to pay off bills and perhaps make a down payment on a house, Beth Loomis said.

        Sounds like if he's still unemployed they could be in hard times again soon, this time trying to make house payments.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          myeyes2020's avatar - phant
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          Posted: April 8, 2011, 9:39 am - IP Logged

          congratulations to the couple this story makes me want cry with them

          keep campaigning you will get elected

            savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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            Posted: April 8, 2011, 9:49 am - IP Logged

            so how was the $1 lucky?

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            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              Posted: April 8, 2011, 10:26 am - IP Logged

              They plan to use the money to pay off bills and perhaps make a down payment on a house, Beth Loomis said.

              Sounds like if he's still unemployed they could be in hard times again soon, this time trying to make house payments.

              Good for them but I agree, the house should come after a job is found.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: April 8, 2011, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                I'm kinda surprised that they can get people to make the trip to lottery headquarters just for a "hat and cup". I don't know if I like that idea. What if the guy doesn't go in for the "hat and cup" and gets run over by a garbage truck that day instead?

                Me, I'd rather be told the truth.

                I don't like surprises anyway.

                Especially a surprise like being run over by a garbage truck.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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

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                  savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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                  Posted: April 8, 2011, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                  yeah seems a lot of being messed about for the publics amusement,   $150k isnt exactly retire in comfort  money. and these people where obviously in  financial distress.  i wouldnt even agree to having the video published.

                  Whats wrong with  doing their  job and telling people hey you won some money come collect it. 

                  they have to make em perform for their lousy $150k, prob half after taxes?

                  im happy for the couple, not too happy with the treatment from the lotto commission

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                    Posted: April 8, 2011, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                    Such a great story!  My left palm was itching so bad yesterday maybe I should get a mega millions ticket today.

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                      Posted: April 8, 2011, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                      NICE !

                       

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                        Posted: April 8, 2011, 11:37 am - IP Logged

                        Good for them but I agree, the house should come after a job is found.

                        Very true!

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                          Posted: April 8, 2011, 11:43 am - IP Logged

                          Such a great story!  My left palm was itching so bad yesterday maybe I should get a mega millions ticket today.

                          Yes, you should get a MM ticket, kt. I have a good feeling about it.

                          And to show my confidence I'll even offer to split the pot with you if you win!


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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

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                            Posted: April 8, 2011, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                            AWESOME some story

                            Gives u hope tht ONE day might b ur DAY, what a blessing

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