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Wrong ticket wins Georgia woman $25 million

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

I am glad someone young won the jackpot and it sure seemed like a lucky month for ethnic folk (NY guy winning Mega).  But there is not enough money in the world to address all the "wants" of people and she is in no way obligated to address ALL of the needs of other people.  Just ignore the pleas for loans and gifts and manage your winnings smartly.  This is the only hope and change we can believe in under this current administration, so hopefully my hope and change will come soon in the next coming weeks through PB, MM, or state lotteries (hey, I am not picky and I don't have a guaranteed $400K per year job like someone does).  If my hope and change does not come this way, I will find a way to make multi-millions (so no you won't find me on any street protesting Wall Street).  Peace and Love

Young?! The woman is 44, which is not 80, but it sure isn't 20 either. Hell, she can be some kid's grandmother. It doesn't look like she has any kids, but she can be a grandmother.

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    Posted: October 14, 2011, 12:18 am - IP Logged

    Yes, I learned the hard way a long time ago to always keep the mistake ticket!!!

    Blue Angel  "if you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand"

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      Posted: October 14, 2011, 11:55 am - IP Logged

      Yes, I learned the hard way a long time ago to always keep the mistake ticket!!!

      Thankfully, I learned that one the good way a long time ago, with a $500 win on a Pick3 that the clerk punched in wrong.

      I always take the mistakes.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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

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        Posted: October 15, 2011, 9:30 am - IP Logged

        Reminds me of a song I heard on the radio going to work(sanging: It's your season ....to be blessed...GOD made you a promise...and you passed the test. When the windows of heaven ...pour you out a blessing...it's your season to be blessed)

        CONGRATULATIONS to Kathy Scruggs and her family. She has a sweet and giving spirit.....I just love stories like these.

        "MAKE THAT MONEY YA'LL"

        wisdom from Tyler Perry's Madea:"It doesn't matter what people call you....it's what you answer to."

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          Posted: October 28, 2011, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

          Young?! The woman is 44, which is not 80, but it sure isn't 20 either. Hell, she can be some kid's grandmother. It doesn't look like she has any kids, but she can be a grandmother.

          When you get to be tiggs' age, you'll consider somebody that's 44 years old a punk kid who's still wet behind the ears.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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

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            Posted: October 30, 2011, 8:14 am - IP Logged

            It was a huge mistake, but one with a silver lining for a woman who says her winning $25 million lottery ticket wasn't the one she originally wanted.

            Kathy Scruggs, 44, from Lithonia Georgia, says a store clerk mistakenly sold her a lottery ticket for a different game than the one requested.

            "I asked for a Mega Millions ticket and the lady gave me a Powerball ticket," Ms. Scruggs told the Georgia Lottery.

            "I just took it anyway," she says, ending up purchasing both types.

            That Powerball ticket, however, contained the complete set of winning numbers.

            "We were screaming and hollering, and everybody came running," she describes the morning after the September 14th drawing.

            She says her entire house and family were woken by her excitement.

            "I could not believe it," she explains.

            Nineteen days later, Ms. Scruggs claimed her winnings in Atlanta.

            Previously only carrying a seasonal job which ended following Prom time, Ms. Scruggs says she has been continuously looking for work.

            "I've been looking and looking and looking," she told the lottery.

            But following her multi-million win, she now expects to be gainfully busy.

            "I'm going to build my mom and grandmother a home," she to told the lottery. "That's my first focus."

            With the winning money she also plans to treat herself to a new car, travel, as well as to help others.

            Her current desire in giving back is for a new homeless foundation.

            Ms. Scruggs says she'd also like to use some of the money to provide dental assistance to the needy.

            "I'm happy and grateful," she tells the Georgia Lottery. "I really am."

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            I bought a mistake once , a lotto ticket, and I made I think 78 dollars. Someone had purchased it then didn't want it. But this story also reminds me of the big Mega millions jackpot here in New York a few months ago. Where the guy was running a group lottery and someone cut in front of him. He didnt say anything and the quick picks he bought were the winners. You may also remember that there was i of his coworkers that opted not to play that day. I bet to this day he is still spitting nails. What? Does anyone know if the group gave him anything?

            Money is a terrible master, but a great servant...Smile