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Idaho's biggest lottery winner knew he would win

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Posted: February 19, 2012, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

Isn't this the guy that was working at Gold's Gym making around 30K a year training people? Then he won a boatload of money and all of a sudden was going to be some financial wiz kid. lol.  The fact that he was on one of those lottery shows just recently tells me that  he really isn't making the best of decisions.

I Agree!

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    Posted: February 19, 2012, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

    So he reunited this past week with his winning ticket? Does anyone know why? Once the ticket is verified does the winner get to keep the ticket or does the state lottery commission keep it?


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      Posted: February 19, 2012, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

      And just how many Powerball & Mega Millions jackpots have you won,Mr. positive thinker?

      Yeah,that's what I thought.

      Positive thinking has NOTHING to do with winning, N-O-T-H-I-N-G!

      You just have to be lucky enough to have the right numbers at the right time.

      Well I haven't hit the big one yet Cletu$, but I absolutely believe it is going to happen and soon!   Hyper

      I had a dress rehearsal when I scored $200K in August  "07" when my Powerball numbers came up 5+0.

      Since then I have accumulated another $25K after expenses through scratches, and online games. Wouldn't exactly call those winnings "chump change"

      What are you so negative about Cletu$?, Soon as you hear someone talking positive on a thread you go ballistic.  Rant

      We "get it", you don't believe in positive thinking. We have had this discussion before. I also believe "luck" is a combination of forces that is 

      created not just by being in the right place at the right time. I'm a huge believer in "Karma" as well. I can already see you puking as I'm mentioning all

      this.  Puke

      Thanks for sharing Cletu$, and have a P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E night!

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        Posted: February 20, 2012, 12:10 am - IP Logged

        Well I haven't hit the big one yet Cletu$, but I absolutely believe it is going to happen and soon!   Hyper

        I had a dress rehearsal when I scored $200K in August  "07" when my Powerball numbers came up 5+0.

        Since then I have accumulated another $25K after expenses through scratches, and online games. Wouldn't exactly call those winnings "chump change"

        What are you so negative about Cletu$?, Soon as you hear someone talking positive on a thread you go ballistic.  Rant

        We "get it", you don't believe in positive thinking. We have had this discussion before. I also believe "luck" is a combination of forces that is 

        created not just by being in the right place at the right time. I'm a huge believer in "Karma" as well. I can already see you puking as I'm mentioning all

        this.  Puke

        Thanks for sharing Cletu$, and have a P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E night!

        I Agree!

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          Posted: February 20, 2012, 1:08 am - IP Logged

          He wrote earned/won on a million dollar chevk he wrote himself.

          Seems to me he sure got convinced he would win, after he figured out hearn wasn't gonna earn.

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            Posted: February 20, 2012, 1:46 am - IP Logged

            Well I haven't hit the big one yet Cletu$, but I absolutely believe it is going to happen and soon!   Hyper

            I had a dress rehearsal when I scored $200K in August  "07" when my Powerball numbers came up 5+0.

            Since then I have accumulated another $25K after expenses through scratches, and online games. Wouldn't exactly call those winnings "chump change"

            What are you so negative about Cletu$?, Soon as you hear someone talking positive on a thread you go ballistic.  Rant

            We "get it", you don't believe in positive thinking. We have had this discussion before. I also believe "luck" is a combination of forces that is 

            created not just by being in the right place at the right time. I'm a huge believer in "Karma" as well. I can already see you puking as I'm mentioning all

            this.  Puke

            Thanks for sharing Cletu$, and have a P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E night!

            I agree with Cletu$2.

            Do the same things you did to win what you won and have anything but "positive beliefs" and you would have still won.

            ...but believe what you want, it's a free world.  Glad you won what you won.

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              Posted: February 20, 2012, 3:02 am - IP Logged

              Well I haven't hit the big one yet Cletu$, but I absolutely believe it is going to happen and soon!   Hyper

              I had a dress rehearsal when I scored $200K in August  "07" when my Powerball numbers came up 5+0.

              Since then I have accumulated another $25K after expenses through scratches, and online games. Wouldn't exactly call those winnings "chump change"

              What are you so negative about Cletu$?, Soon as you hear someone talking positive on a thread you go ballistic.  Rant

              We "get it", you don't believe in positive thinking. We have had this discussion before. I also believe "luck" is a combination of forces that is 

              created not just by being in the right place at the right time. I'm a huge believer in "Karma" as well. I can already see you puking as I'm mentioning all

              this.  Puke

              Thanks for sharing Cletu$, and have a P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E night!

              I think you're confused about what Cletus believes. My guess is that he believes in positive thinking, but has a more realistic understanding of what it can do than some people.

              I don't doubt that Duke believed he would win, or that you believe you will win. I also know that there are millions of other people who believe they will win. The reality is that life is far too short for more than a very, very small percentage of those people to be right, no matter how much positive thinking they can muster.


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                Posted: February 20, 2012, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                I Agree!

                Thanks kyok! See Ya!


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                  I agree with Cletu$2.

                  Do the same things you did to win what you won and have anything but "positive beliefs" and you would have still won.

                  ...but believe what you want, it's a free world.  Glad you won what you won.

                  In this humble forum, there is a vast exchange of personal beliefs and philosophies. Many concepts such as "Karma" , "Luck", "Destiny", "God",

                  "Spiritualism" and "Fate" are thrown around and talked about as if they were yesterdays favorite flavor, or as a real relevance in determining one's 

                  success in this game of life or the lottery.

                   

                  As but very brief travelers in this miracle called life, we should at least allow ourselves to "agree" to disagee with each others point of view.  Cheers


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                    Posted: February 20, 2012, 8:22 am - IP Logged

                    I think you're confused about what Cletus believes. My guess is that he believes in positive thinking, but has a more realistic understanding of what it can do than some people.

                    I don't doubt that Duke believed he would win, or that you believe you will win. I also know that there are millions of other people who believe they will win. The reality is that life is far too short for more than a very, very small percentage of those people to be right, no matter how much positive thinking they can muster.

                    I agree and respect your "take" on "realistic" understanding.

                     

                    Having said that, I truly believe "positive thinking" plays an intricate role in determining ones success in life. Whether that be in starting a new 

                    business of your own, coming up with a new invention, running for political office and yes even the decision to venture into the lottery.

                    Having "just" positive thinking isn't enough for any of the above. They all require commitment, learning your trade and from your mistakes,

                    never giving up and passion.

                     

                    Like with any craft, we must always be open and willing to learn and adapt from our mistakes. To continue on in the lottery and to be successful,

                    requires no less dedication, and certainly requires a healthy dose of "positive thinking".

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                      Posted: February 20, 2012, 8:51 am - IP Logged

                      Well I haven't hit the big one yet Cletu$, but I absolutely believe it is going to happen and soon!   Hyper

                      I had a dress rehearsal when I scored $200K in August  "07" when my Powerball numbers came up 5+0.

                      Since then I have accumulated another $25K after expenses through scratches, and online games. Wouldn't exactly call those winnings "chump change"

                      What are you so negative about Cletu$?, Soon as you hear someone talking positive on a thread you go ballistic.  Rant

                      We "get it", you don't believe in positive thinking. We have had this discussion before. I also believe "luck" is a combination of forces that is 

                      created not just by being in the right place at the right time. I'm a huge believer in "Karma" as well. I can already see you puking as I'm mentioning all

                      this.  Puke

                      Thanks for sharing Cletu$, and have a P-O-S-I-T-I-V-E night!

                      "I had a dress rehearsal when I scored $200K in August  "07" when my Powerball numbers came up 5+0."

                      There was a Ohio Lottery Buckeye 5 player that must have "absolutely believed" that he was going to win the jackpot because he had 54 winning tickets. He didn't know the lottery had a $1 million aggregate payout limit and thought he won $5.4 million. In PB the jackpot amount is the limit and the jackpot is split by the number of winning tickets if there are multiple winners. It is logical to conclude anyone who "absolutely believes" their numbers are going to be drawn, would at the very least have two winning tickets especially when the jackpots are smaller.

                      As others said, millions of players (like Brad Duke) probably "absolutely believe" they will win the jackpot too. I don't know if PB had the powerplay option in 2007 but today the true believers are those spending an extra buck.

                      Brad Duke picked his jackpot winning numbers having more faith than the millions of average "give me one PB QP" players.


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                        "I had a dress rehearsal when I scored $200K in August  "07" when my Powerball numbers came up 5+0."

                        There was a Ohio Lottery Buckeye 5 player that must have "absolutely believed" that he was going to win the jackpot because he had 54 winning tickets. He didn't know the lottery had a $1 million aggregate payout limit and thought he won $5.4 million. In PB the jackpot amount is the limit and the jackpot is split by the number of winning tickets if there are multiple winners. It is logical to conclude anyone who "absolutely believes" their numbers are going to be drawn, would at the very least have two winning tickets especially when the jackpots are smaller.

                        As others said, millions of players (like Brad Duke) probably "absolutely believe" they will win the jackpot too. I don't know if PB had the powerplay option in 2007 but today the true believers are those spending an extra buck.

                        Brad Duke picked his jackpot winning numbers having more faith than the millions of average "give me one PB QP" players.

                        Yeah Brad Duke had some serious belief in his destiny. The results speak for themselves.

                        They actually had the Powerplay option in "07". I was on a strict budget at the time, and decided to pass on it.

                        The Powerplay number was "2" for that drawing, which would have doubled my second tier prize to $400,000.

                        I have no regrets, I still won big. I'm in this for the long term, and the best is yet to come.  Big Smile

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                          Posted: February 20, 2012, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                          The fact that Brad Duke has earned money on his lottery winnings during this financial economy downturn, speaks well of his investment strategies.

                          "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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                            Posted: February 20, 2012, 11:25 am - IP Logged

                            Brad Duke stands as a good example of what to do right with your jackpot winnings. Although I wonder how much intrusion results from his public appearances. I did notice when he was last on How the Lottery Changed My Life, there is little to no mention of family. My guess is he has his personal security down to a fine art if he is confident enough to be as public as he is.

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                              Brad Duke stands as a good example of what to do right with your jackpot winnings. Although I wonder how much intrusion results from his public appearances. I did notice when he was last on How the Lottery Changed My Life, there is little to no mention of family. My guess is he has his personal security down to a fine art if he is confident enough to be as public as he is.

                              Perhaps he made an upfront agreement with the producers of "How the Lottery Changed  My Life", to avoid any spotlight on his personal family members. A wise choice, I'm sure that he probably made.  Thumbs Up

                                 
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