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$540 MILLION: Mega Millions buying frenzy sparks another jackpot increase

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Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:23 am - IP Logged

Oh I remember him!! So sad...So sad...

Couple years back the jackpot was getting large, and E! television ran back to back marathon shows

about lottery winners, which I have seen over the years but they showed them all day that day.

The guy had a real real nice house in Florida and yes he did buy some strange things, then a couple of episodes later in an episode of "Curse of the Lottery" it was gone!!!!! whaaa?

All of it ? He messed up!!! I couldn't even believe it!! How do you even come back from

something like that? He had it, he had what others have been dreaming about and

he blew it.

Yeah, look up David Edwards sometime, he's a classic case of what not to do and how a lack of educating yourself and your demons/vices can be your downfall, as well as those around you....   That Curse of the Lottery episode he was in could be updated further with the things that have happened since it was produced.

Another is Jack Whittaker though he seemed to have a "good ol'boy" personality as well but one would have thought he would have handled it better since he at least had experience with managing money and IIRC was a millionaire already at the time.

Not going to go into details but both are headache (in their own ways) inducing and sad examples that people who dream of winning the lottery should learn from as to what NOT do.

You can't predict random.

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    Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:31 am - IP Logged

    ga lottery made a funny  ad  its about this record  jackpot. funny stuff

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Ah3_Kq9hI&list=UUgDDMzjnZzTukHeq5LTmbjQ&index=1&feature=plcp

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      Posted: March 30, 2012, 7:34 am - IP Logged

      ga lottery made a funny  ad  its about this record  jackpot. funny stuff

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Ah3_Kq9hI&list=UUgDDMzjnZzTukHeq5LTmbjQ&index=1&feature=plcp

      Nice victory dance!  Dance

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        Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:09 am - IP Logged

        Some NBA player spent $10,000 on tickets lol Good luck to him!!

        Around 10:30 a.m. they will take a look at the sales and determine if they will

        increase it again.

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          Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:11 am - IP Logged

          I just found out that Pennsylvania does not allow you to claim the jackpot in a blind trust.

          So I retain my plan to claim the prize and then put the money in a RLT that has not been revealed to everyone!

          Dance 1 Ticket .......... 1 Winner ..................

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            Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:14 am - IP Logged

            Some NBA player spent $10,000 on tickets lol Good luck to him!!

            Around 10:30 a.m. they will take a look at the sales and determine if they will

            increase it again.

            That doesn't quite seem right, does it?
            I mean they should have given the $10k to ST. Judes or something like that.....

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              Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:17 am - IP Logged

              Which lottery is this Nikki? Are you talking about the MM?

              Of course I am talking about MegaMillionsCrazy

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                Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:19 am - IP Logged

                glad you made it safe Win......Thumbs Up

                Thanks, Even if I don't win that much or at all. I am just excited to be apart of this historic jackpot.

                Guess Who's Back?

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                  Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                  ga lottery made a funny  ad  its about this record  jackpot. funny stuff

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Ah3_Kq9hI&list=UUgDDMzjnZzTukHeq5LTmbjQ&index=1&feature=plcp

                  LOL.. the mascot was jamming at the end!!!!

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                    Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:24 am - IP Logged

                    Some NBA player spent $10,000 on tickets lol Good luck to him!!

                    Around 10:30 a.m. they will take a look at the sales and determine if they will

                    increase it again.

                    It was Washington Wizards star Chris Singleton who drop 10 grand on tickets. Everyone wants a piece of the action, the rich and the poor.

                    Guess Who's Back?

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                      Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:25 am - IP Logged

                      Thanks, Even if I don't win that much or at all. I am just excited to be apart of this historic jackpot.

                      I know what you mean!!!! i'm glad you were able to be part of Lotto Fever too!!!!!Wink

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                        Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:27 am - IP Logged

                        It was Washington Wizards star Chris Singleton who drop 10 grand on tickets. Everyone wants a piece of the action, the rich and the poor.

                        WOW $10,000 i ntickets that is CRAZY!!!!! hwis he going to check all the tickets it will take him weeks...LOL...

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                          Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:36 am - IP Logged

                          Then you'd better hope you lose. Depending on where in Philly you live and how many tickets you buy, it could cost $25, $50, or $100 to drive to Jersey and buy some losers. Driving to Jersey and buying a winner, OTOH, could cost as much as $40 million.

                          It's a 20 min drive to Cherry Hill, Nj and five dollars to cross back over. I told my lady am only spending ten bucks their. Sulk Off

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                            Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:41 am - IP Logged

                            It's a 20 min drive to Cherry Hill, Nj and five dollars to cross back over. I told my lady am only spending ten bucks their. Sulk Off

                            Make sure you get advanced draws Eagle...In case this thing rolls over

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                              Posted: March 30, 2012, 8:58 am - IP Logged

                              Of course I am talking about MegaMillionsCrazy

                              Thanks, I thought maybe it was a local Wisconsin game that was going to be televised just in your area.  Crazy

                                 
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