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Retired Illinois couple share $656M lottery jackpot

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Posted: April 18, 2012, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

Good for them but sad for me. Come on Powerball!

Nice poodle golfer1960! Maybe 2nite will be your night.   What?  Roll Eyes   Yes Nod

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    Posted: April 18, 2012, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

    They're not old, they are experienced!  With modern medicine doing it's thing, they can live to be at least 100.

    Why would ANYONE want to live to be 100?

    When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

    There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

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      Posted: April 18, 2012, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

            Lottery officials , Media ,  and whoever else were there at the conference.  Outside were all

           the citizens standing outside waiting on the winners. 

           The local newspaper had everything ready on there part , to make sure they've the name and pictures

          of the winners.  These poor winners will be swamped with people around them .

         There's NO Privacy in that town or anywhere in the world . 

           The city officals  freshen up there landscaping , put in new bushes , to make the city look better .

            Since they were going to be on National News .


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        Posted: April 18, 2012, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

              Lottery officials , Media ,  and whoever else were there at the conference.  Outside were all

             the citizens standing outside waiting on the winners. 

             The local newspaper had everything ready on there part , to make sure they've the name and pictures

            of the winners.  These poor winners will be swamped with people around them .

           There's NO Privacy in that town or anywhere in the world . 

             The city officals  freshen up there landscaping , put in new bushes , to make the city look better .

              Since they were going to be on National News .

        Freshen up the landscaping, new bushes.......Wow big spenders!  Eek

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          Posted: April 18, 2012, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

          Freshen up the landscaping, new bushes.......Wow big spenders!  Eek

               They could of done more .......who knows ..........I just say , congrat to the winners ........

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            Posted: April 18, 2012, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

            Why would ANYONE want to live to be 100?

            If you are capable of enjoying life at that age then why not? I have seen people who are in their 70's and were struggling physically/mentally just to live a normal life.

            Science and medicine will keep advancing and who knows what we will encounter in the future. Our life expectancy will most likely jump up another 10 years within our generation.

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              Posted: April 18, 2012, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

              If you are capable of enjoying life at that age then why not? I have seen people who are in their 70's and were struggling physically/mentally just to live a normal life.

              Science and medicine will keep advancing and who knows what we will encounter in the future. Our life expectancy will most likely jump up another 10 years within our generation.

              Kudos to the 2 "middle agers"..........Hope they have great experiences for the rest of their lives.....Course, if he bites the bullet I am on her like white on rice !!!!Banana........yeah, I know......Gonna get punished for that one....it was just too tempting

              Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                Posted: April 18, 2012, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                Now it all becomes clear.

                In my official capacity as an Oracle, I occasionally consult the Ancient Ones to see who won a jackpot here and there to avoid the drudgery of going into a deep trance. Deep trances and channeling can drain you both physically and emotionally so I took the easy route for this record jackpot and called on the Ancients.

                Though I still need to descend into a light trance to consult with the Ancients, it's not as incapacitating as a full trance with the rigors associated with channeling dead people.

                So it now becomes clear what the Master Ancient kept telling me: "The Butler did it."

                I initially said "No man, seriously, who won the jackpot?"

                Again he said "The Butler did it."

                I said "C'mon Dude, stop jerkin' me around man, who won the friggin' jackpot?"

                He said "Hey man, you don't talk to me like that, dude!"

                I said "Look Dude, don't make me get crazy up in here, man!"

                He said "You are never again welcome in The Hall of the Mountain Kings, Be Gone!"

                I said "STFU old man, you don't tell me what to do, mf'er!"

                Then he swung one leg back real far and swung it as hard as he could and kicked me right where I hate being kicked the most.

                And then I woke up from my trance in incredible pain in the area I hate having incredible pain the most.

                And now I sit here with my ice pack and find out who won the jackpot.

                The Butler did it.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

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                  Posted: April 18, 2012, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                  Is an Oracle the one who samples the newest batch from the still ????   Cause that story even makes Billy Graham want to knock down a few !!!

                  Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                    Posted: April 18, 2012, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Good for them but sad for me. Come on Powerball!

                          I have my QP Powerball Ticket ..........I'm ready to win and I'm 1/2 packed .

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                      Posted: April 18, 2012, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                      I am glad that they didn't buy $10,000 worth of tickets like that football player and they still won.

                      I am glad that they bought quick pics and still won.

                      I am glad thay they didn't play in a lotto group and still won.

                      One ticket is all you need. Thats the minimum requirement folks. Sswwweeeet!

                      That money's gone fo ever

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                        Posted: April 18, 2012, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                        $3.00

                        Quite a return on the investment.

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                          Posted: April 18, 2012, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                          I am glad that they didn't buy $10,000 worth of tickets like that football player and they still won.

                          I am glad that they bought quick pics and still won.

                          I am glad thay they didn't play in a lotto group and still won.

                          One ticket is all you need. Thats the minimum requirement folks. Sswwweeeet!

                          I Agree!

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                            Posted: April 18, 2012, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Congrats to the Butlers!

                            Watched the taped version of the press conference, noticed that they are keeping their plans for the future ambiguous, a very smart move!

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                              Posted: April 18, 2012, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                               By today's standards, this is a young couple. Why should they let all the gloom and doom naysayers influence their staying in Red Bud?

                              They should park their ass's right where they are now. This will piss off all the pro anonymous people. They'll get over it!  LOL

                              I am not sure why it would "piss me off" for them to enjoy their small town.

                              Them getting all of the crybaby mail from the Greed of Envy Crowd that "have the right", will PISS ME OFF!

                              And yes, screw you, they have their's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Bash

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