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Michigan railroad engineer claims $337M Powerball lottery jackpot

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: August 31, 2012, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

"Best quote.... His hand just went to the lottery numbers on the slip...he did not pick them." 

Ooooo like a Ouija board. Confused

Don't play with Quija boards.  It was the hand of God...or maybe an angel.  So I hope he donates at least 10%.

I really tried picking my numbers that way once and my hand did nothing... so I quickly picked my own numbers and got 0 numbers.

    Artist77's avatar - batman14

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    Posted: August 31, 2012, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

    Can you draw on your ticket like that?  Seriously.

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      Posted: August 31, 2012, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

      You have to watch the video.  He is pretty savvy actually.  When someone asked him how many children he had he said two and replied" how many do you have?" lol  He redirected the focus so they did not get into the followup question (ages of children, etc). Takes some poise to control a conference.

      Best quote.... His hand just went to the lottery numbers on the slip...he did not pick them.

      Just watched it. Seems like a nice guy who cares about his family.

      I wish him well.

      That thing he said about not picking the numbers, oddly enough though, reminded me of David Lee Edwards when he said he didn't pick the numbers - the numbers picked him.

      I just hope this guy's life story turns out a lot better than Edwards' did and I'm sure it will.

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        Posted: August 31, 2012, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

        Can you draw on your ticket like that?  Seriously.

        Yeah, as long as you don't destroy any pertinent information.

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          Posted: August 31, 2012, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

          I wonder if Michigan requires people to attend the press conference cause I sure as heck would not have gone if I didn't have to.

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            Posted: August 31, 2012, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

            Just watched it. Seems like a nice guy who cares about his family.

            I wish him well.

            That thing he said about not picking the numbers, oddly enough though, reminded me of David Lee Edwards when he said he didn't pick the numbers - the numbers picked him.

            I just hope this guy's life story turns out a lot better than Edwards' did and I'm sure it will.

            had the same thought about Edwards,

            but this guy seems like he has his head screwed on right.

            Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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              Posted: August 31, 2012, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

              Good luck to him and his family.   May they find peace, quiet and a home where no one can find them.

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                Posted: August 31, 2012, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

                Can you draw on your ticket like that?  Seriously.

                Drawing on the ticket is nothing. Do a search for, "Kim Claassen" she actually ripped up her winning powerball ticket because she thought the she had a losing ticket after she looked up the winning numbers for the wrong draw. Thankfully, the lottery still accepted the ticket.

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                  Posted: August 31, 2012, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Glad he bashed the government. 100 mill gone.

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                    Posted: August 31, 2012, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                    had the same thought about Edwards,

                    but this guy seems like he has his head screwed on right.

                    Roger that.

                    I think I'm gonna see if some numbers pick me out now on an extry ticket for MM and PB tonight and tomorrow.

                    Now I gotta head down the mountain to Buford's Septic Sludge Pumping & Gourmet Chili (Buford spells it "Gormay") and get the dadgum tickets.

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                      Posted: August 31, 2012, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

                      Drawing on the ticket is nothing. Do a search for, "Kim Claassen" she actually ripped up her winning powerball ticket because she thought the she had a losing ticket after she looked up the winning numbers for the wrong draw. Thankfully, the lottery still accepted the ticket.

                      Never heard that story.   Just looked it up. Amazing! It would seem like a pen (especially a sharpie type one) would interfere with any sort of watermark validation or whatever they use.

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                        Posted: August 31, 2012, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Roger that.

                        I think I'm gonna see if some numbers pick me out now on an extry ticket for MM and PB tonight and tomorrow.

                        Now I gotta head down the mountain to Buford's Septic Sludge Pumping & Gourmet Chili (Buford spells it "Gormay") and get the dadgum tickets.

                        Does Buford's have chicken soup in a sponge on the menu ? LOL

                        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                          Posted: August 31, 2012, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

                          Does Buford's have chicken soup in a sponge on the menu ? LOL

                          ewwwwww lol

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                            Posted: August 31, 2012, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                            Can you draw on your ticket like that?  Seriously.

                            As long as the bar code is readable, it doesn't make any differences.  I use a pink high liter to mark my winning numbers.   I'll show you if I win the MM jackpot tonight.  Supposedly the terminals can't pick up red or pink.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: August 31, 2012, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                              As long as the bar code is readable, it doesn't make any differences.  I use a pink high liter to mark my winning numbers.   I'll show you if I win the MM jackpot tonight.  Supposedly the terminals can't pick up red or pink.

                              lol  I learned something new.  I was always afraid to write on any winning ticket. Now when I have several pending ones in my purse and one I need to cash in, I will put a check mark on it so I don't think it is an old one.

                                 
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