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Michigan railroad engineer claims $337M Powerball lottery jackpot

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Posted: August 31, 2012, 5:28 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.

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    Posted: August 31, 2012, 5:32 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.

    But Edwards said the numbers picked him....kind of like he was the annnointed one...some ego there.  The new winner seems to be saying it was luck....or something else.

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      Posted: August 31, 2012, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

      This guy reminds me of that Oregon Megabucks millionaire who just was comedic as a winner. You can only wish such people well.

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        Posted: August 31, 2012, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

        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.

        After checking a ticket and finding it to be a loser I fold it in half  horizontaly and make a small tear in it,

        (I save the losers till the end of the year)

        if i look @ it later, I know I checked it when I see the tear.

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          Posted: August 31, 2012, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

          I've picked my numbers a few times using the "let your fingers do the walking" technique.

          Had mixed results. Probably just as accurate as any of the best lotto systems out there.

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            Posted: August 31, 2012, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

            After checking a ticket and finding it to be a loser I fold it in half  horizontaly and make a small tear in it,

            (I save the losers till the end of the year)

            if i look @ it later, I know I checked it when I see the tear.

            Good idea too!

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              Posted: August 31, 2012, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

              Well Congrats to the winner. I can remember all the time's I had filled in my numbers, just marking any number.

              I guess it just was'nt my time to win. Well maybe tonight will be my turn, cause I did the same thing again, just marked any number on my ticket, like I always do. Let's hope he spends all that money wisely, cause if I had that much, I would live the rest of our life's comfortably in style.


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                Posted: August 31, 2012, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                I've picked my numbers a few times using the "let your fingers do the walking" technique.

                Had mixed results. Probably just as accurate as any of the best lotto systems out there.

                I tried it, Im glad it worked for somebody.

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                  Posted: August 31, 2012, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                  he picked the same power ball twice randomly. when I was trying my luck that way, I think I actually paid attention that numbers are not the same. Does it mean I wasn't  doing it randomly, since I was paying attention?

                  Hmmm, I gotta try it again being drunk, so I can be sure I'm not in control of my hands while they are busy picking the numbers.

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                    Posted: August 31, 2012, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                    he picked the same power ball twice randomly. when I was trying my luck that way, I think I actually paid attention that numbers are not the same. Does it mean I wasn't  doing it randomly, since I was paying attention?

                    Hmmm, I gotta try it again being drunk, so I can be sure I'm not in control of my hands while they are busy picking the numbers.

                    When I have handpicked numbers and bought more than one ticket, I have played the same PB more than once (on purpose)


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                      Posted: August 31, 2012, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                      he picked the same power ball twice randomly. when I was trying my luck that way, I think I actually paid attention that numbers are not the same. Does it mean I wasn't  doing it randomly, since I was paying attention?

                      Hmmm, I gotta try it again being drunk, so I can be sure I'm not in control of my hands while they are busy picking the numbers.

                      Good idea, that could be a winner.

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                        Posted: August 31, 2012, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the newest Powerball winner.

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                          Posted: August 31, 2012, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Congrats.  Hope he's married or at least taken.  Or else he will be getting marriage proposals left and right from women (breaking tradition).

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                            Posted: August 31, 2012, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                            Congrats to the winner....Thumbs Up

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                              Posted: August 31, 2012, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

                              You watched it?   Don't tell me you broke down and got a fast Internet connection!

                              Finally broke down and got it? LOL. Hell Todd, I know people that ain't got electric yet, back up in here.

                              Them flatlanders down there always make sure we're at least about 30 years behind on everything.

                                 
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