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Michigan railroad engineer claims $337M Powerball lottery jackpot

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HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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Posted: August 31, 2012, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

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

Todd, you beat me to it!  Good acquisition rdgrnr. Patriot

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    Posted: August 31, 2012, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

    I think the PB jackpot winner was trying to say in regard to his numbers :  He did not build that number set.  Someone else built the numbers for him.   ;)

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      Posted: August 31, 2012, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

      I think the PB jackpot winner was trying to say in regard to his numbers :  He did not build that number set.  Someone else built the numbers for him.   ;)

      I especially enjoyed the end of this attached video, where the MI Lottery Headquarters Director exclaimed:  "Don't forget your check!" ... and everyone smiled and turned towards the GLORIOUS big check promo.

      Congratulations, Donald, on your huge Powerball [$224,655,690.17 cash] jackpot, pre-taxed win and early retirement!  It's a shame that you didn't add at least your two daughter's names on the MI Lottery's Official Claim Form; so that each would get their own house, car, and high percentage nest-egg ... too late now].

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        Posted: August 31, 2012, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats to Mr. Lawson and his family, hope they all can enjoy.

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        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: August 31, 2012, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

          Congratulations to the winner!  I hope he lives his life quietly, and is a great story regarding how to be a good lottery winner; I don't want to see him on "curse of the lottery" or any other lottery programs like Jack Whittaker or Dave Edwards or Mr. Fick & his wannabe pimp son "Mr. Slick"...

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            I especially enjoyed the end of this attached video, where the MI Lottery Headquarters Director exclaimed:  "Don't forget your check!" ... and everyone smiled and turned towards the GLORIOUS big check promo.

            Congratulations, Donald, on your huge Powerball [$224,655,690.17 cash] jackpot, pre-taxed win and early retirement!  It's a shame that you didn't add at least your two daughter's names on the MI Lottery's Official Claim Form; so that each would get their own house, car, and high percentage nest-egg ... too late now].

            Group Hug Disney Patriot

            It's a shame that you didn't add at least your two daughter's names on the MI Lottery's Official Claim Form; so that each would get their own house, car, and high percentage nest-egg ..

            He'll still be able to provide all that and more for them and he doesn't have to worry about them going off on their own and getting taken advantage of by some bum he can't stand.   Besides, turning over 2/3 of your fortune to your children when you're only 44 is a bad idea.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: August 31, 2012, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

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                Posted: August 31, 2012, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                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.

                Congrats on your new-found speed!  Cool

                 

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                  Posted: August 31, 2012, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

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

                  yup, exactly my point. Which means you weren't doing randomly, but rather picking them with some kind of thought. Unlike this guy, or so he says.

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                    Posted: August 31, 2012, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats to the winner!  White Bounce

                    Good story, too. I wish him and his family well. Thumbs Up

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                    singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                      Posted: September 1, 2012, 12:02 am - 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.

                      I keep all of my tickets for this very reason, even if I know they aren't a winner. I have OCD like that, where if I read the winning numbers and they don't match, I still get paranoid that mine may be a winner. You can't be too safe, ha!

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                        Posted: September 1, 2012, 12:31 am - IP Logged

                        Congratulations,Donald Lawson on your big win!

                        It shoulda been me,but since it wasn't I'm happy that it was you.

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                          HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                          Posted: September 1, 2012, 3:20 am - IP Logged

                          It's a shame that you didn't add at least your two daughter's names on the MI Lottery's Official Claim Form; so that each would get their own house, car, and high percentage nest-egg ..

                          He'll still be able to provide all that and more for them and he doesn't have to worry about them going off on their own and getting taken advantage of by some bum he can't stand.   Besides, turning over 2/3 of your fortune to your children when you're only 44 is a bad idea.

                          By the way, RJOh, one doesn't have to share the jackpot in even percentages.

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                            Posted: September 1, 2012, 5:05 am - 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.

                            Dadgum if 3 numbers didn't pick me out!

                            $30 with the Megaplier.

                            Might just try that again for my monthly tickets today instead of the one QP I usually get.

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                              Posted: September 1, 2012, 5:18 am - 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.

                              LOL, that reminded me of somebody here who said his luck was so bad that the lottery clerk hands him his tickets already torn up.

                                 
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