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Woman who let Powerball winner go ahead of her has no regrets

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Posted: June 7, 2013, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

She can't give anyone 10 percent because 45 percent gift tax will kick in. And ten percent is like $59,000,000 lol

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    Even though the machine probably would have picked out a different ticket, if it was me, I probably would have still given the young lady a half a million or even a million just for the hell of it regardless. It was that young woman's act that made it possible for the lady to have ultimiately benefited.

    maybe a Fun day @ Disney World might make everyone Happy

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      Hope this don't change people from being Nice to othersDance

      sure you can go ahead of me anytimeChair

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        i'm sure she will not be the first trying to get somethingMail For Youthe letters will soon be coming to the ole lady

        Yea, Every Gloria Mackenzie in the world will be getting  letters and phone calls from Jamaica.

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          Yea, Every Gloria Mackenzie in the world will be getting  letters and phone calls from Jamaica.

          I like to hear a story about where someone goes in to the store in a bit of a hurry because they are on Lunch break stay with me here i try not to make this as long as joshuacloak and they ask someone may i please go ahead of you i am in abit of a hurry because you see i am on my Lunch break and i only have so long say 15 minutes and the people all say ,no , no mama, no way , wait you turn lady, one person was really rude and said hell NO, so waiting patiently in line of about 10 people finally the person got to the counter and forgot they had left the play slip in the car so instead they made a quick decision to say i will take a quick pick i guess, and the next day they checked their numbers and sure enough low and behold they are now the proud winners of 50 million dollar jackpot, God sees everything  Blue Angel

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            Why can't people be good for goodness sake? If I were the person who let her bought the ticket first, I wouldn't go public and keep quiet. If the media found me for some reason, I would let her know that I am happy that she won but I would not accept any reward.

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              This wasn't an instant ticket purchase. It was a computer generated quick pick. Split

              seconds mean everything when tickets are selling at an incredible rate in so many

              states. The place in line DOES NOT matter. The exact time of purchase means every-

              thing. I hope the mother of 4 isn't trying to strike a sympathetic nerve because she

              wouldn't have won. It's the timing not the place in line. She could have kept her place

              in line and not won a darn thing...stop to pick up something dropped, wait for a clerk

              to process your purchase, ask for an instant ticket before asking for a quick pick,

              grab a kid that's wandering away...all these things happen in an instant but mean

              everything in the nano second world of Powerball ticket sales. One deviation in

              right place, EXACT time is the difference between winner and loser, not the line

              place.

              THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              Quite frankly I'm getting sick of this "right thing to do"... "Gloria owes Mindy some of the JP" and "it would be selfish of her not to share" crapola. 

              In the first place, everyone is ASSUMING that Mindy's story is the truth. There have been so many variations on the story that it's already mindboggling.

              1. I've seen it said that a person allowed Gloria to go ahead. I know I've done this many times. You're not in any hurry and an old lady comes up to the line, you tell them to go ahead of you...because well, they're old.

              2. It's been said that she cut the line (intentionally or not, we still don't know) but Mindy didn't mind and let her go ahead

              3. A woman let her go ahead (we don't know if it's Mindy)

              4. It was a man who let her go ahead. 

              There are too many stories for me to just take Mindy's word for it without evidence. Remember that fast food worker who claimed to have the winning ticket last year? It was one huge hoax. Then there's the guy who showed up hours before the deadline to claim a JP, but left when he couldn't answer any of the verification questions. People do or say a lot of sh*t when there's a lot of money involved. 

              A really selfless person actually okay with the end result wouldn't have done the media blitz to let the world know that if it had not been for her kindness Gloria wouldn't have won. Not to mention that she certainly hasn't used words/phrases that say it's a-ok. Instead of saying she let Gloria go first, she keeps saying Gloria cut in front of her and even her daughter pointed out that Gloria cut ahead of her.  So now the public forms an opinion that  Gloria must be one of those mean old women who don't think they have to wait in line. 

              I'm not for a second buying this Aw-shucks-Good-Samaritan-shoulder-shrugging act. She knows exactly what she's doing, and what she's doing is shoring up public support to say Gloria should give her some of the money. And guess what...that's exactly what's happening. 

              If she gives Mindy nothing, she's selfish and mean. If she gives Mindy something, they'll be another debate that it isn't enough. No matter what, Gloia is in a lose-lose situation. Mindy has nothing to lose and everything to gain from this, and that alone gives me a reason to pause.

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                People who cut in line don't give rewards. The good Samaritan gets nothing.

                i've lived in florida and the old people there are rude and cut in line all the time. they don't like to wait and usually feel entitled because old people are a majority. kind of treat younger people like slaves. it's frustrating to be treated so rudely.Mad

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                  i didnt know, letting someone in line,  came with conditions attached.  maybe i should stand in the line at lotto letting people in all day.

                  Whether you are standing in line or giving someone a ride, there should be no conditions attached when you are being kind.  I usually don't like to talk about this, since doing nice things for people should be something private, not boasted about, but I do nice things for people all the time.  I'm sure most of us do.  Is there a price to pay?  Sometimes there is.   I've been going through this dilemma lately because certain neighbors are always asking me (and others) for rides or a few bucks and they are getting on my nerves.  Sometimes it is best to just say "no."  We don't need to explain why. 

                  Since the ticket is a bearer instrument and Gloria bought the winning ticket, she is legally entitled to the money.  Only she knows exactly what happened.  I often talk too much so I am not judging her, but she should have kept her mouth shut and never mentioned the other person in line.   

                  It doesn't matter legally, but as I said in another post, it would bother me a lot.  I admit it.  Sure a tiny fraction of a second could change everything, and letting someone cut in front has little effect on the results, but it would still bother me if the lady who cut in front of me won.   If things were turned around, maybe Ms Mackenzie would be the lady in the article saying "I let Mrs. Crandell cut in front of me."  Who knows?   In any case, Gloria should have kept her mouth shut unless she planned on sharing.  Then nobody would be the wiser.   I am not sure we've heard the last of this story.

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                    i've lived in florida and the old people there are rude and cut in line all the time. they don't like to wait and usually feel entitled because old people are a majority. kind of treat younger people like slaves. it's frustrating to be treated so rudely.Mad

                    We don't know if Ms Mackenzie was rude or accidently wandered into the line.  I am 62, so I am not a spring chicken by any means, but I agree that people can be very rude.  Ironically, the people who are on vacation seem to be the ones who are in a rush. 

                    However, I don't think young people are treated "like slaves" unless you are talking about the low wages and lack of benefits in Florida, but we old folks don't have it any better.   

                    I was standing in the checkout line in a clothing outlet called Beall's when an elderly lady was trying to get her money back for a return.  She bought something with a check the day before and the cashier kept explaining she had to wait 7 days or take a store credit.  The lady called her stupid, useless and I finally stepped in to give her a piece of my mind (not that I can spare any of it!)   Her excuse was that she's old and sickly and can't keep driving back & forth to the store.  Well, then she should have paid cash or used a credit card, but rules are rules.  This mean old lady caused a young girl to break down and cry.  Finally the manager walked over and talked to her, but I wanted to slap the nasty woman.

                    However, don't just blame elderly people, Jeffrey.  I worked in retail in Florida for years and working with the public can be very difficult.  I've been called a word that rhymes with strut because a delivery was late.  I had trouble with young rich people, old rich people, Black people, White people, Hispanic people.... you get my point.  People often use their age, race, money and other excuses for being rude.

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                      i've lived in florida and the old people there are rude and cut in line all the time. they don't like to wait and usually feel entitled because old people are a majority. kind of treat younger people like slaves. it's frustrating to be treated so rudely.Mad

                      Not with me, are they rude. I'm 71 years old and don't mind telling them to go to the rear. We have a couple of old timers that call there off there numbers instead of filling out play slips. Then they make a mistake and the clerk has to re-enter the numbers. There's a sign above the machine. I don't mind pointing it out. Whenever I see Powerball tickets beneath the glass top, where the clerks put them, when some idiot makes a mistake and don't want them. I always ask the clerk, why didn't you tell them how much the ticket was going to cost, before you printed them. The clerks have to eat those tickets if they aren't sold. I don't know if the woman allowed the winner to cut in line or not, but if the circumctances were reverse and it was me. I, sure as hell would remember that person who allowed me to cut in line and he/she/they would be compensated fairly, common sense.

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                        yeah for me the reward of doing something nioce, is seeing the person smile and say thank you.

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                          yeah for me the reward of doing something nioce, is seeing the person smile and say thank you.

                          Unfortunately savage, in this country, a lot of people were not taught any manners, especially the younger generation!!

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                            it's good to know she has no regrets. Even if she didn't let the woman cut in front of her, I doubt she would have won. QPs generated a millisecond apart will be completely different.

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                              i've lived in florida and the old people there are rude and cut in line all the time. they don't like to wait and usually feel entitled because old people are a majority. kind of treat younger people like slaves. it's frustrating to be treated so rudely.Mad

                              People can be rude, young or old. It's not a blanket statement that applies to all Florida' seniors.

                              I was in Costco once & had a lot to check out. I let 2 (separate) elderly people go in front of me; one even told me she was okay waiting but I told her it was no problem, she only had a few items, no need for her to wait. After I insisted 3 times, she thanked me and then went ahead.

                              After that, I decided, no more cuts because my feet were killing me (I have flat feet and long periods of standing leads to intense pain).  Then another old lady and her friend came behind me, I saw they didn't have much, but my feet were throbbing by that point. I figured I wouldn't volunteer, but if they asked I would let them go ahead of me.

                              But instead of asking, the both of them started badmouthing me to each other; talking loud enough so they knew I would hear, making statements about how inconsiderate I was, and how the young people today have no respect for the elderly etc etc etc. 

                              Now, had she bothered to ask, pain or no pain, I would have said yes. But since she opted instead to insult me, I figured her a$$ could wait until I was done. 

                              In the span of 20 minutes, I had an example of a very considerate elderly person who didn't feel she was entitled to cut in and one that was a b*tch.

                              I'm not going to paint all of them as saints, or all of them as rude. It's person by person. But as rude as that senior was, she didn't try to cut the line. It's just not something I have ever seen in Florida. Never intentionally. 

                              And I lived there for almost 2 decades. Worked in Palm Beach aka God's waiting room; gray and blue hair as far as the eye can see.

                                 
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