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

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Posted: June 7, 2013, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

If Gloria Mackenzie gave Mindy Crandell as much as $1, Crandell's lawyers would use it as an admission that she was somehow responsible for the outcome, and demand half.  This would prompt the person in front of Mackenzie in line to call for a 3-way split because he or she left sooner than planned to allow an old lady to proceed. And the clerk could claim...  Watch "Run Lola Run."

The tickets were randomly generated.  The only person eligible for the prize, legally and morally, is the purchaser of the winning ticket!

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    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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      GARBOB & JEFFER>>>>>>>>>>beware of Psyko>>>>>>>>>2053>>>>>>!!!!!!!

             PartyDancePartyDisneyDisneyPartyDanceParty

      No One will cut in front of Psyko in Floradi!

      remember??????????????:Psyko baught  D

      "SMART" car & I'm tak'g it 2 FLORADI

                    PartyDanceDrumDanceParty

      WHEN i RETIRE IN 2053>>>>>>>>>IN MEANWHILE>>>>>>>>>>don'T>>>>>KNOCK<<<<<<MY "SMART" CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        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

        Maybe this is more of an East coast thing and while I have often waived people with just an item or two or someone elderly to go ahead of me, I do not like some arrogant person telling me her (sorry but it is usually a female) schedule is sooooooo busy and she should step in front of me. These are not people with a screaming baby or elderly but someone who feels a sense of entitlement. I ask these people how their time is more important than mine and say I work two jobs, what about you?

        I was waiting for someone to pull out of a parking garage space last week so I could go to my bank. I waited a full 5 minutes while this person got herself together to pull out, then this guy came around from the other side (and he clearly saw me first) and took the only space. The when I was in line at the bank, the same guy attempted to step in front of me in line. I said are you kidding and told him off.

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          Maybe this is more of an East coast thing and while I have often waived people with just an item or two or someone elderly to go ahead of me, I do not like some arrogant person telling me her (sorry but it is usually a female) schedule is sooooooo busy and she should step in front of me. These are not people with a screaming baby or elderly but someone who feels a sense of entitlement. I ask these people how their time is more important than mine and say I work two jobs, what about you?

          I was waiting for someone to pull out of a parking garage space last week so I could go to my bank. I waited a full 5 minutes while this person got herself together to pull out, then this guy came around from the other side (and he clearly saw me first) and took the only space. The when I was in line at the bank, the same guy attempted to step in front of me in line. I said are you kidding and told him off.

          Sounds like a New York thing even though Ive never been to NY. Perhaps a rat mentality?


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            Posted: June 7, 2013, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

            If Gloria Mackenzie gave Mindy Crandell as much as $1, Crandell's lawyers would use it as an admission that she was somehow responsible for the outcome, and demand half.  This would prompt the person in front of Mackenzie in line to call for a 3-way split because he or she left sooner than planned to allow an old lady to proceed. And the clerk could claim...  Watch "Run Lola Run."

            The tickets were randomly generated.  The only person eligible for the prize, legally and morally, is the purchaser of the winning ticket!

            Where and when did you learn what is "morally" correct Jammy?

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              Sounds like a New York thing even though Ive never been to NY. Perhaps a rat mentality?

              lol perhaps....the Washington, DC area is just as bad as NY.

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                Maybe this is more of an East coast thing and while I have often waived people with just an item or two or someone elderly to go ahead of me, I do not like some arrogant person telling me her (sorry but it is usually a female) schedule is sooooooo busy and she should step in front of me. These are not people with a screaming baby or elderly but someone who feels a sense of entitlement. I ask these people how their time is more important than mine and say I work two jobs, what about you?

                I was waiting for someone to pull out of a parking garage space last week so I could go to my bank. I waited a full 5 minutes while this person got herself together to pull out, then this guy came around from the other side (and he clearly saw me first) and took the only space. The when I was in line at the bank, the same guy attempted to step in front of me in line. I said are you kidding and told him off.

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                  Posted: June 7, 2013, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                  lol perhaps....the Washington, DC area is just as bad as NY.

                   i think it happens everywhere LOL

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                    Posted: June 7, 2013, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                    Sounds like a New York thing even though Ive never been to NY. Perhaps a rat mentality?

                    The same thing happens here at LP and I've been a part of it.  I've have members PM me to ask if I would put aside any efforts I'm making to win a lottery for myself and work on projects that might help them win their lottery.  I've PM them back and said "Hell NO", you do your own work, I hardly have time for my own.

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                      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.

                      she should have kept her mouth shut and never mentioned the other person in line.   

                      If she didn't mention it, the person who let her bought the ticket first is going to come out and tell the story. The media would question Gloria's motive of not telling the story and label her as a bad granny.

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                        she should have kept her mouth shut and never mentioned the other person in line.   

                        If she didn't mention it, the person who let her bought the ticket first is going to come out and tell the story. The media would question Gloria's motive of not telling the story and label her as a bad granny.

                        well cutting in line already doesn't look good for granny...Of course I wasn't there so I don't know if she actually cut in line on purpose and Mindy decided to overlook it OR if she got in line not realizing she had cut until someone brought it to her attention...I just know as long as I've been alive, I have NEVER cut ahead of anyone in line and couldn't imagine even doing it.

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                          Sounds like a New York thing even though Ive never been to NY. Perhaps a rat mentality?

                          We don't cut in line.We tell everyone there's free stuff in the back of the store, and run up front quickly.

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                            Posted: June 7, 2013, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                            This quote kills me...

                             

                            "The joke was, that's the lady that's going to win it. I was like, 'Yeah right. No one is going to win from little Zephyrhills,'" Crandell said.

                             

                            Uhh hello moron, you're in FLORIDA, the state with the highest per capita number of lottery winners in the US. 

                            I could see someone saying that if they're playing from Montana, but definitely not Florida.

                            That is hilarious. That's like someone in California saying no is going to win the Mega Million.

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                              Posted: June 7, 2013, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

                              Gloria Mackenzie won a huge jackpot, banked about quarter-billion $$ after taxes, because Mindy Crandell's actions allowed her to be spread with some magic pixiedust, putting her at just the right place at just the right time.

                              She's not legally obligated to do a <snip> thing, but the right thing to do is pay off every penny of debt the Crandell's may have, including mortage; establish a trust fund that is enough to pay for four years of the daughter's college education, pay for a two-week vacation anywhere in the world the family wants to go, buy the family a new vehicle of their choosing, and pay a cash reward of at least $250,000.

                              If there's tax penalties involved by overdoing the gift $$ amount, so what; pay that too.

                              If I won a jackpot of that size because someone let me ahead of them in line, putting me in the magic zone, that'd be the bare minimum I'd do for that individual.

                               

                               

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                              Well said, I agree 100%

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