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

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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: June 8, 2013, 12:23 am - IP Logged

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 8, 2013, 12:26 am - IP Logged

    Would anyone even want to be interviewed in a case like this? Being the loser? I sure wouldn't. Mindy's answers and

    feelings about the whole thing were probably manipulated for story value and interest. If they keep putting ideas into

    her head and making it sound a whole lot more than it was, I see another lawsuit on the horizon. But REALLY...what

    is the basis for a lawsuit? She didn't steal her ticket, she didn't assualt Mindy and throw her out of line and she

    didn't steal her money to play either.

    Maybe Mindy really doesn't care...but we are to believe she does. Sensationalism raises it's head again. Let's get on to

    the next winner...pah-lease.

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      Posted: June 8, 2013, 12:35 am - IP Logged

      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.

      I Agree!

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        I'm not surprised the media picked up this story and ran with it.  They will sensationalize anything especially if it's about sex, money, or celebrities.  They are really making a mountain out of a molehill.  Someone should tell this poor woman how the quick picks are really generated so she will know she really didn't lose $590 million dollars by letting someone else buy their ticket first. Banana   

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          Posted: June 8, 2013, 9:16 am - IP Logged

          Would anyone even want to be interviewed in a case like this? Being the loser? I sure wouldn't. Mindy's answers and

          feelings about the whole thing were probably manipulated for story value and interest. If they keep putting ideas into

          her head and making it sound a whole lot more than it was, I see another lawsuit on the horizon. But REALLY...what

          is the basis for a lawsuit? She didn't steal her ticket, she didn't assualt Mindy and throw her out of line and she

          didn't steal her money to play either.

          Maybe Mindy really doesn't care...but we are to believe she does. Sensationalism raises it's head again. Let's get on to

          the next winner...pah-lease.

          I Agree! Except it doesn't seem like anyone was putting ideas into her head and I don't believe for a second that she doesn't care about the money. 

          When was the last time you heard of a Good Samaritan doing a selfless act who then calls the media to let them know how wonderful and giving they are. 

          Every time we've read about someone doing something unbelievably selfless, it's usually the recipient or someone else who calls the media to focus on it. 

          Remember that cop who bought the homeless guy a pair of shoes in the winter? We found out because a tourist took a picture of it and sent it to the press. A highway patrolman gave a motorist a ticket, but also gave him $100 so he could get his car registered. It was the driver who went to the press, wanting everyone to know what an amazing thing the cop did for him.  The stranger who gave a waitress hundreds of dollars in tips so she could go to Italy. 

          Never once did the person who did the act of kindness go to the media to broadcast their own generosity

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            Posted: June 8, 2013, 10:39 am - IP Logged

            I Agree! Except it doesn't seem like anyone was putting ideas into her head and I don't believe for a second that she doesn't care about the money. 

            When was the last time you heard of a Good Samaritan doing a selfless act who then calls the media to let them know how wonderful and giving they are. 

            Every time we've read about someone doing something unbelievably selfless, it's usually the recipient or someone else who calls the media to focus on it. 

            Remember that cop who bought the homeless guy a pair of shoes in the winter? We found out because a tourist took a picture of it and sent it to the press. A highway patrolman gave a motorist a ticket, but also gave him $100 so he could get his car registered. It was the driver who went to the press, wanting everyone to know what an amazing thing the cop did for him.  The stranger who gave a waitress hundreds of dollars in tips so she could go to Italy. 

            Never once did the person who did the act of kindness go to the media to broadcast their own generosity

            Once Gloria acknowledged someone had been kind enough to let her go ahead of them, you can't blame Mindy for wanting to make sure the credited went to her just in case something very, very good came of it.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: June 8, 2013, 11:52 am - IP Logged

              this has generated new  kidness in the lotto queue. just today i was standing behind 2 people  saying " after you,  noo no after you,, no i insist...? "

              i jumped both of them, wish me luck,.

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                Posted: June 8, 2013, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

                I agree about giving a reward to the young lady. A similar thing happen to me few years ago in NY, an old lady cut me off to buy 2 scratch off tickets, she didn't win,i bought 1 ticket for $2 (the same scratch off game,i was planning to buy that game anyway ) i won about $60.

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                  this has generated new  kidness in the lotto queue. just today i was standing behind 2 people  saying " after you,  noo no after you,, no i insist...? "

                  i jumped both of them, wish me luck,.

                  Ha ha good luck goose!

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                    Posted: June 8, 2013, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                     I let this car from another lane pull into my lane today. I believe that extra second may cost me a win in Powerball tonight. I am going to have to track that person down if I don't win tonight since they cost me a great loss in future earnings. Wink

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                      Posted: June 8, 2013, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                      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.

                      I agree.  This whole thing is ridiculous.  Even if everyone got in line for their tickets fairly, the outcome still depends on the fraction of a second that the QP numbers are selected and printed out.  And considering the rapid rate that tickets were being sold anyone in the country who had a QP printed out around that same moment could've come close as Crandell did, probably more, to winning.

                      This is why I rolled my eyes at the story from a year ago where a lottery pool thought they won the jackpot because someone cut infront of them and was dealt a hand of karma.

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                        Posted: June 8, 2013, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

                         I let this car from another lane pull into my lane today. I believe that extra second may cost me a win in Powerball tonight. I am going to have to track that person down if I don't win tonight since they cost me a great loss in future earnings. Wink

                        You'll only have a case if you're playing quick picks where timing is important.  However if you do win big, you'll have to find him and get him a share or you may feel like you cheated him.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: June 8, 2013, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                          Who gives a ***bleep***

                          There are sooooooooo many factors that played into the winning numbers matching that particular ticket. The drwing matched the ticket; not the other way around. No one is speculating on the draw. What would have happened if the balls were rolled milliseconds sooner or later. The old lady won. Nothing else to see here. All losers move along, please.

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                            Posted: June 8, 2013, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                            I am not reading all 12 pages of this thread so I do not know if it has been said already.

                             

                            As other mentioned, if the person that allowed the lady to go ahead would not have done so the ticket she bought would have not been the jackpot winning ticket.

                            It is certain that the person that won would not have been the winner.  She should give that woman a huge reward.  I doubt she would have not insight to realize that fact so she will not give the other woman what she deserves.

                            I feel sorry for the woman that is courteous if she believes that she would have been the winner.  Someone at the lottery office she point this out to her.


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                              Who gives a ***bleep***

                              There are sooooooooo many factors that played into the winning numbers matching that particular ticket. The drwing matched the ticket; not the other way around. No one is speculating on the draw. What would have happened if the balls were rolled milliseconds sooner or later. The old lady won. Nothing else to see here. All losers move along, please.

                              I give a bleep, the old hag is a cheat. And Ima NOT a loser.

                                 
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