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

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Posted: June 8, 2013, 8:49 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.

There's an outside chance that the rightful person in line could get the same ticket at the same instantaneous moment and be the rightful winner. They were cheated plain and simple.

 

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    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.

    lol  nahhhh If I win, I will make a donation and have a tree planted in his name : "Anonymous"

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      Posted: June 8, 2013, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

      This idea that the lady who was cut off in line wouldn't have won because new QP's are generated every millisecond is absurd and laughable. If she HAD NOT been cut off she very well might have gotten that exact ticket. The bottom line is no one will never know for sure, which is what should make this so agonzing for this poor woman. 

      You can rationalize it all you want, and pretend to be magnanimous in the safety of this forum, but if that were you and you WEREN'T teed off, YOU WOULDN'T BE HUMAN!!

      Mackenzie was brazen and rude enough for a 10 year old girl AND the Publix clerk to both say something about her cutting in line. That should tell you something about how this went down. Mackenzie took advantage of the fact that Crandell got momentarily distracted by her child, which for some bizarre reason entitled her to skip. Being 84 doesn't give you the right to ignore common courtesy. Crandell's only mistake was not telling her to get back and wait her turn. 

      The only decent thing to do here is for her to write the Crandells a nice fat check. I wouldn't hold my breath, though.

      "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 


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        Posted: June 8, 2013, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

        This idea that the lady who was cut off in line wouldn't have won because new QP's are generated every millisecond is absurd and laughable. If she HAD NOT been cut off she very well might have gotten that exact ticket. The bottom line is no one will never know for sure, which is what should make this so agonzing for this poor woman. 

        You can rationalize it all you want, and pretend to be magnanimous in the safety of this forum, but if that were you and you WEREN'T teed off, YOU WOULDN'T BE HUMAN!!

        Mackenzie was brazen and rude enough for a 10 year old girl AND the Publix clerk to both say something about her cutting in line. That should tell you something about how this went down. Mackenzie took advantage of the fact that Crandell got momentarily distracted by her child, which for some bizarre reason entitled her to skip. Being 84 doesn't give you the right to ignore common courtesy. Crandell's only mistake was not telling her to get back and wait her turn. 

        The only decent thing to do here is for her to write the Crandells a nice fat check. I wouldn't hold my breath, though.

        I Agree!  I think she should have invited her to split the ticket at the lottery office.

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          Posted: June 8, 2013, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

          I Agree!  I think she should have invited her to split the ticket at the lottery office.

          I Think no matter who bought that next Quick pick it was gonna be the WINNER

          sometimes it don't pay YOU to be NICE! Bang Head

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            Posted: June 8, 2013, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                   Moral of this story ...........don't let anyone go ahead of you ........

                   I'll be surprised if that older lady  donate any money to the younger lady .......

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              Posted: June 9, 2013, 2:06 am - IP Logged

                     Moral of this story ...........don't let anyone go ahead of you ........

                     I'll be surprised if that older lady  donate any money to the younger lady .......

              In NY, it's the opposite. The winner let another player cut in front of him. He won 319 millions. So, it could cut either way.

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                Posted: June 9, 2013, 2:09 am - IP Logged

                In NY, it's the opposite. The winner let another player cut in front of him. He won 319 millions. So, it could cut either way.

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                  Posted: June 9, 2013, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                         Moral of this story ...........don't let anyone go ahead of you ........

                         I'll be surprised if that older lady  donate any money to the younger lady .......

                  She is greedy, stingy, and rude. She will not share a dime.

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                    Posted: June 9, 2013, 11:38 am - IP Logged

                    I Think no matter who bought that next Quick pick it was gonna be the WINNER

                    sometimes it don't pay YOU to be NICE! Bang Head

                    are you trying to say nice guys finish last, hmw?

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                      Posted: June 9, 2013, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

                      are you trying to say nice guys finish last, hmw?

                      you catch on quick you should change your name to white lightningThumbs Up

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                        Posted: June 9, 2013, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                        I Agree!  I think she should have invited her to split the ticket at the lottery office.

                        How often have you remembered who was in line with you when you brought a lottery ticket that won a jackpot?  You would just has to take their word that they were the ones.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: June 9, 2013, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                          well i expect if she does give her some money we will be sure to hear about it because of all the comotion this has caused sure the ole lady winner will want to clear her name for the Good standing.

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                            Posted: June 9, 2013, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                            well i expect if she does give her some money we will be sure to hear about it because of all the comotion this has caused sure the ole lady winner will want to clear her name for the Good standing.

                            I think this will all go away soon and the little old lady does not need to clear her name. She did nothing illegal and there is nothing to bear on her standing in any situation. If you pay off everyone who creates a commotion or whines when you win a major jackpot, you will be writing a lot of "nuisance" settlement checks and once you pay off one, 10 more will be lined up.

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                              Posted: June 9, 2013, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                              I truly hope that Mackenzie rewards Crandell for her kindness, selflessness, and polite manners not often found in today's society!  Especially in FL - where people are notoriously rude. 

                              Whether quickpicks are sold at a millisecond rate or not, if the woman was buying her ticket at the exact moment Crandell would have bought a ticket - chances are at least good that she could have purchased the winning ticket at that same moment the Publix clerk pushed the QP button - not Mackenzie. 

                              From the statement by the FL Lottery - it's not clear whether Mackenzie really is being sincere or being a smart ass by her remark "another woman was kind enough to allow me to cut in front of her in line and purchase the winning ticket".  To me, it sounds facetious. Who says something like this?  A crotchety old lady who is gloating - sounds taunting and RUDE.   

                              As others have commented - Crandell deserves SOMETHING

                              This woman is 84 years old - and clearly does not have the 50 years that Crandell could have to enjoy a better life for her and for her family. 

                              One woman said she would give 10% - which is about $28 million (based on her choice to receive the lump sum payout - minus taxes - which is $278 million)

                              Even 1 million dollars would change Crandell's life drastically and give her and her family financial security

                              Mackenzie - please - DO THE RIGHT THING!!!

                               

                              p.s.

                              I live in FL also - and I knew with this jackpot that the winner would be in FL and the winning ticket would be sold at Publix - I traveled to 3 counties and bought tickets at many different Publix stores - and was still buying on Saturday afternoon - likely near the same time Mackenzie bought her winning ticket!  I couldn't believe I didn't have the winning ticket this time - I was sure that day was my day to win!  I only wish it was me...  =]  I will keep trying - because I know that winning the Powerball is my destiny!  Hence my screen name:  pballwinnertobe =]=]=]

                                 
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