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

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Posted: June 10, 2013, 9:33 am - IP Logged

Does Gloria owe Mindy anything?

No.

Will she give her anything?

I bet she'd like to and wants to.

I'd also bet her sons and lawyers won't let her.

Perhaps they will also ask her to continue living in a tin shed so they can have more money to spend?


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    Posted: June 10, 2013, 9:42 am - IP Logged

    don't snakes eat mouses

    The mouse scurried away into the mouse hole with someone else's cheese.


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      Posted: June 10, 2013, 10:08 am - IP Logged

      I Agree!  about that next ticket was going to be the winner no matter what

      but how do we even know she was getting a poweball ticket maybe she was getting a p3 or maybe she wasnt getting a ticket at all maybe she was getting gas or cigars

      Everyone was in line 2 buy D big Powerball jackpot winning ticket.

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        Posted: June 10, 2013, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

        Does Gloria owe Mindy anything?

        No.

        Will she give her anything?

        I bet she'd like to and wants to.

        I'd also bet her sons and lawyers won't let her.

        She may not owe her money, but an apology for being an opportunist is definitely in order.

        We all run into women trying to wrangle children who get overwhelmed or distracted. What if we all started cutting them off? Where does it end? Why don't we just push them out of the way?

        Mackenzie's getting a pass because she's old. If she were 30 it'd be a different story.

        "...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 10, 2013, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

          Does Gloria owe Mindy anything?

          No.

          Will she give her anything?

          I bet she'd like to and wants to.

          I'd also bet her sons and lawyers won't let her.

          "I'd also bet her sons and lawyers won't let her."

          Just the fact the lottery spokesperson mentioned that Gloria had "accidental" jumped in front of another player proves Gloria was thinking about the other player. It makes me wonder why the lawyer was there because Gloria's comments to the lottery spokesperson have us and the news media speculating whether or not Mindy deserves a nice reward.

          The 50/50 split with her son is suspicious too because if the ticket was split, why didn't the lottery spokesperson say the jackpot was was claimed by Gloria C. MacKenzie and her son Scott MacKenzie?

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            Posted: June 10, 2013, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

            No good deed goes unnoticed Blue Angel

            Eternity is a very long time

            What you do today will effect your destiny in the everlasting Kingdom of God forever.

            The good you do today will add to your eternal reward and the evil you do today will diminish it.

            What you do for Christ will last and what you do for yourself will pass.

            The treasure you lay up in Heaven is forever and the treasure you lay up on earth is but for a moment.

            every deed and every act is either good or evil.

            We will give an account for every deed, every act and every word before the Throne of God.

            our lives are continuously being weighed in the balance.

            No good deed goes unnoticed or inspiring word forgotten, both are recorded in the book of remembrance.

            AMEN TO THAT.

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              Posted: June 10, 2013, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

              don't snakes eat mouses

              They hate those meeces to pieces!


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

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                Posted: June 10, 2013, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                They hate those meeces to pieces!

                dont let emily hear you say that Green laugh

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                  Posted: June 10, 2013, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

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

                  And how exactly would she have done that? They don't know each other, never met before, never met after.

                  Should she have made a public service announcement and said:

                  "would the woman whose name I don't know, whose face I can't remember, who allowed me to skip in line at Publix, meet me at the lottery office so I can give you a cut of $590 million"?

                  Yeah, okay. And after the entire town of Zephyrhills shows up, then what?

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                    Posted: June 11, 2013, 12:04 am - 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 =]=]=]

                    I love how you are automatically assuming this woman is rude and Mindy is some kind of saint. Really? Why? 

                    And why are you assuming she's even telling the truth?

                    I'll tell you something, SELFLESS people don't call the press to tell them how wonderfully kind and selfless they are. You are doing EXACTLY what Mindy expected the public to do when she went to the media. 

                    Everything that happened that day played a part in her getting that ticket. If (and this is if we believed Mindy's story) the cashier hadn't stopped to ask Mindy if it was okay for Gloria to go first, Gloria wouldn't have won. If she'd walked either a little faster or slower to that ticket counter, she wouldn't have won. Mindy was not the reason Gloria won that ticket. But if you assume it is, then you also have to assume that every single person who had any contact with Gloria that day was the reason she got to that counter at the exact precise moment she needed to be there and so they all deserve something too. 

                    I think what's RUDE is someone supposedly doing a kind act to harp on it. If for every time that you open the door for someone, or give a pregnant woman your seat or allow an elderly person to go ahead of you in line you think you deserve some kind of reward then THAT is rude. That is without morals or decency. 

                    So what if Gloria is 84. Maybe that just means she's had a struggle for a lot longer amount of time than Mindy and now she can leave something for her kids and grandkids and know that they will be taken care of.  Mayb it means she's been playing the lottery in some form or another for a lot longer time and therefore invested a lot more money into it than Mindy. If Gloria chooses to give Mindy anything, that is her decision. She shouldn't be pressured into it by Saint Mindy or her cheering squad.

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                      I love how you are automatically assuming this woman is rude and Mindy is some kind of saint. Really? Why? 

                      And why are you assuming she's even telling the truth?

                      I'll tell you something, SELFLESS people don't call the press to tell them how wonderfully kind and selfless they are. You are doing EXACTLY what Mindy expected the public to do when she went to the media. 

                      Everything that happened that day played a part in her getting that ticket. If (and this is if we believed Mindy's story) the cashier hadn't stopped to ask Mindy if it was okay for Gloria to go first, Gloria wouldn't have won. If she'd walked either a little faster or slower to that ticket counter, she wouldn't have won. Mindy was not the reason Gloria won that ticket. But if you assume it is, then you also have to assume that every single person who had any contact with Gloria that day was the reason she got to that counter at the exact precise moment she needed to be there and so they all deserve something too. 

                      I think what's RUDE is someone supposedly doing a kind act to harp on it. If for every time that you open the door for someone, or give a pregnant woman your seat or allow an elderly person to go ahead of you in line you think you deserve some kind of reward then THAT is rude. That is without morals or decency. 

                      So what if Gloria is 84. Maybe that just means she's had a struggle for a lot longer amount of time than Mindy and now she can leave something for her kids and grandkids and know that they will be taken care of.  Mayb it means she's been playing the lottery in some form or another for a lot longer time and therefore invested a lot more money into it than Mindy. If Gloria chooses to give Mindy anything, that is her decision. She shouldn't be pressured into it by Saint Mindy or her cheering squad.

                      "Everything that happened that day played a part in her getting that ticket."

                      That ticket was no different than any other ticket before 59 numbered balls dropped into a container and forced air was applied creating thousands, maybe millions of chaotic situations. If the slot the balls enter had opened one second early or one second late, would Gloria still won the jackpot?

                      What if the person hitting the start button on the bonus number machine sneezed, coughed, or scratched their nose delaying when that machine was suppose to start by a second or two?

                      How many other actions happened during the time all the 242 million tickets were sold and all the numbers were drawn are there that may have changed by one second either way resulting in an entirely different outcome?

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                        Posted: June 11, 2013, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                        we need some new stories Dance

                        Let it Snow Snowman

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                          Posted: June 11, 2013, 9:31 am - IP Logged

                          we need some new stories Dance

                          I Agree!    Let's move on.  Banana

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                            I Agree!    Let's move on.  Banana

                            Thank you jesus I Agree!

                            Let it Snow Snowman

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                              Posted: June 11, 2013, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                              we need some new stories Dance

                              True but the jackpots aren't yet big enough to create one.

                              We all forgot about the PowerBall winner of $338M from NJ who everyone thought should pay all his neighbors rent and we'll forget about Gloria too, but first we need a new story.

                              With PB at $70M, I doubt if anyone cares if there was a winner, how they became a winner or if they're going to share their winnings.  It may take a couple more weeks for that new story to pop up, but it will.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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