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

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No good deed goes unpunished.  Banana


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    No good deed goes unpunished.  Banana

    Not always.

    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. The clerk could claim their kind, slow attention to the old lady timed her ticket precisely, and call for a 4-way split.  The person who held the door for Ms. Mackenzie as she entered the store could...........

    And all of the claimants but Mackenzie would be either idiots or opportunists.

    The winning ticket was randomly generated and the winning numbers were drawn through a random process at a later time at a different location.  The only person eligible for the prize, legally and morally, is the purchaser of the winning ticket!

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      If she wasn't a mean old greedy selfish rude stingy biddy, she would have gotten out of the way when the clerk said "Its NOT your turn"

      WOW.  Didn't realize you were there.
      Mindy said the old woman may have not realized she cut.  Mindy insisted the old woman go ahead.  Mindy has no regrets and wouldn't have won if she bought a ticket.  No way would the event happen in the same nanosecond anyway.

      But would love to hear how it went down from your place in line.


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        No good deed goes unpunished.  Banana

        No good deed goes unnoticed by God, who rewards those who do good.


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          Not always.

          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. The clerk could claim their kind, slow attention to the old lady timed her ticket precisely, and call for a 4-way split.  The person who held the door for Ms. Mackenzie as she entered the store could...........

          And all of the claimants but Mackenzie would be either idiots or opportunists.

          The winning ticket was randomly generated and the winning numbers were drawn through a random process at a later time at a different location.  The only person eligible for the prize, legally and morally, is the purchaser of the winning ticket!

          BS


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            WOW.  Didn't realize you were there.
            Mindy said the old woman may have not realized she cut.  Mindy insisted the old woman go ahead.  Mindy has no regrets and wouldn't have won if she bought a ticket.  No way would the event happen in the same nanosecond anyway.

            But would love to hear how it went down from your place in line.

            Sometimes street smarts is just as good as being there. Kids are quick witted and it was clear that she noticed the lady cut. Its not impossible to imagine that the old hag stepping out of the way would have taken the exact same amount of time (down to the millisecond) as Mindy insisting that she go ahead.


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              Not always.

              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. The clerk could claim their kind, slow attention to the old lady timed her ticket precisely, and call for a 4-way split.  The person who held the door for Ms. Mackenzie as she entered the store could...........

              And all of the claimants but Mackenzie would be either idiots or opportunists.

              The winning ticket was randomly generated and the winning numbers were drawn through a random process at a later time at a different location.  The only person eligible for the prize, legally and morally, is the purchaser of the winning ticket!

              The winning ticket was randomly generated and the winning numbers were drawn through a random process at a later time at a different location.  The only person eligible for the prize, legally and morally, is the purchaser of the winning ticket!

              Not if the ticket was illegally purchased.

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                No good deed goes unpunished.  Banana

                I Agree!

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                  No good deed goes unnoticed by God, who rewards those who do good.

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                    WOW.  Didn't realize you were there.
                    Mindy said the old woman may have not realized she cut.  Mindy insisted the old woman go ahead.  Mindy has no regrets and wouldn't have won if she bought a ticket.  No way would the event happen in the same nanosecond anyway.

                    But would love to hear how it went down from your place in line.

                    The issue is not that Mindy would have won if she got the next tickets that Gloria got instead, the issue is cause and effect: those last actions of Mindy saying "you go ahead" to Gloria affected the timing that allowed her to get tickets with those numbers on it, which turned out to be winning numbers.

                    It's like the last seconds of a close/tied basketball game. The final buzzer beater is the final decision/act that decides the game. Sure, any basket before that could have affected the game as well, but the final one is what everyone concentrates on, and has the ultimate final impact of winning or losing.

                    But you also have to consider all aspects of the butterfly effect:

                    Imagine if Mindy didn't allow Gloria to go ahead and took the next tickets instead, both her and Gloria's numbers would be different. Then they each drive away from Publix with a few seconds different timing. This causes certain people across town to miss/make certain lights at intersections differenty. And then this causes one particular person to send a tweet a few seconds later, to a friend across the state who happens to work at lottery HQ in setting up the draw machines. His few seconds delay affects in tiny ways how the machines are taken from the vault and setup in the draw room, resulting in miniscule differences in jostling of the balls and microseconds of delay in starting the machines. This ultimately causes different balls to be drawn. And they could've been Mindy's!


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                        The issue is not that Mindy would have won if she got the next tickets that Gloria got instead, the issue is cause and effect: those last actions of Mindy saying "you go ahead" to Gloria affected the timing that allowed her to get tickets with those numbers on it, which turned out to be winning numbers.

                        It's like the last seconds of a close/tied basketball game. The final buzzer beater is the final decision/act that decides the game. Sure, any basket before that could have affected the game as well, but the final one is what everyone concentrates on, and has the ultimate final impact of winning or losing.

                        But you also have to consider all aspects of the butterfly effect:

                        Imagine if Mindy didn't allow Gloria to go ahead and took the next tickets instead, both her and Gloria's numbers would be different. Then they each drive away from Publix with a few seconds different timing. This causes certain people across town to miss/make certain lights at intersections differenty. And then this causes one particular person to send a tweet a few seconds later, to a friend across the state who happens to work at lottery HQ in setting up the draw machines. His few seconds delay affects in tiny ways how the machines are taken from the vault and setup in the draw room, resulting in miniscule differences in jostling of the balls and microseconds of delay in starting the machines. This ultimately causes different balls to be drawn. And they could've been Mindy's!

                        Green laugh and totally I Agree!

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                            No good deed goes unpunished.  Banana

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                              The issue is not that Mindy would have won if she got the next tickets that Gloria got instead, the issue is cause and effect: those last actions of Mindy saying "you go ahead" to Gloria affected the timing that allowed her to get tickets with those numbers on it, which turned out to be winning numbers.

                              It's like the last seconds of a close/tied basketball game. The final buzzer beater is the final decision/act that decides the game. Sure, any basket before that could have affected the game as well, but the final one is what everyone concentrates on, and has the ultimate final impact of winning or losing.

                              But you also have to consider all aspects of the butterfly effect:

                              Imagine if Mindy didn't allow Gloria to go ahead and took the next tickets instead, both her and Gloria's numbers would be different. Then they each drive away from Publix with a few seconds different timing. This causes certain people across town to miss/make certain lights at intersections differenty. And then this causes one particular person to send a tweet a few seconds later, to a friend across the state who happens to work at lottery HQ in setting up the draw machines. His few seconds delay affects in tiny ways how the machines are taken from the vault and setup in the draw room, resulting in miniscule differences in jostling of the balls and microseconds of delay in starting the machines. This ultimately causes different balls to be drawn. And they could've been Mindy's!

                              Jon D,

                              "And they could've been Mindy's!"

                              And they could have been yours.

                              And they could have been Ronnie316's.

                              And they could have been ..............

                              When you invoke the Butterfly Effect, you must remember that it ultimately involves every conceivable particle or wave in the universe.  Don't you want to at least limit the distribution of the $590M to sentient beings?

                              --Jimmy4164

                                 
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