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

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Posted: June 12, 2013, 12:46 pm - IP Logged

Not everyone cares about claiming anonymously.

I'm guessing that those folks have balconies to wave from. Cool

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

    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

    That's exactly my point! Anyone could have won instead, or it could've been multiple wins, etc. But I admit I was debating the on the last word in the final sentence, saying could've been "anyones" instead. But saying "Mindy's" kinda fans the flames of discontent a little bit...I'm a little bad. Red Devil

    I was merely pointing out that the idea that the draw room is a closed ecosystem unaffected by outside events far away is not necessarily true. And yes, of course the draw would be limited to legeally purchased tickets by human beings.

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      That's exactly my point! Anyone could have won instead, or it could've been multiple wins, etc. But I admit I was debating the on the last word in the final sentence, saying could've been "anyones" instead. But saying "Mindy's" kinda fans the flames of discontent a little bit...I'm a little bad. Red Devil

      I was merely pointing out that the idea that the draw room is a closed ecosystem unaffected by outside events far away is not necessarily true. And yes, of course the draw would be limited to legeally purchased tickets by human beings.

      I know about the butterfly effect. And absolutely anyone could have won. 
      My comment was more because I didn't see the reason for such nasty comments example : 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"

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        Posted: June 12, 2013, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

        I know about the butterfly effect. And absolutely anyone could have won. 
        My comment was more because I didn't see the reason for such nasty comments example : 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"

        Just to clarify, those are not my words you are quoting, they are Ronnie's. But I think you might be taking them a little too seriously. Wink

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          Just to clarify, those are not my words you are quoting, they are Ronnie's. But I think you might be taking them a little too seriously. Wink

          LOL

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            Just to clarify, those are not my words you are quoting, they are Ronnie's. But I think you might be taking them a little too seriously. Wink

            I Agree!

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              Posted: June 12, 2013, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

              Don't you want to at least limit the distribution of the $590M to sentient beings? 

              --Jimmy4164

              Would this eliminate you as a possible winner Jammy? Just wondering.


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                I know about the butterfly effect. And absolutely anyone could have won. 
                My comment was more because I didn't see the reason for such nasty comments example : 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"

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                  Posted: June 12, 2013, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

                  Razz

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                    Posted: June 12, 2013, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                    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 only person eligible for the prize, legally and morally, is the purchaser of the winning ticket!"

                     

                    Not always.

                    She didn't actually purchase the ticket.

                    The money did.

                    And who prints the money?

                    Ben Bernanke, that's who.

                    So Ben Bernanke should get a share. 


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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

                                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

                     

                     

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                      Posted: June 13, 2013, 12:45 am - IP Logged

                      To improve her chances of winning, Gloria cut in line every Black Friday for the past 25yrs.

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                        Wow, i know that would be something hard for me to swallow or get off my mind, im glad to see she has no regrets but she is right, it is a lesson learned and she probably would have not gotten the winning number anyway and im sure gloria will find a way to contact her and give her some good money Approve good deeds do pay off Banana enjoy your money when you recieve it Mrs. Crandell

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                            Posted: June 13, 2013, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                            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.

                            Ronnie, I was in Publix today and saw the same thing I have been talking about when it comes to the Publix counter. There is this tendency for people in the line to leave this HUGE gap between them and the person at the counter and while they are waiting they're browsing the racks Publix put there for just such people. 

                            I was going to the counter, saw 1 person there, saw a gap and was going to step in behind that person, remembered Gloria/Mindy and decided to do another look, and sure enough, there was a person, supposedly in the line looking at Father's Day cards. But she didn't look in line and she certainly wasn't paying attention. But I realized she was distracted by her browsing so I went ahead and got behind her, at that exact moment a Publix employee saw us in the line and said "any one for lotto can stand over here".

                            I smiled to myself and thought, if I was an 84 year old half blind old woman, I would have cut the line and if I'd won, here we'd go again. 

                            And I wouldn't have done it intentionally. This is just a common occurrence at Publix and it's never a big deal. Usually we just tell whoever to go ahead, it's okay.

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                              Posted: June 24, 2013, 7:09 am - IP Logged

                              She is really a kind. Maybe it's not yet her time to win but I'm sure she will someday. She needs more time to prepare because she might win a jackpot more than this amount.

                                 
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