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

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Posted: June 6, 2013, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

After hearing this, I'm willing to bet everything I love that no one's ever gonna let anyone cut in front of them anymore to get a lotto ticket.

The lottery is NOT a tax on the poor.  By calling it a tax, you are calling it mandatory, which is what taxes are.  But the lottery is NOT mandatory, therefore calling it a tax highly inaccurate.

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    Posted: June 6, 2013, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

    With the assumption that rng's at all terminals that seel PB are continuously outputting combinations,wouldn't it be safe to say that had the clerk hit the button  to print a QP a macro-second later,wouldn't that she would not have won to begin with.?

     

    I mean as far as RNG's's go,do number combinations hang in limbo in terminals till someone  wants a qp or is the terminal perpetually cycling combinations?

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      Posted: June 6, 2013, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

      This is not a question of intelligence.  John Allen Paulos made this very clear in his book on Innumeracy in 1988.

      If you and several others here "understood" how Quick Picks are generated, you would not persist in giving the "appearance" of a lack of intelligence by claiming the winner owes the other person anything.  I think your biggest problem is that this huge jackpot was won with a Quick Pick, when you believe the winning set can be selected from a subset of 28 numbers.

      I recently posted in another thread on RNGs.  Look it up.

      --Jimmy4164

      Again you make false assumptions Jammy. People don't need to look up your information because even novice lottery players know that the QP numbers are NOT "queued up" and waiting in line for purchase. You are completely stupid in thinking that people are that stupid. Did you take stupid classes or something? I only ask because I actually feel sorry for you at this point in time. I have never met such a simpleton before.


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        Posted: June 6, 2013, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

        With the assumption that rng's at all terminals that seel PB are continuously outputting combinations,wouldn't it be safe to say that had the clerk hit the button  to print a QP a macro-second later,wouldn't that she would not have won to begin with.?

         

        I mean as far as RNG's's go,do number combinations hang in limbo in terminals till someone  wants a qp or is the terminal perpetually cycling combinations?

        I think its safe to say that most people realize that they perpetually cycle like a slot machine RNG does.


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          Posted: June 6, 2013, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

          After hearing this, I'm willing to bet everything I love that no one's ever gonna let anyone cut in front of them anymore to get a lotto ticket.

          I let people cut anytime, regardless of the situation. Yes Nod

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            Posted: June 6, 2013, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

            Pffft. Yeah right.

            Call me cynical but I don't believe this little contrivance for a second. 

            24 hours later and this woman is in the news more than the actual winner. Why? She is milking this for her 15 minutes of fame and possibly hope that the real winner will feel bad enough to give her a cut. Either way, she's getting her little notoriety as being the person who did NOT win. Really?

            She's been making the rounds to a whole lot of different stations. Getting a whole lot of media buzz. So puh-lease.

            I am not a fan of media-whores. Move it along and continue on with on with your wife. You didn't win nor were you going to win.

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              Posted: June 6, 2013, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

              I let people cut anytime, regardless of the situation. Yes Nod

              I once had a person cut in front of me to buy five scratch-offs because he had just brought ten losers and was sure a winner were in the next five.  It turn out there were fifteen losers in a row and I bought the next $50 winner.  I didn't mind him cutting in front of me because I knew him from work and winning $50 make it even better.

              I've even had superstitious players insist I go before them, which I don't mind since I make out play slips and get the same numbers regardless.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: June 6, 2013, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                Pffft. Yeah right.

                Call me cynical but I don't believe this little contrivance for a second. 

                24 hours later and this woman is in the news more than the actual winner. Why? She is milking this for her 15 minutes of fame and possibly hope that the real winner will feel bad enough to give her a cut. Either way, she's getting her little notoriety as being the person who did NOT win. Really?

                She's been making the rounds to a whole lot of different stations. Getting a whole lot of media buzz. So puh-lease.

                I am not a fan of media-whores. Move it along and continue on with on with your wife. You didn't win nor were you going to win.

                I agree. I smell a big rat with this woman and a bad future precedent for claims against future lottery winners. Something is not right with her.

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                  Posted: June 6, 2013, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                  I let people cut anytime, regardless of the situation. Yes Nod

                  I Agree! i do it everyday and open doors for peeps young or old mainly so they will hurry up and get out of my way Green laugh

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                    Posted: June 6, 2013, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

                    I agree. I smell a big rat with this woman and a bad future precedent for claims against future lottery winners. Something is not right with her.

                    i say roll the footage so we can get to the bottom of this real storyHurray!

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                      Posted: June 6, 2013, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                      After hearing this, I'm willing to bet everything I love that no one's ever gonna let anyone cut in front of them anymore to get a lotto ticket.

                      Some years ago, there was a huge JP and a lottery pool at particular workplace. The guy assigned to buy the tickets that day, went to a newstand to make the purchase. Someone cut in front of him in the line, and he didn't want to make a scene so he let the guy go ahead and purchase the tickets. Then he purchased his.

                      He was the one who won the JP and split millions with his coworkers. 

                      Everyone laughed and said if the guy hadn't cut ahead of him, he wouldn't have been able to get the winning numbers. 

                      Now, as far as I know, the numbers are continuously generated and not just sitting in a queue, so it wouldn't have mattered either way. He just happened to get the winning numbers.

                      But for those who believe the numbers are lined up in a queue, then the guy who cut in front of him lost out. So here you have a person who cut ahead and lost, and another person who cut ahead and won. You just can never tell.

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                        Posted: June 6, 2013, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                        True....BUT if I was the winner.....what's a million or two...to say thanks-we would never know if the other woman would have won...I would draw up a contract though that she couldn't say anything to the media

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                          Posted: June 6, 2013, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                          I have ALWAYS been the good samaritan type myself AND I' am also aware that there was a chance the numbers wouldn't have been the same had she not allowed the woman to cut in line, HOWEVER, I can't help but feel I after reading this story if I'd ever feel the same way again when it comes to purchasing lottery tickets.....No more cuttin in line ahead of ME..As Si Robertson would probably say, "You better jump back JACK!" hehee 

                          I can only hope the woman would reward her. I know I certainly would but like Ronnie mentioned in an earlier response, if she's the type that would cut in line,( if that's what really happened)..then there's a chance she might be the type that wouldn't even reward her.

                           

                          I'm sure if she doesn't do something for her, she can expect to get a lot of backlashing, but I would hope she would do it for the right reasons.

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                            Posted: June 6, 2013, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                            I think that even though the lady  Mindy C may not have won , She did the right thing and taught her daughter not to make a scene like some would have done . The lady that won should certainly reward her with a substantial amount to show she appreciated being allowed to go first . No one will ever know if that ticket would have went to the other lady or not .  Just my thought on it .

                            Now l know why my Jackpot didn't roll over to one billion dollars because of these two clowns at publixs hope they don't mess with my next Billion dollars .lol

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                              Posted: June 6, 2013, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                              I agree. I smell a big rat with this woman and a bad future precedent for claims against future lottery winners. Something is not right with her.

                              Did you read thewhole story, or just thumb through the comments?

                              This is what the lady at the lottery counter said to Mrs McKenzie:

                              "The lady at the counter stopped Mackenzie to allow Crandell to reclaim her spot in line. Crandell declined the offer and told Mackenzie "go ahead. " It was a move that could have potentially cost the Crandells the $590.5 million Powerball ticket. Mackenzie purchased one Quick Pick ticket and left the store."

                               

                               What from this story does not sound right to you?

                                                                           

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