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5 greatest movies featuring a lottery win

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Posted: October 9, 2013, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

Speaking of TV shows and the lottery, we can't forget two Monk episodes:

"Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever" - rigged lotto machine
"Mr. Monk and the Paperboy" - Monk's neighbor wins the lottery

Those were good Monk episodes. I played the numbers for a few weeks after those episodes. I have seen all 5 of the movies in the original post.

It Could Happen To You was my favorite one. I can remember when the real story it was based on actually happened. They changed some of the facts for the movie but I really enjoyed it.

The movie with Tom Hanks son I clicked by accident and decided to keep watching. I saw "Lucky" and I thought it was that hbo documentary but when it started I realized it was a real movie and decided to give it a shot.

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    Posted: October 9, 2013, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

    Speaking of TV shows and the lottery, we can't forget two Monk episodes:

    "Mr. Monk Gets Lotto Fever" - rigged lotto machine
    "Mr. Monk and the Paperboy" - Monk's neighbor wins the lottery

    Monk is my favorite Thumbs Up

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      Posted: October 9, 2013, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

      A lot of you are saying the first thing you would do is quit your job. I totally understand. If I only had a job. 1 year and counting since I was let go from a job of 23 years. Age discrimination is REAL, even though it's not supposed to be. Can't even get a part-time job. With my resume, I'm either over qualified and my salary was so high that no one thinks I would stay at a new position. Why the hell do they care what I use to make at my previous job. I hate that question on application. Or I'm under qualified to take on a minial task.

      I'm not a "BOMB" Technician.

      So if you see me running, try to keep up!

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        Posted: October 9, 2013, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

        I love Finders Fee

        " Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are Simple"

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          Posted: October 10, 2013, 10:47 am - IP Logged

          A lot of you are saying the first thing you would do is quit your job. I totally understand. If I only had a job. 1 year and counting since I was let go from a job of 23 years. Age discrimination is REAL, even though it's not supposed to be. Can't even get a part-time job. With my resume, I'm either over qualified and my salary was so high that no one thinks I would stay at a new position. Why the hell do they care what I use to make at my previous job. I hate that question on application. Or I'm under qualified to take on a minial task.

          Welcome to America! I had the same issues  a few years ago. I was laid off in 09 and couldn't find work, except temp jobs that I denied because they only wanted to pay $7-8.00 an hr and my unemployment paid just as much so I just collected my unemployment for over a year and went back to school to become a nurse. 

           

          When I was laidoff in 09 nobody would hire me because I was ''too young'' or too inexperienced, tho I did the same work for three years in the manufacturing industry...  When I got my license to become a nurse I had a hard time finding a job because I didn't have the experience. Funny thing is, the same people that told me they wouldn't hire me because I lacked experience ended up calling me weeks later & hired me anyway.

          Age discrimination is real and u don't have to be elderly to experience it. Young&old gets it the worst, especially in this economy. I don't like where this country is going.

          But I do wish you the best of luck in finding employment or come upon a nice windfall.

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            Posted: October 10, 2013, 11:16 am - IP Logged

            A lot of you are saying the first thing you would do is quit your job. I totally understand. If I only had a job. 1 year and counting since I was let go from a job of 23 years. Age discrimination is REAL, even though it's not supposed to be. Can't even get a part-time job. With my resume, I'm either over qualified and my salary was so high that no one thinks I would stay at a new position. Why the hell do they care what I use to make at my previous job. I hate that question on application. Or I'm under qualified to take on a minial task.

            The problem is people who had a full time job with good pay, benefits and working conditions aren't the type of workers wanted by companies offering no benefits and part time wages.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: October 10, 2013, 11:34 am - IP Logged

              What about the movie Beverly Hood? It's about a poor southern black family from the south that won the lottery and moved to Beverly Hills.

              Sounds Like The Beverly Hillbillies A Bit cept'n It Was Black Gold Or Texas Tea That Jed Struck, lol

                                     

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                Posted: October 10, 2013, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                Actually, my favorite "movie" that includes a lottery win is not a movie at all — it's a TV show:  LOST.  Go Hurley!

                4-8-15-16-23-42

                I Played Those Numbers For The Keno Draws When The Show Was Popular.

                Never Hit All 6 At Once But Managed To Hit 4 Numbers Twice For $200($2 Bet With 4 Of 4)

                I Had 4-8-16-42 Both Times

                                       

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                  Posted: October 10, 2013, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                  saw 1, 3 & 5 and trailer for one of the remaining 2 Hurray!

                  "You have to be in it to win it!"

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                    Posted: October 10, 2013, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                    Is is why ABC's "Luck 7" never made it past 2 episodes....nobody wants to dream about win a huge sum of money and havig a gun put to your head afterwards.

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                      Posted: October 10, 2013, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                      The fantasy that runs through my head is, quitting my job.

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                        Posted: October 10, 2013, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                        This is is why ABC's "Luck 7" never made it past 2 episodes....nobody wants to dream about win a huge sum of money and havig a gun put to your head afterwards.

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                          Posted: October 10, 2013, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                          I was hoping "All About the Benjamin's" would've made the list but it wasn't about Lottery. It just had a lottery win in it.

                          I second that.

                          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: October 10, 2013, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

                            I'm with you on this one!

                            First thing that comes to mind is quitting my job, if I ever win any large jackpot.

                            Second thing I'll do is opt out of Obamacare, because I just got my qoute yesterday and now I am looking at paying $975 per month!!! WTF?? I don't even have insurance now, how the heck can I afford this on a Nurse's income?  That is more than my **** mortgage & car payment.

                            Welcome to Obamacare where among many absurdities, post menopausal women are required to pay for maternity care insurance. Crazy  There is nothing affordable about the Affordable Care Act. (Yes, I'm very nervous about how much of an increase I'll have with my employer's insurance for 2014)

                             

                            Wasn't there a movie where this young mother, barely making it, won a lottery and put the ticket in her car's glove box for safe keeping. When her car got stolen, she goes public with an appeal to the thieves who have the dilemma of having possession of the ticket. I think one was soft hearted and one wanted to ransome the ticket. Maybe a Hallmark movie?

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                              Posted: October 11, 2013, 8:00 am - IP Logged

                              There hasnt been a movie made that was a good movie about winning the lottery...the one the named #1 was the worst i'd ever seen and to this day I still havent made it through the whole movie...