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Southlake gas station sells winning $19.5M Texas Lotto ticket

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Posted: October 22, 2013, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

Southlake is a very affluent place, hopefully it was won by either one of the tiny percentile of poor or someone passing through.

If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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    Posted: October 22, 2013, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

    Oh so close! So will you start buying tickets there? Shell stations usually are lucky, as are Texaco stations.

     

    Texas Lotto wins in 3 regions - DFW, El Paso, and the Valley. I think Houston may have one it, once. This one took sooooo long to grow. The new lotto is horrible.

    I am actually thinking about it. I usually buy them at the grocery store down the street from where I live. I don't live in Southlake, houses are a little expensive. But the houses going up where I live  are pretty high too now.

    I don't like the changes to Lotto. It only rolls $250,000 at a time now, though when it gets higher it will roll $500,000 or more. But it takes much longer to get to "retirement" money. I could be wrong but I think they made the changes because sales weren't enough to support rolls of a million dollars all the time.

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      Posted: October 22, 2013, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

      Southlake is a very affluent place, hopefully it was won by either one of the tiny percentile of poor or someone passing through.

      Well that gas station is right on Texas 114 which is a major east/west highway, so it could be someone not from Southlake.

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        Posted: October 23, 2013, 12:11 am - IP Logged

        Maybe I should try buying my lottery tickets at gas stations. ;-).

        Surprised to find  two instant scratch off  tickets that were disgarded that had a $5.00 prize and a $10.00 prize.

        Guess the players were in such a hurry to get to some place that they did not realize that they had winnings that they threw away. Still don't understand it but taking a second look might prove to be an interesting strategy.

        Anyone else have similar experiences with instant scratch off tickets? Wink

        Here in Flagstaff, Arizona, a gas station that had a winning Jackpot lottery for the state's Pick  for almost a year advertized with a big leather poster in front of its windows that, that winning number had been sold at their gas station. If I am not mistaken, probably that is the only Jackpot of any lotto game that has ever been won in Flagstaff!!!

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          Posted: October 23, 2013, 12:31 am - IP Logged

          I buy gas there sometimes, but never buy my tics there.

          Everybody at work thought I was the winner, LOL.

          I only wish.

          Its a new day for you now- meaning that going forward you can start buying your tickets there,  lightning has been known to strike more than once in the same place. Bring that baby home buckeye.
          I often buy tickets in out of the way places as well, those " hole in the wall" spots can be a start of a whole new adventure if you won.
          In the movie " No Country For Old Men" - Javier Bardem tosses a quarter in the air and tells the clerk " Call it"- now that's where l would not mind purchasing a winning ticket, but not running into his character there.

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            Posted: October 23, 2013, 12:44 am - IP Logged

            Its a new day for you now- meaning that going forward you can start buying your tickets there,  lightning has been known to strike more than once in the same place. Bring that baby home buckeye.
            I often buy tickets in out of the way places as well, those " hole in the wall" spots can be a start of a whole new adventure if you won.
            In the movie " No Country For Old Men" - Javier Bardem tosses a quarter in the air and tells the clerk " Call it"- now that's where l would not mind purchasing a winning ticket, but not running into his character there.

            Haha that is one of my fave movies. I've actually been there and it is totally as the movie portrays it

            If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
            If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

            2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
            P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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              Posted: October 23, 2013, 1:26 am - IP Logged

              Haha that is one of my fave movies. I've actually been there and it is totally as the movie portrays it

              Is that gas station in Texas?- on a side note, did  you honestly believe that he would survive in the end? - l did'nt. One of the luckiest S*B'S in film history given his movie track record.

               

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                Posted: October 23, 2013, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                Oh so close! So will you start buying tickets there? Shell stations usually are lucky, as are Texaco stations.

                 

                Texas Lotto wins in 3 regions - DFW, El Paso, and the Valley. I think Houston may have one it, once. This one took sooooo long to grow. The new lotto is horrible.

                No Shell or Texaco stations around here,

                all we have are stations you've never heard of, names like,

                Wawa, Garden state gas, Velero, sunoco, Lukoil etc.

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                  Posted: October 24, 2013, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                  Congratulations to this jackpot winning ticket.

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                    Is that gas station in Texas?- on a side note, did  you honestly believe that he would survive in the end? - l did'nt. One of the luckiest S*B'S in film history given his movie track record.

                     

                    I'm pretty sure it is (I have been to the hotel and most of where this was shot), but there's places just like this in Marfa and all the border towns, and New Mexico too. I thought the film really brought out the "feel" you get when going through those places. I wish they would make a sequel but the Coen brothers don't like seqels.

                    If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                    If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                    2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
                    P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                      Posted: November 17, 2013, 4:45 am - IP Logged

                      If I will win $19.5 million, I will donate half of the money to different charity institutions where a lot of under-privilege people will benefit. Then I will use the rest of the money to make an investment. If I will be blessed with a huge amount of prize I might as well share the prize other people.

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                        Posted: November 18, 2013, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                        Jamella,

                        That's a very noble attitutde and hope and pray that some day you will be blessed with an even bigger windfall !Wink

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                          Posted: November 18, 2013, 7:52 am - IP Logged

                          Congratulations to this jackpot winning ticket.

                          I Agree!

                          Let it Snow Snowman

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                            Posted: November 18, 2013, 7:53 am - IP Logged

                            Jamella,

                            That's a very noble attitutde and hope and pray that some day you will be blessed with an even bigger windfall !Wink

                            I Agree!    Blue Angel

                            Let it Snow Snowman

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                              Posted: November 18, 2013, 8:32 am - IP Logged

                              The winner is a man from Coppell, which is a little north of DFW Airport. Not as affluent as Southlake, but not a slum either.

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