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Woman and son claim Tennessee's first Mega Millions jackpot win

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maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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Posted: January 15, 2014, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

The winner and her son actually bought several tickets at numerous locations in the Bellevue area. The winning ticket did in fact cost them $1.00 but they spent quite a bit more on the drawing.

Lottery officials love to give the impression that it only took a dollar and a dream to win. 

The Shell station that the winning ticket was sold at is less than 5 miles from our TN home so the good news got plenty of attention from our friends and neighbors. The clerks at the gas station stated that Mrs Still and her son were regulars who played different lottery games religiously.

Glad to hear they finally got lucky.Smile

Lottery officials love to give the impression that it only took a dollar and a dream to win.

Yeah I didn't buy that part either. Even though it only takes $1 to win, they love to bait the non players by reporting that the winner bought only one ticket at that store and won the jackpot. What they'll never report is "Winner spent $20 at another store but won on the sole ticket bought last minute while at the grocery store" or "Winner spent an average of $200 a month for years before winning big."
It's marketing at its finest.

That money's gone fo ever

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    Lottery officials love to give the impression that it only took a dollar and a dream to win.

    Yeah I didn't buy that part either. Even though it only takes $1 to win, they love to bait the non players by reporting that the winner bought only one ticket at that store and won the jackpot. What they'll never report is "Winner spent $20 at another store but won on the sole ticket bought last minute while at the grocery store" or "Winner spent an average of $200 a month for years before winning big."
    It's marketing at its finest.

    That may well be M- but when you get right down to it: These 2 contributed 50 cents a piece toward the winning ticket.
    There is no arguing against that. 50 cent " not the rapper"....got it done baby.

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      Posted: January 15, 2014, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

      TIRED of the $1 win story

      99.9% of these $1 win story is just that....A STORY!!!. You can buy 1000 single $1 tickets, and still claim you only spent $1 to win.  Technically true, but factually pure bullcrap.

      Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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        99.9% of these $1 win story is just that....A STORY!!!. You can buy 1000 single $1 tickets, and still claim you only spent $1 to win.  Technically true, but factually pure bullcrap.

        True- But it is not beyond the realm of possibility to say one cannot buy a singular ticket and win.Its a game of chance, and will remain that mpm.

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          Posted: January 15, 2014, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

          Great another winner with one foot in the grave...

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            Posted: January 15, 2014, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

            That may well be M- but when you get right down to it: These 2 contributed 50 cents a piece toward the winning ticket.
            There is no arguing against that. 50 cent " not the rapper"....got it done baby.

            Rather than give a version of the truth, why not just say that a MM costs only $1 and leave it at that. Why misrepresent facts? It's almost as if they think people will stop playing because they announced that one winner spent $30 to win.

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: January 15, 2014, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

              TIRED of the $1 win story

              It only takes a dollar and a dream.

              Still possible with MegaMillions!

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: January 15, 2014, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

                The winner and her son actually bought several tickets at numerous locations in the Bellevue area. The winning ticket did in fact cost them $1.00 but they spent quite a bit more on the drawing.

                Lottery officials love to give the impression that it only took a dollar and a dream to win. 

                The Shell station that the winning ticket was sold at is less than 5 miles from our TN home so the good news got plenty of attention from our friends and neighbors. The clerks at the gas station stated that Mrs Still and her son were regulars who played different lottery games religiously.

                Glad to hear they finally got lucky.Smile

                They just had their eggs in more than one basket.  I always buy more than one ticket but at the same place and same time since I only play combinations I picked, buying them at different places would be a waste of time.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Rather than give a version of the truth, why not just say that a MM costs only $1 and leave it at that. Why misrepresent facts? It's almost as if they think people will stop playing because they announced that one winner spent $30 to win.

                  Another "version of the truth" as you put it is - it only takes one ticket to win. Out here in CA, They stress the importance of " playing responsibly " because there are those nutcases that will bet the mortgage payment on lottery tickets,  how much better to stress the all it takes is the  " one dollar" mantra.
                  I firmly believe that there are single lottery ticket winner's out there. It's total B.S. to suggest that one has to buy more than one ticket to win the prize.... thing is: people know it.

                  * BTW- where does it say that this family bought more than one ticket?
                  The report say they " buy" tickets at other locations, not " bought!".

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                    Another "version of the truth" as you put it is - it only takes one ticket to win. Out here in CA, They stress the importance of " playing responsibly " because there are those nutcases that will bet the mortgage payment on lottery tickets,  how much better to stress the all it takes is the  " one dollar" mantra.
                    I firmly believe that there are single lottery ticket winner's out there. It's total B.S. to suggest that one has to buy more than one ticket to win the prize.... thing is: people know it.

                    * BTW- where does it say that this family bought more than one ticket?
                    The report say they " buy" tickets at other locations, not " bought!".

                     It's total B.S. to suggest that one has to buy more than one ticket to win the prize.... thing is: people know it. 

                    This thing is going left because you say things I did not say. Take care

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Posted: January 15, 2014, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Maringoman: The portion you highlighted was a blanket statement,  not an accusation at you , otherwise l would have said " You wrong in assuming that you need more than one ticket to win"..l try to avoid using the word " you" unless l am being verbally attacking by some flamer, which you not.
                      Peace.

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                        Glad to see almost everyone happy for these people. Disturbing to hear B2b....ummmm....i mean Shelbyville...... reference a winner "with one foot in the grave."  You could be there yourself at any moment.

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                          Glad to see almost everyone happy for these people. Disturbing to hear B2b....ummmm....i mean Shelbyville...... reference a winner "with one foot in the grave."  You could be there yourself at any moment.

                          Glad to see almost everyone happy for these people

                          I think we're happy for them. I know I am happy for the two. Maybe this thing about only $1 ticket should have been saved for the discussions forums Big Grin

                          That money's gone fo ever

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                            Posted: January 15, 2014, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

                            That press conference was boring. It was like watching one of Obamas speeches.

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                              Glad to see almost everyone happy for these people. Disturbing to hear B2b....ummmm....i mean Shelbyville...... reference a winner "with one foot in the grave."  You could be there yourself at any moment.

                              Could be you as well sir