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Washington woman wins $90 million Powerball jackpot on first try

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: December 6, 2014, 8:04 am - IP Logged

I believe it may have been her first lottery purchase. Her age is not relevant. I think 90% plus of the people I know have never bought a lottery ticket. Maybe it does have something to do with the level of education but these people I know are not multi-millionaires either.

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    Posted: December 6, 2014, 8:43 am - IP Logged

    First time buyer. WOW!! Congratulation to Lisa Quam. Party

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    Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

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      Posted: December 6, 2014, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

      Nothing wrong with a Subaru.

      After all, Subaru backwards is U-R-A-BUS!

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: December 6, 2014, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

        Find it strange that she would play at 90mill and not when the jackpot was much higher before. She may have lost her job anyways. Read Boeing was moving a lot of their operations to SC.

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          Posted: December 7, 2014, 7:24 am - IP Logged

          I read in an interview she gave that she is an "occasional" lottery player usually at Holidays and birthdays.  When she was checking out of the store the clerk asked if she wanted to purchase a PB ticket.  She stated she had never played the PB before so why not, and she bought two tickets one for her and one for her husband.  Chances are if the clerk had not asked she probably would not have purchased the ticket.

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            Posted: December 7, 2014, 7:34 am - IP Logged

            Congrats Lisa, enjoy!

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              Posted: December 7, 2014, 9:27 am - IP Logged

              I read in an interview she gave that she is an "occasional" lottery player usually at Holidays and birthdays.  When she was checking out of the store the clerk asked if she wanted to purchase a PB ticket.  She stated she had never played the PB before so why not, and she bought two tickets one for her and one for her husband.  Chances are if the clerk had not asked she probably would not have purchased the ticket.

              Hmm interesting.

              I've always wondered if these "first time player" jackpot winner stories were pure propaganda to try and draw in the base of non-players.

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                Posted: December 7, 2014, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                Find it strange that she would play at 90mill and not when the jackpot was much higher before. She may have lost her job anyways. Read Boeing was moving a lot of their operations to SC.

                Why is it strange to only play when the jackpot is much higher? She just won life changing money. I don't what the jackpot is, if I win even at the reset amount, I'm set for the rest of my life and I don't have to work another day. That's good enough for me.

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                  Posted: December 7, 2014, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                  Hmm interesting.

                  I've always wondered if these "first time player" jackpot winner stories were pure propaganda to try and draw in the base of non-players.

                  I remember reading years ago about a young Georgian girl winning a share of a very large PB jackpot on her first try just after becoming old enough to buy a ticket.  The only reason she hadn't played before was she was too young to buy a ticket.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning one * 
                     
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                    Posted: December 7, 2014, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                    Why is it strange to only play when the jackpot is much higher? She just won life changing money. I don't what the jackpot is, if I win even at the reset amount, I'm set for the rest of my life and I don't have to work another day. That's good enough for me.

                    She said it was the first time playing. Why didn't she play when the jackpot was 200/300mill.

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                      Posted: December 7, 2014, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

                      She said it was the first time playing. Why didn't she play when the jackpot was 200/300mill.

                      Ok, I understand what you're asking.

                      I suppose she just played other games instead. Or the clerk suggested she play PB. We'll probably never know.

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                        Posted: December 7, 2014, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                        Ok, I understand what you're asking.

                        I suppose she just played other games instead. Or the clerk suggested she play PB. We'll probably never know.

                        Maybe she had been buying games that cost $1 per line and decided to spend an extra dollar.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning one * 
                           
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                          Posted: December 7, 2014, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                          She said it was the first time playing. Why didn't she play when the jackpot was 200/300mill.

                          She said she only occasionally bought lottery tickets maybe she only bought scratch offs now and then.  The only reason she bought it was the clerk asked if she would like to buy one.  And the rest is history.

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                            Posted: December 8, 2014, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

                            Congratulation Mrs Quam.....

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                              Posted: December 8, 2014, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                              A Subaru Forester,WOW.