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Lottery ticket in get-well card wins man $7 million

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Posted: March 27, 2015, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

A few years ago Rgdrnr told you if someone were to  give him a lottery ticket signed at the back, he would pull out a cigarette lighter and burn the ticket right there. Personally I'd just give it back to the giver. I don't accept gifts from people with small hearts.

Wow...

I remember that now. Great memory, thanks for posting.

Yeah, it takes a special kind of jerk to give a scratchoff ticket as a gift and actually sign it!

CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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    Posted: March 27, 2015, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

    Wow...

    I remember that now. Great memory, thanks for posting.

    Yeah, it takes a special kind of jerk to give a scratchoff ticket as a gift and actually sign it!

    Yeah I remember it well because we were all really disgusted.

    That money's gone fo ever

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      Posted: March 27, 2015, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

      I used to give away tickets also but I stopped because I always wondered if I gave away a big winner and the recipient didn't recognize that it was a winner.

      RJ, I hope you told them what they could do with the 5 bucks Wink

      No they probably figured it out on their own once I stopped.  Actually I had a worst response from a LP member who said good bye to the forum years ago.

      His name was CalifDude and one time when Rolling Cash5 jackpot was at $600K+ he PM me crying the blues about a sister he supposedly had  in Ohio who he couldn't contact to play his RC5 numbers.  Since I had planned to play twenty lines I responded and offered to include 10 lines of his numbers in my 20 lines, pay for them myself and any money they won over their $10 cost I would split equally with him.  He responded he didn't send out less than a 100 lines and he expected gratuities of $100.  I did tell him where to go since he PM me first.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: March 27, 2015, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations on your win

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          Posted: March 27, 2015, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

          congrats happy to hear somone win,  know i,m next in line.

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            Posted: March 27, 2015, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

            Ok, he lives in PA, and won in NY --- what's the tax hit?

            I am thinking BOTH states get a cut?

            In my state, Louisiana, if a resident pays income tax to another state while being a Louisiana resident, the amount can be deducted from their Louisiana state income tax liability, which would include the income from the other state.

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              Posted: March 28, 2015, 9:03 am - IP Logged

              Congratulations, and I wish him a speedy recovery.

              But his dad needs to be careful.

              It's illegal to send lottery tickets through the mail unless it's for a claim.

              Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

              Come on Jackpot!!!

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                Congratulations, and I wish him a speedy recovery.

                But his dad needs to be careful.

                It's illegal to send lottery tickets through the mail unless it's for a claim.

                this must  be  a  25.00  per  ticket  game  not  seen  any others??

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                  No they probably figured it out on their own once I stopped.  Actually I had a worst response from a LP member who said good bye to the forum years ago.

                  His name was CalifDude and one time when Rolling Cash5 jackpot was at $600K+ he PM me crying the blues about a sister he supposedly had  in Ohio who he couldn't contact to play his RC5 numbers.  Since I had planned to play twenty lines I responded and offered to include 10 lines of his numbers in my 20 lines, pay for them myself and any money they won over their $10 cost I would split equally with him.  He responded he didn't send out less than a 100 lines and he expected gratuities of $100.  I did tell him where to go since he PM me first.

                  http://nylottery.ny.gov/wps/portal/Home/Lottery/Home/Instant+Scratch-Off+Games/%2410+AND+UP/%2420+GAMES/The+%247%2C000%2C000+Golden+Ticket/The+%247%2C000%2C000+Golden+Ticket+-+Chances+of+Winning

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                    Posted: March 28, 2015, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                    Is it too early for Congratulations?

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: March 28, 2015, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                      I used to give away tickets also but I stopped because I always wondered if I gave away a big winner and the recipient didn't recognize that it was a winner.

                      RJ, I hope you told them what they could do with the 5 bucks Wink

                      Makes me think some of the lottery prizes that go unclaimed might be caused by people getting lottery tickets as gifts and not knowing how to or can't check their worth.  Maybe it would be better if the people buying them checked them first and send a note with them stating their value, kind'a like folks who send out gift cards with a notice that they have contributed a large sum of money to their favorite charity in your name.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        "I don't play the lottery at all, but my father is a retired hospital administrator-turned-avid Lottery player,"

                         

                        Joseph Amorese of Easton, Pennsylvania

                         

                         

                        I'll bet, if you'll pardon the pun, he'll play many lotteries from now on!

                        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                          This Is An Awesome Story, I Love Hearing Stories Like This.

                          Congrats On Your Big Win!!!!!

                          I Am A Winner.

                          I Am Going To Win The Lottery Today.

                          I Am.

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                            A Pennsylvania man is feeling very well, thank you, after he won a $7 million lottery prize from a ticket that was enclosed in a get-well card from his father.

                            "I don't play the lottery at all, but my father is a retired hospital administrator-turned-avid Lottery player," Joseph Amorese of Easton, Pennsylvania, said, according to the New York Lottery.

                            Amorese's father sent the $7 Million Golden Ticket scratch card inside a greeting card, while Amorese recovered at home from surgery.

                            "I scratched the ticket and it was a good thing I was already sitting down because I was shocked. I was and still am in complete disbelief," Amorese, 46, said.

                            The Verizon employee said he immediately called his dad, who lives in Congers, New York, to double-check the winnings.

                            "I sent him a picture of the ticket and he said, 'Yup, you won $7,000,000!'"

                            He also called his wife, Jodi, a social worker.

                            "I said, Honey, I think we won $7,000,000. And there was silence on the other end for a long time. She was too stunned to talk."

                            The ticket was purchased at Just a Dollar in New City, New York.

                            Amorese's father declined to say if his son will reward him.

                            "I just wish him the very, very best, and I'm happy for him," he said.

                            When asked if he typically sends his son greeting cards, he said, "Well sure, you know, for Easter, Christmas and birthdays."

                            "Do I usually include a ticket? Yeah," Amorese's father said with a laugh. "I'm retired and I have time on my hands. You know, you want them to get something but if they get $100, they'll be happy. Most of us don't usually think you're going to hit the jackpot."

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                            Get well card...that in fact may have happen beyond what is told of this story. I myself wonder about my health as liken to my 'life span'. Health care is a personal responcablity and ye needs to nurture and keep thyself fit. My best thought once was at a 'Healing Garden' a daily routine for 5 months and several hours per day laboring and exercising., Website; "BeyondLongevityUntoImmortality" is exactly as says., The words longevity, anti-aging, add up to a life span of becoming immortal. Live the good life with your winnings., Health & Strenght to ya.


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                              Posted: March 29, 2015, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                              a scratch-off lottery ticket is really a poor choice for a gift. maybe as long as it is a relative it can be justified somewhat. but what are you really giving someone. 99 times out a 100 it will just be a small token amount or more than likely just a worthless piece of cardboard. someone previous said check it first before giving it, which of course is ludicrous. if by some miracle it is a big one who's going to actually follow through with the giving of it. if it is a loser or a break even situation it seems like a shallow gift to give someone a already scratched card. better idea would be a 3 or 6 month advance draw ticket on a cash 5 drawing or similar type of game. but, people are lazy when gift shopping and although the intentions may be good the result may cause consternation and resentment.