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French lottery 'winner' went on huge spending spree only to realize she had wrong number

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Stupid is as stupid does.

Stupide est aussi stupide ne.

A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous.

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    ( insert blonde joke )

    OK, well, it seems there was a blonde who walked into her doctor's office with a complaint of hurting everywhere on here body.

    Surprised at this, the doctor asks her to point to a few such painful places on her body.
    So, whe points to her arm, her stomach, her face. . . .

    The doctor's diagnosis?  Your finger's broken.

    • Don't chase the numbers you play.
    • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
    • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
               (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
    • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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      Talking about counting your chickens before they hatch. Wow 

      She can always make men happy to recoup some of her losses.

      • Don't chase the numbers you play.
      • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
      • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                 (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
      • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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        She can always make men happy to recoup some of her losses.

        Seriously!?  That is a sexist, degrading comment!!

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          Good point, but that's not the only thing that doesn't make sense.

          Why were they surprised that there was "no word or check in sight from Euro Millions"? How did they expect Euro millions to even know about it? Did she mail them the ticket? If so, how did the husband get his hands on the ticket in order to find out that it wasn't a jackpot winner? She couldn't have gone in person, for all sorts of reasons.

          I think the odds are extremely high that the woman's a fruitcake, and I wouldn't be surprised if they just came up with the story as an excuse for all of the checks she bounced.

          Probably because they bought their ticket while using a registered player card. The numbers on the ticket and the owner of the ticket will be stored on a computer belonging to the lottery company. That way they can automatically transfer the money to her account a couple of days after the drawing(not sure if the french lottery company do that).

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            Seriously!?  That is a sexist, degrading comment!!

            I Agree!, Saylorgirl, groppo's comment didn't even make sense.  Rather absurd, as if, groppo believes that human females are THINGS ... similar to tissues, chickens, or forks.

            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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              Good point, but that's not the only thing that doesn't make sense.

              Why were they surprised that there was "no word or check in sight from Euro Millions"? How did they expect Euro millions to even know about it? Did she mail them the ticket? If so, how did the husband get his hands on the ticket in order to find out that it wasn't a jackpot winner? She couldn't have gone in person, for all sorts of reasons.

              I think the odds are extremely high that the woman's a fruitcake, and I wouldn't be surprised if they just came up with the story as an excuse for all of the checks she bounced.

              I agree.

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                She knew she didn't win! she got the lotto fever and tried to fry that chicken before she even caught it!

                I'M A WINNER!!!!!!!!Drum

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                  "Eventually, the woman's husband got his hands on the ticket and checked the numbers. He discovered to his horror that one of the digits failed to match and informed his wife."

                  Not enough details. So she was one number away from winning the jackpot?? Not sure how the Euro Millions lottery works but in the US matching 5 numbers without the mega number in the Mega Millions lottery will net you well over $4,400. That's more than enough money to cover her debt.

                  Doesn't Euro Millions give any prize money for second place or is the game all or nothing?

                  EuroMillions Prize Amounts and Statistics

                  Match% Prize Fund[1]Odds of WinningLowest Ever Prize Amount[2]Highest Ever Prize Amount[2]Average Prize Amount Per DrawLowest Ever WinnersHighest Ever WinnersAverage Winners Per Draw
                  5 + 2[3]32%1 in 116,531,800€7,500,000.00€190,000,000.00€47,176,110.12030.3
                  5 + 14.8%1 in 6,473,989€59,326.40€4,576,070.50€467,610.280244.8
                  5 + 01.6%1 in 3,236,995€6,663.20€833,543.70€81,634.9405010
                  4 + 20.8%1 in 517,920€940.90€13,645.00€4,792.931632762
                  4 + 10.7%1 in 28,774€53.80€334.60€213.204463,1011,119
                  4 + 00.7%1 in 14,387€22.40€161.60€105.379267,1362,251
                  3 + 20.5%1 in 11,771€21.40€104.60€64.069948,9732,711
                  3 + 12.2%1 in 654€7.90€22.10€14.7322,122141,26949,290
                  2 + 22.3%1 in 822€9.50€31.30€20.2115,05999,41638,865
                  3 + 03.7%1 in 327€7.00€17.10€12.2546,509307,01598,984
                  1 + 26.5%1 in 157€5.60€16.80€10.7978,837516,608203,779
                  2 + 117.6%1 in 46€5.80€11.80€8.08355,1282,104,930706,877
                  2 + 018%1 in 23€3.00€5.10€4.07701,4064,598,1711,419,713
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                    Since Hollywood is lacking in the creativity department these days, this story would make for a great comedy film!!Lurking

                    Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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                      Not even sure how to respond to this story...seriously who does that??? Bash

                      "Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip, conflict calms down.

                      Like adding charcoal to embers or wood to fire, quarrelsome people kindle strife."

                      Proverbs 26: 20-21

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                        This French chick is not playing with a full deck!

                        That's the same thing I said, one Halloween, when a person dressed as a king of clubs, another dressed a queen of something, another as a jack of something, and an Ace.

                        They ran right in front of me and I said that they weren't playing with a full deck!  Everyone around at that point started laughing.

                        True story. No lie.

                        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                   (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
                        • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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                          Seriously!?  That is a sexist, degrading comment!!

                          Yeah, seriously.

                          And no, it's not sexist.

                          And no offense to your decent folks out there, who may be from France, and moved to the U.S.A. for a better life. AND THE BEST LOTTO!

                          ________________

                          OK Now?

                          • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                          • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                          • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                     (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
                          • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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                            Not even sure how to respond to this story...seriously who does that??? Bash

                            Any individual belonging to the Brainless Buffoon Bureau.

                            • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                            • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                            • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                       (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
                            • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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                              I Agree!, Saylorgirl, groppo's comment didn't even make sense.  Rather absurd, as if, groppo believes that human females are THINGS ... similar to tissues, chickens, or forks.

                              I NEVER said or implied any such doggone thing.

                              I meant that she could probably have sought part-time employment with
                              the help of the ministry of labor, where men are likely to frequent:

                              • not necessarily even in the country of France
                              • not necessarily as a waitress hustling watered-down drinks, in a topless cafe
                              • not necessarily in a club frequented by drunken and disappointed husbands

                               

                              • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                              • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                              • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                         (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
                              • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.