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Second-chance winner fell to the floor when she found out

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Posted: August 30, 2016, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

granted it is not a life changing score. however it is a realistic score. cracks me up when people won't play a lottery until it reaches 300m or more. they sneer at their state lotteries and only want the "big" one. nothing wrong with winning a lottery prize that is less than 1m. you only have so many years left to play any lottery anyway. trying to defeat astronomical odds because you think it has value doesn't work. play your state lottery games "every day" and accept a meager win amount with not quite the exuberance that she did but saving your money so that every 4 or 5 months you can get in on the big one is not the way to go. life is much shorter than you think.

I'd be more than happy to win the smallest jackpot. And I am influenced by the second place prizes. However, living in Calif they are usually extremely low. 

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    Posted: August 30, 2016, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

    Aww... I love reading happy stories like this.

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      Posted: August 30, 2016, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

      Every time I read this headline I see "winner fell from second floor when she found out."  See Ya!

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        Posted: August 30, 2016, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

        Every time I read this headline I see "winner fell from second floor when she found out."  See Ya!

        LOL!!! thats how I read it at first glance! 

         

        Caller ID or Not, I doubt I would have believed a phone call. Strange that the Lottery actually calls them. 

        Our state sends emails and makes you CALL them or fill out a form. To many scammers saying you won some kinda lottery.....

        I think 700k after taxes is life changing....

        God Bless them for winning!!

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          Posted: August 30, 2016, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats and I would like to win a cool million too in mega millions or powerball.-weshar75

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            Posted: August 31, 2016, 9:19 am - IP Logged

            Glad to see someone won something off those second chance drawings...good for her! to bad it happened in Lansing and not Ann Arbor. Go Blue!

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              Posted: September 1, 2016, 8:06 am - IP Logged

              have seen a lot of complaints about the pari-mutuel californial second prize payouts. people out there should lobby to get it changed. a total complete abstainment from playing the lottery there would do it. if everyone stopped playing they would change it overnite. don't let them push you around and dictate this.

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                Posted: September 1, 2016, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                have seen a lot of complaints about the pari-mutuel californial second prize payouts. people out there should lobby to get it changed. a total complete abstainment from playing the lottery there would do it. if everyone stopped playing they would change it overnite. don't let them push you around and dictate this.

                You are correct, vote with your wallet.  I try not to get upset about it because I have folks get me tickets occasionally.  It does anger me though most times five #'s MM $330K or so; other states $1 million.  But KY and MA are much more progressive in that respect that California, plus we have Megaplier and Powerplay.  Once again, politicians with their hand in the till.  As many folks that play in  CA they could well afford to pay like every other state/territory does.  Oh well.

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                  Posted: September 3, 2016, 8:16 am - IP Logged

                  Best wishes to her and her family! Party

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                    Posted: September 3, 2016, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                    That was very lucky lady right there.

                    I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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                      Posted: September 3, 2016, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                      I would have fallen as well...after jumping out of my seat.

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                        Posted: September 5, 2016, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                        granted it is not a life changing score. however it is a realistic score. cracks me up when people won't play a lottery until it reaches 300m or more. they sneer at their state lotteries and only want the "big" one. nothing wrong with winning a lottery prize that is less than 1m. you only have so many years left to play any lottery anyway. trying to defeat astronomical odds because you think it has value doesn't work. play your state lottery games "every day" and accept a meager win amount with not quite the exuberance that she did but saving your money so that every 4 or 5 months you can get in on the big one is not the way to go. life is much shorter than you think.

                        I agree with everything you said, with the exception of  "granted it is not a life changing score"
                        how is 700K not life changing?
                        maybe to someone who is wealthy and has a net worth of millions already, it would be a drop in the bucket.

                        For me, it would be a major game changer.
                        someone could take that money not spend it,  invest it wisely and live off the dividends.
                        that means I would never have to work for anyone else as lone as I lived!

                        I agree with you on playing your state lottery game. the odds are way better and the payout could still
                        be a life changing score:)

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                          Posted: September 5, 2016, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

                          Nice story!

                          I wouldn't have far to fall if it were me as I am 5'5" tall LOL!

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                          funny.

                          you are what is consider not real short, but short enough. medium short.

                           

                          my sister bff now that is a short woman at out of heels only 5'11 to 5'1

                           

                          and this is a great story...Congrats to the happy nice couple.

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                            Posted: September 5, 2016, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

                            funny.

                            you are what is consider not real short, but short enough. medium short.

                             

                            my sister bff now that is a short woman at out of heels only 5'11 to 5'1

                             

                            and this is a great story...Congrats to the happy nice couple.

                            "is a short woman at out of heels only 5'11 to 5'1"

                             

                            If I read your comment correctly, were you implying that she loses 10" without her heels? That must be some outrageous clodhoppers as I would hate to see her have to run in them.

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                              Posted: September 5, 2016, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                              LOL!!! thats how I read it at first glance! 

                               

                              Caller ID or Not, I doubt I would have believed a phone call. Strange that the Lottery actually calls them. 

                              Our state sends emails and makes you CALL them or fill out a form. To many scammers saying you won some kinda lottery.....

                              I think 700k after taxes is life changing....

                              God Bless them for winning!!

                              The cash value was $735k BEFORE taxes. I think she ends up netting in the mid $400k range after all taxes are paid. At their age, this amount could still be life changing as long as they have a sensible budget and not quit their jobs just yet.