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N.C. man almost drove past $1 million lottery win

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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Posted: October 3, 2016, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

Well we know he is honest and did not claim he was a first time player.

I think we all "budget" for different things. I set a limited budget for the lottery even though I could afford much more. But to me, spending more is not reasonable. I won't buy an expensive car and stick to affordable models since they depreciate. Could I afford a higher end one? Yes, but to me that is silly and I am not into cars.  This winner's "thing" was not spending too much on gas. Maybe his extra money was going towards paying his home off early.

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    Posted: October 3, 2016, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

    .

    To those who may still be shaking their heads about his gas vs lotto economy issue:
    He does mention that"  he got in his "truck" and locked the door.

    Truck fill-ups aren't cheap (for him, before he knew he'd won).   I imagine it's a Dodge Ram, or some Ford.

    A chance at lotto, is a chance at a lot of money.
    2 different issues entirely (gas for the truck,  or scratch ticket)

    So, debating between a fill up at this or that station makes sense.
    What does it cost to fill a full size pick up truck these days?   $150 for premium?

    $10 for a scratch off? YES!  GO WITH IT!

    I'm glad it worked out for him.

    • 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)
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      Posted: October 3, 2016, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

      I'm glad he won, but when are we going to see a winner from eastern N.C.?

      "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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        Posted: October 3, 2016, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

        DanceCONGRATULATIONS!!!

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          Posted: October 3, 2016, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

          Not sure I understand the gas price commotion.

          I can fill up at the C-store where I buy my tix. But I don't because gas there is about 10-20 cents a gallon more than at the Tom Thumb gas station. I like buying my tix at the C-store more than Tom Thumb. But I'm not paying an extra 20 cents a gallon for gas.

          He didn't want to either. Buying gas has nothing to do with buying lottery tix.

          I drive a 2007 Ford F-150 with a six cylinder. Gets 14.5 mpg. I can fill up for $40 when it gets to a quarter tank, about 20 gallons.

          No, I don't want a newer one that gets better mileage. It's paid for. I drive 500 miles a month. It has 65,000 miles. I'll drive it until the wheels fall off.

          CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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            Posted: October 5, 2016, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

            I don't understand the kvetching about him wanting cheaper gas and buying a lottery ticket.  It's a huge assumption to think that he would not have bought a ticket wherever he purchased his gas.  It just happened that he went back to his old station when the price dropped.  Being in the right place at the right time has made him a hundred-thousandaire.

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              Posted: October 9, 2016, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

              I don't understand the kvetching about him wanting cheaper gas and buying a lottery ticket.  It's a huge assumption to think that he would not have bought a ticket wherever he purchased his gas.  It just happened that he went back to his old station when the price dropped.  Being in the right place at the right time has made him a hundred-thousandaire.

              I Agree! I never check gas prices when i need to gas the Car up i just do it.

              Congratulations Mr,Steven Tuttle Party

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