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71-year-old Texas construction worker claims $177 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot

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Where was the winning Mega Millions jackpot winning city sold the ticket on Friday March 31st?

I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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    Where was the winning Mega Millions jackpot winning city sold the ticket on Friday March 31st?

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      Trying to find out if this was a QP and one line.  Numbers look like a QP.  Media reported it as a single ticket which could mean only one jackpot winner and/or 1 slip with 5+ lines. Often they report that someone bought one lottery ticket but when they publish a photo of the winning slip, there are 5-10 lines on it.

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        Trying to find out if this was a QP and one line.  Numbers look like a QP.  Media reported it as a single ticket which could mean only one jackpot winner and/or 1 slip with 5+ lines. Often they report that someone bought one lottery ticket but when they publish a photo of the winning slip, there are 5-10 lines on it.

        The video says it was a quick pick, more than one line--not sure how many.

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          The video says it was a quick pick, more than one line--not sure how many.

          Thank you!  Considering this guy bought 180 tickets once for one game, I suspect he bought more than two.

          I asked because I like to re-enforce the idea that you dont have to spend a mint and can buy one quick pick and still win.

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            l got to thinking about this story this morning  & it showed me the independent spirit our 71 year old winner has. His crisscrossing the State & heading across State lines at his age to WORK. The grandchildren can thank their stars that their  Patriarch bagged the big one to make life easier not only for him & his wife but the generation following.There are 71 year Olds out there who are glued to their TV'S & porch rockers but not this winner.l guess the moral of his story is " age is just a #, never quit"..What a guy!

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              I was thinking that instead of still working construction at 71 maybe he should have tried his hand as a Bob Dylan impersonator. We never got to find out what SRV would look like at 70, but that would probably be another option.

               

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                A single man, going to fix up a church and then help out every family member he has (over 20 people!)

                 

                That's a deserving win in my book. It's almost too bad he didn't win more.

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                  I was thinking that instead of still working construction at 71 maybe he should have tried his hand as a Bob Dylan impersonator. We never got to find out what SRV would look like at 70, but that would probably be another option.

                   

                  Last time l checked Floyd, B D does not use a cane.That's another thing, how is this Gentleman working in construction with a cane? Must be doing impressive workmanship at his age.

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                    A single man, going to fix up a church and then help out every family member he has (over 20 people!)

                     

                    That's a deserving win in my book. It's almost too bad he didn't win more.

                    His not going to fix up a church - his money is. 

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                      His not going to fix up a church - his money is. 

                      what's the point of saying that?

                      it's his decision to do what he wants with it and he decided he wants to fix up the church, therefore HE is using HIS MONEY to fix it up and without the decision he has made, the church would stay the same

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                        what's the point of saying that?

                        it's his decision to do what he wants with it and he decided he wants to fix up the church, therefore HE is using HIS MONEY to fix it up and without the decision he has made, the church would stay the same

                        Don't react this way please.My understanding is that you may be under the assumption that since his in construction that his going to be hammering away on that project & my thinking is why should he?.. ergo his money  is going to be used. You were also in error calling him a " single man" - others may think you dismissing his wife. See, no harm done.l am not a violent man.Smile

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                          I hope he retires and relaxes for a bit he has been working his whole life it is hard for some to retire and relax.  My mom's boyfriend just retired this last year and he is missing working because he worked his whole life.  He sometimes needs to just relax.-weshar75

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                            They did it!

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                              Construction work is hard on a young kid, couldn't imagine doing that at 71.  Good for him, a well deserved rest.

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