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Uber driver wins $140,000 after passenger tips him with lottery ticket

Apr 30, 2018, 8:30 am

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Colorado LotteryColorado Lottery: Uber driver wins $140,000 after passenger tips him with lottery ticketRating:

A Colorado Uber driver received a tip from a passenger that eventually landed him $140,000.

The man, identified as James P., said a rider gave him a $5 Super Special Ultimate Bingo Scratch ticket. He won $30 from that first ticket and used it to buy six more of the same kind.

He told the lottery he kept winning small amounts and "just kept rolling it over and over into more tickets."

Eventually, it paid off.

Six weeks later, he bought the winning ticket which earned him a $140,000 prize.

The Colorado man said he plans to give his parents some of his winnings but also wants to use some of the money to fix up his car, he added.

James said he has driven the passenger who gave him the initial ticket multiple times, but hasn't seen him since the win.

"I haven't been able to find him yet and tell him about this, but I hope I do," James said.

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Thanks to hearsetrax for the tip.

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music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: April 30, 2018, 9:14 am - IP Logged

CONGRATULATIONS !!!  to James P. 

 What a story. I like it. 

 "We are all in this together!" 

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    Posted: April 30, 2018, 9:53 am - IP Logged

    Type further proof you just never know

      Vergie6's avatar - DSCN4488
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      Posted: April 30, 2018, 10:01 am - IP Logged

      Type further proof you just never know

      How true!...so happy for him!

      When you don't see me post any longer you will know what happened!

      It's coming!

      https://youtu.be/gI7YHZVc7mM

      My very favorite...Deniece Williams

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        Posted: April 30, 2018, 10:08 am - IP Logged

        He made and won more money than anyone in that company.    it's sad that most desperate people will do that and not realize the burden of either taxes,  their vehicles, or anything else. 

         

        If he had winning ticket,  I wouldn't say anything.  Start his own venture.

        I love pecans and making sales with commissions.   

        My amazon store is just like the lottery.

          dpoly1's avatar - driver
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          Posted: April 30, 2018, 11:17 am - IP Logged

          NICE!

          dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

           

          Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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            Posted: April 30, 2018, 11:22 am - IP Logged

            Type further proof you just never know

            I Agree!

            dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

             

            Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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              Posted: April 30, 2018, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

              Congratulations on your tidy jackpot win, James P! Banana

              James, stop this expensive new, or old, frequent lottery scratcher buying addiction quickly though!

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

              Disney

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                Posted: April 30, 2018, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

                How true!...so happy for him!

                When you don't see me post any longer you will know what happened!

                It's coming!

                Vergie6, I like your cheerful dump truck! Cheers

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

                Disney

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                  Posted: April 30, 2018, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

                  How fabulous is that!  talk about paying it forward!!!  he just kept rolling his winnings into the next ticket until he won an amount that satisfied him.  nicely done!

                    music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                    Posted: April 30, 2018, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

                    How fabulous is that!  talk about paying it forward!!!  he just kept rolling his winnings into the next ticket until he won an amount that satisfied him.  nicely done!

                    "until he won an amount that satisfied him."  James P. might not be satisfied and he is playing Mega Millions and Power Ball. 

                     maximumfun, I grant you that it was nicely done. He kept rolling his winnings into the next ticket.

                     "We are all in this together!" 

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                      Posted: April 30, 2018, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

                      James had to “ wait” 6 weeks for his dream to come to fruition. What a guy!  Others, have waited decades, so 6 weeks is a walk in the park, so to speak. Sometimes you just have to plug away, dig in, in order to “ get there,to arrive.”.. at your destination!

                       * Voice of Reason *   

                       

                      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                        Posted: April 30, 2018, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                        One word if I win the Powerball Jackpot!:

                        Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus!

                        dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

                         

                        Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

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                          Posted: April 30, 2018, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                          One word if I win the Powerball Jackpot!:

                          Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus!

                          and a gesundheit 2 u 2  LOL  ya bogan

                            music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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                            Posted: April 30, 2018, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                            One word if I win the Powerball Jackpot!:

                            Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus!

                            I have been thinking about how I would feel or think after I win the Powerball Jackpot. I will recognize that I now have more money than I need for the rest of my life. What will I do with the excess? 

                             Family, friends, and strangers will have the answers to that question. But 99% of their answers will be wrong for me. So, I must hire professionals with some of that excess money. 

                             The road ahead will be one in which very few have traveled. I can understand why past winners have lost all or most of their winnings. While most winners are living quiet and successful lives.

                            Blue Angel

                             "We are all in this together!"