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Homeless man dives into dumpster to retrieve lottery ticket worth $4.82M

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"And perhaps you noticed that the second article you linked uses a more complete quote"

The man, who chose to remain anonymous

Doesn't telling a story about dumpster diving at a news conference defeat the purpose of remaining anonymous? Do you really need any more information to understand what you call quotes are from a spokesman for the Michigan Lottery?

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    "Doesn't telling a story about dumpster diving at a news conference defeat the purpose of remaining anonymous? Do you really need any more information to understand what you call quotes are from a spokesman for the Michigan Lottery?"

    Where do you suppose the story came from? Do you think the lottery just made it up? It's either that or the story came from the guy himself. The exact route from him to the articles we've seen isn't really important. And assuming you understand what quotation marks mean it should be clear that the articles are quoting the guy himself, even if those quotes were relayed by a lottery spokesman.

    Of  course I suppose that you could think that Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is just a book of things said by some guy named Bartlett.

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      "Doesn't telling a story about dumpster diving at a news conference defeat the purpose of remaining anonymous? Do you really need any more information to understand what you call quotes are from a spokesman for the Michigan Lottery?"

      Where do you suppose the story came from? Do you think the lottery just made it up? It's either that or the story came from the guy himself. The exact route from him to the articles we've seen isn't really important. And assuming you understand what quotation marks mean it should be clear that the articles are quoting the guy himself, even if those quotes were relayed by a lottery spokesman.

      Of  course I suppose that you could think that Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is just a book of things said by some guy named Bartlett.

      Diving into a dumpster or not... 

       

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        "Doesn't telling a story about dumpster diving at a news conference defeat the purpose of remaining anonymous? Do you really need any more information to understand what you call quotes are from a spokesman for the Michigan Lottery?"

        Where do you suppose the story came from? Do you think the lottery just made it up? It's either that or the story came from the guy himself. The exact route from him to the articles we've seen isn't really important. And assuming you understand what quotation marks mean it should be clear that the articles are quoting the guy himself, even if those quotes were relayed by a lottery spokesman.

        Of  course I suppose that you could think that Bartlett's Familiar Quotations is just a book of things said by some guy named Bartlett.

        "The 1st sentence isn't quoting what the guy said."

        dived into a dumpster to retrieve the winning ticket

        Nice catch, but don't you find it strange they didn't quote him talking about retrieving the winning ticket from dumpster but quoted him diving in for his play slip? 

        "It's either that or the story came from the guy himself."

        And don't you find it strange that someone that wants to remain anonymous sat down and gave an interview? Do you thing he put on a ski mask and used something to disguise his voice too?

        "it should be clear that the articles are quoting the guy himself"

        Do you mean like when the article said on Oct. 11, the man was out for a walk when he checked the winning numbers. He said he was stunned when the six numbers matched?

        Lots of people "go out" for walks and eventually return home, but where do homeless people "go out" from and where do they return?

        "even if those quotes were relayed by a lottery spokesman."

        And it sure looks like the spokesman relayed by memory and mixed up some of the details. A spokesman simply saying a homeless man bought the $1 winning ticket, worth $4.82 million, at the B&D Mini Mart at 32 West Munger Road in Munger and chose to remain anonymous sure is a boring story. 

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          That would be Master Sergeant Farrell from Science Hill, Kentucky population 696 695.

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            "don't you find it strange they didn't quote him talking about retrieving the winning ticket from dumpster but quoted him diving in for his play slip? "

            I'd say that using a quote where he talks about throwing the play slip away and retrieving it from a dumpster but not using a quote about throwing the ticket away is exactly why reasoned thinking should tell you that it was the play slip that he threw away, not the ticket.

            "don't you find it strange that someone that wants to remain anonymous sat down and gave an interview?"

            You recognize that despite being able to remain anonymous there's still a story about things that happened, right? Does that tell you anything? The possible conclusions I can think of are that he told a story to somebody or somebody just concocted a purely BS story. Do you think that concocting a BS story that quotes the guy as saying he threw the play slip in a dumpster but then says he threw the ticket away is the sensible alternative?

            "Do you mean like when the article said on Oct. 11, the man was out for a walk when he checked the winning numbers. He said he was stunned when the six numbers matched?"

            Again, assuming you understand how quotations marks work, you'd know that they're not quoting him about going for a walk. Any chance you've got a point that's relevant?

            "it sure looks like the spokesman relayed by memory and mixed up some of the details."

            Sure, somebody got part of the story wrong. It's even possible that the story is wildly wrong, but it's absolutely certain that the story says very clearly that the guy himself said he threw the play slip in the dumpster and it's absolutely certain that the story doesn't say that the guy said he threw the ticket away. The only rational conclusion is to accept that the guy threw the play slip in the dumpster or that the story is too unreliable to draw any conclusions except that somebody won the lottery.

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              "don't you find it strange they didn't quote him talking about retrieving the winning ticket from dumpster but quoted him diving in for his play slip? "

              I'd say that using a quote where he talks about throwing the play slip away and retrieving it from a dumpster but not using a quote about throwing the ticket away is exactly why reasoned thinking should tell you that it was the play slip that he threw away, not the ticket.

              "don't you find it strange that someone that wants to remain anonymous sat down and gave an interview?"

              You recognize that despite being able to remain anonymous there's still a story about things that happened, right? Does that tell you anything? The possible conclusions I can think of are that he told a story to somebody or somebody just concocted a purely BS story. Do you think that concocting a BS story that quotes the guy as saying he threw the play slip in a dumpster but then says he threw the ticket away is the sensible alternative?

              "Do you mean like when the article said on Oct. 11, the man was out for a walk when he checked the winning numbers. He said he was stunned when the six numbers matched?"

              Again, assuming you understand how quotations marks work, you'd know that they're not quoting him about going for a walk. Any chance you've got a point that's relevant?

              "it sure looks like the spokesman relayed by memory and mixed up some of the details."

              Sure, somebody got part of the story wrong. It's even possible that the story is wildly wrong, but it's absolutely certain that the story says very clearly that the guy himself said he threw the play slip in the dumpster and it's absolutely certain that the story doesn't say that the guy said he threw the ticket away. The only rational conclusion is to accept that the guy threw the play slip in the dumpster or that the story is too unreliable to draw any conclusions except that somebody won the lottery.

              "Again, assuming you understand how quotations marks work"

              Which part of whomever wrote this story didn't interview the homeless man and the quotes are what the lottery spokesman said?

              "you'd know that they're not quoting him about going for a walk"

              Who do you thing told the lottery spokesman he went out for a walk?

              It's like a news conference when the press secretary says what the President said or done. Are the reporters quoting her or the President?

              We're getting the story third hand, because somebody from the lottery interview the homeless man, WSMH Fox 66 or another TV Station interviewed the lottery spokesman, and somebody here relayed the story quotes and all. There are at least a dozen news sites with the same story with the same quotes and mistakes on the first search page. Most of the sites quote WSMH as the source.

              You'll have to ask the people at WSMH why they choose to quote some things the lottery spokesman said the man told them and not others.

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                That would be Master Sergeant Farrell from Science Hill, Kentucky population 696 695.

                l take it that you resided in Science Hill at one time Stack. I wonder if any movies were shot there?

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                  l take it that you resided in Science Hill at one time Stack. I wonder if any movies were shot there?

                  I live in the Bluegrass, but pass by Science Hill when I go to Somerset for their classic car cruises. Raintree County was filmed in Danville and parts of several other movies were filmed in KY including Goldfinger, Stripes, and Coal Miners Daughter. When Cage (Tom Cruise) said Sgt. Farell was from Science Hill, Kentucky in Edge of Tomorrow, I knew I drove by there several times.

                  Apparently Madeline Ciak of WSMH TV wrote the story probably after interviewing a lottery spokesman and she was quoting the spokesman not the real winner. But don't tell KY, he thinks Madeline interviewed the homeless guy.

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