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any big winners? anywhere?

Topic closed. 26 replies. Last post 12 years ago by LOTTOMIKE.

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January 24, 2005
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Posted: April 14, 2005, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

how come with all of the people who inhabit this site, you dont have a section for people to talk about their big winnings?  has anyone here even won big?  and by big, i dont necessarily mean jackpot on the mega millions or anything, but what about scratch off games or anything else?  i would think that people talking about how much they won would inspire others to get out and play, eh?  :)


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    Member #1984
    August 4, 2003
    70 Posts
    Posted: April 14, 2005, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

    The fact is there just aren't that many people who have won substantial amounts of money playing the lottery. You could maybe fill half a stadium with 'em. The lottery exists to raise funds for the government, not to create wealth for citizens. I have to remind myself of this so I don't waste so much money on lottery tickets! I can spend it on coffee instead.

      ineed9million's avatar - scene sunovermountains.jpg
      Philadelphia, PA
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      February 13, 2005
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      Posted: April 14, 2005, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

      You also have to remember that alot of people who did win a significant amount of money playing the lottery do not want everyone to know that.  Even though we use psuedonyms and no one knows your exact location, people might not feel secure in telling the whole world that i won "x" amount of dollars. 

        Morrison, IL
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        Member #4657
        May 13, 2004
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        Posted: April 14, 2005, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

          If I won I might say so here.  It's not like anyone knows how to track me down.

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
          United States
          Member #9
          March 24, 2001
          19824 Posts
          Posted: April 14, 2005, 3:08 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by captbacardi on April 14, 2005

          how come with all of the people who inhabit this site, you dont have a section for people to talk about their big winnings? 

          What kind of information would you want them to share about their big winnings, the amount and where they could be reach if someone wanted a share of it?  Or would you just like to read about their new friends, their new big cars, their new big house or just how they are spending it all? 

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       Evil Looking       

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            February 23, 2005
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            Posted: April 14, 2005, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

            I won $7 once...does that inspire you to play

              fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
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              November 29, 2003
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              Posted: April 14, 2005, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

              We've had some posts from people who have won $100,000+, $45,000+ and etc. any many from people who have won smaller amounts amounts, like less than $1,000. You just have to keep your eye out for them. Good luck, if you win let all of us know.

              "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"


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                April 14, 2005
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                Posted: April 14, 2005, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                Yeah, I'd like to see a "Winners' Circle" forum.  Even small wins, such as a free ticket or $5, could be posted there.  If for nothing else, people can show what kind of progress they are making with their lottery wheels, number schemes, etc. and get congratulatory responses from other posters.

                Just my opinion...

                  New Member
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                  Member #2700
                  November 5, 2003
                  14 Posts
                  Posted: April 14, 2005, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                  the most I ever won on the state lottery was $1000.00; I won $500.00 on Lotto and the daily game a couple of times but I still feel like a beginner.  I've one some very small prizes on the sweepstakes..the most probably worth under $30.00.

                  I just never give up...hope runs eternal!  Good luck and I think you have a great idea!

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                    June 5, 2002
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                    Posted: April 14, 2005, 7:53 pm - IP Logged


                    I'm glad Unlucky for Life is becoming a scratch game with a 750k cash option.

                      four4me's avatar - gate1
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                      June 18, 2003
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                      Posted: April 14, 2005, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                      I've won a lot of  prizes in the pick3/4 straights over the years. I bought a $9,000 winning  scratch off. Won so many boxed hits i lost count. I'm trying to win match 5 --- mega mil and the lottery for the whole anchalada, it's been a challenge. But i have won bits pieces of all those games.

                      There are people on lottery post that have won lil lotto for over 100 grand. And other people have won scratchers and other top teir prizes. Their storys are buired in the lottery posts. If you use the search engine and type in the right key words you might find some of those posts.

                      oh i'm sitting here looking a a ticket i have that matched 3 numbers in the bonus match 5 only 15 bucks but it will go towards another attempt tomorrow.

                        rabbitfoot's avatar - 8ball

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                        Posted: April 14, 2005, 8:23 pm - IP Logged
                        Quote: Originally posted by ryanm on April 14, 2005

                          If I won I might say so here.  It's not like anyone knows how to track me down.

                        Well we could start with your "IP" logged at the top of your post. 

                        I play to dream and dream of winning a major jackpot!

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                          September 30, 2004
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                          Posted: April 14, 2005, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

                          BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!


                          I am watching tv in Washington right now, a man found a bag of money TODAY outside a convenient store. It had THOUSANDS of dollars in it.

                          I do not know all the details, I know somewhat about the people who lost it. Something about the money was lost while they were doing a paper route or something. The money was suppose to go to the unfortunate in Venezuela. The man returned it.

                            New Mexico
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                            March 10, 2005
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                            Posted: April 14, 2005, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                            I am watching tv in Washington right now, a man found a bag of money TODAY outside a convenient store. It had THOUSANDS of dollars in it.

                            It happens.  When I lived in Grants there was an incident of someone finding a suitcase full of money abandoned beside the highway.  They naturally put it in the trunk and went to visit some friends, told them about it, wondering whether someone ugly watched from the bushes when they picked it up and was going to chase them down to get the money back.

                            They got back into the car and headed for Albuquerque, money and all.  A few miles down the road they were stopped by a highway patrolman, who asked for permission to search the car.  Popped them good and proper, he did, confiscated the money for evidence.  Luckily, they'd told the friends in Grants about it, supporting their claim that they'd found the money.  In the end the cops, the anonymous faceless governmental agencies ended up with it all.

                            But a good time was had by all.


                              LOTTOMIKE's avatar - cash money.jpg
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                              Posted: April 14, 2005, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                              i'd have took the money straight home,no if ands or buts....