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Do you know any lottery winners?

Topic closed. 26 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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Do you personally know someone who is living off lottery winnings?

I am a lottery winner. [ 10 ]  [17.54%]
A member of my family is a lottery winner. [ 3 ]  [5.26%]
I know someone who knows a lottery winner. [ 9 ]  [15.79%]
Someone in my community is a lottery winner. [ 12 ]  [21.05%]
I have no personal knowledge of a lottery winner. [ 17 ]  [29.82%]
Other. [ 5 ]  [8.77%]
I am a lottery winner who will give Prob988 money. [ 1 ]  [1.75%]
Total Valid Votes [ 57 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 9 ]  
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Posted: December 11, 2005, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

Do you personally know a lottery winner.  I am not interested in small prizes that we all win from time to time, but in people who have won enough that they could, or have, retired as a result of their winnings.

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    Morrison, IL
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    Posted: December 11, 2005, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

      My grandparents who live in Sabula, IA (17 miles north of Clinton) know someone who won a $31 million Powerball jackpot back on January 8, 2000.  Those winners, I think, were an elderly couple, and live in Florida now.

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      Whitwell, TN
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      Posted: December 11, 2005, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

      My good friend's daughter won the florida lottery about 12years ago they still live there and we talk all the time.

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        Posted: December 11, 2005, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

        yes two people on fantasy five jackpot

        love to nibble those micey feet.

         

                                     

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          Posted: December 11, 2005, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

           Alot of people in my county have hit over the years...all sorts of big prizes. The biggest hit was 35 million for a pool of abount 30 employees at a supermarket one town north of me. One couple hit the Pick 6 TWICE IN 6 MONTHS  for  13 million bucks  12 years ago...They managed a convenience store. There was an investigation, but there was no foul play; they got paid and moved to Florida it is rumored.

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            Posted: December 12, 2005, 12:46 am - IP Logged

            My good friend's daughter won the florida lottery about 12years ago they still live there and we talk all the time.

            Someone won powerball in South Pittsburg.  I wish I knew them lol. 

            How are you going to win if you don't play?

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              Posted: December 12, 2005, 1:17 am - IP Logged

              When the MA lottery was $50,000 I knew one of the first "big" winners in the early 70s.  I also knew a couple who won over a million in MA in the mid 80s, although they were really just neighbors of a good friend.  (They kept their home and their jobs too.) I don't know any big jackpot winners in FL personally, although there's been several lotto and mega money winners in the surrounding counties.

              One choice should be, probably but they never told me!  (maybe even someone in my family??) I've known a few people who suddenly seemed to have extra money, so who knows?

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                Posted: December 12, 2005, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                Wow.  It seems that more than 20% of our poll respondents have won the lottery.

                That is surprising.

                The winner who checked "I am lottery winner who will give money to Prob988" should feel free to contact me at any time.

                Yes Nod

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                  Posted: December 12, 2005, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

                  I wonder if anyone who votes for the last option is actually going to send a check. Razz

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                    Posted: December 12, 2005, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                    my coworker's mom won the texas lottery a while ago (~30 million).

                     

                     Maybe me this week :)

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                      Posted: December 12, 2005, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

                      Wow.  It seems that more than 20% of our poll respondents have won the lottery.

                      That is surprising.

                      The winner who checked "I am lottery winner who will give money to Prob988" should feel free to contact me at any time.

                      Yes Nod

                      I think that response shows how serious someone took your poll.  Don't start planning how to spend the money until after you receive it.

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

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                        Posted: December 13, 2005, 9:46 am - IP Logged

                        Wow.  It seems that more than 20% of our poll respondents have won the lottery.

                        That is surprising.

                        The winner who checked "I am lottery winner who will give money to Prob988" should feel free to contact me at any time.

                        Yes Nod

                        I think that response shows how serious someone took your poll.  Don't start planning how to spend the money until after you receive it.

                        I think you may be right.

                         

                        Big Grin

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                          Posted: December 13, 2005, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                          I wonder if anyone who votes for the last option is actually going to send a check. Razz

                          Or maybe an Annuity. Wink

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                            Posted: December 13, 2005, 11:02 am - IP Logged

                            Two!  I went to School with Tom Lapenis (now spells his name Lapenna)  his father won the first michigan Lotto drawing back in 1984 and then 10 years later in 1994 I know a woman who won the lotto here.

                            I also know who has the first publicy sold lottery ticket from 1972 here in Michigan.  The first one is in a museum but the first one available to the public is in private hands and I  know who has it. (NOT me by the way)

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                              Posted: December 13, 2005, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                              I like this poll.  I'd be curious to see the mileage it generates.