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NEW POLL: Have any of you met a lottery winner?

Topic closed. 37 replies. Last post 11 years ago by MissNYC.

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Have you ever met a lottery winner?

YES [ 28 ]  [41.79%]
NO [ 39 ]  [58.21%]
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starchild_45's avatar - spherewall2
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Posted: May 21, 2007, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

i won a 1000 dollars once. i met myself and i thought i was a wonderful person. kind and genorous to people. a person i would love to be around all the time if i say so.

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    Posted: May 23, 2007, 10:01 am - IP Logged

    That's a bit sucky of her to tell you that then not follow through. 

    The clerk that sells me my winning PowerBall ticket is gonna get real lucky cuz I will give a big check and a gift basket full of gift cards and other goodies when I win the big one.  And I WILL follow through with that, I promise!  If he/she was decent to me when I bought the ticket, that is.  If he/she was snotty or something, I think I'd donate the money to charity in their name.  Make sure they know they blew their chance.  Wink

    People promise us lots of things.. We just tell them a pot of flowers to show in store would be most appropriate... Yet to see the flowers..

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      Posted: May 24, 2007, 9:00 am - IP Logged

      i won a 1000 dollars once. i met myself and i thought i was a wonderful person. kind and genorous to people. a person i would love to be around all the time if i say so.

      Green laugh

      yes, I have. TWO powerball winners in ky. The first one, won a long time ago when I was in middle school. The couple's son, who was rather ugly, was constantly asking me to marry him. (Yeah, he was nuts. Crazy ) Their life changed dramatically. The kind of change that makes you feel all good inside. I loved it. I remember seeing him driving a candy apple red corvette through town with pride all over his face, when, before, he was lucky to have money to eat at school and I felt sorry for him. And no, it didn't make me want to go out with him afterwards. But I was so happy to hear the news. I was so happy for him and his family. The other, an elderly couple won a little later when I was at an all time low in my life. Their life didn't change that much that I could tell. And they were generous with their family. Get this, their children lived in a trailer park while they were having their house built. I know, because I lived right across the street from them. (also waiting to get a house put up.) They weren't exactly the kind of people I hang around to begin with, though. Our kids played together, but theirs were, well, brats. Another, a 10,000 dollar winner in ky from a scratch off ticket she bought while out getting some milk. Her life changed none at all. In fact, I can't tell that she done anything with the money at all. One of the raffle winners in Harlan, KY was probably a relative of mine, seeing as how I am related to almost everyone there. So, in a way, I can say I know them. I do get the chance to meet up with everyone from there ever so often at a family reunion. But they are so distant, it doesn't make a difference to me. Harlan people live in a world of their own. It's like stepping back about 50 years or more. In fact, nothing has changed there in over the 37 years that I have been alive. But so far, I haven't been notified of any relatives winning. That sort of thing is probably the only thing they will keep secret.

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        Posted: May 27, 2007, 12:55 am - IP Logged

        my husband met a man who won millions,don't know which lottery. he was a guy at works brother-in law. they all went fishing together.. my husband said he wanted them to buy him beer. he was a cheapskate... 

        the guy at work said he didn't  give his family any money,not that he had to,or his wifes family.

        i might give them a little(my family and my husbands) if i would ever win,but tell them that's all their getting ,so don't ask for more.

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: May 28, 2007, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

          People promise us lots of things.. We just tell them a pot of flowers to show in store would be most appropriate... Yet to see the flowers..

          I never promise clerks anything because I am not their friend, I'm a customer.  I pay for my lottery tickets like the guys buying gas, cigarettes or beer.  My personal business is none of their concern even when they cash in my winning tickets.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning one * 
             
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            Posted: May 28, 2007, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

            I was involved in a lottery pool. There was 10 of us and we would put up $25  each . Once we ran our numbers at our corner store. A friend waited patiently for our numbers to complete and she bought the next five quick picks. The winning ticket was the third ticket she purchased. I only saw her two times after her win, she moved out of the neighborhood!!!!..................................................Joy

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              Posted: May 28, 2007, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

              I was involved in a lottery pool. There was 10 of us and we would put up $25  each . Once we ran our numbers at our corner store. A friend waited patiently for our numbers to complete and she bought the next five quick picks. The winning ticket was the third ticket she purchased. I only saw her two times after her win, she moved out of the neighborhood!!!!..................................................Joy

              how much did she win?

                MissNYC's avatar - diva
                Westchester, New York
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                Posted: June 2, 2007, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                I new a guy who's dad won about 15 mil in the early 90s. After taxes, and too much fun in Atlantic City, he ended up with about 1/4 of what he should have. So stupid! Anyhow, the kid I knew is currently awaiting trial for an illegal gambling ring, and the dad invested in a few businesses, but nothing too exciting. What a waste!

                "If you just keep believing, that dream that you wish will come true"

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