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Somebody won 196 Milllion Dollars in MM. I feel sad.

Topic closed. 19 replies. Last post 9 years ago by Todd.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
United States
Member #9
March 24, 2001
19831 Posts
Posted: May 17, 2008, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

I Agree!

Funny, I was thinking "ohio" last night too, for some reason.  And then found out this morning that someone there won it.  I hope they live out their dreams with that money. 

And for all we know, it could have been one of us!

Funny I was thinking of "Ohio" too and of "me", but I think that every time I play.  I'll have to do with the 3+0 for $7  I won which is better than the Ohio Classic Lotto pays for matching 3.  OCL has a jackpot of $19M+, so I'll probably put my winnings on it and be ready in a few weeks when MegaMillions will again have a jackpot of $100M+.

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

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    Member #59167
    March 8, 2008
    174 Posts
    Posted: May 17, 2008, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

    It's funny,when I hear of someone winning a big jackpot like that I feel sad for THEM. Most of the time people who win those huge amounts don't know how to handle that kind of money and before you know it they are broke again. Every snake oil salesman and his brother,not to mention their own family and friends would be after them to some extent. No thanks. Life would never be the same. That could go either way,of course,good or bad.

    Actually the day of the "loser lottery winner" are very small. 

    The Drive-By Media rarely tell you about the successes.  They prefer you be depressed.  Depressed people are the life-blood of the Drive-By's!  The more depressed, the greater they can influence your thinking.  You get a thirty second blast of the weather when it is nice outside, and a second by second, inch by inch blast when it is bad.  Seldom are people personally impacted by the bad news, but the media spend all their time on it for a reason.  Successful sitcoms are about happy people and pleasant events.  Pick up a magazine, newspaper, read a blog, or watch a newscast on television.  Never is it to encourage you or to make you a happier person!  Ever seen a book on how to be a loser?  Nope! However, you get that 24/7 from the media.

      jarasan's avatar - new patrick.gif
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      Member #44103
      July 30, 2006
      5583 Posts
      Posted: May 17, 2008, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

      I thought the depression was like in the 1930's. 



      Come on,  it is just a dombazz game, it is $12M again on Tues. PBall is $36M,  if $12M don't make you happy thinking about it or $36M, well.......................................? 

        ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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        November 21, 2007
        6537 Posts
        Posted: May 17, 2008, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

        Good for you manofmany, good attitude.

        People seem not to realize that if they were to win a jackpot there'd be many people resentful of them.

        As has been discussed here on LP there is no "justice" or "deserves to" as to who wins a jackpot, but I have a hunch that resenting someone else winning may put some kind of mystical whammy on those who do it.

        Whoever wins, good for them, and maybe next time it will be one of us.

        I agree. I of course would love to win, but I don't resent those who do. There have been a few people here who can't or won't be happy for someone else because they feel they "deserve" it.

        "Whoever wins, good for them, and maybe next time it will be one of us."

        I really like that statement.

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

          Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
          Chief Bottle Washer
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          May 31, 2000
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          Posted: May 17, 2008, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

          <Moved to Mystical forum>

          Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.