|Posted: August 30, 2010, 6:16 pm - IP Logged|
This latest episode was pretty interesting. The group in Michigan, in the UP, that won the $12.7 million worked at a cafe in a small town. They opted for cash and got about $347,000 each.
The cafe they work in has a becah theme, as one of them mentioned the weather is often -20 so the cafe owner wanted to privdxce people with a different environment.
They seemed to be pretty level-heade with what they did with their winnings. Most of them made home repairs and a few bought vehicles better suited for the winter weather than what they had.
By the way, they each played $2 "computer picks" twice a week.
The female doctor in Miami that won $56,000,000 had one heck of a story. She was on a break at work and bought $6 worth of tickets (QPs also) at the hospital gift shop. Later on, word got out that the winning ticket had been bought there and the hospital was buzzing with "Who won it?"
The doctor admitted she didn't need the money but had been playing lotto for years. Well, when they found out she was the winner a lot of her co-workers resented it and said, "Why her? She doesn't need the money, I do."
She started getting threatening phone calls and someone tampered with the brakes on her car. After she realized that she moved to a gated community in Hollywood, Fl. and things got a little calmer.
She mentioned several times tht the win verified some things she believed, life is not fair and who wins the lottery is absolutely random.
After winning she had some rough times as when they traveled to NYC her husband needed a liver transplant.
She said life after the win has been a real roller coaster ride. She reduced her work to part time but still feels that being a pediatrician is her calling. She also said that having told her story about winning the lottery at least 500 to 1,000 times, she's writing a book about it.
It sounds like it might be a very interesting book.
Since we've got a thread about "Lucky stores" they shpwed a Mobil station on the Mass.-NH border that has sold a lot of winners and provides a lot of lottery info. One guy said, "Who needs Vegas when we have this.'
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.