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Posted: March 6, 2011, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

WOW! very interesting Blackie  were you born Military Family or are you Home Grown from Scotland?

My father was Military but in the British Army Cheryl .  He was born in NJ but taken to Scotland when he was 6 , his parents were from Scotland like my Mother and her parents.

 

 Good Luck,

Blackie.                           

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    Posted: March 8, 2011, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

    I would go on a trip that encompasses every state in the United States, but I would take it in the summer. 

    I would also go to Malta, Moscow, and South Africa (the country in which I was born).

    Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

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      Posted: March 8, 2011, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

      New York City.

      Rosie's House!


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        ttech10,

        "I figured this would be an interesting question to ask to see how many unique answers there are. I know the most common would be something like Hawaii, Las Vegas or some island in the Caribbean, but does anyone have any interesting or unique ideas/plans?"

        Good call! Now we just need someone to mention a Caribbean island!

        To each their own, but I've always wondered about jackpot winners going to Vegas. What do they think they're going to win in Vegas after habingwon a lottery jackpot? That, and if any casino gets word they've won a jackpot they won't have a moment's peace.

        I don't know, maybe people want that kind of attention.

        Interesting stuff, people. Especially Blackie's, a lot of places most people wouldn't consider visting. One of my friends would definitely end up visiting some of those around the Indonesia/Phillipines area, he has some family from there.

         

        For Coin Toss, I think a lot just want to be able to enjoy the stereotypical vacation where they have a nice room and spend a lot on the tables. I've been there once but didn't really gamble and stayed in a lower priced room, so I'd really consider going back with some friends, getting a really nice room and gambling with a bit more money. I would still have a budget and will probably spend a good amount of time walking around looking at everything (like I did the first time) but I could also enjoy the games. And since the trip there wouldn't happen until a few months after my win I would have a little more grasp on my newfound wealth and could say 'no' to spending more a lot easier than I could if I visited shortly after winning.

        And unless you had brought a bunch of interest upon yourself I don't think you'd have too much to worry about (unlike Jack Whitaker, Chris Shaw, the Harris', the NY Lottery doorman or anyone else who apparead on The Today Show or something similar). I plan on claiming through a trust so I wouldn't find it much of a problem, plus I'm playing Texas Lotto lately instead of PB/MM so it wouldn't be a huge media coverage win in the first place. If I was one of those under the spotlight then yea, I would definitely avoid Vegas for quite a while after my win. The casinos wouldn't be as big of a problem as would my worries that a desperate gambler would notice me and get some bad ideas.

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          Posted: March 9, 2011, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks TTech.

          I've been to 43 countries and can tell most people which bars I have been to but not much more than that . I wouldn't mind seeing a bit more of the places than just the bars and nightlife.

           

           Good Luck,

          Blackie.                           

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            Posted: March 10, 2011, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

            My father was Military but in the British Army Cheryl .  He was born in NJ but taken to Scotland when he was 6 , his parents were from Scotland like my Mother and her parents.

            Thanks for sharing Blackie you are a Human Passport :) and yes I would love to visit those clubs/bars in foreign countries Wink

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              Posted: March 10, 2011, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

              Thanks TTech.

              I've been to 43 countries and can tell most people which bars I have been to but not much more than that . I wouldn't mind seeing a bit more of the places than just the bars and nightlife.

              Hah, yea if I were to ever visit other countries the main thing I would do is visit local bars, though I'm not ever planning on it, not much of a "famous places" person (ie: the Colloseum, Pantheon, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Ludwig's castles, Brandenburg Gate, etc). If I were to go anywhere it would be Germany with my dad, as he was born there, and I think we'd mainly be going to Ludwig's castle and bars/restaurants.

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                Posted: March 10, 2011, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks Cheryl .   

                I was going into Bremerhaven often until about 9 months ago TTech . Thats near Bremen . There is several Castles in Germany I'd like to take a few pictures of but like I say , most of my earlier days were spent in the bars.  The Coliseum in Rome , I did see , never seen so many stray cats in my life .  Went up to the Acropolis in Athens but didn't make it all the way to the top. There was construction going on at the time around 1997 .  Passed the Eiffel tower on a bus once but didn't get real close . I flew into  De Gaulle airport and no one told me I had to take a bus to Orly airport so I was running a few hours late . Was catching another plane to Toulon in South France . What a nightmare , I did ask folks at De Gaulle airport how I would get to a plane going to Toulon , all I got was they didn't speak english and of course I didn't speak enough french.
                I drank a few 1664 beers  while waiting for a flight south . 1664 was a popular beer at the time .  Cannes and Marseilles are nice.

                 

                 Good Luck,

                Blackie.                           

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                  So sad to see ppl not talking about pick 6 games....  I guess those require more luck than actual skill....  Anywho.....  Would love to say I would go on an extended vacation to Brazil and Argentina!  Woo hoo!  Lived in Chile for a year, it was great... But I think Brazil might be paradise on Earth.

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                    Posted: March 24, 2011, 8:03 am - IP Logged

                    New York City.

                    Rosie's House!

                    Cheers Can I go also ?

                    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                    For a lead role in a cage?

                     

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                      Cheers Can I go also ?

                      Well hell yeah, Motor City.

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                        I know I have stated this once before, but when I win the JP, I will be heading off to the Philippines.  Then of course, there are loads of other places that I would like to take the family.  The Grand Canyon, the Florida Keys, the Bahamas, Nassau along with a cruise in that area, Singapore, Thailand, China, especially Hong Kong, then the wifey says that she would like to see most if not all of Europe...England, France, Germany for sure

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                          I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Dubai, UAE. It's a beautiful country with one-of-a-kind hotels. Imagine going on a desert safari, indoor skiing, and shopping for beautiful jewelry at the gold souk. I'd also visit Jamaica...I've always wanted to go there. Who wouldn't enjoy ziplining through the lush forests, walking on white sandy beaches, snorekeling, endless tropical drinks, and a laid back lifestyle? Big Smile 

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                            I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Dubai, UAE. It's a beautiful country with one-of-a-kind hotels. Imagine going on a desert safari, indoor skiing, and shopping for beautiful jewelry at the gold souk. I'd also visit Jamaica...I've always wanted to go there. Who wouldn't enjoy ziplining through the lush forests, walking on white sandy beaches, snorekeling, endless tropical drinks, and a laid back lifestyle? Big Smile 

                            I like the part about the endless drinks.   Thumbs Up

                            That puts it on my list with a bullet.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Cheers Can I go also ?

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