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Do you think that the 319 million dollar winners should give the man who missed the pool some money?

Yes, just a little [ 14 ]  [29.79%]
The group needs to get together and take a vote [ 14 ]  [29.79%]
No, he just missed the boat, sorry! [ 19 ]  [40.43%]
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Posted: April 2, 2011, 10:51 am - IP Logged

Maybe they should have a meeting to decide what to do, but of course the decision would depend on whether or not they felt lucky the day of the meeting.

I'm not sure about winners going ahead and cutting someone who didn't play in. For one thing, that person certainly had the chance to play, and for another, in essence that person would be getting some of the winninngs "tax free" so to speak. Think about that.

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

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.

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    md
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    Posted: April 2, 2011, 11:44 am - IP Logged

    He's becoming more famous than the 7 who won, he'll write a book, go on talk shows, join some reality tv stuff, be the next bachelor, he'll probably end up with 50 million.

    and the good looking blonde. hehehehe

    I think Sully16 is correct.  He notoriety is growing each day.  I think he would do wise to do the talk show circuit for what he can gain for his notoriety.  Since people are so enthralled with his lousy misfortune.  I think the Lucky 7 will/should do something.  I would give him a year's pay.  It is going to be torturous going into the office each day, so a year's salary, and then he should do the talk show circuit, maybe create a Reality TV Show About Lotteries and be the host/narrator of it.  All of this will make his not feeling lucky turn into great paydays.

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      Posted: April 2, 2011, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

      I think they ought to pay him and others a percentage.

      Afterall:

      All of the intangible delays, including buying an additional ticket, could have caused the lottery terminal RNG into a different mode.

      Thus, the winning combination could have gone to someone else, or no one.

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        Posted: April 2, 2011, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

        I think they ought to pay him and others a percentage.

        Afterall:

        All of the intangible delays, including buying an additional ticket, could have caused the lottery terminal RNG into a different mode.

        Thus, the winning combination could have gone to someone else, or no one.

        This is why when you hit you get out of town..Someone will always say if it wasen't for them making yoyu late or early or whatever you would have not hit so you owe them for that..If you give your 2 bucks then and only then do you get some money...your share...

                                                                  Pure luck

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          Posted: April 2, 2011, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

          One of the winners said there wasen't an 8th man..She said there was more then one other guy that was asked if they wanted in..It wasen't the same each draw..Others was asked besides the guy everyone is talking about..That'sw hat she said ohn the nwes???..Whoever was askeda nd said no they lost and that's that..

          I Agree! If you didn't chip in for the Pizza: You dont get any!

          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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            Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

            Sure, why not. They've been blessed with alot of money, and I don't think they would miss a few thousand if they choose to share a little with this person, who I'm sure have had some sleepless nights after this experience.

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              Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

              Millions ? No

              $10K from each person ? Yes

              If the guy was a friend id worry about him commiting suicide. ( I know I would lol )

              If he was given $70K: He might commit suicide, because in his heart he knew he didn't deserve it.

              A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                Are you serious? Suicide is a bit much.  I don't think any dollar amount should be expected, but what ever they want or fill they would like to share without any obligation would be good enough. 

                Thanks for making me laugh, some of these post are so funny!

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                  Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

                  I think they ought to pay him and others a percentage.

                  Afterall:

                  All of the intangible delays, including buying an additional ticket, could have caused the lottery terminal RNG into a different mode.

                  Thus, the winning combination could have gone to someone else, or no one.

                  Then send him the Money: He'll appreciate it...

                  A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                    Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Good Question. I tend to wonder if the guy did opt in to play would the computer of generated the winning combo?

                    Lets say they bought 35 tickets, but if the other guy got in they would of bought 40 tickets. Would the computer of generated the same first 35 picks with the winning combination and just added five more? We'll never know.

                    I say they should think about that, then vote on how much to give the guy.

                     "You can't handle the truth!" Nicholson.

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                      Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                      Sure, why not. They've been blessed with alot of money, and I don't think they would miss a few thousand if they choose to share a little with this person, who I'm sure have had some sleepless nights after this experience.

                      Feel free to send him an appropriate percentage of $319M

                      1 percent of $319M=$3,190,000

                      0.1 percent of $319M=$319,000

                      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                        Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                        Hey, just saying no one sure feel obligated. Do what they feel is right for them. No precentage is required. Thanks!

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                          Posted: April 2, 2011, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                          Hey, just saying no one sure feel obligated. Do what they feel is right for them. No precentage is required. Thanks!

                          LOL

                          A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                            Posted: April 3, 2011, 3:08 am - IP Logged

                            Like I wrote before, once they compensate this guy then they'll have to compensate the other part time players who only chipped in when they felt like it.

                            And I also wrote, had this person been playing every draw, but missed this draw due to circumstances beyond his control, personally, I'd ask the group to have a meeting on it. If the group voted no, I would probably throw the person something like 50 grand, but that's just me.

                            Giving a gift to somebody creates zero obligation to give a gift to anybody else.

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                              Posted: April 3, 2011, 3:14 am - IP Logged

                              I think they ought to pay him and others a percentage.

                              Afterall:

                              All of the intangible delays, including buying an additional ticket, could have caused the lottery terminal RNG into a different mode.

                              Thus, the winning combination could have gone to someone else, or no one.

                              By that reasoning they should give me a share too.  If I'd shaken it 3 times instead of twice who knows how many things in the universe would have happened differently?

                              They can make a group decision about the various people who played at other times, and they can make individual decisions, but whatever gifts they give should simply be made based on their ability to give gifts and how they feel about the people they're giving gifts to.