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    Cashing in a 5k win at headquarters, look at the winner gallery wall , feel a rush of luck , head straight to a smoke shop (where she purchased her winning ticket) and hit a million. It's true when they say you have to chase your luck. Orange county always has its good share of winners

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      Posted: April 27, 2015, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

      Cashing in a 5k win at headquarters, look at the winner gallery wall , feel a rush of luck , head straight to a smoke shop (where she purchased her winning ticket) and hit a million. It's true when they say you have to chase your luck. Orange county always has its good share of winners

      People will go a lifetime of playing and never win more than a $100 on a scratcher and she wins not just 5K but 1M in a matter of days.

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        looks like all 4 of the 5mil top prize for million$$match have been claimed. wonder if the second chance draw will be coming up pretty soon? or are the second and third tier prizes being considered as "top prizes"?

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          What's kind of a side story is when you look where that girl lives and the type of money she just threw at scratchers game, she was closer to being broke and on welfare than winning which is the story with a lot of people playing these games.  It's a dream, yes but most logical people in her situation would have probably kept the $5k which is more than she makes in probably 5 months than running back out and dropping another $100 on Scratchers.  I wonder how long it will take her to blow through the roughly $600k she will have after taxes?

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            What's kind of a side story is when you look where that girl lives and the type of money she just threw at scratchers game, she was closer to being broke and on welfare than winning which is the story with a lot of people playing these games.  It's a dream, yes but most logical people in her situation would have probably kept the $5k which is more than she makes in probably 5 months than running back out and dropping another $100 on Scratchers.  I wonder how long it will take her to blow through the roughly $600k she will have after taxes?

            How do you figure she was closer to being broke based on the stor?. She wasn't a frequent player and the story was she won after buying just a few more scratchers.

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              She actually bought $120 worth of Scratchers and she does not live in a great part of OC so maybe she isn't broke but when you live over in the area she was being interviewed from for the tv part I saw, it doesn't really scream out that she is financially well off.  Then again, 99% of the big winners seem to be pretty down on their luck or not well off when you read their stories.  The lady who won $2 million in powerball with 5 numbers didn't even have a job so what does that tell you about her current priorities?  It's more sad to me because while the stories make for these wonderful CA Lottery Commission stories, they underlie the fact that a lot of people are spending money on a fantasy that they can't afford more often than not.  Gives credence to the theory that it's a tax on the poor.

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                People will go a lifetime of playing and never win more than a $100 on a scratcher and she wins not just 5K but 1M in a matter of days.

                You are dead on about that, I've bought at least 10,000 tickets in my lifetime to attest to it. It is incredible to win two prizes like that in a short span, even if the person bought 1000 tickets instead of just 3.

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                  looks like all 4 of the 5mil top prize for million$$match have been claimed. wonder if the second chance draw will be coming up pretty soon? or are the second and third tier prizes being considered as "top prizes"?

                  I've followed that game very closely everyday, I cannot believe the last 2 $5MM prizes got claimed this week. It would be more believable if the 3rd one got claimed, but there is no more. It even defies the logic of the distribution. Roughly 60% of the winners have been claimed, I'd expect the 4th and final prize will be distributed after 75% of the game has been sold.

                  To responsd to your your question, the $2million and $1million prizes seems to be considered a top prize since the ticket says "Top Prizes of ____". I probably will not be playing this game any longer, the expected return took a big hit without those $5 prizes, why play a game for $2million at 1 in 6 million odds? best to play a $10 game.

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                    Posted: April 30, 2015, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

                    She actually bought $120 worth of Scratchers and she does not live in a great part of OC so maybe she isn't broke but when you live over in the area she was being interviewed from for the tv part I saw, it doesn't really scream out that she is financially well off.  Then again, 99% of the big winners seem to be pretty down on their luck or not well off when you read their stories.  The lady who won $2 million in powerball with 5 numbers didn't even have a job so what does that tell you about her current priorities?  It's more sad to me because while the stories make for these wonderful CA Lottery Commission stories, they underlie the fact that a lot of people are spending money on a fantasy that they can't afford more often than not.  Gives credence to the theory that it's a tax on the poor.

                    Your first statement made it seem as if she was spending way beyond her means.  She spent a total of $120 after winning $5,100, she still had a tidy sum to stash under the mattress even before winning the Million Dollars.

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                      She actually bought $120 worth of Scratchers and she does not live in a great part of OC so maybe she isn't broke but when you live over in the area she was being interviewed from for the tv part I saw, it doesn't really scream out that she is financially well off.  Then again, 99% of the big winners seem to be pretty down on their luck or not well off when you read their stories.  The lady who won $2 million in powerball with 5 numbers didn't even have a job so what does that tell you about her current priorities?  It's more sad to me because while the stories make for these wonderful CA Lottery Commission stories, they underlie the fact that a lot of people are spending money on a fantasy that they can't afford more often than not.  Gives credence to the theory that it's a tax on the poor.

                      Yes, I've been to that part of Orange County and it is ghetto. Based on stereotypes, its fits your description and presumptions. Overall, she displayed a behvaior known as Complusive Gambling Disorder which is not uncommon amongst gamblers. This windfall will likely cause her to spend over her head.

                      I think the gambling theory is a tax on the stupid rather than the poor. It does make people look stupid by wasting money if they lose, but I'll never say that to anyone. I will still play, I will not play anywhere near the amount I once did.

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                        Yes, I've been to that part of Orange County and it is ghetto. Based on stereotypes, its fits your description and presumptions. Overall, she displayed a behvaior known as Complusive Gambling Disorder which is not uncommon amongst gamblers. This windfall will likely cause her to spend over her head.

                        I think the gambling theory is a tax on the stupid rather than the poor. It does make people look stupid by wasting money if they lose, but I'll never say that to anyone. I will still play, I will not play anywhere near the amount I once did.

                        Of course it's a tax on the Poor. Wealthy people play the stock market and real estate where the real money is made.

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                          Of course it's a tax on the Poor. Wealthy people play the stock market and real estate where the real money is made.

                          I looked online, and there are quotes for both a tax on the poor, and a tax on the stupid.

                          Regardless, I'll still play, but very little.

                          Stock market / Real Estate, you need lots of money upfront and patience to make the serious money.

                          Gambling is usually negative expectation so it is more catered to the poor.

                          I do see people who win on the Fantasy 5 blow money on the high limit slot machines at the casinos, thus what people do after winning becomes a whole new story.

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                            Yes, I've been to that part of Orange County and it is ghetto. Based on stereotypes, its fits your description and presumptions. Overall, she displayed a behvaior known as Complusive Gambling Disorder which is not uncommon amongst gamblers. This windfall will likely cause her to spend over her head.

                            I think the gambling theory is a tax on the stupid rather than the poor. It does make people look stupid by wasting money if they lose, but I'll never say that to anyone. I will still play, I will not play anywhere near the amount I once did.

                            Agreed, especially on that last sentence. Within a few days of a game coming out, I'll buy multiples of each new ticket (usually combined up to $50 or so), see my usually sh***y ROI and hold off entirely until the next new games are released. I'm really becoming disillusioned. Not that the lottery was ever a great investment in the first place.

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                              Posted: May 6, 2015, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                              Súper lotto bag at 31 mil.

                              will it keep rolling? Who knows.

                              good luck everybody! You gotta play to win or is that its already part of your destiny to win the lotto?


                              Either way gotta press your luck!

                                 
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