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    Quote Originally Posted by vesperholly View Post
    But that's the best part of not winning the lottery!
    He knows that quite well - we've actually written lists as a vacation game. He felt it would "jinx" the outcome, lol.

    He doesn't want to check the numbers on his ticket yet. He's waiting to hear where the ticket was sold so he knows whether or not to bother checking. I asked "What if you didn't win the big payout, but one of the smaller ones?" (That doesn't get reported) He's thinking about that now, but he'll probably just give me the ticket to check online later.

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    I heard there were two winning tickets .... one in Idaho and one in Washington. Okay, fess up. Which one of you dudes stole'd my numbers.

    Also funny .... 4 of the numbers were from Hurley's numbers on Lost! 4, 8, 15, 42. I knew I shoulda been playing those numbers!

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    I was so confused... I kept wondering why those numbers felt so familiar, and then I figured it out very early this morning... it was driving me crazy. I was afraid they were part of a set of numbers I used briefly and then abandoned!

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    Our office pool won $15...which means each person receives 65 cents. In that case, we're using the money to buy Power Ball tickets now.

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    I am in Washington but didn't win.

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    Well, I'm back at my desk today -- I didn't have even a single number on my ticket match the winning ones. Congrats to the lucky 2 who hit all 6 -- and the 67 runners-up who "only" won a quarter million. I'd have settled for that.

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    I was too lazy to go get a ticket and I'm so glad I didn't because there's no chance in hell I would have chosen those numbers. I saved myself a few bucks.

    Btw, I'm glad that two people won. It's crazy for one person to get so much money. No one needs so much money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WindSpirit View Post
    I was too lazy to go get a ticket and I'm so glad I didn't because there's no chance in hell I would have chosen those numbers. I saved myself a few bucks.
    I'm quite lazy, but there are two places that sell lottery tickets a block away from my house, so all I have to do is get off the bus one stop earlier on my way home from work. And I never choose the numbers -- just let the computer do it.
    Btw, I'm glad that two people won. It's crazy for one person to get so much money. No one needs so much money.
    I don't think that any one person really "needs" half of it either. There were two winning tickets sold, but that doesn't necessarily mean only two winners. Lots of folks take part in family or office pools, so the wealth perhaps might be spread even further.

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    Didn't win the big prize last night. DH heard the news report on where the two big winners were sold and handed me the ticket, saying 'Send a limo to my office if we won anything big."

    However, I had bought some scratch off tickets for stocking stuffers and so far, we've won $22! Whoo Hooo!

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    Well, I am back to work tomorrow. Winning would have been so perfect today since I was off work today--getting to the lottery office wouldn't have been a problem.

    I think my problem is consistency. In order to win I need to play more regularly instead of waiting for the big jackpot. After all, it's not like I can't use the small $12 million jackpot. Hell, even a free ticket is a step up.
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    My mother's uncle actually won the lottery, about 50+ years ago, when he was still a young man. He used the money to acquire several car dealerships and since he was quite a good businessman, he became very, very wealthy.

    Of course, when he retired, his son took over and ran the company (and the entire family's investments) to the ground

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    Ouch! There was a grandfather at my oldest DD's grammar school who hit the lottery, big-time. He and his family had a rowdy house party at his house for almost a week straight - and that was BEFORE he picked up the check!

    We went to a chinese restaurant for dinner about a month ago and the waiter made a fuss over one of my DD's because she asked for chopsticks for our table. He was impressed by her asking and the fact that we can all use chopsticks. He commented on it a few times through the meal. I was telling the girls about how, a few years ago, there were a number of lottery winners whose numbers came from fortune cookie slips. He must have overheard me because, when he brought the fortune cookies, he gave one to my DD, saying "This is the lucky one for you." How could I not play those numbers for her? We had to stop at three places on the way home to find a working lottery machine. I think the ticket and the fortune are still on the fridge - have to check them. Maybe we've won and don't know it?

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    Here is Toronto several co-workers at a local Bell office, about 19 in all, won the recent $50m lottery. But then there was a hold order put on the ticket because several other people have come forward claiming part of the ticket. It seems the original amount of people playing in the pool was 29 but a lot were on vacation and some had opted out. But I doubt they have much of a chance at claiming part of the prize because OLGC considers each ticket purchased as a seperate contract. And also 4 of those claiming part of the prize were also part of a pool that won $1m in 2007. My pool never won anything more than a couple of free tickets. LOL

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    I remembered to buy my ticket for tonight's drawing. Even bought it a day early.
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    Just saw a newsclip of the 1st man who won. Retired, lots of kids and grandkids he wants to help. That's nice ..... although I myself am deeply jealous.

    But dude ...... don't go public!!! There is no way in hades I would go public if I won crazy lottery money like that. I am more than willing to give most of it to others, I only need enough to live my simple little life and I would be happy, but the rest is going to people and organizations I "want" to give it to. I don't want people hounding me for the rest of my life begging me for money. Changing your phone number ain't gonna do it if you go public.

    You ever win crazy lottery money like that then claim it through a Trust people ..... claim it through a Trust!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaileyCatts View Post
    Just saw a newsclip of the 1st man who won. Retired, lots of kids and grandkids he wants to help. That's nice ..... although I myself am deeply jealous.

    But dude ...... don't go public!!! There is no way in hades I would go public if I won crazy lottery money like that. I am more than willing to give most of it to others, I only need enough to live my simple little life and I would be happy, but the rest is going to people and organizations I "want" to give it to. I don't want people hounding me for the rest of my life begging me for money. Changing your phone number ain't gonna do it if you go public.

    You ever win crazy lottery money like that then claim it through a Trust people ..... claim it through a Trust!!!!
    I don't think they have a choice on the going public thing. I think that's part of the deal. I certainly wouldn't if given the choice.

    But I certainly wouldn't admit publicly that the numbers I picked were a combination of birthdays and ages as they did, because that's asking for an identity theft breach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    When we were done he said he had changed him mind. He pulled some porn VHS out of his backpack and pointed to the boat on the cover and said, "I'm getting that instead."
    This is the f*cking quote of the f*cking year for me, and it's only January 7. OH. MEH. GED.

    Someone needs to make a jolty animated gif out of this.

    I didn't get one number right on Tuesday.

    If I won the $355mil (~$160m-ish?), I'd:
    - Buy a modest home big enough for 2 (me and my soon-to-be large ass due to consumption) in each of my favorites cities in the world. You know, saves the hassle of finding a hotel. Buy a nice retirement home for my parents in any location they desire. Start my siblings off on the right foot for home ownership (we hate each other and they're irresponsible, but a generous down payment is the least I could do).
    - Have a "flagship" home with a giant trampoline, a pool, an ice rink, and a music and dance room. A garden for my favorite vegetables and fruits, and a theater.
    - Get a bunch of musical instruments and learn how to play them.
    - Get a good video camera for all my adventures. And a good still camera.
    - Actually commission some made-to-measure suits (I'm still on the approximated thrift store suits at this point). Start wearing cashmere underwear, laced with platinum.
    - Get lasik. But the crazy secret not-yet-invented kind. While I'm at it I may as well ask to step into the machine that sets me back 15 years and gives me perfect skin for life. And abs.
    - Think of at least one scientific endeavor I just want DONE that's struggled with financing and get it DONE. Well, that would probably take more than I have.
    - Travel the world, blah blah blah.
    - Try to eat what I want the rest of my life.
    - Get a membership to every botanical garden and museum across the world that I love.
    - Just work on writing, film, photography and music, and hopefully develop something into a profession now that I have the time. (Wait, why can't I do that now?)

    Oh yeah, and most importantly, attend every single Olympics for the rest of my life. That's probably the whole lump sum right there.

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    Mega Millions is at $105 million dollars. That's $105 million dollars.
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    Yup. Don't get your grubby hands on it, though. I'm getting a pied a terre in Boston from which I'll travel the world.
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