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Did anybody win that Mega Lottery?
3/30/2012 | Me

Posted on 03/30/2012 8:42:35 PM PDT by Dallas59

I'm tired of waiting 10 minutes in line at the gas station just to buy cigarettes.


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To: AGreatPer
“What a boring life. No more Red Sox, No more Bruins, No more nothing.”

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I'm with you. I could never live in a place that has a sports team called “Heat”.Dumbest name ever.

Boston is a great sports town.

51 posted on 03/30/2012 9:27:37 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Dallas59

No US state has any business being involved in a lottery. Running a lottery is not in any way a legitimate function of government. The government has no business making people rich who have not earned that wealth and do not deserve it. To become rich one should work hard and earn it. Lotteries sell false hope to countless losers who refuse to work hard enough to make themselves rich.


52 posted on 03/30/2012 9:28:04 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Jonty30
You’d have it taken from you by unscrupulous people.

Nope.
I would always have enough money to get rid of those "unscrupulous people" and their bodies would never be found.
And you can take that to the bank, yuk yuk.

53 posted on 03/30/2012 9:28:28 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Impy
Now if it gets around several billion then you’re talking enough to buy major sports franchises. I wonder what the least vauable MLB team is, The Royals are worth 350 mil.

Nah, I'd buy a hockey team, instead. They're cheaper. Maybe buy a team and locate it in Toronto to, y'know, bring professional hockey to that city (ducking launched Molson bottles in 3..2..1..)

54 posted on 03/30/2012 9:28:38 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Dallas59

Oddly enough, we’re having a whomping good electrical storm right now.

Maybe I should’ve bought a ticket.

:)


55 posted on 03/30/2012 9:29:10 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: Impy
But every lucky bastard who has won the lotto had one thing in common, they bought a ticket.

And that's why they say that lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math :-)

The only reliable way to win a lottery is by being an organizer.

56 posted on 03/30/2012 9:30:04 PM PDT by Greysard
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To: Dallas59
The new law says that if a Liberal wins, it only gets $40k a year and they
cannot leave the rest to their family. The money is to be distributed to the Government.

It's only fair that the Gov helps them practice what they preach.

They'll need to trust us on the law, and they can read it after they die.

57 posted on 03/30/2012 9:30:20 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Jonty30

I with you, excect for the no cheap babes part. ;D


58 posted on 03/30/2012 9:33:14 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Jonty30

True. Everyone in BC goes giddy when it reaches 30 mil..


59 posted on 03/30/2012 9:35:55 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Dallas59

I won some,,,,, back.


60 posted on 03/30/2012 9:36:16 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Dallas59

Much of the money from those who purchase lotto tickets goes to the UNIONS.


61 posted on 03/30/2012 9:37:51 PM PDT by anglian
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To: Major Matt Mason; Dengar01

We Chicago fans have felt the Maple Leafs pain.

What’s with them anyway? Really crappy ownership? That was the Blackhawks problem, we won after the senile old owner died. The jerk wouldn’t put home games on tv!!


62 posted on 03/30/2012 9:39:21 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Greysard

You’ve got me thinking, have mega jackpots every day, and slot machines and video poker in every city and you could effect a major shift in the tax burden.


63 posted on 03/30/2012 9:45:13 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Jonty30
At least, that’s my plan. No sports cars, cheap babes, or booze.

To paraphrase a "Hee Haw" cornfield skit...'you may not live to 100, but it'll sure feel that way.'

64 posted on 03/30/2012 9:45:47 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: MaxMax

Lol!!

What a great idea.


65 posted on 03/30/2012 9:46:20 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Dallas59

If nobody won this time... geesh... it could hit a billion...

imagine that


66 posted on 03/30/2012 9:49:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I saw on twitter how they were saying from the Official Mega Millions Jackpot center there was NO winner, but then someone from Kansas reported to have won, so not sure what to believe at this point.


67 posted on 03/30/2012 9:51:49 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Impy
I think there is hope for the Laffs - they have some decent prospects, and they have a high draft pick this year (and probably next). So they'll eventually get things turned around.
68 posted on 03/30/2012 9:54:30 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Dallas59

Funny. I got my tix, no waiting. walked in. granted, there was another machine or two around the corner.


69 posted on 03/30/2012 9:55:31 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Yeah unless you draft badly having high picks every year WILL turn you around. Worked for Hawks (and the Tampa Bay Rays)


70 posted on 03/30/2012 9:56:30 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

we are on pins and needles waiting for official word


71 posted on 03/30/2012 9:58:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Atlanta officials are confirming that a winning ticket was purchased in Maryland, just saw this on twitter


72 posted on 03/30/2012 10:01:29 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SamAdams76

I wouldn’t hold it. Never know what tomorrow will be and I’d hire Patti LaBelle’s bodyguards.


73 posted on 03/30/2012 10:03:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Dallas59

74 posted on 03/30/2012 10:03:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Dallas59

I’m tired of waiting in line behind people buying cigarettes. Then I remember that quicky stores survive on people wasting their money on lottery tickets and cigarettes.


75 posted on 03/30/2012 10:04:54 PM PDT by ltbigv
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To: Sarah Barracuda

baltimore


76 posted on 03/30/2012 10:12:01 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: CJ Wolf

Yep, in Baltimore County according to officials. Meanwhile 29 Californians(Unfortunately I am not one of them) matched 5 of the numbers


77 posted on 03/30/2012 10:13:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Major Matt Mason

“Nah, I’d buy a hockey team, instead.”

Not me, I’m buying a women’s roller derby team!


78 posted on 03/30/2012 10:14:27 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Impy; All

I bought 2 tickets...I didn’t even hit 1 number.

I’ve always sucked at gambling.


79 posted on 03/30/2012 10:20:30 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Has Mittens won one "Red State" yet?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Dengar01

I got 1 number, yay!!!

I won 3 bucks once.

Never been to a casino. I don’t think I’d have fun.

Betting on sporting events would probably get me my legs broke. ;d


80 posted on 03/30/2012 10:26:35 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

$640M Mega Millions jackpot hit in Maryland
Winning ticket sold in Baltimore County

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-640m-mega-millions-jackpot-hit-in-maryland-20120330,0,6284252.story


81 posted on 03/30/2012 10:27:05 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: All

There is more than one winner. There are other winning tickets in at least one other state.

So more than one winning jackpot ticket is out there.


82 posted on 03/30/2012 10:35:02 PM PDT by stlnative
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To: stlnative

It sucks that they probably live in Baltimore. With the tax rates there, they may not be left with enough for Ravens season tickets.


83 posted on 03/30/2012 10:39:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Similarly, the first thing I would do if I won the lottery jackpot is announce loud and clear that anybody, including charities, who asks for money is automatically barred from receiving so much as a single dime.

Everything mentioned so far is the least of the problems. I don't do lottery, but I have always wondered if it is mandatory for the lottery commission to divulge the identity of the winner.
Why?
Because the biggest threat to the winner, unless he spends all his winnings in bodyguard protection are the miscreants who would kidnap and hold for ramsom,

His wife.
His kids.
His parents.
Brothers and sisters.
Dog, cat or canary...
Burn his house down,

etc.

84 posted on 03/30/2012 10:40:17 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: stlnative
There are other winning tickets in at least one other state.

I'm reading several other states ...

85 posted on 03/30/2012 10:41:53 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Publius6961
Because the biggest threat to the winner, unless he spends all his winnings in bodyguard protection are the miscreants who would kidnap and hold for ramsom

Actually, I was reading an article about the mis-fortunes of BIG winners ...

One was kidnapped by his sister-in-law and her boyfriend, held for ransom, then murdered when the ransom was not paid ...

86 posted on 03/30/2012 10:45:05 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Impy; Dengar01

You lucky!!!

I’ve been to both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. I brought $100 and only gambled that. The “free” drinks were fun. It’s worth a once in a lifetime trip just to see what’s going on.

Stay away from betting with Vinnie “The Nose” types.


87 posted on 03/30/2012 10:46:35 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Has Mittens won one "Red State" yet?)
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To: Publius6961
I have always wondered if it is mandatory for the lottery commission to divulge the identity of the winner.

I listened to a talk radio interview with someone who used to be on the Texas Lottery Commission ...

She said that if you win, you can go to a lawyer and incorporate yourself into an LLC BEFORE claiming your prize ...

Then, you send the lawyer [as your representative] to claim it for you ...

This just happened in either the NY or NJ Lottery about 2 months ago, where 3 guys went to claim the prize. All they would divulge was that they represented the LLC ...

That way, the winner's name DID NOT come out ...

88 posted on 03/30/2012 10:51:09 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Revolting cat!
I wouldn’t tell ya that I won, I ain’t that stoopid, but I’ll tell ya that I’m going to Disneyworld. IN PARIS! Woo hoo!

There ain't no Disneyworld in Paris, so,

Good luck with that.
Or you could build one there, I suppose.

89 posted on 03/30/2012 10:51:09 PM PDT by Publius6961 (It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep. - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Dallas59

“Lotteries For All”

I have a modest proposal. Lottery winners are filthy, stinking rich. They didn’t earn this money. Instead, they got these gains off the backs of literally millions of people, often the poorest people. Some of the very poorest people really NEED to win the lottery instead of some that do. Did you know that the biggest lottery winner in American history was a successful West Virginia businessman BEFORE he won the lottery? Disgusting greed. Just imagine the hopes and ambitions of millions of players, dashed weekly by those that win the lottery instead of them. Those that don’t win each week work JUST as hard trying to win the lotto as those that do win. It’s not fair.

If the average person makes about thirty thousand dollars a year, and the average lottery winner makes 3 million dollars in one windfall, then the average lottery winner makes 100 times in one day what the average American makes, in a year. Big lottery winners, like the few that make over 300 million, make literally a THOUSAND times in one day what the average American can make in a year. How is it fair that a few can win life’s lottery, but not everybody? Simply put, it is NOT fair.

There is a solution.

I propose that we have a lottery tax for the lottery rich. If you aren’t the lottery rich, then this isn’t a ‘tax increase’ for you. Those lottery rich are obligated to help the rest of us step up to be lottery winners, in any case. We have the power of the police state to make this right. If we tax all but a dollar of each winner, there should be plenty to redistribute a dollar to every American. In that way, we would all win the lottery, every week.

But wait, you say, some people don’t even play. Why should THEY get a dollar? Some people play many dollars a week. Why should THEY ONLY get a dollar? Well, some people are either too poor to play at all, or too uneducated to understand the benefit of playing the lottery. They simply shouldn’t be penalized for their inability or failure to play. Everybody deserves to be lottery winners. Those that already pay many dollars a week can clearly afford to spend that money and so, it doesn’t penalize them to continue to do so. So, we should require them to continue to play, at current levels. In fact, current players will now invest in the lottery with the sure knowledge that they too will be winners. This is literally a win-win for every American.

Some might suggest that this proposal is equal to nothing more than a fair share in a dismal lottery outcome. They might even suggest that a dollar a week shouldn’t even be considered a lottery winning. Nonsense! Anybody that would suggest that is likely already a rich lottery winner, trying to protect immorally gotten gains. We have the power to ensure that everybody gets an equal share in lottery winnings. To do less would simply not be equitable. In a society as bountiful as ours, it is only fair that everybody win the lottery.

We could make this happen.

We could all be lottery winners. It is the right thing to do. If you join me, we could all literally win life’s lotteries. I even have a slogan: “Winning the lotto, one vote at a time.” Please join me in making the lottery fairer, for everybody. Write or call your Congressperson. Do it today.

(I wrote this in 2007)


90 posted on 03/30/2012 11:12:35 PM PDT by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Publius6961

One of the most famous crimes in Australian history is the Graeme Thorne Kidnapping - it was one of two crimes in the 1960s that are generally credited with making Australians fearful for their children’s safety and starting to keep them inside at home rather than letting them roam free.

Graeme was eight years old and was abducted on his way to school in 1960 after his father won £100,000 in a lottery that was held to raise money for the building of the Sydney Opera House (the equivalent would be about $5 million or so in modern terms). Back then, the names and addresses of lottery winners were published in the press. The kidnapper demanded a £25,000 ransom for the boy - the parents were quite prepared to pay but it later emerged that the boy had died - whether by deliberate act or accident - within 24 hours of the kidnapping. And attempts to pay the ransom failed in any event.

The kidnapper was caught and convicted of murder and sentenced to life - unfortunately the state of New South Wales had abandoned capital punishment. He didn’t do his time easily - he was constantly beaten by other prisoners until he died ‘of a heart attack’ eight years later.


91 posted on 03/31/2012 2:33:15 AM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: ltbigv

92 posted on 03/31/2012 2:46:20 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Daffynition

This looks like a copy of a copyrighted article dude.


94 posted on 03/31/2012 4:50:58 AM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Dallas59

3 People in different states won the Mega Millions. They get to split 640 million. Not a bad haul.


95 posted on 03/31/2012 7:59:09 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59; All

One winner bought their ticket from a Moto Mart Gas Station in Red Bud IL. This is a small town in Southwestern IL and about 60 minutes from St. Louis. The town is not a suffering from major poverty, it is a nice clean little town with only one small grocery store. Many people who live in Randolph County IL pass through here daily. So the winner might be a resident of the small town or it might be someone that just lives in the county or someone that was passing through on Route 3 (which is the Mark Twain Trail that goes along the Mississippi River, but Red Bud does not sit close to the river)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bud,_Illinois

I know the area well as I have passed through there many many times. I just wish I was the lucky winner!


96 posted on 03/31/2012 8:25:59 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: Publius6961
There ain't no Disneyworld in Paris

That's because when nobody was looking, they renamed it 'Disneyland' (easier for the French to pronounce.)

97 posted on 03/31/2012 11:04:06 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Good luck with that. I’m going to BUY Disneyland in Paris...


98 posted on 03/31/2012 11:01:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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