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Lucky lady: She opted out of Powerball pool, but gets a cut of $1 million anyway
Miami Herald ^ | uesday, 03.26.13 | Maria Camila Bernal

Posted on 03/27/2013 5:27:54 AM PDT by Daffynition

After winning $1 million, would you share it with a coworker you barely knew?

A group of 12 workers at Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation are doing exactly that.

Jennifer Maldonado had only been working as an administrative assistant for the company for two weeks, and she hadn’t even received her first pay check.

Laurie Finkelstein Reader, a Realtor and head of the team in that office, was going around collecting $20 from each of her colleagues to spend on Powerball tickets. The jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing was $338 million, and Finkelstein Reader, who occasionally plays, had a lucky feeling.

But Maldonado opted out.

“I hadn’t gotten a paycheck and I was watching my pennies,” said Maldonado.

Finkelstein Reader offered to lend her the money, but Maldonado said no.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: florida

1 posted on 03/27/2013 5:27:54 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Its nice to read this when most of the time, we’re reading about someone screwing someone over or cheating someone out of their share of something. It all comes back to values.


2 posted on 03/27/2013 5:34:35 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Daffynition
For the last year or two I have been contemplating this whole "being an American" thing and using various sources, I've decided that the Founders were a speciel class of men, not unlike preachers in their attitude and desire to see a congregation "do the right thing according to God"

Our representative Republic was to be represented by moral and honest men, representing moral and honest people.

I've decided also that the Biblical "As a man thinketh, so is he .. "was a major element in the psychological make-up of our earlier generations.

What I'm getting at is; These ladies exhibited a taste of that morality (imo) of being part of a "community" and that there was one in their midst that was just as good/equal/moral (whatever) and that for whatever reason couldn't or wouldn't 'contribute for a common cause'.

It didn't matter to them ... you're a member of our ___________ and you're part of us.


THAT'S the thought I had when I read this.

Dear ladies ... PLEASE reproduce !

3 posted on 03/27/2013 5:38:13 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Daffynition

A wonderful story. More of this type of Christian type actions and our country would be incredible again.


4 posted on 03/27/2013 5:43:12 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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5 posted on 03/27/2013 5:49:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

Very nice! Of course Obama, also a non-participant, will also get his miliions for golf trips, etc.


6 posted on 03/27/2013 6:03:57 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr

And, don’t forget princess malia and princess sasha and their grand spring break to the Atlantis Resort in Nassau. Share the wealth.


7 posted on 03/27/2013 6:09:01 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Daffynition

When we first started our office pools (two bucks a head, whenever the payout was over 35 mil) some years ago, I offered to throw in one extra dollar to provide a half-share for those who missed getting in that week if we won. The organizers declined, due to the potential for lawsuits and subsequently published written pool rules; got to be in it to win it.


8 posted on 03/27/2013 6:09:51 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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And, don’t forget princess malia and princess sasha and their grand spring break to the Atlantis Resort in Nassau.

That is on the parents, not the kids.

9 posted on 03/27/2013 6:11:20 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Daffynition
Looks like they rewarded a good person. Something I doubt they would do if she was not.
Good for them.
10 posted on 03/27/2013 6:12:00 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: JimRed

I think they are well entrenched in their new found (well 4 years of it)wealth and “fame”. Yeah, it is king hussein and queen moochelle antoinette who are responsible but the kids observe and act like they are, uh, well, entitled now too. I guess if I wanted to take those kinds of vacations I’d run for president. Sadly, I’ve been told I have common sense thus disqualifying me for the office. Oh, and I love the USA.


11 posted on 03/27/2013 6:19:52 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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According to the wildest luck did they get a batch of tickets that had the winner: **Finkelstein Reader said she never would have had the winning ticket if the clerk hadn’t made a mistake.

The clerk, who spoke only Spanish, didn’t understand Finkelstein Reader wanted 120 tickets. She thought she wanted $120 worth of tickets. The tickets sell for $2 each.

So the clerk printed half the tickets.

As Finkelstein Reader tried explaining she wanted 120 tickets, a line formed behind her.

People began to yell and one impatient man skipped to another line and purchased a bunch of tickets.

Finally, Finkelstein Reader was able to get her second batch — after the man who’d cut in front of her got his.

The winner was in the second batch.

“We wouldn’t have won if it wasn’t for that,” said Finkelstein Reader.

The group is going to pick up their winnings Wednesday.**


12 posted on 03/27/2013 6:25:32 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: rktman

“...princess malia and princess sasha...”

grifter kids in-training, Malaysia and Saskatchewan


13 posted on 03/27/2013 6:44:14 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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14 posted on 03/27/2013 7:41:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono
The *only* way I can *win.*


15 posted on 03/27/2013 7:46:41 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: MaxMax

There’s got to be some good Karma in their futures.


16 posted on 03/27/2013 7:47:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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17 posted on 03/27/2013 7:49:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

I homeschooled my daughter with the Finkelstein Reader.


18 posted on 03/27/2013 7:53:22 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: Daffynition
Very appropriate.
19 posted on 03/27/2013 7:56:37 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: JimRed

I’d like to know the names of all these friends’ parents. They’re also living it up on our dime.


20 posted on 03/27/2013 8:06:52 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Daffynition
Lotto tickets are not pre selected to a specific location or printer.
So who gets which numbers, and when, is completely random at the time of request.
21 posted on 03/27/2013 2:42:29 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

I realize. Theoretically, if she was in his place in line, buying the same # of tickets...based on what the machine was spitting out at that time....she.................oh, nevermind.

This is silly. I rejoice in their happitude, and wish them all the very best. :)


22 posted on 03/27/2013 3:08:36 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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