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Old 11-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #41
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We might have a winner! :

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The winner from Arizona hasn't claimed the prize yet. If the winner is this guy in the video, hope he didn't get in a wreck from excitement afterwards
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:03 PM   #42
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<sigh> I didn't win. But I didn't buy a ticket either. I never do, but I still think I could win. That way I get to have all the fun and hope but not spend the money.

I think maybe my spouse bought a ticket but I'm not sure.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:11 PM   #43
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I won!!!!!!

$4 on $6 bet

Awwwww...not to worry....you can make that up on volume!!




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Old 11-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #44
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I won!!!!!!

$4 on $6 bet
My ladyfriend won $7 on a $2 bet......I told her she can use the $5 net profit buy a gallon of gas or 2 rides on the bus LOL!
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One of the winners lives near me. Don't know the guy personally, but a woman in my water aerobics class does. Even less than 7 degress of separation!
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We might have a winner! :

2 Towns Hint at Powerball Winners - Yahoo!

The winner from Arizona hasn't claimed the prize yet. If the winner is this guy in the video, hope he didn't get in a wreck from excitement afterwards
Yeah, I am from Arizona, and I have not even looked at my tickets. Now, where the heck did I put them?

Wait! I did not buy any. Oh well... I was in a shop in Kona when overhearing a customer asking the clerk for a Powerball ticket. It was not available in Hawaii, and I did not even know about the prize amount. I cannot say if I would have bought some, but I did not the last time the grand prize got this high (I also learned about it on this forum too).

That's too bad that I am not a winner. Else, I would share some with people here. Yes, really! It would be something proportional to the number of posts that a member has made. How about something like $1/post? Am I too cheap? How about $10/post? Could I afford $100/post?

Hmm... I would have to be sure to ask Andy to capture and freeze the post numbers before I make the announcement. Imagine how the traffic would crash Andy's server when people scramble to put in silly posts (like one I am making now).

PS. Oh, I just looked at the video in the link. I do not look like the guy in the video, so even if I bought any ticket I would not bother to look for them.
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I sure hope the Arizona winner is auditioning lawyers and financial advisors, but I suspect the reality is that they're going through their dirty laundry trying to remember which pocket they left the ticket in.

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If I won I would host a huge three-day all expense paid early-retirement.org party in Hawaii! How's that for dreaming!
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Oh well... I was in a shop in Kona when overhearing a customer asking the clerk for a Powerball ticket. It was not available in Hawaii, and I did not even know about the prize amount.
Hawaii and Utah have outlawed lotteries/gambling. Hypothetically it's illegal even to have a Mainland friend buy a ticket for you and mail it to you.

But it's considered legal to pay income tax on the winnings...

Around here it's a topic of perennial debate, and perhaps one of the reasons why so many Hawaii residents spend so much time/money in Las Vegas.
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