Since: 12.1.02 From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA
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#1 Posted on 24.12.05 0254.07 Reposted on: 24.12.12 0259.01
Yesterday at work, I arrived to find that one of my co-workers had bought a little stocking tin with a scratch-off lottery ticket inside for each of us. There were a couple people who got $2 or $10-- but in a scratch-off game of blackjack, I somehow won $100!
Needless to say, I'm still giddy about that, given the fact that I never win anything. Maybe I cashed in some of my good karma I'd been building up, I don't know.
Anyone else ever win any kinda money with a lottery ticket?
#4 Posted on 24.12.05 0814.04 Reposted on: 24.12.12 0814.18
I used to pop $1 for a lotto ticket (pick six) when the total got big when it first started in Illinois maybe injn the mid-80s. One week it had gotten to 40 million, so I bought a ticket and won $52. That's about it. I aam sure I have spent that away on tossing a buck into the group buy at work from time to time since.
#6 Posted on 24.12.05 1123.33 Reposted on: 24.12.12 1124.02
My work held a 50/50 draw last spring, where I won $1600 in one shot.
I was going out for my birthday that night anyway with a group of friends, so the deal was anyone from the office who wanted to turn up would get a free drink. I felt it was only fair.
Of course, I failed to pay the bill when I was carried out by my best friend, catatonic from the alcohol - and a co-worker had to cover the $300+.... He was good natured about it though when I paid him back on the Monday.
#8 Posted on 24.12.05 1632.22 Reposted on: 24.12.12 1633.08
Most I've ever won on the UK lottery was £65 (4 balls in a pick 6 from 49), and then I somehow managed to repeat the feat just one week later, though only got £50 that time. That was about two years ago and I haven't got anything above the £10 prize (3 balls) since.
Our work syndicate did win about £1,200 just a few months back (5 out of 6). Trouble is, once we'd split it between all of us it was like £38 each or something.
Since: 31.3.02 From: Happy Valley - Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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#17 Posted on 31.12.05 1644.04 Reposted on: 31.12.12 1644.08
Won 10 bucks once or twice on 649, same on Super 7 (a few $2 and free tickets on each respectively, of course)... 5 bucks on Keno one time (hate on the keno). Best ever on a scratch ticket for me was $5, got $10 on Nevadas once (those stupid pull open tickets).
Best ever: about $125 on a 50/50 draw when I was in college.
My old boss won $125 000 on Keno once, bought at his store so he also got the seller's prize.