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?
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.
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The most I've won on a scratch-off is 10 bucks. I rarely buy scratch-offs, but I love buying powerball tickets. It's nice to buy one and know that you're a potential millionaire for a few days.
But as soon as I when that jackpot, I'm a ghost. I'm leaving my apartment, my job, and everything here. My roommate and my boss will have to find out what happened to me by seeing on tv.
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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.
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.
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Biggest lottery winning's probably about $5-10. But I've won more in contests, like a free trip to Disney World when I was 10.
We just got the lottery in Oklahoma earlier this year. Powerball starts in 2006.
But I have won a few free tickets, $2, and $17 on one dollar scratch off tickets.
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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.
I hit 4 of 6 numbers in the Florida Lotto a few months ago and it paid $112.00
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http://es.pn/129jcIN - short link to http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/quiz/_/id/4979/do-know-mlb-rules I got 6 out of 10 - not bad! But I probably could have flipped a coin and gotten pretty close to that number, so...no, not terribly impressive.