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I had a whinge in my local Sainsbury's a few days ago about not winning. I was told that a chap popped in to pick up £50 winnings last week. In conversation he told the staff that he had won 34K a few weeks back from a ticket bought there.

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2 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I had a whinge in my local Sainsbury's a few days ago about not winning. I was told that a chap popped in to pick up £50 winnings last week. In conversation he told the staff that he had won 34K a few weeks back from a ticket bought there.

Are the staff young, busty and easily fooled?

Otherwise Id have kept stum.

 

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3 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

I had a whinge in my local Sainsbury's a few days ago about not winning. I was told that a chap popped in to pick up £50 winnings last week. In conversation he told the staff that he had won 34K a few weeks back from a ticket bought there.

Could you organise the dosbods syndicate?  :)

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9 hours ago, One percent said:

We would have to get the cheap stuff 

Cider. I always told a French colleague that Champagne was French cider.

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21 minutes ago, One percent said:

Could you organise the dosbods syndicate?  :)

 

There is a guy who has won a million twice on the Euromillions.

He waited until they had draws when they gave out 100 1 million prizes - no longer do this - and he bought 5 tickets each time when they were £2. He won 1 million, waited about 15 months, tried again and won. If you do a google you can find his story reported in various papers a fee years back.

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9 minutes ago, The Masked Tulip said:

 

 

 

There is a guy who has won a million twice on the Euromillions.

He waited until they had draws when they gave out 100 1 million prizes - no longer do this - and he bought 5 tickets each time when they were £2. He won 1 million, waited about 15 months, tried again and won. If you do a google you can find his story reported in various papers a fee years back.

Spawney get!

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This is my favourite lottery story:

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In 1999, 37 year old Bill Morgan was a truck driver living in a travel trailer in Australia. That’s when disaster struck- while working, he got in a pretty bad accident that he nonetheless survived. However, medication he was given during his recovery resulted in him having an extreme allergic reaction that ultimately caused his heart to stop.

After being clinically dead for fourteen minutes, they were able to get his heart going again.  Sometimes with that span, the person may have suffered brain damage and may even be essentially a vegetable, though there are many factors involved as to whether that will be the case (more on this very soon in an upcoming article from our resident writer who is also a paramedic).

In Morgan’s case, it at first looked like that might have happened.  After they got his heart going again, he was comatose and given how long he’d been clinically dead for, it was recommended twice that life support be removed and he be allowed to die.

Nonetheless, after 12 days, he miraculously came out of his coma and was, shockingly, completely fine, suffering no apparent brain damage or other long term problems from the event.

 

Not being interested in driving truck anymore, he then found a different job and- as near death experiences are wont to do, it made him reevaluate his life, including within a year making the decision to propose to Lisa Wells, his long-time girlfriend.

She accepted.

No doubt feeling pretty lucky not only to be alive, but to have his girlfriend agree to marry him, he bought a scratch lottery ticket. The result? He won a car worth about $17,000 Australian (today about $23,903 US and $25,099 Australian).

Normally winning a car isn’t a big enough story to get the media to pay attention to you, but given that Morgan had recently been clinically dead for 14 minutes, the local Melbourne news decided to do a feature on him.

In the process, they asked Morgan if he wouldn’t mind buying another lotto ticket and then scratching it off on camera for them, as a sort of re-enactment of his winning scratch.

He happily obliged. After scratching the ticket on camera, though, he stopped, looked at the camera, and rather than be excited and saying something like “I just won a car” as part of the reenactment, he instead said “I just won $250,000.  I’m not joking!” This was the jackpot for that particular scratch lotto he was playing (today about $369,102 Australian or $351,526 US ).

Needless to say, the reporters on scene got more than they bargained for during the reenactment, as did Morgan, who immediately called his fiancée to tell her the good news about his win and that they would now be able to get a house.

 

As for his fiancée, of the second win, she told the media, “I just hope he hasn’t used all his good luck up”.

 

 

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/10/man-died-came-back-life-won-lotto-twice-second-time-re-enacting-first-media/

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IIRC there was an article in Viz years ago about a man who won £30 on the lottery and it changed his life for the worse, he started spending wildly on things like a new ironing board cover for the wife. After a week or so he wished he'd never set eyes on the money, etc etc

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Worked with a funny little old guy once, he was a bit simple, lived in a shit flat with his wife, been married for fifty years or whatever, never had a pot to piss in. He won £70,000 on the lottery, his wife promptly left him and took half of it. 

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10 hours ago, The Masked Tulip said:

 

 

 

There is a guy who has won a million twice on the Euromillions.

He waited until they had draws when they gave out 100 1 million prizes - no longer do this - and he bought 5 tickets each time when they were £2. He won 1 million, waited about 15 months, tried again and won. If you do a google you can find his story reported in various papers a fee years back.

The lottery love stories like that, in the weak minding it drowns out the losses of several million other mugs 👍

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On 16/05/2019 at 08:03, Harley said:

We should combine it with my £2.90 and set up a foundation. 

I got £2.80 off Tuesday's draw. As the ticket cost me £2.50 I fear I am not able to support such projects yet

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3 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

I got £2.80 off Tuesday's draw. As the ticket cost me £2.50 I fear I am not able to support such projects yet

Superb. Don’t spend that 30p all at once. 

I wounder if the person who won the jackpot has come forward? 

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Just now, One percent said:

Superb. Don’t spend that 30p all at once. 

I wounder if the person who won the jackpot has come forward? 

If they've got any sense they will stay quiet.

I've got the book of stamps ready for if they don't though.

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Just now, sarahbell said:

If they've got any sense they will stay quiet.

I've got the book of stamps ready for if they don't though.

They often appear to have little sense though. I would keep sthum though. I would just quietly disappear and buy an island. 

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1 minute ago, sarahbell said:

If they've got any sense they will stay quiet.

I've got the book of stamps ready for if they don't though.

 

Maybe from a sense of envy the radio news story that accompanied the news of the win wrapped it within stories of the personal disasters that have befallen previous winners of such huge sums.

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