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December 29th, 2006, 9:07am
HI has anyone ever won a BIG instant win? More than say $20? If so, does it just show up on the screen as normal as any other? Just interested in the reaction.

December 29th, 2006, 9:14am
I actually just won an ipod nano this morning and it came up you are an instant winner of an mp3 player and then I got the confirming email. Very happy

December 29th, 2006, 9:15am
All of my big wins have been instants. Not a trip or anything, but~

$50 Visa gift card

$100 Visa gift card

and my personal fave~
42" Panasonic plasma TV.

All of them came on the screen, and it took almost a full minute of staring at it to realize that it was for real. I'm still waiting on the $50 Visa, but have received the $100. The affy has been signed for the TV, hope to get it in January sometime.

Good luck. Consider going green!! :gvibes:

December 29th, 2006, 9:16am
Mine have not been huge, I think the biggest have been a $250 gc, an mp3 player and $100. and yes, the screen just shows up saying you won and what your prize is. Oh, one time it just said I won but didn't find out til later what it was. Good luck to you, hope you win the prize of your dreams. :magic: :gvibes: :fairy2:

December 29th, 2006, 9:19am
Besides the big wins from MSN Search and Win, I guess my big win this year from an instant win game would be a $400 rug!

December 29th, 2006, 9:20am
I won to PSPs, a $500 GC and $100 check on instants. All showed up as a Congratulations message on the screen.

December 29th, 2006, 9:29am
Last year, right before Christmas, I won a $1,000 shopping spree to the mall. Trust me when I tell ya..you wont miss that CONGRATULATIONS or WINNER screen! It's an awesome feeling. To this day, I LOVE instants. :smile9:

Good luck!

December 29th, 2006, 9:31am
ive won a 17inch flat panel tv, a 250$ gift card,2 i pods, 100 gift card,and lots of small stuff.

December 29th, 2006, 9:37am
I won $100 gift card and it showed up just like the smaller wins.

December 29th, 2006, 9:39am
$500 to giftcertificates.com from doritos

$500 to crate and barrel from MSN
$500 to giftcertificates.com from MSN
LOTS of $25 prepaid visa/mastercard/amex cards.

I love the instants (when I win!).

December 29th, 2006, 9:39am
Won Two Roundtrip Airlines Tickets Through An Orbitz Instant Win About A Year And A Half Ago.

December 29th, 2006, 9:43am
I won a laptop instantly. I couldn't believe it when the congrats screen popped up with the description of the prize. I was expecting a t-shirt or something!

December 29th, 2006, 9:53am
I never win instants... don't know why but all I ever see is SORRY, so I can't help you.

December 29th, 2006, 9:57am
I Won A 5 Day Trip To Vegas Plus $1000 Cash Last Year

December 29th, 2006, 9:57am
I won a $250 g/c on an instant win this month as well as a $500 travel voucher on Northwest Airlines. Both showed up as a normal win on the screen.

December 29th, 2006, 10:01am
Last year I won a 42 inch plasma tv on an instant. However, the screen message just said you have won a prize. About 5 minutes later I got the email informing me of this win.
The ARV was $2000 and it was a premium sweepstakes; Directv Make Your Move Instant win. It was the biggest instant win in that sweeps. I printed the email out then ran down the hall to show my wife.

December 29th, 2006, 10:07am
Visa instant win Nfl autographed jersey... :)

December 29th, 2006, 10:10am
hmmm I won a digital camera from kodak, nextel phone, video ipod with itunes gift card..

December 29th, 2006, 10:13am
My biggest win was a instant. Nintendo Game room! approx 1,500

December 29th, 2006, 10:14am
Many, many, many times, and they do tell you on the screen. There are a couple, though, that send you an email telling you if you won or not.

December 29th, 2006, 10:17am
Here are my big instant wins:

Ipod nano from Verizon - $249
Round trip ticket through Orbitz - $500
$500 gift certificate to Spiegel

I am always shocked when those big wins come up on the screen. You almost have to do a double take to make sure you're reading it right!


December 29th, 2006, 10:20am
I've won a Sirius Radio with service ($297) and 2 nights at the Hampton ($200) both in instants... came up the same as other instants.. Oh, and I have won tons of junk too... :laugh:

December 29th, 2006, 10:22am
My very first win when I joined OLS was a $100 Visa Gift Card that was won through an instant win game. The notice showed up right on the screen and I was sent a confirming email as well. More recently, I just won an MP3 player the day after Christmas on an instant win which also showed up on the screen and I also received a confirmation email.

December 29th, 2006, 10:30am
Fiance' won the VIP trip to Vegas through an Orbitz contest

December 29th, 2006, 10:33am
Won the $1,000 Bluefly a few weeks ago and the Shaw Rug--

Several $100 gift cards, 3 $50 gift cards (Kodak, Hotels, Harrahs)

Yes--a lot of instants have great prizes--but I play every day at the same time--

December 29th, 2006, 10:52am
A bunch of us won the Nintendo Game Room $1,500.
Great package of TV, Game boy, Game Cube, 2 gaming chairs and a ton of games. It was wonderful. I saw the win and yelled for my daughter to come look and she looked and promptly fell on the floor (melodramatic, you know).

December 29th, 2006, 10:54am
A bunch of us won the Nintendo Game Room $1,500.
Great package of TV, Game boy, Game Cube, 2 gaming chairs and a ton of games. It was wonderful. I saw the win and yelled for my daughter to come look and she looked and promptly fell on the floor (melodramatic, you know).

Yep, we won that one too!! :smile9:

December 29th, 2006, 11:20am
um yup :gvibes:

December 29th, 2006, 11:22am
A couple of weeks ago I won a 200.00 gift card on an instant! :gvibes:

December 29th, 2006, 11:24am
Candystand apple ipod - immediately told winner

Road runner - pool table - told immediately

December 29th, 2006, 11:27am
I won 100.00 in a Sara Lee instant a few months back. I've won several 10-50.00 value wins in instants. Lately, however, I haven't won a thing in instants!

December 29th, 2006, 11:28am
I have won music downloads, Barcadi Silver, Old Navy certificate....

December 29th, 2006, 11:29am
I've won two trips on instants. It pops up describing what the win is and then very soon after, I got an email confirmation.

December 29th, 2006, 5:32pm
I won an MP3 Player (AVR $250) from the Nestles golf game that was going on a few months ago and received it last month. Was a VERY nice one and I gave it to my husband. I also won a $50 NBA Store gift certificate from the Nestle instant that going on now (the basketball one) last week. I have won many, many things that are over $20 over the past 3 years that I've been an OLS member, and I usually only get to play on weekends. :)

Oh, and as for how the winning screen looks....the Nestle one looks just like the screen you'd get if you won the candy bar, but it just tells you what you won. Most of them are like that.

December 29th, 2006, 5:33pm
$100 GC from Doritos

$100 GC from Green Giant

$50 GC from Coke

December 30th, 2006, 12:35am
Just last month I won a trip to Vegas from Harrah's instant win. Last year I won a Year's Membership to a Fitness club which came in the form of a $700 Check. Just this month I have won 2 $100 Gift Cards from two different Instants. All of them told me right away what I had won. This has been a great year!

December 30th, 2006, 4:45am
Last year I won a car, did not believe it until I had the car in my hands.

December 30th, 2006, 5:37am
750 cash
60 Senseo coffee machine

I am sure I have won other big things, just can't remember.

December 30th, 2006, 5:45am
and yes it did show up on the screen. best instant i've seen yet.

December 30th, 2006, 6:05am
I won $250 travel voucher. All of my wins have been on instants.

December 30th, 2006, 6:22am
In my only instant win other than candy bars, I won a Bose Wave music system from Sara Lee.

December 30th, 2006, 6:25am
I won a big prize in an instant (ARV $2,000) within the past 6 months. Came up on the screen the same as any old win! :)

December 30th, 2006, 6:28am
Won a year of Netflix (252.00) and it just comes up but instead of "SORRY" you get "CONGRATULATIONS" :) hope you get to see one soon.

December 30th, 2006, 6:44am
$1000 cash from msn escape to paradise instant and yes it just showed a winning screen that said "Congratulations you are the daily prize winner of $1000." :)

December 30th, 2006, 7:12am
I Won A Trip . Arv 2090$ I Almost Pooped My Pants. I Just Stared At The Screen. 10 Min. Later An Affy Was Sent Via Email.

December 30th, 2006, 7:21am
my very first win (ever) was a Burton Snowboard from Slim Jim worth $399

I have won alot of instants worth over $20.00

here are some of my Instant win wins for 2006....

$100 GiftCertificates.com prepaid gift card

backpack, hat, binoculars, seat cushion, carabiner, die cast car, rain poncho, mini fan/light and hot/cold drink mug (Sony - Race To the End Zone II Sweepstakes) ARV $150

T-Shirt, water bottle, duffel bag $35

200.00 CG Merry Maids

$25 Blockbuster Card!!

Netflix 216.00 year subscription

Amazon $50.00 magazine subscription

ice.com GC $100.00

True Star Fragrance Product (ARV $45).

16"x20" collage photo print (ARV $22.99)

Shower gel, sisal scrubber, nail brush, eye mask, almonds, herbal tea, spa slippers, plush terry robe and products (ARV $150).

$25.00 Visa Card

Kensington wireless PocketMouse Pro (ARV $50).

travel voucher good for one airline ticket to any of the 48 contiguous United States (ARV $500).

Sony PSP value pack (ARV $250).

BP gift card (ARV $100).

Jiffy Lube Oil Change Card (ARV $35).

Motorola V3c RAZR phone ARV $200.00

$25 A La Zing gift certificate.

SoBe No Fear license plate frame, key chain (Piston II), t-shirt, auto sun shade and sticker (ARV $55).

$100 Lowe's gift card.

Filtrete Ultra Clean Air Purifier (ARV $149).

Nintendo Wii gaming system (ARV $249.95).

$50 adidas.com gift code.

$300 gift card.

December 30th, 2006, 7:47am
$500 decuyper check
$250 visa gc
$899 dell tv
$100 fairfield inn gc

December 30th, 2006, 8:10am
$1,000 airline tix from the Tide to Go Instant two weeks ago :jet:

December 30th, 2006, 8:14am
I won a trip to Hawaii 2 years ago on an instant win from Orbitz. Best Prize I've ever won.

December 30th, 2006, 8:15am
$400 rug
$250 mp3 player
year of netflix
$100 to ice.com :cheer7:

Mama wants a laptop baby!! Keep trying it will happen always when you least expect it!

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December 30th, 2006, 8:24am
Yes! I won $10,000. Came up as a winning screen "congratulations! You've won $10,000!"

Got an email immediately after with download for affy.

December 30th, 2006, 8:25am
This October I won two airline tickets. ARV $1000.00
Also won a jacket ARV $200.00
OH yes, a year of Netflix ..I think that was about $200 too!
Those were all this year.

December 30th, 2006, 8:29am
Biggest instant was last week- Fujitsu laptop $1729 :gvibes:

December 30th, 2006, 9:01am
... trying to find the words somewhere on the page that indicate that this is a teaser...that what they mean to say is, "You might...maybe...if your lawn has turned blue...and the Sun blinked out at high noon today...possible be worthy of hearing 'CONGRATULATIONS! YOU'VE A NEW...'"

Honestly, even for my relatively puny Instant wins ($200 GC, $100 GC, $50 GC), sit there for several minutes trying to find the catch before you finally push back your chair and say,


December 31st, 2006, 1:03pm
What a great reply from my little question. Thanks!

Have a great New Year and hope for big wins for everyone in 2007!

December 31st, 2006, 2:05pm
$100 lowes gift card was my highest and it told me on the winning screen

December 31st, 2006, 3:40pm
there used to be a thread for instant win pictures
the biggest thing i won was a PDA

December 31st, 2006, 4:02pm
Yeah, the big instants show up on the screen same as the others...it's the staring at the screen in disbelief, hyperventilating, and screaming that makes them so memorable!! :laugh:

My biggest instants were worth $1250 and $1000 (a computer and a store GC), and I REALLY hope to see more like them!! :laugh:

December 31st, 2006, 11:04pm
Biggest instant was MSN Home Office Makeover $3000

Second biggest 42" Plazma $2500

All just regular "congratulations" on the screen... :gvibes: