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BabyLeaps
January 22nd, 2008, 11:39pm
Ever won anything in a state lottery? (those annoying YOU WON IN SOME COUNTRY YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF spam emails don't count! :) )

tabbycat917
January 22nd, 2008, 11:52pm
I won $453 in November. It came at a time when I really needed it too; I was off work for shoulder surgery, and I didn't get paid until I went back to work.

angelfish
January 22nd, 2008, 11:54pm
$10 grand in 1998:) hmmmm been 10 years, I reckon I'm due to hit again.lol.

edited to add: I scratched the ticket, stared at it and screamed so loud that the little old man who ran the convienence store ran and crouched beneath the counter!

mlminwilm
January 22nd, 2008, 11:56pm
My biggest win was only $19 :(

tupik3702
January 22nd, 2008, 11:56pm
However, it's been awhile and still purchasing tickets twice a week. :drum:

tiglesia
January 23rd, 2008, 12:07am
Hit the daily 4 straight, played with 50 cents, won $2,500

Jerrysgirl
January 23rd, 2008, 12:12am
$100.00 was my biggest SO FAR!!!

sascha_b
January 23rd, 2008, 12:16am
Won $1000 on an instant when i was in college....many moons ago....:cool3:

leandrew
January 23rd, 2008, 12:26am
Won $1,000 off a $2 scratch off a few years ago in the Texas lottery! I bought the winning ticket on my birthday! How Lucky is that?!

The Seahorse Lady
January 23rd, 2008, 12:29am
$132 a long, long time ago.

ksmith47
January 23rd, 2008, 1:09am
$100 a long time ago.

I used to run a lottery club when I worked at another plant.

For each Mega-millions drawing I was buying 60-70 tickets.

I ran the club for about a year.

All that time, all those tickets, the best we ever did was to hit once for $100.

I rarely buy lottery tickets now. :laugh:

Dawggy
January 23rd, 2008, 1:21am
5grand.......... when I lived in Illinois after a night of playing pool I had some extra cash(hustler lol) and bought a 5dollar casino scratcher and won 5grand. Boy did I get plowed that night haha

dtaylor98
January 23rd, 2008, 5:21am
$700 on the lottery's TV show, also got lunch and a night's stay at a nice hotel

deb126
January 23rd, 2008, 5:39am
$12,500 on pick 4, actually couple times, then right before christmas won 1000, which came in handy, dont play as much as I used to and still win a few hundred or so every week, between scratch offs and daily 3 & 4 games, it just depends if I have the cash to play, usually its when I dont play that my numbers come out and I would of won, but still nice to win when i do.


Just wanted to update this earlier post to say that last nite I was lucky and won $5400.00 on a pick 4, I was so happy to see that winning number on the Ohio Lottery website, and it was the day before my birthday too, YAY !! we needed that so much to help with recent car repair expenses/ now if I could only win a trip or new TV, I'll keep trying and hopefully that will be next..
wishing luck to all and lots of wins,

QBookie
January 23rd, 2008, 5:39am
Biggest win $600 on Fantasy Five

gemini lion
January 23rd, 2008, 5:44am
$1,000..didn't see an option for that.

I play the same # (111) everyday and it comes up at least once a year.

suziebee20
January 23rd, 2008, 6:30am
$100 on a $2 scratcher ticket. We only buy them on rare occasion, but between that and the two times Jaime's won $50, I think we're way ahead. We don't buy the Mega Million tickets, just the scratchers. The odds are a lot better with scratchers and I'm paranoid about all the things you read about the million dollar winners ending up in debt or getting mugged.

Anewgranny
January 23rd, 2008, 6:54am
I like the way you worded the poll! (clever and funny)
Won $500 once on Powerball in Colorado. I'm (almost) in the beats working catagory. LOL!

littleAlT
January 23rd, 2008, 7:15am
Won $10,000 on a $5 scratch-off in 2004, and $1,000 on $20 scratch-offs three times in the past two years.

SheShe
January 23rd, 2008, 7:17am
I won $500 on a Christmas scratch-off many year ago. Spent it all on Christmas presents. :)

Mandy723
January 23rd, 2008, 7:33am
I had a win 4 straight in 2004 $2 bet won $10,000. Would love to have that happen again!:fairy5:

WillowSnap
January 23rd, 2008, 7:56am
DH won $25K on a scratch off years ago.

ronkra
January 23rd, 2008, 8:17am
I won 5,000 on a $1 scratch off 20 years ago & won 1300.00 in lotto a few years ago by getting 5 out of 6 numbers (1 more number and I would have had $20 million, oh well!).

scottsgal
January 23rd, 2008, 8:18am
won $2500 years ago - matched 5 out of 6 lotto numbers. The 6th would have been $25 million - oh well it put a pool in the backyard for the kids.

jadedone
January 23rd, 2008, 8:35am
Won $500.00 three different times on scratch offs tickets, 500.00 on Cash 3 once

plhill59
January 23rd, 2008, 8:41am
I won $30,000 on a $2.00 scratch-off in TX 4 years ago. Paid off my house, then my husband of 30 years decide to be a complete you-know-what and I had to leave the house and move in with my kids. Some luck can be a double edge sword. But, in the long run , I got out of a 30 year bad marriage and now feel alive. Cost me a house, but I've been willing to pay it. Sorry this is so long

shivas105
January 23rd, 2008, 8:42am
I won $1000 in a scratch ticket

bomar97
January 23rd, 2008, 8:49am
I made a mistake and voted over $100, but it actually was over $500.. once I got a winning lottery ticket for $545.. or something close.. that was over 10 years ago!!

carp911
January 23rd, 2008, 8:51am
3 people here have won over a million??

Karen_246
January 23rd, 2008, 9:04am
I won $700 on a Lucky 7's scratch off ticket a few years back. Almost tossed the ticket because I saw the letters and figured it was a loser, thankfully I scratched the rest of it off.

Dave W.
January 23rd, 2008, 9:33am
3 people here have won over a million??

I know!
Actually four now.

There are million dollar winners among us! :toot:

I won $1,000 for getting 5 out of 6 numbers on the Megabucks 12 years ago.

I hope to beat that total someday!

mytrn2wn12
January 23rd, 2008, 9:35am
I won $1000 last year in the Megabucks drawing. I bought a used car that is still going strong!!

Karen_246
January 23rd, 2008, 9:39am
I know!
Actually four now.

There are million dollar winners among us! :toot:

I won $1,000 for getting 5 out of 6 numbers on the Megabucks 12 years ago.

I hope to beat that total someday!

Or they are just BS'ing :laugh: :laugh:

Dave W.
January 23rd, 2008, 9:54am
Or they are just BS'ing :laugh: :laugh:


BSing in an anonymous poll? How lame. Why on earth would someone do that? (unless they are trying to get people talking.... hey, it worked!).
I hope they are telling the truth.

Trivia
January 23rd, 2008, 9:54am
I won $10,000 on a scratch off ticket back in 1989.


Suzie :)

kibwe
January 23rd, 2008, 9:59am
It's been $100 exactly from Powerball a couple of years back when I lived in KC. Nothing higher since...:bike:

Nickyle
January 23rd, 2008, 10:16am
$250 on a scratch off a few year ago
also won a Sony cordless phone back in 1989 on a Oregon scratch off

I use to work at a grocery store, I'd watch people buy, scratch, throw away all day, at the end of my shift I would buy tickets...:royal:

jooliepoolie
January 23rd, 2008, 10:21am
I won $5000 on a quick draw ticket I bought in a bar. I picked 7 numbers, and all 7 came up. It was the first and last quick draw ticket I ever bought. :wink2:

risavjl
January 23rd, 2008, 10:24am
In 1990 I won $479 on a pick 6, got 5 of 6. That's it.

It paid the rent for that month.

The following month got a settlement for a small accident. It paid the next month's rent....

snowluvnferret
January 23rd, 2008, 10:44am
If the UK lottery counts, then I've won more times then I can count. :laugh::laugh::laugh:

DWils29
January 23rd, 2008, 10:51am
Biggest win for myself - $140.00 on a scratch off. My aunt won $1, 000 a week for life on a scratch off (she got $13,000 every 3 months). When she passed, her kids got remaining balance, up to $1,000,000.

tamster34
January 23rd, 2008, 7:13pm
$64 on a scratch off

:grin3:

QBookie
January 23rd, 2008, 7:29pm
I won $30,000 on a $2.00 scratch-off in TX 4 years ago. Paid off my house, then my husband of 30 years decide to be a complete you-know-what and I had to leave the house and move in with my kids. Some luck can be a double edge sword. But, in the long run , I got out of a 30 year bad marriage and now feel alive. Cost me a house, but I've been willing to pay it. Sorry this is so long
Way to go! Your freedom was worth more than $30k. Isn't that ironic, 30 years and 30 thousand. It was like a retirement savings account, when you reached your goal you got to retire from the marriage. :laugh:

AmandaBanana
January 24th, 2008, 12:46am
The most I've won on a scratch ticket was $200.

MookieJ
January 24th, 2008, 9:38am
not me, but about 15 years ago my parents won over $90,000:yesyes:

dippitydoo
January 24th, 2008, 9:39am
$47 about eight years ago. woot.

AnahsSkcor
January 24th, 2008, 9:48am
Won $1,100 on a scratch off ticket when they had the monopoly ones along along time ago.

One was a thousand and another was for $100 lucky day that day lol

4 millionaires at OLS?? Hey hit me up i could use a small business loan Bwhaha

judyv01510
January 24th, 2008, 10:01am
o.k. fess up who are the 4 that won a million

KRYSTALDIXIE
January 24th, 2008, 10:10am
I have won 5,000 one time on a CA lotto game called Decco. Its been a long time though.
I have also won quite a bit on playing Fantasy Five in Florida. 800, 750, 400 etc. I used to love to play there, because I almost always won something. But here in MO, I cant win much over small scratch offs.
But I keep trying and say one day I will get it.
Good Luck everyone.

captmonk1
January 24th, 2008, 11:40am
Won $500 on a Jumbo Bucks Scratch off a few months ago. Lost $500 since, thinking I am going to do it again. :grin5:

einnhojb
January 24th, 2008, 11:50am
Hubby and I wheeled some numbers for cash 5 I think we played about $18 worth and won $630 so that's our highest soo far. We are looking to win at least $300,000 so we can put down half a house payment, get another car and pay off student loans. We're not greedy! If we can just do thoes three things, we would be more than happy!

jaklackus
January 24th, 2008, 12:24pm
$400 once on a MA scratch off...and another time I ran $100-$50-$20 off of the original $2 scratch ticket....I pocketed all but $10 from each win...so I ended up $138 ahead by time I lost and stopped. Here in FL I have won a hundred here and a hundred there from the lotto and mega money....my in-laws were hitting about 5k every year for awhile.

secular
January 24th, 2008, 12:26pm
You excluded the option of no lottery in my state. :(

newkidney22602
January 24th, 2008, 12:30pm
$1,000 on a $20 scratch off.

$420 on a Club Keno ticket (the one you play in the bars)

tamiwami
January 24th, 2008, 12:33pm
I have won $500 several times on scratch off tickets. I have also won $250 a few times and $100 a lot. My SO and I are pretty lucky when we play.

He just won $300 the other day and then won another $100 and another $50 the same day.

caseycupcake
January 24th, 2008, 12:45pm
$55 on a $2 scratch off ticket.

qcjoe
January 24th, 2008, 12:57pm
my choice wasn't listed. i won 1000 on a scratch off years ago. which i proceeded to then blow all on a stereo vcr. probably could get 10 for 1000 now if i could find them.

elittle2004
January 24th, 2008, 10:30pm
I won $7 twice from Powerball. I usually try to stick to the Hoosier Lottery (the Indiana only lottery) because far less people play it than the Powerball...even though the Hoosier Lottery doesn't get nearly has high as the Powerball, the chances of me winning from it are much higher than the national Powerball which is in many states.

BabyLeaps
January 26th, 2008, 4:55pm
3 people here have won over a million??

I'm not sure if that is factual, or wishful thinking :)

BabyLeaps
January 26th, 2008, 4:57pm
You excluded the option of no lottery in my state. :(

Sorry.... :(

bigskwinner
January 26th, 2008, 4:58pm
we're not big crazy gamblers, but i do toss in a buck to the lotto pool we have at work and my hubby is lucky and did win $1300 a couple of years ago

if its really big we buy one, other wise we tend to forget

I know there are some people so addicted that they buy one for every lotto out there

theladyluck
January 26th, 2008, 5:06pm
I got to select "over $100" as my answer. But I just barely made it -- I won $105 in Lotto once.

deb1my
January 26th, 2008, 5:42pm
$25,000 about 6 years ago

RockysJewel
January 26th, 2008, 5:53pm
You forgot 0 for those of us who don't play.

fat459cat
January 26th, 2008, 6:02pm
I won over $200.00 on Jumbo buck two weeks ago. I have won a few $100.00 four or five last year. But nothing really big to shout about.
Still waitin on the big one :cheer3::cheer3::cheer3:

Styflan
January 26th, 2008, 6:23pm
Biggest win was $2,500 on a pick 4 straight & box from numbers I just rattled off from my head. It was a big shocker. Won $300 on a scratch off ticket years ago, & won 4 times in an office run lottery pool at work, $1,800, $1,000 $800 & $400.

I also know one of the winners of a $68 million dollar mega millions ticket. She was a part time employee at my work who went half in on it with her boyfriend at the time. She has since quit her job & dumped the boyfriend. We don't see her around anymore, but I did see her once driving a new Cadillac.

I'm overdue for a win. :grin4:

pumpkinpie516
January 26th, 2008, 6:30pm
$100 on 3 seperate occaisions, so $300 ain't too shabby! One day I will win more than $100! I can feel it!:smile7:

Torgosuave
January 26th, 2008, 6:40pm
4 out of 5 cards. Then two months later I nailed another 4 out of 5 cards with the last card being the jack of clubs instead of the ace of clubs or i would of won 2 million. Arrgh! Still fantastic wins. Quinto is no more in our state and our new lotteries aren't so good to me like quinto was so I play very little on them. Cheers! :cheer7:

Keeya
January 26th, 2008, 7:55pm
DH won $1003.00 about 10 years ago.

I keep saying I will buy one each week but don't get around to it... Now I'm inspired! :cheer7:

CheckedOut
January 26th, 2008, 8:00pm
won $100 from one of those free online lotteries a few years back. and those had TERRIBLE odds!

tld911
January 26th, 2008, 8:04pm
I've won a couple of times...Both times right before Christmas!:cheer3:

HoneyDo
January 26th, 2008, 8:24pm
Ever won anything in a state lottery? (those annoying YOU WON IN SOME COUNTRY YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF spam emails don't count! :) )

$68. back when it first started

cocoroe
January 26th, 2008, 8:38pm
My hubby and i won 40,000 in the california big spin about 9 years ago we recieved 26,000 the I.R.S. got the rest .....

mlnii
January 26th, 2008, 8:59pm
100 dollars on a scratch off :frown3:

luchar
January 26th, 2008, 9:20pm
I find myself buying tickets in obscure places to increase my chances -

jenssequa
January 26th, 2008, 10:14pm
$900 last May on an Oregon Megabucks ticket. 5 out of 6.

High hopes for the drawing tonight - I play every week - I am so broke it's not funny!!!

I feel that with every ticket you buy for the lottery - it's like buying a little dream!

Okay now FESS UP - who are the lucky millionaires???????:cool3::type::tongue4: