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McD's worker: I probably won the Mega Millions if I could only find ticket

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by magpie maniac, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. magpie maniac

    magpie maniac

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    Maryland woman won't share $105M lotto jackpot with McD's co-workers.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/what_mega_mess_wHA9HVdfxA1VDSqWn58KtJ

    I got a good laugh out of this. According to the woman: “I don’t know if I won. Some of the numbers were familiar. I recognized some of [them].’’ She later said, “All right! All right! I’ll share, but I can’t find the ticket right now.” Her coworkers think she's stiffing them by claiming it all for herself.

    I can't tell if she's remarkably stupid or the world's greatest troll.

    In related news, I read this morning that a guy in California quit his job at a donut shop after winning $228,000 on Friday. I need to find out his investment strategy for making $228,000 (before taxes) last the rest of your life. I predict about sixteen months of fun and games before he's back at the donut shop. The economic and financial illiteracy in this country amazes me sometimes.
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    $228K??? I could live forever one that. :rofl:
     

  3. devildog2067

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    To be fair, maybe he's using the money as an opportunity to find a better job than working at a donut shop for the rest of his life.
     
  4. Rabbi

    Rabbi The Bombdiggity Lifetime Member

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    I dont know the details of this story but there could be a lot more to it than "mistake"

    Maybe the guy is almost done with college and simply does not want to work 25 hours a week at a donut shop for the next year while he finishes up a degree?

    Maybe this lets him open his own shop? Chase another dream? Go to school in the first place?....
     
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    Yes, maybe he is going back to college full-time now?
     
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    Getting on a guy for giving up a career as a doughnut shop clerk seems a bit harsh.
     
  7. magpie maniac

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    From what I read, he plans to move back to Guatemala. With $228,000, he'll be a part of the Guatemalan glitterati down there.
     
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    Of course, after the State of California, the IRS, the government of Guatemala, and his creditors are finished, he should have about $6,500 remaining. He'll be able to fly first class back home.
     
  9. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

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    I would buy some new guns and bank the rest and keep my job:wavey:

    Would buy........
    Moosberg 590 A1
    Kimber Desert Warrior
    Thompson 45acp SMG of some sort
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I assume the donut shop wasn't what he considered a career. If I won $228,000, I'd probably quit my job as a lawyer and do something else. That would pay off most of my debts - house, cars, motorcycles, etc., so I'd go do something that pays less and sucks less.

    For a guy who makes $25K a year at a donut shop, and nets $228K, if he has no higher ambition he can quit and live without working for 9 years, at the same standard - after that, another donut job is easy to find. So?
     
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  11. Mrs. VR

    Mrs. VR Sharon, you will be missed.

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    I suspect this woman is FOS, but what really shocks me is the Owner lives in Fairfax and commutes to Baltimore :ack:
     
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    I am going to say she does have a winning number and her new legal counsel has instructed her on creating an affective smoke screen.



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  13. devildog2067

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    I thought I heard on the radio that in MD you don't have to disclose your identity... if she'd just kept her mouth shut she could have kept the money.
     
  14. GLWyandotte

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    She's fullacrap. Wonder what she'd say if a co-worker had bought a "separate" ticket?
    Day before the lottery, she'd been happy with $1000, now she's screwing all her former friends with unabashed greed.
     
  15. vikingsoftpaw

    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    Everybody's a pimp.

    I remember a few years back some black chic saying she hit one of the big mega-millions jackpots and lost the tick outside of the store where she bought it. She had people digging through snowpiles and all such stuff looking for it. She wound up being charged with fraud over that.

    220K in Cali is like 75K in Flyover Country USA.

    Used to work with a dude that said, "All he needed was 100K and he'd be set for life."

    Stupid is as stupid does...
     
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