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Old 07-05-2010, 12:43 PM
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wins $2M. And $3M. And $10M.

I guess you really do have to be in it to win it.



http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairba...ery_winner.php

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We're not the biggest lottery fans in the world (tax on the mathematically illiterate and all that), but if we had Joan Ginther's luck maybe we'd change our mind.

Last week Ginther traveled to Austin to pick up $10 million she won from some super extreme amazing give-us-your-money scratch-off ticket.

Which isn't unusual -- someone has to win, after all -- but it was the fourth time Ginther has won over a million dollars in the Texas Lottery.
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that Ginther, a native of Bishop now living in (of course) Las Vegas, keeps racking up the wins.

It began in 1993 with a $5.4 million win in the regular ol' Lotto. Thirteen years later, on a trip back home to care for her father, she won $2 million on a $30 scratch-off ticket. (Thirty bucks for a scratch-off ticket? The mind reels, unless your name is Joan Ginther.) Two years after that, in 2008, she won a $3 million scratch-off prize.

When you take into account the lump-sum and annuity stuff, she's won about $20.4 million in the "contests."

Two of the tickets were purchased at the same convenience store, which got a $10,000 check each time.

Lottery officials told the Caller-Times they don't keep track of multiple winners. We assume they check the winning tickets pretty closely.

Ginther requested "minimum publicity" and could not be reached, the paper said. She was probably busy plotting how best to further deprive fellow scratch-off players from the jackpot.

I bet she plays a lot, though.

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Reminds me of this guy that comes in every afternoon where I work (coffee shop)... comes inside and gets a medium coffee, then goes outside and scratches his cards for a good two to three hours.

I'm not sure if he ever wins, cuz he always looks depressed and never smiles (lol seriously) but I wish him luck as he probably wastes a lot of money on them.
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The lottery is just a tax on people who are bad at math
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maybe she just spends a million bucks buying tickets each time?
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Guaranteed that she's not doing anything smart with the money.
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I buy a ticket when the lottery gets above 200m just for ***** and giggles.
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I buy a ticket when the lottery gets above 200m just for ***** and giggles.
This is why you will never win, people that win are people that make it a habit and have an understanding of the lottery system. If you think you're going to win just because the prize is at a certain amount good luck with that thought.
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I thought I won a dollar last week then a few minutes later I scratched the card a little more and saw I had won $1,000. Then I got really excited and scratched some more and saw that my matching number had a one in front of that and didn't win anything. I hate lottery tickets.
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damnnn - when will I win?
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Those guys who will win $50-$100 on a Scratcher then spend it all on more Scratchers are insane. Ever since I went into my local doughnut shop, I've started playing Fantasy 5 with my meter change .
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I've been playing Pa's Cash 5 the odds are less then the power ball the most numbers I have gotten are 3 digits.
Cash 5 odds
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Guaranteed that she's not doing anything smart with the money.

Well she used her money to buy lottery tickets which in turn brought her more money. Would you consider that not doing anything smart with the money?
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Well she used her money to buy lottery tickets which in turn brought her more money. Would you consider that not doing anything smart with the money?
I think he's slightly jealous .
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Originally Posted by .mattyz_ View Post
Reminds me of this guy that comes in every afternoon where I work (coffee shop)... comes inside and gets a medium coffee, then goes outside and scratches his cards for a good two to three hours.

I'm not sure if he ever wins, cuz he always looks depressed and never smiles (lol seriously) but I wish him luck as he probably wastes a lot of money on them.
He is probably just an addict lol, simply satisfying the undeniable urge to **** his money away.
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Originally Posted by loclowd View Post
The lottery is just a tax on people who are bad at math
Wow, such insight in repeating exactly what was said in the first sentence of the article....

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This is why you will never win, people that win are people that make it a habit and have an understanding of the lottery system. If you think you're going to win just because the prize is at a certain amount good luck with that thought.
no, they win because they're lucky. Don't try to turn this into something like card counting at blackjack. Yes they may win because they buy thousands of tickets a year, but for 99.99999% of people that's just horrible budgeting. The few people who get it right are all of a sudden some masters of understanding the lottery system?
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This is why you will never win, people that win are people that make it a habit and have an understanding of the lottery system. If you think you're going to win just because the prize is at a certain amount good luck with that thought.
It does make sense, because looking at it from a cost/benefit analysis, whether the jackpot is 2 million or 200 million, the cost of a ticket is the same, and the odds of winning are the same, but the benefit is much, much larger when the jackpot is larger.
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The lottery peeps are either just advertising that so more people can play or its just God answering her prayers.
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I buy a ticket when the lottery gets above 200m just for ***** and giggles.
this , only when powerball gets above $200 , then i spend however long before the drawing daydreaming about what i would do with it

then when the numbers are called and i didnt get a single one that came even close to the one's called i go back to the grind

its fun , but i would never spend more than a dollar on it at any given time
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Joan Ginther is an anomoly, I like to lovingly refer to her as "that stupid bitch."
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Well she used her money to buy lottery tickets which in turn brought her more money. Would you consider that not doing anything smart with the money?
Well, um...

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This is why you will never win, people that win are people that make it a habit and have an understanding of the lottery system. If you think you're going to win just because the prize is at a certain amount good luck with that thought.
Well, it has the best expected return (read: less negative expected return) that way.
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Its statistics. You need to follow every game to be able to win big. Or be really really really lucky. Every game has their own prizes. Limited prizes. Ever store orders a set amount of tickets and games. If they still have old games they will keep those and not order till they are out. You need to know what areas are the new games going to hit first and what games still have their 1st prize left. Check your states lottery site to see what prizes have yet to be claimed. Learn where most winners are (probably stores along major hwys). Learn what store sells what game. Blah blah
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