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Old July 7th, 2005, 09:06 AM
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Default And the Winner is !!!!

While I entered the contest to win a cruise with Regis,alas, I didn't win;( I have won some minor prizes from entering contests, but, I am still waiting for the BIG ONE! I have been a charter member of the Publishers Clearing House since 1972, and I sure do think that this loyal customer, deserves to see someone walking up to her door with balloons, don't you?

It sure is easier to enter these things by now..computers take the tedious work out of entering.When my daughter was small, I would "let" her help me decode some of them.

So, have you ever won a contest? Big or small? Have you ever known someome who won one..or the LOTTERY.[be still my heart???]

A sad thing that you often here, is that lottery winners go broke quicky..that would, NEVER happen to me If PCH, calls, tell them I am at the mall

As a p.s..while I was typing this, I got mail...a sweepestakes entry for air miles lol



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Old July 7th, 2005, 09:21 AM
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Never won anything from contests or lottery...... but my cousin won the lotto...$13 mil.....did I tell you he was my fav???? <S> Luckily it didn't go to his head.....still the same as he was.......still has money.......

I'm looking at winning big some day.........


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Old July 7th, 2005, 09:25 AM
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Once in 1992 I heard the "touchtones" on the radio. Automatically I picked up the phone and dialed the local oldies station. You had to be caller number 9!! I was!!! I was the last entry into the contest to win an all expense paid trip to Memphis including a tour of Graceland. A couple of hours later they announced the winner. ME!! I had the other set of air tickest sent to my best friend in Houston. I do not get to see her often. We met in Memphis and had a wonderful time for 4 days. We did tour Graceland and enjoyed it. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed our reunion. We had been friends since high school.
I also know a man who won the Tri State Megabucks. That turned into a family feud.

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Old July 7th, 2005, 09:45 AM
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Trip..I won a gold(real)watch from Readers Digest about 7 yrs ago. I was totally surprised and thought it was a cheap watch. Turns out, it was worth a lot more than I ever though. That is it though.

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Old July 7th, 2005, 09:55 AM
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Funny you should mention this topic..I just recently won first prize in the Peter Deilmann River Cruise contest and received a $2,000 travel credit towards any river cruise that I plan on using next Spring to the South of France..I had entered the contest online several months ago and forgot about it until there was a FedEx Package on my door.
I have to figure out the tax liability so I can plan my next year's return..

Trip, like you, I enter contest all the time and my GF teases me that I never win anything. See is not teasing me now

Someone once wrote a book about lottery winners in New York and sad to say, almost everyone had either "blown" their winnings or have had tragedy associated with the winnings. The ones that seem to be ok were the ones that did not change their daily lifestyle
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Old July 7th, 2005, 10:19 AM
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I won Rock and Roll Oldies tix to a dinner dance with some of the famous oldtime groups. Was so much fun. Had a friend that always played the same numbers every week on fantasy five here in FL. Well one time she thought he had bought the ticket and he thought she had bought it, yup, their numbers came in and they were sick about for months. I am always siging up for some type of sweepstakes but nothg as yet. hey, I figure someone has to win, why not me.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 12:22 PM
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having your regular numbers come up on the one time you didn't play them is a lottery players worse nightmare and I think the lotteries count on that to keep people playing again and again

but my GF always states that the money I spend on lottery could go towards the tithing at my church. I always tell her I never spend more on lottery then i tithe on a weekly basis
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Old July 7th, 2005, 12:38 PM
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I won a DVD from a radio station website, but that's it.

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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:12 PM
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I had a co-worker (an Engineer) win $50,000 on an instant scratch off lottery ticket. We he got his winnings he had our company put the coke vending machine on "free drinks" all day so he could share his good fortune....it was a nice gesture on his part.

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Old July 7th, 2005, 06:53 PM
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Nope, I've never won big! I worked with 4 guys who played Lotto for a long time, gave up on it and then their numbers hit!!! True story, they were playing the Little Lotto but it still would have been a nice chunk of change! :-)

My next door neighbor got 5 out of 6 in Lotto, I've never even come that close, 4 a few times!

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I won a skateboard in 1967! This was before anyone even knew what a skateboard was! DH won at bingo on our last cruise-$75-gone the same night in the Casino!

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Won $67 once in the lottery and immediately went out and bought supplies from Home Depot and built a sandbox for my then toddler! Boy was the dh surprised when he got home!

My Mom once won $2,000 in the lottery.

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Old July 7th, 2005, 08:20 PM
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I won two tickets from Regis and Kelly for the Pride of America Cruisin Family Reunion Cruise.
Persistance pays when entering. So keep on trying folks!
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A long time ago, I won a record album (remember those?) from a local radio station. It was Oliver's "Good Morning Starshine" (remember that one?) Now you're going to have that song stuck in your head all day!

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I used to work in a grocery store. They had a "guess how many candies in this jar" contest for the employees. They had an assortment of prizes one of which was a nice blanket and another was a snowboard. I had no idea but I took the numbers from my address which was 862. I knew that was way too high so I wrote down 268. My entry was the only one right on the money!! I won the snowboard. Here I was a grandmother that hates the snow and cold with a snowboard. I was hoping that the person that won the blanket wanted to trade but no such luck. I did end up selling the snowboard.

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Trip,

I won 50 lbs of uncooked popcorn once. We were newlyweds, and had very little money. We ate and ate and ate that popcorn. lol

I got a call several years ago, from a man who wanted to know when my husband was going to pick up his CD's I wasn't aware of any CD's, so I asked questions. He said that my husband had won them from a local radio station. I knew that it couldn't be hubby, because he was out of the country. Come to find out, it was my 6 year old son, who would listen to this station with me before school every morning. I told the man who he had been dealing with, and after an embarresed laugh, he told me to listen more carefully, because my son was a regular. Sure enough, the next morning, there was my son on the radio.lol They made up a new rule for Joe. He could only win every 30 days. lol
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Can you tell me how to embed your pictures and cruise date into mesage. I have tried and tried to no avail.
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My husband won a $2000 tanzanite necklace on our 25th anniversary cruise on the Triumph but he was taking a golf lesson. Wouldn't have looked too great on his neck anyways. I told him he should be golfing professionally now with that $2040 golf lesson.

I won a coffee maker once - and I don't even drink coffee. (Neither does my hubby)
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