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Anyone ever won anything big?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by cabron, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. cabron

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    I always buy tickets to win the St Jude dream home every year with dreams of winning it, selling it and traveling again for years. Anyone ever with anything big, ie car, house, lottery?
     
  2. White Shark

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    My wife won $100 bucks once. As poor starving students, that was pretty cool. :D
     
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    Won five bucks in an Albertson's (grocery store) coloring contest when I was like 6 or 7yrs old. Funny thing is it was my bro & sis that did the actual coloring. I kept the cash though, suckas........
     
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    I won some almond toffee. :D Can you say that? :flipoff2:
     
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    I won a t-shir/hat at this years Cruise Moab raffle. I dream about winning the Power Ball someday.................
     
  6. Exiled

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    I've only won one item at all the TLCA raffles I've ever participated in, a bling FJ40 bezel with "Land Cruiser" embossed on it, like the old school early 60's model....

    ...the problem? I drive an FJ62! :doh:

    The only somewhat close case I've seen was about 15 years ago on a spring break trip to Aruba, buddy of mine lost his wallet on the first day. He borrowed $20 from each of us. That same night, he played $5 at the casino and won $184,000! He was comped a suite and we all stayed in it for the next three days, he paid for everything. It was awesome, and the funniest thing was that none of us ever stepped into the casino again! :)
     
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    I won a box of Punch cigars/ashtray/and lighter in a cigar drawing in Phoenix...
     
  8. stinkyfj60

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    My wife's work throws some big Christmas parties, but every year the larger door prizes always go the board of directors. A couple of years ago I won some GREAT tickets to an Avalanche game against San Jose. The Avs lost but it was great fun to go. Actually came out a hockey fan.

    Of course they followed that up with a strike... now not so much of a hockey fan again.
     
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    When I was about 23 I won well into 5 figures playing craps in AC. Haven't gone back ever since ... figured if I went back it was guaranteed as a loss.
     
  10. TX_TLC

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    Not me but my mom has won a car and a pair of motor scooters...the car was in college and the scooters was when I was little.


    I think she used up the family luck. :D
     
  11. Romer

    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    I fooled a beautiful woman 19 years ago into marrying me. She still puts up with me and we now have two great kids. Does that count?
     
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    No, cause you're paying for it everyday :flipoff2:
     
  13. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    I used to win stuff from radio contests all the time. Both my college roommate and I would call in -- I had a killer phone that had a super fast redial feature.

    The biggest prize I won from the radio station was a set of K2 skis and a season pass to a local ski resort (Kirkwood). Of course it happened to be one of the years when it didn't snow much :mad:
     
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    I won $8 on an Idaho state scratch-n-sniff lotto ticket once on double payout night...$16 in cold hard cash, baby. I have also won a ton of change playing poker with friends.

    On the lottery ticket thing, I used to drive my dad nuts - he'd give me $2 and send me up to the store "get one ticket for me, and one for you." I'd come back with his ticket and a candy bar and tell him "I'll get a whole lot more enjoyment out of that dollar than you'll get outta yours..."
     
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    My sister and I aced that coloring contest for Cookiemonster. :D I worked for that store 8 years later.....work....fawking.....job......ever......
     
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    'bout $15K in Casino winnings over the years ..



    ever notice how when you slide your fingers over the digital reeds they stop almost on a dime? ;)



    TY

    PS: Oh yeah won my 80 on EBay, but of course I owed a little when I went to pick it up .. friggin smallprint :D
     
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    I won an all expenses paid trip for a year to the sunny middle east. It was a real treat, and I have pretty good chances of winning that contest again in the near future.

    My buddy won a new Dodge Ram right after he bought a Chevy :rolleyes: . I won the "guess the amount of pieces of candy in the jar" game in the 4th grade valentines day fair. I got the whole jar of candy :eek: .
     
  18. LandCruiserSteve

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    I was a TV game show contestant on 'Name That Tune' back in 1985. Won a trip to Hawaii, microwave oven, luggage, answering machine, dishwasher, and a Beta VCR (for those of you who remember those state-of-the-art units :D ).
     
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    Oh yeah ... I won a Rubiks Cube contest in '81. Sub 1 minute time .. $25. Whippie ......... the only reason I trained for an entire year was because the year before the prize was $1000 !!! Bastards!



    TY
     
  20. semlin

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    so what tune am I humming?

    do dodo do do do