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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 12:52 PM
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Why can't I win Powerball just once in my life?
The closest I came to winning was 3 numbers on several occasions. Worse...why do people I know win? Why do I buy tickets knowing I will never ever win but live on a teenie weenie high for several hours or days, depending on when I buy the ticket?

This screams volumes about my personality which has also gotten me into hot water lately because I told someone at a meeting that AA was not Enabler's Anonymous.

My head is exploding due to moving again. Yeah...again. When I was a kid, I never listed Gypsy as something I wanted to be but it certainly is what I have become. Gypsy's don't need Powerball wins.

And why is that that every time I do spell check, I have "occasions" spelled wrong? Every single time! Is it "spelled wrong", or "spelt" wrong?

I was in the Christmas Tree store today and 15 seconds after I walked through the door, I forgot where I was until I saw the $3.99 candles that smell like crap.

I have to go pack some more and try to calm Kamere down. His meowing sounds like a screaming banshee and he is more pissed off than I am.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 01:05 PM
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1. there was a time when i was off by just one on 5 of the 6 numbers...
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 01:06 PM
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2. That would be worse, I think.
So close, yet so far.
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 05:02 PM
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14. I had that one happen
a few weeks ago. :cry:

And once, it was megabucks, I had the first several numbers in a row right. My boss was reading them off to me. I started sweating bullets. And then...sadly...I won $2. :cry:
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 01:10 PM
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3. My son's SO played the same numbers for a month or so.
Last week she changed them.

Yep.


Her old numbers paid $100K.


Oh, well.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 01:13 PM
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The universe's way of telling you something. what, I don't know.
Man, I'd have a huge resentment over that. God's name would be mud.
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 01:27 PM
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7. I'm not sure, it could go both ways.
I don't play very often, but when I do it's always random numbers.

I figured that if Fate wanted me to have a big pile 'o dough I'd have had it by now.
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 01:13 PM
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4. Maybe if you freed the duck....
:shrug:
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keroro gunsou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 01:14 PM
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5. +1
eol.
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 04:53 PM
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13. Yeah, see, it's a curse by all of duckdom ....
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 01:17 PM
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6. Did someone mention
DUCK?



Freedom isn't free.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 01:28 PM
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8. neither is duck tape (free, that is)
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 01:39 PM
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9. I'm sorry, but it's my turn to win next.
My buddy and I are going to Barbados for a vacation, then we're going to spend some time in France and Italy. :fistbump:

Better luck next time, gw! :hi:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 02:25 PM
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10. Someone bought the winning ticket in Connecticut.
Lieberman? LOL!
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MajorChode Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 03:50 PM
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11. I'm never going to win
I'm starting to think it's because I've never bought a lottery ticket.

Before Powerball came to Texas, some guys at work were taking a collection to have someone buy their tickets out of state when Powerball got really high once. They asked me to buy in, and I declined. They told me I would be sorry if they hit the big one. I told them I would have to live with it. Well, come to find out they gave the money to a hairlipped idiot out at work who sent the money to his even bigger idiot son. It turns out the guy was an alcoholic and went out on the 3 day bender with the money instead of buying tickets. I still give them shit about it to this day.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 04:46 PM
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12. Bwahahahahaha! OMG, that's awesome!
:rofl:
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 05:05 PM
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15. someone won $8M where I used to work many years ago
He came home, told his wife the news, told her he'd split it 50/50 and asked for a divorce.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 05:06 PM
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16. Whoa!
Did she take the deal? I would've.
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-28-09 06:17 PM
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17. she did
so would I, but I never had the chance. I can't even win the lottery by proxy. :cry:
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