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Biggest Lottery Prize you Ever Have won?

  1. Lgali profile image47
    Lgaliposted 7 years ago

    Last week I won $100 that is my maximum

    1. Kadmiels profile image74
      Kadmielsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i won 25$ playing draw 3 smile

    2. RKHenry profile image80
      RKHenryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      $3 bucks.smile

      1. Lgali profile image47
        Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        something is better then nothing

    3. melbel profile image92
      melbelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't play the lottery. I am actually against the lottery and casinos. If someone wants to put money on a card game in their living room, that's fine, but large corporations or the State should not profit from this activity.

  2. Maddie Ruud profile image81
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    I don't play.  My father (who's an economist) always told me the lottery is a tax on the stupid.

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      On the other hand, if you are a stupid person, it may be the only chance you have of ever becoming a millionaire! Whilst an economist could quite well have the brain to get there without a huge stroke of sudden luck wink

      1. Maddie Ruud profile image81
        Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        There are plenty of ways to get rich that don't require brains.  Unfortunately, for most of them, you have to be attractive.

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          ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          or good at sports I suppose.... well, if your damn ugly, stupid and physically disabled.... then play the lottery!

          The Lottery = A tax for stupid, ugly, physically disabled people?

    2. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thanks for this info

    3. readytoescape profile image61
      readytoescapeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maddie is correct the only winner of the lottery, every week, is the taxman. They always have the right number, your ssn.
      Can't wait to win......

      1. Lgali profile image47
        Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        thanks for advice

    4. World Marketing profile image60
      World Marketingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Dreaming of being Rich is not Stupid, Everybody Dreams of Being Rich.

    5. jrcemail profile image75
      jrcemailposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      HAHAHHAHAHAHAHA, I like that one!

  3. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Don't play the lottery. Supposedly a lot of the money from the Florida lotto goes toward education like our scholarship program. I got the scholarship, so it came from somewhere smile

    I do win a lot of things on the radio though. Concert tickets, movie premiere passes, dvds, a Simpsons soda machine...

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      what was the best ticket you won?

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    In the UK we have a national lottery, but I don't play it.

    My grandparents spend about £6 a week playing the lottery, thats £312 a year. They win about £30 a year!

    I bought 100 government bonds at £1 each about a year ago, they get put in a draw for cash prizes throughout the year.

    I have won £78 already, and have 100 lottery tickets for life!
    I can sell those government bonds whenever I like for £100 (of course inflation devalues this).

    The lottery is indeed a tax for the stupid, bonds are the way to go in the UK!

  5. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Once won £141. Found some tickets in my car. Was a nice surprise. More so because I rarely ever bother with it.

    And my next door neighbour won £72,000. Now I bet that was exeptionally nice.

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you have good and lucky neighbour-any party time?

  6. wesleycox profile image81
    wesleycoxposted 7 years ago

    I won $2.00 once.  Only problem is I spent $20.00 on lottery tickets.  So I guess I actually lost $18.00.

  7. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    About 10 years ago, I won $3900 by hitting 5 out of 6 numbers on the Illinois Lotto.  I was 1 digit away from hitting all 6 numbers which paid out $43 million. 

    Sorry Maddie, I'll keep paying the stupid tax.

    1. Maddie Ruud profile image81
      Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But how much did you spend (and have you spent since) on lottery tickets, over the years?  I bet more than you won.  And the probability involved in a one-number difference is much bigger than it sounds.

      1. livewithrichard profile image84
        livewithrichardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And an even bigger probablility that the actual winner only lived 5 miles from me and purchased his ticket an hour before the drawing as did I from the same location.

        Oh, I'm quite certain I'm upside down in the winnings to losses ratio over the years but I'm also quite certain I never spent one penny on lottery tickets that I couldn't afford to spend.

        I've been playing them since before I could leagally purchase them...lol  And I have been pretty lucky.  When I got my first credit card in college I went on a shopping spree with my girlfriend.  She asked how I was going to pay for it since my only income game from my GI Bill. I told her I would go in buy a lottery ticket and pay it off.  She laughed it off but I went in a convenience store bought a $1 scratchy ticket and won $400.  Pure luck. lol

        1. Maddie Ruud profile image81
          Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Absolutely.  Spend your disposable income any way you wish.  If lottery tickets amuse you, go for it.  I'm just saying that I, personally, would rather spend my money on something more lasting and more likely to satisfy.

  8. girly_girl09 profile image78
    girly_girl09posted 7 years ago

    I've never won anything from the lottery; never played. The lottery is a foolish way for states to increase revenue. I will not get into that here. smile

    I occasionally go to casinos for entertainment value (once or twice a year), but I always spend more on drinks and food at casinos than actual gambling. I'm there for entertainment, not to make money. I enter expecting 'the house' to win; it always does. smile No gains, no surprises, just entertainment. I'm in the minority of many casino goers. (Just a hunch) lol

  9. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    I hit the state jackpot once (1,500,000.00).  But spent my winnings on more tickets.  Next time I hit the big one, I'll be smart and save half.

  10. kmackey32 profile image83
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I won $500 one time for being the 5th caller on tv. LOL

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You should have doubled down.

    2. girly_girl09 profile image78
      girly_girl09posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's exciting! I don't think I've ever won anything from the radio.

  11. katacham profile image60
    katachamposted 7 years ago

    I've played the lottery once. I won £10. The tension and subsequent disappointment wasn't worth the £8 profit. I think i spent it on sweets anyway :S

  12. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    I won $650 on the poker machines once , man that was a great day

  13. world of the wise profile image25
    world of the wiseposted 7 years ago

    i won one dollar in a throw and win, it was good since i was young.

  14. candice5 profile image61
    candice5posted 7 years ago

    $10,000.00 and it took me a month to find out. So you can see how rare it was,and how interested I was, for me to gamble. That was until I got my paws on it. smile I had an aunt that won the Biggy and she never lived to enjoy it. (Not smiling now.)

    1. world of the wise profile image25
      world of the wiseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That was do nice, in my country that money can pay rent in a good apartment for 58 years.
      you have a good reason to play again

      1. candice5 profile image61
        candice5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What the 10 thousand or the three million.
        My $10,000 payed for a Holiday not abroad, a Spray of my Vintage Car, and a small engine makeover. It would pay about 6 months rent here.

  15. Earthscribe profile image83
    Earthscribeposted 7 years ago

    While some might agree that this would apply to anyone who never wins after years of playing, I am sure that those who win millions every week would disagree!

  16. mayhmong profile image74
    mayhmongposted 7 years ago

    Does winning free fries count? hehe
    Love them Monopoloy games at McDonalds

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that big one getting big one LOL

  17. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Life is a Lottery. I have Won in it Many Times... The Value of which far Exceeds the Investment. hmm

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      vry nice

  18. compu-smart profile image82
    compu-smartposted 7 years ago

    I don't do the lottery!!

  19. elainevc profile image60
    elainevcposted 7 years ago

    You're lucky... I don't think I've ever won anything in my life hmm

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    Louidam1posted 7 years ago

    I have never played before.  I'm too afraid to lose my money.

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      give a try who knows

  21. whiteorchids profile image72
    whiteorchidsposted 7 years ago

    $1000.00 and I hope one day I will win the big one. smile

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think you are the best among hubbers

  22. finsofts profile image58
    finsoftsposted 7 years ago

    I won $10 .... but not claimed... !!

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      very nice

  23. freelanceworld profile image61
    freelanceworldposted 7 years ago

    LOL.. you all guys are far behind & less gifted than what luck i have !

    I daily win some $1000000 (milion or trillion...dont count...they  are always hell long)
    sometimes even 5000000 sterling too http://i43.tinypic.com/voambt.gif
    That too Every day
    That too without any Tickets
    That too Without participating in anything
    That too without any Phone calls
    That too without my knowledge and info that i am participating in them
    & the best part
    I win daily some 5 -6 Lotteries ...
    & i am INFORMED Through  by Emails (In my Spam BoX mainly) ....ROFL

    Today i won the MicroSoft 3million Lottery tongue

    (&  Now... You all will be too Jealous...... i know http://i42.tinypic.com/fonadf.gif)

  24. jiberish profile image78
    jiberishposted 7 years ago

    $89.00 was the most.  I play lotto occassionaly, and then forget to check my tickets.

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      $89.00 is good

      1. Lgali profile image47
        Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        anothe rlucky day $10

  25. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I don't buy tickets, but once when my son was about thirteen (and interested in the idea of buying a ticket) I bought a $2 scratch ticket for him at the convenience store.  He scratched it and won another $2, so we got a another ticket with the "winnings".  That one won yet another $2, so he was feeling really lucky.  We kept replacing the ticket until (I think at around Number 4) we finally lost the original $2.  So, wild and crazy, gambling fools that we were - we couldn't leave well enough alone and be happy with winning back the original $2.   smile

  26. Anti-Valentine profile image93
    Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago

    I don't play the lottery. That comment about it being a tax for stupid people is quite true. smile

    I did enter a raffle once and won a jar full of peaches soaked in brandy.

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that is nice to enjoy  jar full of peaches soaked in brandy

      1. Anti-Valentine profile image93
        Anti-Valentineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's funny because I don't even remember eating them. I think my mom stole them. lol

        I was only eleven or so at the time.

  27. Bard of Ely profile image87
    Bard of Elyposted 7 years ago

    10 pounds several times years ago.

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thanks 10 pound is good money

  28. goodfriendiam profile image60
    goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago

    200.00 on a scratch off. like 10 years ago...lol...keep trying to win the big one

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    i do no think i ever won more than $25, but I did win an ice cream at McDonald's once dropping a quarter in the jar

    1. goodfriendiam profile image60
      goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol that's cute

  30. JunkerBob profile image61
    JunkerBobposted 7 years ago

    I've only played the lottery once, and didn't win anything.
    I won a giant pumpkin in grade school though, by guessing its weight within a few pounds. tongue

  31. Valerie F profile image60
    Valerie Fposted 7 years ago

    I never bought a lottery ticket in my life. I was given one that actually won me another lottery ticket. Woo-hoo.

    I'm not really interested in gambling. Though I was quite pleased with the one time the husband and I came out quite a bit ahead playing roulette in Vegas, it's not the sort of thing I really care to try again. There are better ways to risk my money.

  32. tony0724 profile image60
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    $71.00 I got four out of six on a quick pick I bought went running out of the house convinced I would be living In a villa on the beach . Then went to the store collected and got a nice dinner with her highness Instead .

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      good price you are lucky

  33. andromida profile image76
    andromidaposted 7 years ago

    Plz give me some time to win my first ever lottery prize.smile

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      good luck

  34. Davinagirl3 profile image61
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    My mom won $450.00, yesterday!

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      very nice big party time

  35. sequoiablessed profile image61
    sequoiablessedposted 7 years ago

    People that don't believe in a pot at the end of the rainbow have nothing to look forward to.  In this world of slap you in your face practicality what harm does paying into a lottery do?  Not only is it used to fund education and care for the elderly, it gives people hope!  Personally I don't think it is stupid to participate in society.  What you give, you receive.

  36. World Marketing profile image60
    World Marketingposted 7 years ago

    I won pick 5 new jersey lottery just by getting four numbers out of five, twice in a period of a year. totaled $1,200, and just recently i won on a two dollar scracth of $100 dollars

  37. HubChief profile image68
    HubChiefposted 7 years ago

    $51

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      good one

  38. rsmallory profile image85
    rsmalloryposted 7 years ago

    $200 bucks on a scratch off once-mostly I just pay them to play. smile

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you are best in our hubbers

  39. rc2009 profile image61
    rc2009posted 7 years ago

    You have to play smart otherwise you will never win. Try http://www.lottocrawler.com and see what I mean. I don't play scratchoffs any other way!

  40. Kmadhav profile image60
    Kmadhavposted 7 years ago

    I don't play lottery. Depends on hard work earned money.

  41. Alastore001 profile image60
    Alastore001posted 7 years ago

    Was feeling random one day (was drinking as well) and bought 50$ worth of the most random lottery tickets ever. Won 100$ on two separate tickets, cashed them in and spent another 100$ on more the same night only to turn around and win $500 on one and $1000 on one.
    Haven't played since, and this was maybe 2 years ago?

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that is good money

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    My Grandad won £2,280 on the lottery last week. I have just recieved £200 as a share of that, so happy days!

    (Americans, times by about 1.6 for the dollar equivalent)

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      very nice to know you something good i am trying still very smallprizes

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        ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He has been playing it every week for about 12 years, and had never won more than £10 before.... so Im sure he has made a loss! especially after giving it all away!

        1. Lgali profile image47
          Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          aleast someting back is good.

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            ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Absolutely, he was 1 digit away from the jackpot though.... that would have been over £3million!

            1. Lgali profile image47
              Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              good luck for future

  43. Lgali profile image47
    Lgaliposted 7 years ago

    I am happy today I won another $10

  44. Manila Girl profile image79
    Manila Girlposted 7 years ago

    I won $500.

  45. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    I won $100 on a scratch-off ticket when spending my last $5 when I was in college.  It saved my life.

    1. Lgali profile image47
      Lgaliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      very nice

  46. DonnaCSmith profile image82
    DonnaCSmithposted 7 years ago

    I've never bought a ticket, but my daughter gave me one for my birthday and I won $1.00. I agree with that comment, "tax on the stupid!"

 
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