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Topic: Lottery Winners - Real Stories

Callie Rogers was 16 years old living with foster parents in the UK and was working as a shop clerk making £3.60 an hour which is $5.83 U.S And one day she purchased a lottery ticket. Well low and behold the lottery ticket was a winner, Rogers won a whopping £1.9 million which is $3 million U.S in the National Lottery. She promptly bought four large homes and several brand new cars and even had two breast augmentations done.

The suddenly very wealthy teen also developed a penchant for sharing her big windfall with many others. She purchased many expensive gifts for many of boyfriends. She even bought one boyfriend a brand new car and also paid him to act as her personal Chauffer because at 16, she was still too young to drive. She also took fancy to another habit, that really led to Rogers financial ruin, this was cocaine. She estimates spending a quarter of a million pounds on the drug cocaine.

Now after the dust had settled, Rogers was left with very little to show for her newly aquired riches. She now sold the homes she owned, divested the all her new cars and then rented a modest townhouse to live in. Her actual savings seemingly paltry £40,000 which is $64,000 U.S which all remained now of her big lottery winnings. Then started work as a maid, however, in April 2012, now very low on funds and pregnant with twins along with a new boyfriend at her side, Rogers said, "For the first time I feel like I have everything I need.

So Rogers had learnt a big lesson and had to realize all is not just money, but still wasted all her winnings away foolishly. Winning a big lottery such as the National Lottery may not be suited for the younger less mature person.

Just a thought of mine: I would not think it's legal for a 16 year old teen to win never mind claim a lottery winning. Maybe it's different in the UK than the states or Canada.

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Re: Lottery Winners - Real Stories

While this is not quite a lottery story...…it does involve gambling. I do play the lottery, but i also like to try my luck out at the Casino every now and then.

So while at the casino I decided to up my odds to win by listening to the sound track of Oceans Eleven (makes me feel lucky), this while playing my usual game “sickbo”. Got into the swing of things and then a security guy tapped my shoulder and asked to see my mp3 player and ear plugins, i guess he thought I was using this to cheat some how...i mean really. I assured him there is no cheating going on, just listening to my lucky music. He said what’s the music? I told him it was oceans eleven sound track. He did not like that for some reason and ejected me from the casino. I was pretty bummed at this and went to a 7/11 and bought a drink and a scratch lottery ticket. The scratch ticket was a $100 winner so yay for me the big winner!! i get booted from the Casino (i am female and that did not matter) only to win $100 on a scratch lottery ticket. i just feel as if the big guy up there was feeling sorry for me and pushed me to at least a small win which put nice big smile on my face.

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Eliecer Chacon is a regular lotto player of the Virginia lottery. He has been playing the lottery with his strategy that most people seem to ignore as he says. His lottery winning strategy is to pick his numbers based on the the previous winners, and then select the ones (numbers) that are coming up more often. While this strategy works for him it does not always work for others. For him his winning strategy has proven effective as he did pull off a has pulled a $100,000 jackpot win.

Chacon was interviewed by the local media and he stated that his lottery winning strategy is nothing new. He has been testing his strategy for a long time and this time it has proven to be effective. While he hasn’t won prizes of six figures until as of late, he has won smaller prizes by matching certain drawn numbers. It was this time around that he was successful at matching all 5 numbers in the local drawing, making him a $100,000 richer man.

When asked if he recommends his type of lottery winning strategy, Chacon said You can’t win if you don’t play, and that his style of strategy is just one of many that has been floating around for him to try and win the lotto with. Also, "Consistency" should be noted here, been playing every week for quite some time now, and well this turned out to finally be his time to win.

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Friends split $60 million from Lotto Max jackpot win!

Annie Roy, who is a former Loto-Quebec employee and her husband, Gilles Leprohon, an independent contractor for Loto-Quebec Ontario on New Year's Day, on their way to a family brunch had stopped at a gas station depanneur in L'Ange-Gardien to purchase their lottery tickets using the group formula.The couple said it was a tradition to buy the group formula lottery tickets before their family gatherings, they had no trouble selling their 20 shares, at only $5 each. Annie's brother, mother and father and three of her uncles and aunts, as well as some adult children who were present at the lunch all got in on the group lottery ticket. In all there were 28 winners, almost all members of the same extended family. The winners are aged 21 to 71 and some of the winners split their tickets with a spouse or another person, the prize would be divided 20 ways, but some of those $3-million shares will be split between two people.

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Re: Lottery Winners - Real Stories

Illinois Largest Lottery Win Claimed!

Patricia Busking a retired health care worker became the winner of the largest Lottery prize in Illinois Lottery history when the second line of numbers on her Quick Pick lottery ticket matched all six numbers – 23 - 33 - 53 - 56 - 58 - (06) on the Friday, August 11, Mega Millions drawing. Illinois Lottery officials presented Patricia Busking with a $393 million ceremonial check to commemorate her history making lottery win. She opted to take the one-time payment of $246 million. The winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased in Palos Heights. She bought her winning ticket at Nick’s Barbecue, 12658 S. Harlem Ave., in Palos Heights, an eating establishment she ate at.

Here is a list of Mega Millions Facts

Mega Millions Jackpots start at $15 million

Overall odds of winning the actual jackpot is 1:258,890,850
Drawings are held at 10 p.m. (CT) every Tuesday and Friday

Previous Mega Millions jackpot winning tickets that were sold in Illinois include:

- March 2012, $219 million winner ($656 million jackpot split 3 ways–Maryland, Kansas and Illinois) winning ticket sold in Red Bud.
- January 2015, $270 million jackpot winning ticket was sold in Naperville.
- June 2015, $260 million jackpot winning ticket was sold in Blue Island.
- September 2016, $133 million jackpot winning ticket was sold in Tuscola.