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(Fox News)   Indiana man wins $1 million lottery twice in three months, hopes to fulfill lifelong dream of getting out of Indiana   (foxnews.com) divider line 37
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2014-08-01 10:42:17 AM  
looks like living in Indiana is really working well for him
 
2014-08-01 01:32:58 PM  
Indiana wants me. Lord, I can;t go back there . . .
 
2014-08-01 03:33:03 PM  
Did he die the day after the first or the second win?
 
2014-08-01 03:33:25 PM  
That's enough for 4 chicks at the same time.
 
2014-08-01 03:34:26 PM  
My priorities are set on making value, not money. The lottery is a sub-zero-sum game.

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2014-08-01 03:37:40 PM  
I'm not saying he's a time traveler....but he's a time traveler.
 
2014-08-01 03:40:57 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: looks like living in Indiana is really working well for him


This.,
 
2014-08-01 03:42:47 PM  
We named the dog Indiana!
 
2014-08-01 03:43:28 PM  
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2014-08-01 03:43:53 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Did he die the day after the first or the second win?


That would be a little too ironic dontcha think?
 
2014-08-01 03:44:19 PM  
Indiana wants me, Lord, I can't go back there
 
2014-08-01 03:45:20 PM  
I forgot to add the obligatory he will be broke, dead, or both within a year.
 
2014-08-01 03:50:17 PM  

texastag: I_Am_Weasel: Did he die the day after the first or the second win?

That would be a little too ironic dontcha think?


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2014-08-01 03:53:50 PM  
He must really suck at math.
 
2014-08-01 03:56:21 PM  

Solty Dog: That's enough for 4 chicks at the same time.


Dammit... I came here to say this...
 
2014-08-01 03:57:01 PM  
Why?  It seems like it's rather profitable for him to be there.
 
2014-08-01 04:01:11 PM  

durbnpoisn: Why?  It seems like it's rather profitable for him to be there.


There's not enough money in the world to make me live in Indiana, aka Ohio's idiot cousin.
 
2014-08-01 04:03:53 PM  
Sitting on the income from $2 million safely invested, would you rather live in Indiana as a wealthyish man, or as low man on Park avenue?
 
2014-08-01 04:13:01 PM  

wildcardjack: Sitting on the income from $2 million safely invested, would you rather live in Indiana as a wealthyish man, or as low man on Park avenue?


It's enough to buy land, hire private security, domestic servants, and several well trained dogs in Indiana, so Indiana.
 
2014-08-01 04:20:29 PM  

wildcardjack: Sitting on the income from $2 million safely invested, would you rather live in Indiana as a wealthyish man, or as low man on Park avenue?


Those are my only two choices? I'd buy a nice house in the Garden District in New Orleans.

Wangiss: wildcardjack: Sitting on the income from $2 million safely invested, would you rather live in Indiana as a wealthyish man, or as low man on Park avenue?

It's enough to buy land, hire private security, domestic servants, and several well trained dogs in Indiana, so Indiana.


The investment income off $2 million is, at best, about $120k per year. You need $2 million a YEAR for what you're talking about. Maybe in India you could hire servants and security with $120k.

Two million dollars would allow my wife and me to retire 10 years early, with a TEENY bump in annual income. Whoopty. This is why I only buy lottery tickets when the jackpot gets over $50 million.
 
2014-08-01 04:32:22 PM  
So.... how long before we find out he figured out a way to game the system. I remember reading something awhile back about non-randomness in scratch off games, and people figuring out how to game them. Just seems highly unlikely he'd hit it twice in a month, same game...
 
2014-08-01 04:32:44 PM  
Doctor Jones, again we see there is nothing you can possess which I cannot take away. And you thought I'd given up!
 
2014-08-01 04:35:41 PM  
Hax!
 
2014-08-01 04:41:47 PM  

LazyMedia: wildcardjack: Sitting on the income from $2 million safely invested, would you rather live in Indiana as a wealthyish man, or as low man on Park avenue?

Those are my only two choices? I'd buy a nice house in the Garden District in New Orleans.

Wangiss: wildcardjack: Sitting on the income from $2 million safely invested, would you rather live in Indiana as a wealthyish man, or as low man on Park avenue?

It's enough to buy land, hire private security, domestic servants, and several well trained dogs in Indiana, so Indiana.

The investment income off $2 million is, at best, about $120k per year. You need $2 million a YEAR for what you're talking about. Maybe in India you could hire servants and security with $120k.

Two million dollars would allow my wife and me to retire 10 years early, with a TEENY bump in annual income. Whoopty. This is why I only buy lottery tickets when the jackpot gets over $50 million.


Oh, I see. You mean you want to quit working? I don't want to quit working.
 
2014-08-01 04:43:34 PM  
The Boston Globe just ran a story about folks who cash in lottery tickets for people who don't want to collect themselves.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/07/19/just-luck-some-lottery-w in ners-cash-hundreds-tickets/u9slYhTdzofrnTGMmGF0jN/story.html
 
2014-08-01 04:53:33 PM  

Fear the Clam: The Boston Globe just ran a story about folks who cash in lottery tickets for people who don't want to collect themselves.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/07/19/just-luck-some-lottery-w in ners-cash-hundreds-tickets/u9slYhTdzofrnTGMmGF0jN/story.html


So one conviction and two outstanding suspects in the whole damn country? That sounds like the kind of low-risk, high-gain crime worth committing.
 
2014-08-01 05:21:17 PM  

wildcardjack: Sitting on the income from $2 million safely invested, would you rather live in Indiana as a wealthyish man, or as low man on Park avenue?


Are those the only two choices?
 
2014-08-01 05:32:38 PM  
I bet that winning the lottery twice in a year greatly increases the chance that you're broke 3 years later.
 
2014-08-01 05:34:06 PM  
We gotta get out of this place
If its the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
'Cause girl, there's a better life
For me and you
 
2014-08-01 06:02:01 PM  

HotWingAgenda: Indiana wants me. Lord, I can;t go back there . . .


shanrick: Indiana wants me, Lord, I can't go back there


Dammit; I hate singing in rounds; I always come in at the wrong time and never stay on course.
 
2014-08-01 06:08:29 PM  

LazyMedia: Two million dollars would allow my wife and me to retire 10 years early, with a TEENY bump in annual income. Whoopty. This is why I only buy lottery tickets when the jackpot gets over $50 million.


Oh, look - it's a guy who thinks retiring ten years early with a bump in annual income isn't worth a dollar.

biohazard76: So.... how long before we find out he figured out a way to game the system. I remember reading something awhile back about non-randomness in scratch off games, and people figuring out how to game them. Just seems highly unlikely he'd hit it twice in a month, same game...


That was people buying blocks of tickets for tens of thousands of dollars when they knew a certain number of winning tickets were left and had to be sold. I think it was determined that that wasn't illegal, but they were still looking at ways of stopping it. That's a very high-risk way to "win" the lottery.

/doesn't play the lottery more than 3-4 times per year; I only do if I've had the same single in my pocket for a while. I think it's a better option than a candy bar from the vending machine at work.
 
2014-08-01 07:08:35 PM  

shanrick: Indiana wants me, Lord, I can't go back there


http://www.songlyrics.com/r-dean-taylor/indiana-wants-me-lyrics/ 

Now I can't get that catchy song from the early 1970's out of my head.  Was always saddened when I was a young teenager when I would hear it on AM radio.  Poor guy, facing life in prison for killing a man who deserved to die because he said a bad thing about the singer's wife.  And he won't ever get to see the sun, his wife, their house and their little baby. And then the police sirens are heard at the end of the song and the poor guy gets carted off to jail.

Now I can see the song is really stupid bubble gum music and the guy is really an idiot for throwing his life away for killing someone just for dissing his woman, which seems to be the reason for so many senseless killings today.
 
2014-08-01 07:42:09 PM  

wildcardjack: Sitting on the income from $2 million safely invested, would you rather live in Indiana as a wealthyish man, or as low man on Park avenue?


Hell, I'd buy West Virginia and evict all of my new "tenants".

And still have a farkload of cash left
 
2014-08-01 07:57:56 PM  
With the second $1 million, Hamilton said he plans to buy a motorcycle.

That will be some motorcycle!
 
2014-08-01 11:52:11 PM  

biohazard76: So.... how long before we find out he figured out a way to game the system. I remember reading something awhile back about non-randomness in scratch off games, and people figuring out how to game them. Just seems highly unlikely he'd hit it twice in a month, same game...


The odds of him gaming the system are far, far better than the odds he won the top prize twice. You'd hope lottery officials would be cognizant of that fact, and look at both winnings pretty carefully.
 
2014-08-02 04:04:23 PM  
If the people of Indiana are moving out....no wonder they're so desperate for people from Illinois
to move in.  (A billboard seen recently in Chicago:  "Still Illanoyed? Indiana - the state that works."
Yes - it works rotten.)
 
2014-08-03 01:15:29 AM  
This shouldn't even be legal.
 
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