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2022-01-23 4:32:51 PM  
Congrats on your windfall!

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2022-01-23 5:41:11 PM  
I always wonder about this. One of these days someone might call me about something genuine that I won and I would hang up on them as soon as they said the word won.
 
2022-01-23 5:44:42 PM  
The lesson here is to treat everything in your spam folder as real.
 
2022-01-23 5:45:18 PM  

Fireproof: The lesson here is to treat everything in your spam folder as real.


Nigerian Prince-like typing detected.
 
2022-01-23 5:47:03 PM  

HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

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That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

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2022-01-23 5:48:45 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: Fireproof: The lesson here is to treat everything in your spam folder as real.

Nigerian Prince-like typing detected.


Like on Flight of the Conchords when Murray was visited by the Nigerian prince.
 
2022-01-23 5:51:31 PM  
Well, this should make scammers' jobs easier.
 
2022-01-23 5:53:24 PM  

DigitalDirt: HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

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That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

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Spam musubi is awesome, and I don't care what anyone says.
 
2022-01-23 5:56:36 PM  
At least she didn't click any links.

If anyone ever sees something in the spam folder that might possibly be real, there would be other ways of verifying its claims - such as this woman logging into her account somewhere to check on it.
 
2022-01-23 5:59:40 PM  

DigitalDirt: HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

[Fark user image 768x1024]

That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

[Fark user image 850x425]


Who on Earth actually uses SPAM with less sodium?
 
2022-01-23 6:02:48 PM  
"I saw an ad on Facebook that the Mega Millions jackpot was getting pretty high, so I got on my account and bought a ticket,"

I'm not a huge fan of gambling because I understand it ruins lots of poor people's lives. But she's one of those people so into gambling that she doesn't go to a gas station for a lottery ticket - she buys through her online account. The lottery tapped into another revenue stream by allowing people to buy tickets online, and in the past few years it's through the phone apps.

The latest embarrassing thing I noticed on my state lottery app is some instant play games. It's like video poker, or a slot machine, or other things. You put your money into the app, pray to RNGesus, and it immediately tells you that you lost (or rarely, that you won). Like, your money goes in there and POOF! IT'S GONE.
 
2022-01-23 6:05:40 PM  
She plans on sharing the money with her family and retiring early. Which means she'll be back to work in 2-3 years after her family bleeds her dry.

She'll probably end up with 1.5 million after taxes, etc. She'll (and her family) will blow a million in the first year and chip away at the leftovers in the second year before waking up broke or in debt and wondering where it all went.
 
2022-01-23 6:06:26 PM  

mrmopar5287: DigitalDirt: HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

[Fark user image 768x1024]

That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

[Fark user image 850x425]

Who on Earth actually uses SPAM with less sodium?


Anyone also putting soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Nori on it.
 
2022-01-23 6:08:38 PM  
Can't they just put her phone number and email in the article so it's a bit easier for us?
 
2022-01-23 6:11:15 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: DigitalDirt: HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

[Fark user image 768x1024]

That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

[Fark user image 850x425]

Who on Earth actually uses SPAM with less sodium?

Anyone also putting soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Nori on it.


Those people use teriyaki SPAM.

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2022-01-23 6:11:18 PM  

Dick Gozinya: She plans on sharing the money with her family and retiring early. Which means she'll be back to work in 2-3 years after her family bleeds her dry.

She'll probably end up with 1.5 million after taxes, etc. She'll (and her family) will blow a million in the first year and chip away at the leftovers in the second year before waking up broke or in debt and wondering where it all went.


People smart enough to hold on to their winnings are also smart enough to not play the lottery.
 
2022-01-23 6:12:20 PM  

mrmopar5287: ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: DigitalDirt: HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

[Fark user image 768x1024]

That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

[Fark user image 850x425]

Who on Earth actually uses SPAM with less sodium?

Anyone also putting soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Nori on it.

Those people use teriyaki SPAM.

[media-amazon.com image 850x702]


Who on earth uses teriyaki?
 
2022-01-23 6:14:26 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: DigitalDirt: HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

[Fark user image 768x1024]

That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

[Fark user image 850x425]

Who on Earth actually uses SPAM with less sodium?

Anyone also putting soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Nori on it.

Those people use teriyaki SPAM.

[media-amazon.com image 850x702]

Who on earth uses teriyaki?


People making SPAM musubi.
 
2022-01-23 6:17:14 PM  

mrmopar5287: ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: DigitalDirt: HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

[Fark user image 768x1024]

That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

[Fark user image 850x425]

Who on Earth actually uses SPAM with less sodium?

Anyone also putting soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Nori on it.

Those people use teriyaki SPAM.

[media-amazon.com image 850x702]

Who on earth uses teriyaki?

People making SPAM musubi.


I have eaten SPAM musubi many times and not once has it ever had teriyaki on or anywhere near it.
 
2022-01-23 6:19:01 PM  
She actually bought a lottery ticket. It's just the email explaining she was a winner was directed to her spam folder. If you didn't buy a lottery ticket, then you won't be winning anything.
In short, those spam emails you get saying you're a winner? Yeah, they're scams.
 
2022-01-23 6:22:21 PM  
Bloody Vikings!
 
2022-01-23 6:31:34 PM  

jaivirtualcard: I always wonder about this. One of these days someone might call me about something genuine that I won and I would hang up on them as soon as they said the word won.


I can't remember the company name right now, but some time in the early 90s a Dutch mail order company sent thousands upon thousands of "you won a free cruise!" notices out of the blue to customers, without them having actively entered some contest. Some recipients threatened to sue them over misleading advertisements (those spammy offers were pretty common at the time, but normally would have a "you may have already won..." statement)

Except this time they really had rented out an entire cruise ship for multiple trips and were handing out free tickets like candy. So many winners assumed it was a scam and ignored it, that there was an announcement on the evening news mentioning it and explaining that if you got one of those notices it was legit and step forward to claim the prize.

/I'm sure plenty of recipients ignored it anyway
 
2022-01-23 6:35:55 PM  
¡¡¡ You've won 2 hookers at the same time in Michigan!!!
 
2022-01-23 6:39:20 PM  
I found this in my spam folder a few weeks ago.  Maybe I should reply ...

Hello.

My name is Mrs. Aaina Ahmad from Afghanistan, A personal aide to the former president Ahsraf Ghani who abandoned his country and ran away due to the Taliban takeover of our country.  He took only his immediate family and then flew the country and abandoned as well and failed on his promise to take me along. I feel betrayed by him knowing fully well that my name is on the Taliban hit list of people to be executed immediately after takeover control of power.

Right now I'm hiding somewhere in Afghanistan and trying to find a way to escape from the country. Weeks before the Taliban takeover, I was able to move sum funds out of the country in expectation that this day would come but we never anticipated that it would come this fast.

Please, I would like you to help me secure this fund until I find my way out of the country which is 50\50 chance right now.

The total amount is $25 million U.S dollars and I am willing to give you 30% of the total fund for your help. I will give more details as soon as I receive your reply. Please help me.

May Allah Bless You.

Sincerely,
Mrs. Aaina Ahmad.
 
2022-01-23 6:43:51 PM  
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2022-01-23 6:48:47 PM  

saywhat: I found this in my spam folder a few weeks ago.  Maybe I should reply ...

Hello.

My name is Mrs. Aaina Ahmad from Afghanistan, A personal aide to the former president Ahsraf Ghani who abandoned his country and ran away due to the Taliban takeover of our country.  He took only his immediate family and then flew the country and abandoned as well and failed on his promise to take me along. I feel betrayed by him knowing fully well that my name is on the Taliban hit list of people to be executed immediately after takeover control of power.



My favorite Nigerian scam mail was the one below, which was going around in 2003/2004 or so:

Dear Mr. Sir,

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE-STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
I am Dr. Bakare Tunde, the cousin of Nigerian Astronaut, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde. He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the Salyut 6 space station in 1979. He was on a later Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-16Z to the secret Soviet military space station Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo. There have been occasional Progrez supply flights to keep him going since that time. He is in good humor, but wants to come home.
In the 14-years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $ 15,000,000 American Dollars. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association. If we can obtain access to this money, we can place a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to bring him back to Earth. I am told this will cost $ 3,000,000 American Dollars. In order to access the his trust fund we need your assistance.
<...>
 
2022-01-23 6:49:31 PM  
I read the headline as "sperm". I think I'd remember entering that sort of lottery.
 
2022-01-23 6:52:22 PM  

cyberspacedout: At least she didn't click any links.

If anyone ever sees something in the spam folder that might possibly be real, there would be other ways of verifying its claims - such as this woman logging into her account somewhere to check on it.


I would go to work, find an open computer that isn't mine, then go to my email and click the link. I'm not screwing up my home computer, or even my own work computer.
 
2022-01-23 6:57:09 PM  

Excelsior: jaivirtualcard: I always wonder about this. One of these days someone might call me about something genuine that I won and I would hang up on them as soon as they said the word won.

I can't remember the company name right now, but some time in the early 90s a Dutch mail order company sent thousands upon thousands of "you won a free cruise!" notices out of the blue to customers, without them having actively entered some contest. Some recipients threatened to sue them over misleading advertisements (those spammy offers were pretty common at the time, but normally would have a "you may have already won..." statement)

Except this time they really had rented out an entire cruise ship for multiple trips and were handing out free tickets like candy. So many winners assumed it was a scam and ignored it, that there was an announcement on the evening news mentioning it and explaining that if you got one of those notices it was legit and step forward to claim the prize.

/I'm sure plenty of recipients ignored it anyway


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2022-01-23 7:00:54 PM  

Excelsior: saywhat: I found this in my spam folder a few weeks ago.  Maybe I should reply ...

Hello.

My name is Mrs. Aaina Ahmad from Afghanistan, A personal aide to the former president Ahsraf Ghani who abandoned his country and ran away due to the Taliban takeover of our country.  He took only his immediate family and then flew the country and abandoned as well and failed on his promise to take me along. I feel betrayed by him knowing fully well that my name is on the Taliban hit list of people to be executed immediately after takeover control of power.


My favorite Nigerian scam mail was the one below, which was going around in 2003/2004 or so:

Dear Mr. Sir,

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE-STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
I am Dr. Bakare Tunde, the cousin of Nigerian Astronaut, Air Force Major Abacha Tunde. He was the first African in space when he made a secret flight to the Salyut 6 space station in 1979. He was on a later Soviet spaceflight, Soyuz T-16Z to the secret Soviet military space station Salyut 8T in 1989. He was stranded there in 1990 when the Soviet Union was dissolved. His other Soviet crew members returned to earth on the Soyuz T-16Z, but his place was taken up by return cargo. There have been occasional Progrez supply flights to keep him going since that time. He is in good humor, but wants to come home.
In the 14-years since he has been on the station, he has accumulated flight pay and interest amounting to almost $ 15,000,000 American Dollars. This is held in a trust at the Lagos National Savings and Trust Association. If we can obtain access to this money, we can place a down payment with the Russian Space Authorities for a Soyuz return flight to bring him back to Earth. I am told this will cost $ 3,000,000 American Dollars. In order to access the his trust fund we need your assistance.
<...>


Ha! That one is a keeper. Very creative!
Got my first "Nigerian prince" email in a long time today. On the work email, oddly enough.
 
2022-01-23 7:11:00 PM  

ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: DigitalDirt: HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

[Fark user image 768x1024]

That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

[Fark user image 850x425]

Who on Earth actually uses SPAM with less sodium?

Anyone also putting soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Nori on it.

Those people use teriyaki SPAM.

[media-amazon.com image 850x702]

Who on earth uses teriyaki?

People making SPAM musubi.

I have eaten SPAM musubi many times and not once has it ever had teriyaki on or anywhere near it.


So have I, however I am now dedicating some time to find it so I can try it. I would be willing to bet it is good.
 
2022-01-23 7:13:51 PM  

studebaker hoch: Dick Gozinya: She plans on sharing the money with her family and retiring early. Which means she'll be back to work in 2-3 years after her family bleeds her dry.

She'll probably end up with 1.5 million after taxes, etc. She'll (and her family) will blow a million in the first year and chip away at the leftovers in the second year before waking up broke or in debt and wondering where it all went.

People smart enough to hold on to their winnings are also smart enough to not play the lottery.


There's always exceptions.
I've got enough savings that my young family can survive five years with no income. Despite not being a high income earner and still having a mortgage. Did it by being bootstrappy. Serious, no new cars, no holidays, no expensive hobbies, scrimped the whole way. Was hard work. But I do occasionally buy a lotto ticket every few months. Only when the jackpot is high, better payout for the very low chance of winning.
 
2022-01-23 7:22:59 PM  

discoballer: ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: ToughActinProlactin: mrmopar5287: DigitalDirt: HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

[Fark user image 768x1024]

That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

[Fark user image 850x425]

Who on Earth actually uses SPAM with less sodium?

Anyone also putting soy sauce, oyster sauce, and Nori on it.

Those people use teriyaki SPAM.

[media-amazon.com image 850x702]

Who on earth uses teriyaki?

People making SPAM musubi.

I have eaten SPAM musubi many times and not once has it ever had teriyaki on or anywhere near it.

So have I, however I am now dedicating some time to find it so I can try it. I would be willing to bet it is good.


Yeah, I gotta be honest, it kinda does sound good. Teriyaki usually isn't one of my favorites because things can get cloyingly sweet really fast with heat added, but I bet teriyaki SPAM might actually be pretty nice to balance out the salty and savory.
 
2022-01-23 7:32:47 PM  

ChrisDe: cyberspacedout: At least she didn't click any links.

If anyone ever sees something in the spam folder that might possibly be real, there would be other ways of verifying its claims - such as this woman logging into her account somewhere to check on it.

I would go to work, find an open computer that isn't mine, then go to my email and click the link. I'm not screwing up my home computer, or even my own work computer.


I use the library computers. When I find a lost USB drive, I plug it into the library computer to find out what is on it.
 
2022-01-23 7:34:33 PM  

LiberalConservative: But I do occasionally buy a lotto ticket every few months. Only when the jackpot is high, better payout for the very low chance of winning.


See, I don't get this.

"I'll buy when the jackpot is $400 million, but not when it's $40 million."

Like, seriously, $40 million is so penny-ante that you'd pass it up? Someone tells you that you won $40 million and you're all like "Nope, I'm holding out for the big jackpots only."
 
2022-01-23 7:35:51 PM  
FTA: [This article was sponsored by the Nigerian royal commission]
 
2022-01-23 7:39:23 PM  
We can trust the emails in our spam folder? Heh, awesome, you all are gonna be downright scared of my schlong in 3 to 4 weeks!
 
2022-01-23 8:07:12 PM  

mrmopar5287: LiberalConservative: But I do occasionally buy a lotto ticket every few months. Only when the jackpot is high, better payout for the very low chance of winning.

See, I don't get this.

"I'll buy when the jackpot is $400 million, but not when it's $40 million."

Like, seriously, $40 million is so penny-ante that you'd pass it up? Someone tells you that you won $40 million and you're all like "Nope, I'm holding out for the big jackpots only."



You'd think that a lottery with FORTY $10,000,000 prizes (or FOUR HUNDRED 1 million dollar prizes) would be a bigger draw than a lottery with a single $400M prize, but based on ticket sales that doesn't seem to be the case.
 
2022-01-23 8:16:50 PM  

Excelsior: You'd think that a lottery with FORTY $10,000,000 prizes (or FOUR HUNDRED 1 million dollar prizes) would be a bigger draw than a lottery with a single $400M prize, but based on ticket sales that doesn't seem to be the case.


The premise of a lottery is that customers are terrible at math. Fiddling around the edges with payouts to make better prizes doesn't make the customers any better at math. That psychological trick of the huge jackpot overwhelms any rational thought.
 
2022-01-23 9:36:37 PM  

mrmopar5287: LiberalConservative: But I do occasionally buy a lotto ticket every few months. Only when the jackpot is high, better payout for the very low chance of winning.

See, I don't get this.

"I'll buy when the jackpot is $400 million, but not when it's $40 million."

Like, seriously, $40 million is so penny-ante that you'd pass it up? Someone tells you that you won $40 million and you're all like "Nope, I'm holding out for the big jackpots only."


A 400 million jackpot means 3-4 times a year I buy a ticket.  $8.00
A 40 million jackpot means I buy a ticket every week.  $104.00

The odds are impossible.

I get enough fantasy at a 3-4 times a year frequency.
 
2022-01-23 9:45:59 PM  
Last month, I got an email from PayPal Japan saying I had a coupon for 1000 yen ($10) off any Japanese shopping site that accepted PayPal.

I was convinced it was a fake, so I ignored it. A few weeks later, I took a look at my account, and there was the coupon.

Turns out nobody in Japan accepts PayPal, so I couldn't use it.
 
2022-01-23 10:47:52 PM  

mrmopar5287: LiberalConservative: But I do occasionally buy a lotto ticket every few months. Only when the jackpot is high, better payout for the very low chance of winning.

See, I don't get this.

"I'll buy when the jackpot is $400 million, but not when it's $40 million."

Like, seriously, $40 million is so penny-ante that you'd pass it up? Someone tells you that you won $40 million and you're all like "Nope, I'm holding out for the big jackpots only."


My country rarely has lotto toping above 40 m.
 
2022-01-23 11:23:55 PM  

eckspat: Last month, I got an email from PayPal Japan saying I had a coupon for 1000 yen ($10) off any Japanese shopping site that accepted PayPal.

I was convinced it was a fake, so I ignored it. A few weeks later, I took a look at my account, and there was the coupon.

Turns out nobody in Japan accepts PayPal, so I couldn't use it.


Literally closed my PayPal account yesterday.

They've refreshed their system, what they means is that for the purpose of aesthetic appeal they've removed all of the functions, including "remove subscriptions from your account". None of their helpdesk documentation is valid anymore. Nor any random blogs that tell you how to do it.

I wanted to switch credit cards for a subscription, so I had to cancel it first, which I couldn't do. What I could do, though, is close my account. So I had a look through all of my transactions, whoops turns out I don't actually need my PayPal account anymore, closed it.

Then got like 6 emails for various subscriptions that were automatically cancelled for me, none of which were actually services I've used in the last three years except for that one I wanted to cancel. Apparently all current subscriptions that they wouldn't even tell me about.

Man, the amount of begging their system does to try and get you to stay, including referring you to their knowledgebase to resolve your issue, except it's no longer farking current.

PayPal are shiat.

Wise, on the other hand, farking awesome and I keep hoping they'll one day set up a credit card payment gateway for websites as I struggle to otherwise make use of their services. Always blown away by the services I do occasionally use, though.
 
2022-01-23 11:27:51 PM  

DigitalDirt: HighlanderRPI: Congrats on your windfall!

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That must be the Hawaii COSTCO.

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I don't even care that I just ate dinner.  I need that shiat in my life right now...
 
2022-01-23 11:59:59 PM  

dyhchong: eckspat: Last month, I got an email from PayPal Japan saying I had a coupon for 1000 yen ($10) off any Japanese shopping site that accepted PayPal.

I was convinced it was a fake, so I ignored it. A few weeks later, I took a look at my account, and there was the coupon.

Turns out nobody in Japan accepts PayPal, so I couldn't use it.

Literally closed my PayPal account yesterday.

They've refreshed their system, what they means is that for the purpose of aesthetic appeal they've removed all of the functions, including "remove subscriptions from your account". None of their helpdesk documentation is valid anymore. Nor any random blogs that tell you how to do it.

I wanted to switch credit cards for a subscription, so I had to cancel it first, which I couldn't do. What I could do, though, is close my account. So I had a look through all of my transactions, whoops turns out I don't actually need my PayPal account anymore, closed it.

Then got like 6 emails for various subscriptions that were automatically cancelled for me, none of which were actually services I've used in the last three years except for that one I wanted to cancel. Apparently all current subscriptions that they wouldn't even tell me about.

Man, the amount of begging their system does to try and get you to stay, including referring you to their knowledgebase to resolve your issue, except it's no longer farking current.

PayPal are shiat.

Wise, on the other hand, farking awesome and I keep hoping they'll one day set up a credit card payment gateway for websites as I struggle to otherwise make use of their services. Always blown away by the services I do occasionally use, though.


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2022-01-23 11:59:59 PM  

LiberalConservative: mrmopar5287: LiberalConservative: But I do occasionally buy a lotto ticket every few months. Only when the jackpot is high, better payout for the very low chance of winning.

See, I don't get this.

"I'll buy when the jackpot is $400 million, but not when it's $40 million."

Like, seriously, $40 million is so penny-ante that you'd pass it up? Someone tells you that you won $40 million and you're all like "Nope, I'm holding out for the big jackpots only."

My country rarely has lotto toping above 40 m.


The UK has a Euro lottery (still, despite Brexit) that goes up to around £160million. Winning that would be like winning $800 million US, since (a) you get the headline jackpot amount as a cheque instead of half for the lump sum and (b) it's tax free so you don't lose another half in taxes.
 
2022-01-24 5:24:38 AM  
Ah, let's not forget the origins of the name
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2022-01-24 9:12:28 AM  

jaivirtualcard: I always wonder about this. One of these days someone might call me about something genuine that I won and I would hang up on them as soon as they said the word won.


Who knows how many contract tracing calls we've just let ring in the past two years? The only time I consistently answered my phone was during the few weeks last spring when I was scrambling to get a shot.
 
2022-01-24 10:32:24 AM  

Excelsior: jaivirtualcard: I always wonder about this. One of these days someone might call me about something genuine that I won and I would hang up on them as soon as they said the word won.

I can't remember the company name right now, but some time in the early 90s a Dutch mail order company sent thousands upon thousands of "you won a free cruise!" notices out of the blue to customers, without them having actively entered some contest. Some recipients threatened to sue them over misleading advertisements (those spammy offers were pretty common at the time, but normally would have a "you may have already won..." statement)

Except this time they really had rented out an entire cruise ship for multiple trips and were handing out free tickets like candy. So many winners assumed it was a scam and ignored it, that there was an announcement on the evening news mentioning it and explaining that if you got one of those notices it was legit and step forward to claim the prize.

/I'm sure plenty of recipients ignored it anyway


I know I wouldn't go on a cruise even if it was free...
 
2022-01-24 11:29:37 AM  

Dick Gozinya: She plans on sharing the money with her family and retiring early. Which means she'll be back to work in 2-3 years after her family bleeds her dry.

She'll probably end up with 1.5 million after taxes, etc. She'll (and her family) will blow a million in the first year and chip away at the leftovers in the second year before waking up broke or in debt and wondering where it all went.


I hope that works out for you
 
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