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mega millions


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in my efforts to make extra double sure i was not the winner of last weeks 335 million dollar jackpot, i was roaming around the mega millions website and came across  a section called

What It Can Buy

and i found the following information based on a $12 million jackpot:

California

  • Attend 13,407 weeks of endless summer surf camp near San Diego.
  • Purchase one 5 bedroom, 8 bath 6,000 square foot home in Beverly Hills.

Georgia

  • Pan for gold 2 million times in Dahlonega, Ga., home of the first U.S. gold rush
  • Take a “Midnight Train to Georgia” and visit the Georgia Music Hall of Fame with 1.5 million friends
  • Be peachy keen with 9.3 million pounds of world-famous sweet Georgia peaches

Maryland

  • Approximately 2.4 million steamed crabs
  • 300,000 club-level tickets to Baltimore Orioles games
  • 1.5 million water taxi rides in the Baltimore Harbor

Massachusetts

  • Take more than 4.3 million rides on the world famous Swan Boats in Boston’s Public Garden.
  • Enjoy more than 2 million bowls of clam chowder at Legal Sea Foods.

Michigan

  • 1.9 million pounds of Mackinac Island fudge
  • More than 1.8 million square inches of Hell, Michigan (you can actually buy property in Hell – $6.66 per square inch!)
  • Six-day cruises on Lake Michigan for 7,000 people

New Jersey

  • An education at Princeton University for you and 363 of your closest friends
  • 545,454 of the two-pound tins of assorted Fralinger’s World Famous Salt Water Taffy
  • 4.8 million pounds of cranberries

New York

  • Chow down on 4,363,636 Nathan’s famous hot dogs at Coney Island in New York
  • Buy one prime season ticket for the New York Yankees and another for the New York Mets for each of the next 1,374 baseball seasons.

Virginia

  • Tuition, room and board for 753 students to attend the university founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia
  • Lay $1 bills end-to-end from one end of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the other almost 66 times
  • 923,077 admissions to George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, Virginia

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it’s nice to know the folks at the lottery commission have a sense of humor although it would have been even nicer if i had just won the $335 million.

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“Hope never abandons you; you abandon it”
– George Weinberg

good news!


The homeless man with the “golden radio voice” wanted a second chance — and did he ever get it.

As soon as Ted Williams, a panhandler who became an online hit after video of him begging on an Ohio roadside was posted to the Internet, appeared on a local radio show this morning the offers began pouring in — including a dream job with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a free house.  full story

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i love this story.  it makes me happy despite not winning yesterday’s mega millions jackpot.

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“Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.”
– Malcolm Forbes

yay for you!!


54 million dollar smile !

REVERSAL OF FORTUNE: Once-broke single mom Garina Fearon wears a $54 million smile yesterday.

She’s been homeless, bankrupt, a robbery victim and assaulted on the job — but radiant Rikers Island guard Garina Fearon now has 54 million glorious reasons to start living la dolce vita.

The 34-year-old single mom from East New York, Brooklyn, who has endured a lifetime of hardship and poverty, told The Post she’s the mystery winner of last Friday’s Mega Millions drawing. . . .

Her top priority is taking care of her ailing mom.

“I’m from Jamaica,” Fearon said. “I have a sick mother. She has diabetes, and I’m going to buy my mom a house in Jamaica.”     f ull story

yay for garina!  i wish you well!!  good  front page news today.   🙂

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