New Years! Picking Up Tickets for the Lottery and Loteria Nacionalposted by MR WAVETHEORY at 12/30/2006 03:03:00 AM
So, I dug into it. It looks like people in Turkey are getting crazy about the lottery which has a grand prize of YTL 20 million ($13.5 million). In Turkey, the jack of 13 of the last 20 New Years lotteries have been shared by 4 people. But buyer beware because lots of hustlers are out printing fake lottery tickets.
Lottery Buyers in Connecticut on the other hand were out of luck. AT&T (NYSE T) was to blame. The phone lines connecting the machines didn't work! Personally, I think they really should try to at least spend some money on that old decrepit phone network. Jackpot: $88 million.
Question: What would you do if you won the lottery?
Most common answer: I don't know. Most people seem content paying for their kids education, buying a car, or paying down the mortgage.
An actual winner's answer: Quit my job, and travel around the world. That's what Mark Fielden did when he won 1 million pounds eight years ago. Now 55, Mark spends his time looking after hens, geese, cockatiels, doves and two dogs. Sounds boring huh? Yeah, maybe he would have had a more exciting life if he hadn't won!