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08-26-2004, 01:14 PM
Have you ever won anything? An award? A contest? An election? How about a raffle or a cake walk?

I haven't been fortunate enough to win much over the years. I did win a raffle at sons cub scout meeting years ago-won a popcorn popper. Have received several awards while voluntering at the hospital in Joplin, MO. I wouldn't necessarily consider it winning. And I have won some money with those scratch off tickets, and lottery tickets. The scratch off was a $100 ticket and the other stuff was just a couple of dollars here and there. Also, won $100 betting on the football at DH work-they thought I was crazy but I was so close in the points, me and some guy had to share the pot but hey it was still quite a bit. That's about all I can think of.

What have you won?

08-26-2004, 03:24 PM
Diddly Squat! :D

Well, now that I think it over, I did win a contest for best theme in the 5th grade. I had to stand in front of an assembly of the whole school and recite my theme about an interview I did with someone who went to Rome and the sights they saw. I liked to talk too much even back then, lol.

I won a tip board once..... and I usually win one of the games at showers....

Hey, I'm a winner after all! YAY :cp:

08-26-2004, 03:36 PM
I won a portable cd player in a raffle when son was in Jr. High. (now called Middle School) I, too, win prizes at parties and showers. Guess I am good at the puzzles/games they use.
Now, the best thing is that I have won several times at video poker and slot machines. Since we winter in Vegas it is a good thing that I can win once in awhile.


08-26-2004, 06:25 PM
Have you ever heard of those cake walks they have sometimes in Grocery stores? They have numbers on the floors through out the stores and at a certain time of the day they call out a name and who ever is standing on the number wins something.

Jhanai & I have been to two different stores in two different towns. One year we were shopping for dinner and they did the announcement.....Jhanai told me to stand on the number I was near.....WE WON....a T-bone steak!

The next year (just this Spring) We were in Safeway and they announced everyone to get ready....once again Jhanai told me to go stand on a number I was near. We won a carrot cake.

Jhanai is my luckcharm!!

da fat n da furious
08-27-2004, 12:50 AM
My mom bought a raffle ticket and put my name on it and won a HUGE basket of was valentine's day and I got this call,,,thinking it was a crank call I almost hung up cause my mom forgot to mention she bought me a
I still have the basket and for the longest time I used it as a laundry basket,,,it holds 4 loads!
there was candles, champagne, glasses, lotions, perfumes massage,,,crackers, oysters...see the theme here? lol

Brandon has won so many things over the, play station,,,and such.
Just recently Monte won a 19 inch tv from this garage he takes his big truck to...considering he usually spends min 500 each time I would say he paid for the tv the first
and thats about it.

08-27-2004, 01:01 AM
ok here are the things that i can remember......
I won a stuffed bunny in an easter egg hunt when I was like 7, I got the golden egg.
I won a wierd Al who's bad tape when in middle school, at the time I was soooo excited. LOL kids are wierd. hee hee
I won a Razor scooter at one of Sony's christmas parties, ended up selling it at a garage sale , I am just getting too old for kids stufflike that.
I won 112 dollars at a casino on the penny machines with a dollar bet and I won 20 dollars with a dollar bet on the 2 cent machines at another casino.
I have also won a couple of dollars and a free ticket on the oregon megabucks and powerball lottery and 20 dollars on a bingo scratch-off.
So far though, nothing I want like money to pay off my debt, or live while going to school or a million for buying a house and going crafts for the rest of my life. However I have been told by mail, that the price patrol will definetely be coming to my house on August 31st after The nightly news. So I will wave to all of you jaded ladies when they knock on my door. :D

08-27-2004, 01:33 AM
I completely forgot about the Sony Christmas Party...I won a $70 gift certicate to a restaurant called Willy's.....James & I didn't think the food was that great....too spendy for very little and very little taste. (We didn't order much at all and we had to add to that $70!!)

No wonder I have a weight problem...I prefer fatty foods in huge portions! :lol:

08-27-2004, 05:00 AM
Hey marti, didn't you forget the back pack or outback gift certificate you won at the Sony picnic?? I can't remeber which one you got, but I remember we both had to walk up there to the front of everyone cause we both won that day. I had completely forget about the picnic win too.heee hee. Sony was good for doling out the gifts and prizes and free stuff. Got to love getting a free cd every month, even though some were not so good, but they were free. " MEMORIES... Like the corners of my mind, misty water colored memories.....Of the place we worked. :-)