Thursday, March 31, 2011

SCHENECTADY -- Mike Barth was waiting on line to buy a Mega Millions ticket at Coulson's last week, when another man cut in front of him and bought a ticket.
"Someone reached in front of me," said Barth, of Bethlehem. "Actually cut in front of me to buy a ticket. I thought about saying something but let it slide."
His silence was worth $319 million.
Barth bought the next ticket, the nation's only jackpot winner for Friday's drawing.
On Thursday, Barth and six co-workers met the public for the first time.
The other winners are John Hilton, 57, of North Greenbush; Gabrielle Mahar, 29, of Colonie; John Kutey, 54, of Green Island; Tracy Sussman, 41, of Colonie; Kristin Baldwin, 42, of Clifton Park; and Leon Peck, 62, of Johnstown.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The winning numbers were 22, 24, 31, 52 and 54. The Mega Ball number was 4.

And with that someone in upstate New York became a mega millionaire.  This blog name was reserved for that unknown winner and I would like to offer it to him or her now.  Many people have imagined hitting the jackpot and have daydreamed about how it would change their lives.  Still, it seems that more often that not, winning the lottery brings more problems than it solves.

But does it?  How would anyone know?  Whoever you are mega millionaire, I would like to hear from you.  I can make this blog available to you - or you can send your thoughts to me and I will post for you.  But people want to know - did you hire a lawyer?  Are you going to quit your job?  Who from your past will made a sudden reappearance looking for a handout?  What good things will you do with the money?

Let this be your soapbox.  Speak through me.  This blog is for you - just let me know how you want to use it.