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One Very Merry Xmas Eve.

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I had one heck of a merry xmas eve.  I got up at 10pm to find that I has won the first quarter of the Steelers-Panthers game on my work football pool, which paid out $25.  At around 11, I was in the McDonald's drive-thru before I started my shift at work, listening to the game on the radio to find out I had won the third quarter on the pool as well (with a different square at that) and another $25.  Anyway, while on my lunch at work, I got winners of $40 and $400 on instant tickets.  And to top it off, since I started my shift at midnight, I got out at 8:30am, before all the hustle and bustle.  One heck of a merry xmas eve for me.

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grats! also what do you mean? what kind of games is the first quarter etc?

also how many instant tickets did you buy and what numbers were they etc?

i also won $250 on a instant tickets today after buying a few.

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Very nice DoctorEw! Enjoy your winnings!

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wtg congrats.

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FANTASTIC DoctorEw!!! congrats!

brothadan, I think Doc is referring to a pool where you bet on what the score of a game will be after the 1st, 2nd, quarter, etc.

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As for how much I spent, it was nowhere near what I won.  As for the football pool, here's how it works.

There is a grid with 100 squares, 10 rows of 10 squares. Everyone puts in a set amount ($2 in the case of my work's pool.)   Someone draws the numbers from 0-9 for both teams.  If the numbers for each team match the last (ones) digit for the score at the end of each quarter, you take the money.  For example, I had Steelers 3- Panthers 0, Steelers 8- Panthers 3, and Steelers 7- Panthers 0.   For the first quarter, and the score was 3-0 in favor of the Steelers, so I won it.  For the third quarter, the score was 27-0 in favor of the Steelers, so I got that one as well.  Payouts vary depending on the pool.  Some do 1/8 of the pot for the first quarter, 1/4 for halftime, 1/8 for the third quarter, and 1/2 for the final score (after any overtime).  Others just give out 1/4 of the pot for each quarter.

Does that make sense?

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Wow What a Merry Christmas Eve !

CONGRATS!

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lol the pool thing is very confusing....anyways grats again.

i spent the $250 i won yesterday on scratchers lol.

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Congratulations on your win DoctorEw220.Hurray!

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Oh, Congrats to you !! Its nice to be so lucky.  Big  WAY TO GO FOR YOU. Enjoy your rewards.

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Importantly, what instant games were they? Not much is hitting in PA where I am. Congrats!

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Congratulations on the big wins. Now if I could just be so lucky...there I go daydreaming again. Spread some of that wealth down south will you, or at least some of the luck, as I seem to have lost mine. You've sent the snow and cold, now send the rest. My kids had a decent Christmas, so I am happy about that. My six year old says "Well I guess I wasn't as bad as I thought I was. Santa Clause brought me some toys after all." Poor kid, I guess we scared him so much that he was expecting coal or switches. He said how Santa was bad for leaving the fireplace doors open.

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Glad you had a good Christmas, CarHauler! I did, too. Despite my liberal political views, I do believe in God and Christ. It's my favorite time of year - everything is so joyful. I got some snow yesterday, but not as much as predicted before. About 4-5 inches.

What a nice Christmas treat it was for the poster to have that $400 win!

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