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  • BBPAB
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Couldn't have happened to a better family. They've worked hard all their life and to win the lottery is justified. Congrats Earl, enjoy your retirement.

  • John W.
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Play the lottery, and no matter where you are, who you are, the lottery is open to most of you on a fair level to win and can certainly be considered an honest game of chance.

    Those lotteries arent rigged since there are simply too many people involved with the system. The numbers are drawn at randum by a free system machine. The balls are pushed every which way in this machine until by gravity a ball falls below in a retaining shute. This happens until all seven balls are literally flushed from the upper area to the lower area thereby giving you the draw of numbers at that time. This is only done once. Its not done a number of times, just once. There is no manipulation with the number of tickets sold, where they are sold, or if certain combinations are not to be drawn so as to prolong the lottery in order to get a larger pot/win prize. The drawing machine is totally independent of the terminal machines that sell the tickets.

    In playing the lottery I have many times seen strange things which happen just because of Murphy's law and the law of averages and the law of chance. Numbers from 1 to 49 have an equal chance of being picked, in any order. Dont be surprised if some day numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are drawn. Its in the system and it could very well be drawn. Sometimes you may be online and see ads telling you to buy this type of program to better your odds of winning. Please be assured that those dont help you to win. Again, that program which is said to assist you in your numbers is already part of the lottery overall probability system. All numbers, no matter what combination, is equally qualified to be drawn and to win.

    I was going to go over the lottery numbers that have been drawn to date, and to pick out some that you may feel couldnt possibly be drawn. But there they are. One particular time I remember nos. 11, 44, 45, 47, 48 and 49 and the bonus 46. Unbelievable! And as another point, those numbers were not sold within the system, simply because they werent picked by the player or were not given out when a player asked for an instant pick . In regards to showing more strange number draws, you can go over the numbers that have been drawn to date, at your leisure.

  • Jason
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    No need for namecalling - and besides, he (Spencer) seems to be the one with the point here - it is to be expected that the odds of the winning ticket will go where the most tickets are purchased - which also is where the population is concentrated. Why can't you people just be happy that a seemingly well deserving family won this price and wish them well instead of crying out that we are disadvantaged, discriminated against, or whatever. The only thing that makes us disadvantaged at times is ourselves and comments like yours.

  • Scott
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    I thought that was you when I heard the news - Congratulations to you Earle and your family - Enjoy your retirement!

    S. Pike

    6/49 makes more millionaires in Clarenville.

  • Ruby
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    It sure is great to see a Newfoundlander finally win big!!! Too bad you have to be living in either Ontario or Quebec to buy the winning ticket! No winning tickets will ever be sold in Newfoundland or Labrador due to the small population and the low number of tickets sold here. Sounds like discrimination to me!

  • Doug
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    Ruby my dear, for God's sake take a moment and listen to what your saying. It's a game of chance. Not a fixed game for mainlanders to win. It's small minded comments like yours that give the rest of us Newfie's a bad name for alway's having our hand out and whining when we don't get enough!

  • SP
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Couldn't happen to a nicer dude. Congrats Goobs!

  • Roxanne
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    I am wondering if Earle has a single son???

  • Richard
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    I hope the winners have enough money to buy Ruby a brain, or at least a grade three math book.

  • oh me nerves
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    First of all Congratulations to Mr. Smith and Mr. Goobie! It is great to see someone from the NL win. (Even though I am a tad bit jealous it wasn't me....oh well maybe next time). I know that it always seems that these jackpots are going to ON and Que, but really Ruby do you think that it's rigged? The lotto numbers are drawn the same as a game of bingo. So there is no way the lotto corp can know that the numbers are going to be a combination that was sold in either of those two provinces. It is a game of chance. To say that it's discrimination is a bit over the top don't you think? If they were to pick the numbers of a ticket sold in NL just for the sake of having a winner in the prov, I think alot of people would cry foul over that! Anyways, just my two cents. Congrats again to the family. I hope you enjoy yourselves and don't have too many long lost relatives, like Steve and Joey, coming out of the woodwork!

  • Donny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    He should give the winnings to the Bell Island committee to look after for him cause he may want to buy an ATV or snowmobile with it.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Applauding Spencer! Some people are dorks.

  • linda
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    earl can ya pick me up 5.00 worth of 6.49 tickets will pay you when you get back in town lol.congrats to you and family .

  • Keith
    July 02, 2010 - 13:21

    I was just thinking the other day that it would be great to see someone from the Rock win a big one! That's great !

  • Joey
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    To steve from nl: THANKS! For lightening the mood and making me laugh! He's my Uncle Earle too now! LOL! Just joking. Congrats to these people, hope my luck turns around with the lottery. Until then I'll keep working hard so I can afford to buy some of the things my family and I want!

  • kevin
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    Spencer, you are a moron

  • Green
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    Yayyy! Finally! A newfoundlander won big! Who cares where the ticket was bought-the point is HE WON!!! Congrats Smith family!!! We're all smiling for you...and perhaps a tad bit jelous!!!

  • Rich
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Congratulations to the whole family. Nice to see someone from home benefit from the lotto.

  • Carlson
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Congratulations! I guess this visit to their daughter's will truly be one they never forget.

  • steve
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    LONG LOST UNCLE EARLE!!!

  • JLM
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Steve from NL and Joey from NL!! I'm your long lost cousin!! We should go see Uncle Earle together!

  • Wycliffe
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    I say congrats to Smith but not sure about Goobie. Surely with $6.25M in your bank account you can give up your job to someone who is unemployed in Ontario, how greedy are you. Goobie surely can't be a Newfie cause a Newfie would do the right thing with a winfall like this... and stop working and find a way to create work for others with this amount of money. Smarten up Goobie!

  • GEn
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Congratulations Mr. Smith and familyl! Great news for a Newfoundlander to win and be able to retire. Great news!!!

  • johnny
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Ruby is a sook.

  • Mike
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Congratulations. Best wishes. Enjoy it.

    Nice to see a hard working fisherman win.

  • Ruby
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Not whining Spencer from ON.........simply making a point and pointing out the obvious. We may be a small province but we buy our share of tickets but don't stand a chance of winning - so again, why buy tickets? To increase the jackpot for someone living in the larger areas of Canada????

  • Spencer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Yes, it is great to see a NFLDer win the lotto. I hope this money brings the families nothing but happiness.
    As far as Ruby's comments of discrimination, think about what you are saying. You hit the nail on the head with your first comments, small population, small amount o ftickets, it is a numbers game - it's all about percentages. The areas with the larger amounts of tickets sold will produce the most winners. I am a NFLDer and a very proud one. It saddens me to hear people cry foul all of the time when folk from Ontario and Quebec win, stop you whining.

    Congrats again to the Smith family!!

  • Green with Envy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Congrats to all the winnered, Especially the Newfoundlanders. I guess from now on, Im sending money to my aunt in Barrie Ont to buy my tickets, It seems that the vast majority the jackpots go in Ontario and Quebec, Again congrats to everyone and if you buy A ticket you deserve to win no matter where you live.

  • BBPAB
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    Couldn't have happened to a better family. They've worked hard all their life and to win the lottery is justified. Congrats Earl, enjoy your retirement.

  • John W.
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    Play the lottery, and no matter where you are, who you are, the lottery is open to most of you on a fair level to win and can certainly be considered an honest game of chance.

    Those lotteries arent rigged since there are simply too many people involved with the system. The numbers are drawn at randum by a free system machine. The balls are pushed every which way in this machine until by gravity a ball falls below in a retaining shute. This happens until all seven balls are literally flushed from the upper area to the lower area thereby giving you the draw of numbers at that time. This is only done once. Its not done a number of times, just once. There is no manipulation with the number of tickets sold, where they are sold, or if certain combinations are not to be drawn so as to prolong the lottery in order to get a larger pot/win prize. The drawing machine is totally independent of the terminal machines that sell the tickets.

    In playing the lottery I have many times seen strange things which happen just because of Murphy's law and the law of averages and the law of chance. Numbers from 1 to 49 have an equal chance of being picked, in any order. Dont be surprised if some day numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are drawn. Its in the system and it could very well be drawn. Sometimes you may be online and see ads telling you to buy this type of program to better your odds of winning. Please be assured that those dont help you to win. Again, that program which is said to assist you in your numbers is already part of the lottery overall probability system. All numbers, no matter what combination, is equally qualified to be drawn and to win.

    I was going to go over the lottery numbers that have been drawn to date, and to pick out some that you may feel couldnt possibly be drawn. But there they are. One particular time I remember nos. 11, 44, 45, 47, 48 and 49 and the bonus 46. Unbelievable! And as another point, those numbers were not sold within the system, simply because they werent picked by the player or were not given out when a player asked for an instant pick . In regards to showing more strange number draws, you can go over the numbers that have been drawn to date, at your leisure.

  • Jason
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    No need for namecalling - and besides, he (Spencer) seems to be the one with the point here - it is to be expected that the odds of the winning ticket will go where the most tickets are purchased - which also is where the population is concentrated. Why can't you people just be happy that a seemingly well deserving family won this price and wish them well instead of crying out that we are disadvantaged, discriminated against, or whatever. The only thing that makes us disadvantaged at times is ourselves and comments like yours.

  • Scott
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    I thought that was you when I heard the news - Congratulations to you Earle and your family - Enjoy your retirement!

    S. Pike

    6/49 makes more millionaires in Clarenville.

  • Ruby
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    It sure is great to see a Newfoundlander finally win big!!! Too bad you have to be living in either Ontario or Quebec to buy the winning ticket! No winning tickets will ever be sold in Newfoundland or Labrador due to the small population and the low number of tickets sold here. Sounds like discrimination to me!

  • Doug
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    Ruby my dear, for God's sake take a moment and listen to what your saying. It's a game of chance. Not a fixed game for mainlanders to win. It's small minded comments like yours that give the rest of us Newfie's a bad name for alway's having our hand out and whining when we don't get enough!

  • SP
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    Couldn't happen to a nicer dude. Congrats Goobs!

  • Roxanne
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    I am wondering if Earle has a single son???

  • Richard
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    I hope the winners have enough money to buy Ruby a brain, or at least a grade three math book.

  • oh me nerves
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    First of all Congratulations to Mr. Smith and Mr. Goobie! It is great to see someone from the NL win. (Even though I am a tad bit jealous it wasn't me....oh well maybe next time). I know that it always seems that these jackpots are going to ON and Que, but really Ruby do you think that it's rigged? The lotto numbers are drawn the same as a game of bingo. So there is no way the lotto corp can know that the numbers are going to be a combination that was sold in either of those two provinces. It is a game of chance. To say that it's discrimination is a bit over the top don't you think? If they were to pick the numbers of a ticket sold in NL just for the sake of having a winner in the prov, I think alot of people would cry foul over that! Anyways, just my two cents. Congrats again to the family. I hope you enjoy yourselves and don't have too many long lost relatives, like Steve and Joey, coming out of the woodwork!

  • Donny
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    He should give the winnings to the Bell Island committee to look after for him cause he may want to buy an ATV or snowmobile with it.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    Applauding Spencer! Some people are dorks.

  • linda
    July 01, 2010 - 20:05

    earl can ya pick me up 5.00 worth of 6.49 tickets will pay you when you get back in town lol.congrats to you and family .

  • Keith
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    I was just thinking the other day that it would be great to see someone from the Rock win a big one! That's great !

  • Joey
    July 01, 2010 - 20:04

    To steve from nl: THANKS! For lightening the mood and making me laugh! He's my Uncle Earle too now! LOL! Just joking. Congrats to these people, hope my luck turns around with the lottery. Until then I'll keep working hard so I can afford to buy some of the things my family and I want!

  • kevin
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    Spencer, you are a moron

  • Green
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    Yayyy! Finally! A newfoundlander won big! Who cares where the ticket was bought-the point is HE WON!!! Congrats Smith family!!! We're all smiling for you...and perhaps a tad bit jelous!!!

  • Rich
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Congratulations to the whole family. Nice to see someone from home benefit from the lotto.

  • Carlson
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Congratulations! I guess this visit to their daughter's will truly be one they never forget.

  • steve
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    LONG LOST UNCLE EARLE!!!

  • JLM
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    Steve from NL and Joey from NL!! I'm your long lost cousin!! We should go see Uncle Earle together!

  • Wycliffe
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    I say congrats to Smith but not sure about Goobie. Surely with $6.25M in your bank account you can give up your job to someone who is unemployed in Ontario, how greedy are you. Goobie surely can't be a Newfie cause a Newfie would do the right thing with a winfall like this... and stop working and find a way to create work for others with this amount of money. Smarten up Goobie!

  • GEn
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    Congratulations Mr. Smith and familyl! Great news for a Newfoundlander to win and be able to retire. Great news!!!

  • johnny
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    Ruby is a sook.

  • Mike
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    Congratulations. Best wishes. Enjoy it.

    Nice to see a hard working fisherman win.

  • Ruby
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    Not whining Spencer from ON.........simply making a point and pointing out the obvious. We may be a small province but we buy our share of tickets but don't stand a chance of winning - so again, why buy tickets? To increase the jackpot for someone living in the larger areas of Canada????

  • Spencer
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    Yes, it is great to see a NFLDer win the lotto. I hope this money brings the families nothing but happiness.
    As far as Ruby's comments of discrimination, think about what you are saying. You hit the nail on the head with your first comments, small population, small amount o ftickets, it is a numbers game - it's all about percentages. The areas with the larger amounts of tickets sold will produce the most winners. I am a NFLDer and a very proud one. It saddens me to hear people cry foul all of the time when folk from Ontario and Quebec win, stop you whining.

    Congrats again to the Smith family!!

  • Green with Envy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    Congrats to all the winnered, Especially the Newfoundlanders. I guess from now on, Im sending money to my aunt in Barrie Ont to buy my tickets, It seems that the vast majority the jackpots go in Ontario and Quebec, Again congrats to everyone and if you buy A ticket you deserve to win no matter where you live.