Ever Win Anything BIG? In Chinese Auction Or Lottery?
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December 2, 2010 4:36 am at 4:36 am #593296justsmile613Participant
Ever win anything BIG? In Chinese Auction or lottery?December 2, 2010 3:45 pm at 3:45 pm #714925Feif UnParticipant
How big is considered BIG? I once won a pair of diamond earrings for my wife at a chinese auction. They’re worth well over $1,000.December 2, 2010 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #714926YW Moderator-80Member
we won a trip to disneyland, no jokeDecember 2, 2010 3:53 pm at 3:53 pm #714927
I won a 10 speed bicycle in 4th grade. That’s about the same as winning a car as an adult.December 2, 2010 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #714928YW Moderator-80Member
thats BETTER than a car is to an adult (well most adults)December 2, 2010 3:58 pm at 3:58 pm #714929jewish girlMember
a relative of mine won a car from giving in a crossword puzzleDecember 2, 2010 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #714930shimmelMember
The only thing we ever won was a box of legos!! serious!!!!!!!!!!
Still have my hopes high for a big jackpot though!!December 2, 2010 4:04 pm at 4:04 pm #714931
I don’t participate in Chinese Auctions very often — perhaps no more than a dozen times in the last twenty years (and even then, we don’t spend a great deal).
We’ve won twice — one time I won a Megillas Esther. The other time I won a sheitel.
The WolfDecember 2, 2010 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm #714932blinkyParticipant
Set of potsDecember 2, 2010 4:32 pm at 4:32 pm #714933ha ha ha haMember
my mother won a shaitel right before my sibling’s wedding!!December 2, 2010 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #714934SacrilegeMember
I won the genetic lottery… 😉December 2, 2010 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #714935YW Moderator-105Participant
I just won 2 tickets to Switzerland plus $1000 spending moneyDecember 2, 2010 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #714937HelpfulMember
Wolf, how did you look in that sheitel?December 2, 2010 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #714938not IMember
My cousin won a set of dimaond studs. It was a whole patchka to get them bec. the store didn’t really arrange it with the organisation..December 2, 2010 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #714939
Wolf, how did you look in that sheitel?
Truth to tell, the sheitel went to Eeees. I guess that’s only fair since I pretty much took exclusive possession of the megillah. 🙂
The WolfDecember 2, 2010 5:32 pm at 5:32 pm #714940BEST IMAParticipant
We once won an Artscroll Shas which was really nice cause even though ive been organizing chinese auctions for years we never won anything. Then we won an ipod which was a hugh headache. Try splitting one ipod among 11 kids! Even my married ones were calling to claim it! But it was nice to win somethning for a change.December 2, 2010 5:49 pm at 5:49 pm #714941blueberrymuffinParticipant
We never wwon anything (unless you call a bathtub toy set – the door prize, something BIG!)December 2, 2010 6:21 pm at 6:21 pm #714942squeakParticipant
Sacrilege is joking (whether it’s true or not), but I agree. The lottery that I won big in is life. I was zoche to be born Jewish, and raised in a frum home. I was zoche to live many happy years. I won a lot that time.
Those other things seem so small.December 2, 2010 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #714943Sister BearMember
We won a sefarim shrank and shofar but never got either. Oh well.
I won free personal training at the gym (a girl will call that big)
In a school chinese auction I won jackpot which then won me like five or six things, only one of which was what I actually put in for but I’m not complaining 🙂
I learned/use a segula maybe, idk what to call it to write “??? ??? ?????” on the ticket, and really believe it, it helps win a few things.December 2, 2010 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm #714944smartcookieMember
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But I guess I can’t complain because I have what I need Baruch Hashem.December 2, 2010 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm #714945charliehallParticipant
I won $1 on the first day of the Virgina lottery, some decades ago. (Won $2 on a $1 ticket.) Never bought another ticket.
I won $1.50 on my very first play of a slot machine at Foxwoods casino. I decided I liked coming out ahead, and didn’t put any more money in the machines.December 2, 2010 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm #714946
We won a sefarim shrank and shofar but never got either.
What do you mean you never got them? The organization just refused to hand them over after you won them???
The WolfDecember 2, 2010 11:57 pm at 11:57 pm #714947
I played many hours at a roulette table using the system of progressive gambling. I came out ahead, and have no reason to think I couldn’t do it forever and come out ahead.
To be fair, it is more boring than any regular work, and I didn’t win very much since I was only winning 1.50 on each spin which I won. I couldn’t just bet more, since in this system, you end up betting exponential amounts to your original bet.
The system is that you play on a 50-50 chance(or 53-47), so I was betting on half the board. Each time you win, you bet again the same amount. Each time you lose, you double, and continue doubling with each loss until you win. Statistically you will win every other roll, but it often goes many times without a win. As long as it never gets to an amount which you are unwilling to bet or to the table limit, you will eventually win and be up another original bet.December 3, 2010 12:24 am at 12:24 am #714948ronrsrMember
I won 10,000 King Korn trading stamps when I was young.
I won 10 flying lessons in 1978.
I’ve won numerous tickets to hockey and basketball games, though I’m not a fan.
My best luck involves parking spaces. I always find one.December 3, 2010 12:38 am at 12:38 am #714949deiyezoogerMember
we once won two prizes in a party, and also by another party, the kids package,tapes and games,puzzles,toys and much more.December 3, 2010 1:26 am at 1:26 am #714950theObviousMember
Are bets counted?? i won 1200 in a bet.December 3, 2010 1:46 am at 1:46 am #714951shtiegingMember
B’H my family has won many things in the past few years,
a mixer, sheitel, bracelet, watch, gps, and a set of mishnayos.December 3, 2010 2:04 am at 2:04 am #714952ilovetohockParticipant
I won a game of Russian rouletteDecember 3, 2010 2:36 am at 2:36 am #714953HelpfulMember
I just won the last PowerBall. Does anyone know what the jackpot amount was?December 3, 2010 2:46 am at 2:46 am #714954always hereParticipant
B’H– 2 yrs ago I won, @ different Chinese auctions: 2 trips to Colorado, a diamond ring, diamond earrings, a 2 yr car lease on a mini van, $500 Artscroll gift certificate, $500 B&H gift certificate, a sheitel, seforim shrank. 21 volume English Mishna Breurah,a GPS, $250 Step 2 Toys gift certificate,a gift certificate for a free bridal gown rental (& B’H, my daughter got married within the year!!!!– it was a jackpot prize… she wasn’t shidduch dating before that), etc. In the past I had won: another seforim shrank, another sheitel, a leather couch, The ‘Tur’ & many other seforim, silver candlesticks, a child’s bedroom set, woman’s shopping spree, a ‘den’ decorating pkg., a dinette set, a simcha singer’s services (used for my son’s wedding),etc. // for the past year and a half, I haven’t won anything! no complaints… I always say: it’s decided on Rosh Hashana & sealed on Hoshana Rabbah…December 3, 2010 4:21 am at 4:21 am #714955mischiefmakerMember
My sis. won the digital camera stuff one year in the oorah chinese auction.December 3, 2010 4:24 am at 4:24 am #714956always hereParticipant
correction: not ‘shranks’- bookcasesDecember 3, 2010 4:33 am at 4:33 am #714957
I think you’re failing to take the green 0 and 00 into account. Those are the spaces that allow the house to make their money at roulette.
The WolfDecember 3, 2010 5:38 am at 5:38 am #714958
That is why I said 53-47. The system still works because you still will always win eventually. Google it. Progressive gambling.December 3, 2010 7:54 am at 7:54 am #714959Dr. DovvshteinMember
I won a 10 pound chocolate bar (ended up being only 9.25lb)! cholov stam tho so i didnt eat any of it just brought it to school, we split it up wwith a hammer and nail and evryone else ate it.December 6, 2010 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #714960no it allMember
how about this…. I won a HOT DOG EATING CONTEST!!!!
i also won a 500 dollar gift certificate to toys r usDecember 6, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #714961nachasMember
I won 1000 dollars to costco 1000 to banana republic 500 dollars to a jewelry store but the nicest prize was when I came home from the hospital after giving birth to my daughter to get a phone call that I won a sefer torah that I dont remember putting in for.December 6, 2010 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm #714962HIEParticipant
Won a netbookDecember 6, 2010 11:52 pm at 11:52 pm #714963jhcvivgwryParticipant
What was the bet?December 7, 2010 12:09 am at 12:09 am #714964☕️coffee addictParticipant
I won a “trip to LA” which was really a check for $500 and a stay in a timeshare (we used it for the same timeshare in orlando)December 7, 2010 12:12 am at 12:12 am #714965backinactionParticipant
i lost 30$ bucks in a bet to dovv…
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