Ever Win Anything BIG? In Chinese Auction Or Lottery?

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    justsmile613
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    Ever win anything BIG? In Chinese Auction or lottery?

    #714925

    Feif Un
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    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.

    #714926

    we won a trip to disneyland, no joke

    #714927

    popa_bar_abba
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    I won a 10 speed bicycle in 4th grade. That’s about the same as winning a car as an adult.

    #714928

    thats BETTER than a car is to an adult (well most adults)

    #714929

    jewish girl
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    a relative of mine won a car from giving in a crossword puzzle

    #714930

    shimmel
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    The only thing we ever won was a box of legos!! serious!!!!!!!!!!

    Still have my hopes high for a big jackpot though!!

    #714931

    WolfishMusings
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    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 Wolf

    #714932

    blinky
    Participant

    Set of pots

    #714933

    ha ha ha ha
    Member

    my mother won a shaitel right before my sibling’s wedding!!

    #714934

    Sacrilege
    Member

    I won the genetic lottery… 😉

    #714935

    YW Moderator-105
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    I just won 2 tickets to Switzerland plus $1000 spending money

    #714937

    Helpful
    Member

    Wolf, how did you look in that sheitel?

    #714938

    not I
    Member

    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..

    #714939

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    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 Wolf

    #714940

    BEST IMA
    Participant

    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.

    #714941

    blueberrymuffin
    Participant

    We never wwon anything (unless you call a bathtub toy set – the door prize, something BIG!)

    #714942

    squeak
    Participant

    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.

    #714943

    Sister Bear
    Member

    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.

    #714944

    smartcookie
    Member

    🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁

    But I guess I can’t complain because I have what I need Baruch Hashem.

    #714945

    charliehall
    Participant

    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.

    #714946

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    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 Wolf

    #714947

    popa_bar_abba
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    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.

    #714948

    ronrsr
    Member

    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.

    #714949

    deiyezooger
    Member

    we once won two prizes in a party, and also by another party, the kids package,tapes and games,puzzles,toys and much more.

    #714950

    theObvious
    Member

    Are bets counted?? i won 1200 in a bet.

    #714951

    shtieging
    Member

    B’H my family has won many things in the past few years,

    a mixer, sheitel, bracelet, watch, gps, and a set of mishnayos.

    #714952

    ilovetohock
    Participant

    I won a game of Russian roulette

    #714953

    Helpful
    Member

    I just won the last PowerBall. Does anyone know what the jackpot amount was?

    #714954

    always here
    Participant

    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…

    #714955

    My sis. won the digital camera stuff one year in the oorah chinese auction.

    #714956

    always here
    Participant

    correction: not ‘shranks’- bookcases

    #714957

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Poppa,

    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 Wolf

    #714958

    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    Wolf:

    That is why I said 53-47. The system still works because you still will always win eventually. Google it. Progressive gambling.

    #714959

    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.

    #714960

    no it all
    Member

    how about this…. I won a HOT DOG EATING CONTEST!!!!

    i also won a 500 dollar gift certificate to toys r us

    #714961

    nachas
    Member

    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.

    #714962

    HIE
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    Won a netbook

    #714963

    jhcvivgwry
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    theObvious

    What was the bet?

    #714964

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    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)

    #714965

    backinaction
    Participant

    i lost 30$ bucks in a bet to dovv…

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