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Old 04-11-08, 05:22 AM
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The best things I've won:

2 airline tickets to Europe
a bunch of CDs and an autographed Bjork poster
lunch with Derrek Lee (actually it was more like Derrek Lee serves appetizers to a room full of people)
Old 04-11-08, 05:37 AM
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At a Pawtucket Red Sox game, I won a $25 gift certificate.

To a bank.
Old 04-11-08, 05:52 AM
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My best win was a $200 Toys R Us gift card in a 'Where's Kool Aid Man' contest when I was 9 years old. I had to watch Saturday morning cartoons to get clues and fill out some stuff and send it in. When the prize came in the mail, my parents gave me the envelope to open and I went absolutely insane. $200 was a shit load of money at that age. Other than that, I've won a handful of cds and movie tickets over the years, a couple not-so-great prizes at raffles, a couple pairs of concert tickets and about $50 - $75 in scratch off tickets, though that's probably about the same amount I've spent on them.
Old 04-11-08, 06:19 AM
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As an office door prize, I once won a digital camera.

A friend of mine won a VW Bug from a Sprite twist off cap.
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I almost said no, but then I remembered: I won a television at an office party.

I wasn't there, because I'd been scheduled to work. (I was the only one at work.) Since I wasn't there, they put my name back into the hat and they drew another name. That person got the TV.

Then I won a nice stereo. They put my name back into the hat again and drew another name for that too.
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- Won $80 at a comedy club that's part of a casino, took the money and ran.
- Won a Led Zepplin CD Box Set at a raffle
- Won Tickets to a PGA Championship.
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I won tickets to A Christmas Carol in MSG from a radio station trivia contest.

When I was 10, I won a pot of roses at the annual school plant sale. I had a choice between two different flowers, but some PTA women working the sale mentioned that my mother really liked the roses. I was a swell boy.
Old 04-11-08, 08:55 AM
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I won a TV at a company picnic almost 15 years ago, a 13" Sanyo. I also won a 3-pack of CDs (Blur, Gigolo Aunts, and Atari Teenage Riot) from a local radio station 8 or 9 years ago. I've had some success with NCAA tournament pools and fantasy football, if that counts.
Old 04-11-08, 09:12 AM
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$1200 for betting the New York Giants would make it to the SuperBowl..


i would have won $5000 if i bet the giants would win the superbowl
Old 04-11-08, 09:21 AM
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I won a Jeep Cherokee in 1987 through a church raffle. It was stripped down, no power windows & only an am radio, but for a $20 ticket, I wasn't complaining.
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Free CD in a Taco Bell contest in 97

2nd prize in a Houghton Mifflin LOTR sweepstakes: Gandalf the Grey Bust in 2001/2002?

Won a Wii from Newegg in Dec 2006 (which went to ebay for $400 as we already had a launch unit).
Old 04-11-08, 09:49 AM
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I won a Planet of the apes boxed set from DVD Verdict back in '02...and nothing from here, yet.
Maybe I should have reviewed for them?

The wife and I have won a few hundred dollars and various prizes from a local radio station.
Also won Radiohead tickets when they came to MSG a few years ago.
Old 04-11-08, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
I almost said no, but then I remembered: I won a television at an office party.

I wasn't there, because I'd been scheduled to work. (I was the only one at work.) Since I wasn't there, they put my name back into the hat and they drew another name. That person got the TV.

Then I won a nice stereo. They put my name back into the hat again and drew another name for that too.
Alright now that just sucks! I'd feel like complete crap every time you walked by my desk at work knowing that I had your tv or stero.
Old 04-11-08, 11:00 AM
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when I was much younger I won a Dio LP from a radio station, which then entered me to win a waterbed and a meeting with the band. I won, but had no idea who they were, so it was a very interesting meeting with the guys.
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I won a autographed Spinal Tap poster for when the DVD was re-released. it also came with a copy of the dvd and 4 spinal tap guitar picks
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i won a penis length contest against wendersfan
does that count?
Old 04-11-08, 11:36 AM
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I won a digital camera with one of my pic. Also, a couple of years ago, I won $400 in a slot machine.
Old 04-11-08, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by melbatoast
Have you ever won anything? What did you do with the money/winnings?

I won a pie eating contest, but that wasn't really a luck situation.

Old 04-11-08, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by calhoun07
I won a "treasure chest" of games from a box of Coca Pebbles when I was a kid. And that's what I expected...what I saw on the back of the box: a wooden crate opening up to reveal boxes and boxes of exciting and new games.

What I got was cheap cardboard crap. One game board that could be turned in different directions and turned upside down to play different games on it and cardboard and a few cheap plastic pieces.

My life hasn't gotten much better at winning things since then, I am afraid. That was about the highlight.
I remember entering that contest as a kid. I guess I would have been bitterly disappointed if I had won.

As a kid I won a Byron Nelson Golf Classic T-Shirt (which was my favorite shirt for about 10 years). When I was 13 I was the 98th caller to 98.7FM which won me 4 front row Beach Boys seats (at the height of Kokomo) and some Rayban Wayfarers. Unfortunately the DJ realized that my prepubescent voice probably wasn't over 18. I lied at first, gave him my name and information and then he said "You aren't really 18 are you." So I fessed up and got nothing. The DJ then announced my name as having been the 98th caller, but not being old enough to win which my sister heard so at least I had someone to corroborate my story.

So my luck hasn't been all that great.

Edit: Well hold on just a second.... I just got a call on my answering machine that says I'm the winner of a prize! The message said it was either a new Chevy Tahoe, $25,000 or a Vacation! I guess they don't know what it is exactly until I call in and claim my prize though. I think my luck is changing finally!

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Old 04-11-08, 05:00 PM
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i came in second place on the call of duty website and chose a copy of call of duty 4 to sell which just came in the mail today, it was the highest value game to choose from. 1st place would of netted me a playstation 3.
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I won a two night, weekend stay at Sofitel Le Faubourg in Paris. It's good until the end of September. Rooms are typically $565 a night. I doubt I'll be using it, so it may find its way to eBay.
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Originally Posted by twikoff
i won a penis length contest against wendersfan
does that count?
I heard you came up short.
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
I heard you came up short.
yet still won
Old 04-11-08, 06:36 PM
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I won a trip for two to Hawaii in 2003. (1st class flight, hotel & tours) I took the cash equivalent though, instead of the trip.

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Old 04-11-08, 07:09 PM
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