Have you ever won anything?

Asked by Josh Board

December 13, 2007

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Nicole Garcia

From Mission Valley (Waitress)

I never win anything. But my friend...she always does. It's crazy how much stuff she wins. She has won tickets to Coachella. She's won a stack of CDs from a radio station. In fact, she's won concert tickets from a lot of radio stations. I remember she won tickets to see the Smashing Pumpkins. I don't usually get to go to any of these things with her, though, because she takes her boyfriend.

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Kevin Crandall

From Fashion Valley (Student)

My luck must not be so great. I don't usually win things. I've entered some contests over the years but never seem to win. My biggest win to date is a $50 lottery ticket. That was pretty sweet.

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Nikki Dimovski

From Indiana (Test Analyst)

Recently, I did. I won a football autographed by Brad Maynard, the punter for the Chicago Bears. He does a weekly radio show, and they had a contest where you had to text in a word he said. I kept texting it. Each time it would thank me, and it was filling up my phone. I finally got a response that said I was the winner. I was so excited. He went to Ball State, the same college as I did. I'm a big fan. But when I told everyone I worked with, nobody seemed to care or even know who he was.

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Jeff Andersen

From El Cajon (Photographer)

I won a Nintendo from a raffle that McDonald's was having. It was an original Nintendo, not one of these Wii's that the kids have now. I was probably seven at the time. I was with my parents and filled out the raffle form, and a month later they called and told me I won. But, my older brother stole it and sold it, since he already had one. I didn't get any of the money either.

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Arielle Levine

From Hawaii (University Employee)

I was eight years old, and I won a mini Persian rug. My parents were into rug auctions, and it was at one of those events. I was so excited by it. The thing was only 9" x 9". And, I think I had it up until the time I went to college. They probably still have it. It was my only quality possession. Besides scholarships, that's the only thing I've ever won.

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Adrian Vargas

From Clairemont (Waiter)

I've won gift certificates in the past. But the best thing I ever won was probably a bicycle. That was back in elementary school where I grew up. I was in fifth grade, and I was the grand-prize winner for having perfect attendance.


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