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Old 11-02-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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We once sued the builder of our home. I was told 99% of the cases settle out of court but the builder gambled that we would lose. So we went to court and won.
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:30 PM
 
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I inherited some land from both Grandfathers. I sold land, but reserved mineral rights. Land has gas reserves Mine, Mine, Mine!!!!!
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Old 11-03-2018, 04:47 AM
 
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I was walking into an Academy Sports and a guy walking out gave me a gift card with $2 left on it.

closest to winning anything I've ever got.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Made quite a bit in crypto's run up last year. Won $500 on this contest. I used to dumpster dive for electronics and made some money that way.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Formerly NYC by week; ATL by weekend...now Rio bi annually and ATL bi annually
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Found a $50 bill while walking my dog. He took a crap and when i bent over to pick it up there was the $50!!

He actually said half was his since his act was the precursor to me finding it......
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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While working low paying jobs and trying to put myself through college, I found a newspaper machine that would give me 4 quarters every time I pressed the return button. Would only work 3 or 4 times and only on Sunday when the newspaper was $1. I made several dollars every Sunday for a few months until they fixed it.
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Old 11-06-2018, 12:09 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Walked into a bar I was known at. Found a plastic envelope with 2 $20's a 1880 silver dollar and a set of small ruby earrings.

Once attended an auction. Bought a box of misc stuff and in it was a ceramic owl bank. I opened the rubber stopper and pulled out a $100 bill.

Went to a junkyard and saw several taxis. Checking the backseats, found $130 in various denominations. That was a fun day.

Three weeks ago decided to go for a weekend to the coast. Hit chinook winds. Playing "Let it ride" and bet $10 every spot and got three queens and the dealer dropped the fourth. Paid $1,900....Total for the day playing was $2,600.
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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$150 dollars in front of One and One on 1st and 1st. Groceries were free for those 2 months.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:11 PM
 
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My 20 yo daughter and I started an Etsy shop selling pins with pop culture quotes on them. It's been a grand success (in our eyes haha) from the very beginning, so we're going to keep it up. It's only one or two hundred dollars a month extra income for each of us, but there's no feeling quite like creating something from nothing and getting paid for it!
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Glen Burnie, Maryland
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I just recently received a check for $589 dollars as a settlement from a class action lawsuit on a payday loan company. Totally unexpected.
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