What's the best thing you've won?

patrickj

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Wow, I have to go WAY back for my entry. When I was a teen I caddied at a local golf course. One of the golfers I caddied for made the final of the club championship. He lost, but he was a super nice guy and he gave me a set of woods for caddying for him throughout the tournament. They were a good set too - one I never could've afforded on my own.

I don't know if that counts as winning in the same vein as intended, but it's all I got. :)
 

Kadelic

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I won the iWork iOS Suite right here in an eiC contest awhile back, around the time iPad 1 came out. I never ended up getting an iPad, but since then the apps have been updated to work on iPhone too! I also just won a license for SMS+ on Twitter but I'm sticking with BiteSMS.
 

Bennyboy

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About 10k on Texas hold'em in Atlantic city and pokerstars online in one year. The pokerstars one was the best one thou. Pokerstars gave me $10 of free money. I wasn't going to play there anymore but 10 bucks why not. I was down to my last $3 so I went to play a sit and go, It was $2 plus 40 cents. Won 7 of those in a row, took all my money to a 2-4 no limit table, got all the way up to $325, couple hours later it was 3 of us that went all in on the craziest hand I ever played, I had 3 aces on the flop, another player had 3 kings on the flop and another 3 queens, now I'm up to $989, played couple more hours and finally took my money out at 1,700. sent the money to my mom in Italy :)
 

Europa

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I stood over by the bar and watched the wheel for a while. It tended to hit 31 a lot. I knew that it was no more likely to hit 31 than any other number on that particular spin, according to odds and probability, but I gave it a shot anyway. I used the money to buy a surround sound receiver and speakers.
 

imutter

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The only thing I remember ever winning was a bag of candy at a carneval
My hubby won a grill once in a raffle (the week after we just had bought a new one)
My kid so he has a list of items T-shirts, DVD's, $$$, the biggest thing he won I would say is the Camping set ..Tent, sleeping bags, air matress, smore's & cooking set and a great backpack to carry some items in.
 

Iloveiphones

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Back then 10 cents got you 5 pieces if gum!

The biggest thing I've ever won was, the gift if life. :)

In reality, the biggest thing I've ever won was a private seat with 4 friends at a table at lunch in 6th grade. And we got to go first in line! The smallest thing ive won was a piece of candy for playing a game, the most recent one being winning heads or bobos in science. I got sweetarts!
 
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Back then 10 cents got you 5 pieces if gum!

The biggest thing I've ever won was, the gift if life. :)

In reality, the biggest thing I've ever won was a private seat with 4 friends at a table at lunch in 6th grade. And we got to go first in line! The smallest thing ive won was a piece of candy for playing a game, the most recent one being winning heads or bobos in science. I got sweetarts!
Back then you didn't exist.
 

Badfishy

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I won an iPod touch about 3 years ago in a raffle at work. Spent $20 on raffle tickets and won. I didn't even like Apple products then so I sold it and bought an Evo on my old sprint plan. Boy have my technology preferences changed sine then. Im now all Mac! Love my iPhone 4 on Verizon and my MBP at home with a docking station. Just waiting for the right time to get an Air now.
 

Badfishy

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Why would you need an Air if you already have a MacBook Pro? I'd go for the new iPad when it comes out if I were you.
Not really into the iPads since I have an iPhone already. I love the MBP, but it's our only computer at the house so I can't just take it with me any time I want. I like the power of the new airs, and their sleek design.