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  • Soldier Wins Lottery, Heads to Afghanistan

    A U.S. Army sergeant says he'll use the Georgia Lottery jackpot he won to take a vacation, just as soon as he gets back from Afghanistan.

    Master Sgt. Gregg Curry won $250,000 this week, but he won't have much time to enjoy it since he flies back to Afghanistan Monday for the remaining five months of his tour.

    Curry, 47, was in Fayetteville for two weeks after spending seven months at Bagram Airfield. He told lottery officials he and his wife, Mary, planned to take a trip after he returns.

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said Saturday Fayetteville was good to another player who wasn't even planning to play, but something told him to give it a shot.

    Gerald DiFatta, 65, of Monroe, heard the sirens of the Quik Pik this week as he drove past a convenience store in Fayetteville three days after he bought a $3 winner on his birthday.

    "I almost didn't play," DiFatta told lottery officials. "I went past the store and turned around to get a ticket."

    It turned out to be a good move because that ticket was good for $264,955.

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    Re: Soldier Wins Lottery, Heads to Afghanistan

    Awesome article. About 6 years ago, two specialists (married couple) that were stationed in Korea hit the 20 million jackpot while on leave. They requested and were granted discharge from the Army.

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      Re: Soldier Wins Lottery, Heads to Afghanistan

      Originally posted by fmcityslicker View Post
      Awesome article. About 6 years ago, two specialists (married couple) that were stationed in Korea hit the 20 million jackpot while on leave. They requested and were granted discharge from the Army.
      Part of me is thinking there is an actual Army policy regarding that.

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        Re: Soldier Wins Lottery, Heads to Afghanistan

        Originally posted by SteveLord View Post
        Part of me is thinking there is an actual Army policy regarding that.
        There should be one since it has happened on numerous occasions. Just imagine you are a private with a 10 million bank account? Yes, you remain under contract to fulfill your obligation and fall under the UCMJ but would you really care what your sergeant told you to do after becoming an overnight millionaire? Perhaps they will still conduct themselves as outstanding soldiers but just imagine the opposite. That was the debate I had years ago on this exact same topic.
        Last edited by Chief Kemosabe; April 18th, 2011, 09:25 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: Soldier Wins Lottery, Heads to Afghanistan

          I think this would be funny as ****. Seeing a PV1 showing up to drill in a Ferrari with a La Cucaracha horn lol.

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          • #6
            Re: Soldier Wins Lottery, Heads to Afghanistan

            Ah yes, you can request a discharge if it "is in the best interest" of the Army. There's no way everyone around you would treat you just the same...you wouldn't act the same either...bada bing.
            Last edited by SteveLord; April 19th, 2011, 10:51 AM.

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            • #7
              Re: Soldier Wins Lottery, Heads to Afghanistan

              Originally posted by fmcityslicker View Post
              There should be one since it has happened on numerous occasions. Just imagine you are a private with a 10 million bank account? Yes, you remain under contract to fulfill your obligation and fall under the UCMJ but would you really care what your sergeant told you to do after becoming an overnight millionaire? Perhaps they will still conduct themselves as outstanding soldiers but just imagine the opposite. That was the debate I had years ago on this exact same topic.
              We used to talk about that when waiting for the commander to show up to formation. Forfeture of pay and allowances (at E-2) wouldn't have quite the same deterrent effect after hitting it big.

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              • #8
                Re: Soldier Wins Lottery, Heads to Afghanistan

                5 months from now he will come home to find out his wife spent it all!

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