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Awesome People Are Lucky: This Guy Won $300 Million By Not Flipping Out on a Line Cutter - Culture - GOOD

Posted by E'l Roy Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 6:07 PM

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Mike Barth wasn't paying attention on March 25 when a man ducked in front of him in line to buy a lottery ticket at Coulson's News Center in Albany, New York. Barth was waiting to buy a ticket also, and he almost gave the man a piece of his mind before thinking better of it. "I just let it slide," he says.

Today, Barth is a multimillionaire thanks to his level head. Because after he let that stranger take cuts, Barth stepped up and bought the winning Mega Millions ticket. Had he made a big fuss, he'd have bought the stranger's losing ticket instead of winning a whopping $319 million—a sum he's splitting with six coworkers.

Of course, being courteous and restrained in line won't guarantee you'll win the lottery. But this is a great instance in which a courteous guy did win, and we're happy for him.

Here's a lesson in learning to yield, to give up, to let go.

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Galvezia, with & without @photojojo macro lens

Posted by E'l Roy Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Taken at Tijuana Estuary

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A Day at San Diego Cooperative Charter School #education #charter #ccsa

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A Day at San Diego Cooperative Charter School

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A Day at San Diego Cooperative Charter School

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Zoo 2 (U2 tribute) on St. Paddy's Day at @BellyUpMusic

Posted by E'l Roy Monday, March 21, 2011 at 11:54 AM
I had the pleasure of being asked to photograph Zoo 2
(http://zoo-2.com) for their St. Patrick's Day show at the Belly Up
Tavern in Solana Beach. These guys put on a fantastic show. If you're
a U2 fan, check them out; they won't disappoint!

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Captain Buzz Kill was here

Posted by E'l Roy Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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Sent from my iPhone

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Spring is nigh!

Posted by E'l Roy Monday, March 14, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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Sent from my iPhone

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Instagram inspired video

Posted by E'l Roy Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 11:47 PM

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Posted by E'l Roy Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 9:01 PM

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