Former Minnesota Vikings Star Running Back Wins $250,000

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Former Minnesota Vikings Star Running Back Wins $250,000

Post by John » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:56 am

Former Minnesota Vikings Star Running Back Wins $250,000 Scratch Game Prize

AUGUST 15, 2007 — A former Minnesota Vikings football star won a $250,000 prize playing the Lottery’s Club Casino Scratch Game.

Bill Brown of Eden Prairie, former Viking running back also known as “Boom Boom” Brown, claimed the prize yesterday at Lottery headquarters in Roseville.

This is not the first big lottery win for Brown, who also won a $100,000 prize in August of 2004.

http://www.mnlottery.com/pr31.html

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Post by Kansas Viking » Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:05 am

:appl: Congratulations to Bill Brown. The guy is one of the most beloved Viking players. He has had some health problems lately and doesn't get around very well. I'm very happy to see him win this.

Thanks for the link John.
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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:09 am

I wish i had that kind of money right about now!
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Post by vikingman » Sun Aug 26, 2007 11:35 am

Congrats to Bill Brown. :clap:
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:49 pm

Good for him. Hopefully, he can rub some of his luck to the rest of us!
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Post by viking_guy » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:58 pm

bill brown used to live in my neighborhood, and i went to school with one of his daughters.

that is a sweet payday, congrats boom boom!
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Post by Sackmeifyoucan » Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:14 pm

Back then, he probably only made $12,000 a year so it's kind of nice that he gets a little more ching in his pocket.

Of coarse, if he has won two big winners already, and spends that much on gambling...he must have enough ching already anyways. :D
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Post by John » Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:33 pm

Sackmeifyoucan wrote:Of coarse, if he has won two big winners already, and spends that much on gambling...he must have enough ching already anyways. :D
He did pretty well in the office equipment business for years I think. But I was thinking the same thing you may be - the guy has a thing for scratch-off games. Probably dumps a fair amount into it. :wink:

State run "games" and lottery are a tax on the stupid for the most part. I'm sure Brown can afford to play, and two big wins ($350K) should have him ahead of the game.
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Post by Sackmeifyoucan » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:03 pm

I dont think that I have ever played a scratch off game...not much of a gambler myself.

Maybe a little money on Fantasy Football and a card game with friends once in a while, but that's about it for me. 8)
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Post by vikingsfrenzy » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:19 pm

That's pretty cool! He definitely deserves it.
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Post by Eliot » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:53 am

Good job Billy can you give me some of that! :P
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