The 2019 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!: If BigBill wins, YOU WIN!

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The 2019 Not-A-Raffle-Raffle!

By dave
September 4, 2019

This is the big event we've all been waiting for, the 2019 Not a Raffle Raffle!

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Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Sep 6, 2019 12:15 PM CST
I am going to purchase 5 raffle tickets with acorns gifted to me by Paul2032! If I am fortunate enough to win, whatever prize I happen to win, I will DONATE it to somebody I gifted tickets to. If my donated acorns were not lucky and you didn't win, I will donate my prize to you directly! So I am going to do anything I can to spread my good fortune.
I have enough acorns to help a few more people so "hit me up for some'!
Good luck to us all. πŸ˜ƒπŸ€žπŸ™
β€œThe only stupid question is the one that is never asked!”
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Name: Hammer O'Justice
Pennsyltucky (Zone 7a)
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Hammerojustice
Sep 6, 2019 12:19 PM CST
BigBill said:I am going to purchase 5 raffle tickets with acorns gifted to me by Paul2032! If I am fortunate enough to win, whatever prize I happen to win, I will DONATE it to somebody I gifted tickets to.if my donated acorns were not lucky and you didn't win, I will donate my prize to you directly! So I am going to do anything I can to spread my good fortune.
I have enough acorns to help a few more people so "hit me up for some'!
Good luck to us all. πŸ˜ƒπŸ€žπŸ™


Holy generous! That is awesome!
"Excuses are tools of incompetence used to build monuments of nothingness and those who use them seldom amount to anything." Miss Moss, Brandon Tatum's 5th grade teacher...
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid hobbyist/Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Dahlias Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
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BigBill
Sep 6, 2019 12:21 PM CST
What was I thinking???
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Group hug
But I am absolutely serious!
I do it in honor of Paul and the entire NGA family.
β€œThe only stupid question is the one that is never asked!”
Name: Christie
Central Ohio 43016 (Zone 6a)
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cwhitt
Sep 6, 2019 12:37 PM CST
Great idea Bill. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid hobbyist/Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Dahlias Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
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BigBill
Sep 6, 2019 1:41 PM CST
I thought so!
β€œThe only stupid question is the one that is never asked!”
Name: Christie
Central Ohio 43016 (Zone 6a)
Plays on the water.
Amaryllis Permaculture Sempervivums Roses Bookworm Annuals
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cwhitt
Sep 6, 2019 1:50 PM CST
Green Grin!
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Name: Sue
Bexar County, South Texas
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Never_Ending_Quest
Sep 6, 2019 2:04 PM CST
BigBill said:I am going to purchase 5 raffle tickets with acorns gifted to me by Paul2032! If I am fortunate enough to win, whatever prize I happen to win, I will DONATE it to somebody I gifted tickets to. If my donated acorns were not lucky and you didn't win, I will donate my prize to you directly! So I am going to do anything I can to spread my good fortune.
I have enough acorns to help a few more people so "hit me up for some'!
Good luck to us all. πŸ˜ƒπŸ€žπŸ™


You are so generous. And you are really making this NARA fun!
On a Never Ending Quest: First to learn...then to teach.
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid hobbyist/Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Dahlias Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
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BigBill
Sep 6, 2019 2:09 PM CST
And interesting!
A newer member is going to win prizes I hope and if it comes down to me winning something and donating it to that person, that is going to be so cool! 😎

Perhaps after Dave has organized such a wonderful group and such a great raffle, I hope I helped 'kick it up a notch!!
β€œThe only stupid question is the one that is never asked!”
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Sep 6, 2019 2:36 PM CST
Hi - I have empty pockets now and really need some lucky acorns if you still have any!

Thanks,
BArb
β€œBecause we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
― Dalai Lama
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid hobbyist/Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Dahlias Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
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BigBill
Sep 6, 2019 2:47 PM CST
Well I hope they are lucky!
Time will tell.
β€œThe only stupid question is the one that is never asked!”
East TN
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pdermer1x
Sep 6, 2019 3:53 PM CST
Bill - you've really added a lot of fun to this NARR already. Now you've really gone all out! I can't wait for you to win lots of prizes.
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Sep 7, 2019 2:38 PM CST
Bill - Not looking for acorns. Just enjoy reading all of the acorn posts. But I keep coming back to this thread. Very possible that I'm missing something, but I can't figure out how you're planning to do what you're proposing.

1. If you (Big Bill) win, you'll donate your prize to someone who you had gifted acorns to.

2. If someone you gifted acorns to doesn't win, you'll donate your prize directly to them.

So . . . how will that work?

3. You can only win one prize so you can only donate your prize to one member.

4. You have gifted a gazillion acorns to half a gazillion members (more or less).

So, if you win are you going to divide your prize into half a gazillion (more or less) in order to fulfill #1 and #2?
This might be possible if you win a gazillion seeds.

OR

If you win, are you going to raffle off your prize so that you can donate it to a member who didn't win and is one of the half a gazillion (more or less) who you had gifted acorns to?

IF SO

Would that be legal?

I keep dwelling on this because I enjoy it more than doing chores and stuff, and while I enjoy logic (note how I charted this), and I do marvel at your generosity, I cannot figure out how the heck you're going to carry out your proposal.

What in the Sam Hill am I missing?
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid hobbyist/Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Dahlias Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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BigBill
Sep 7, 2019 2:55 PM CST
If I win a prize, I'll pick something that I can mail anywhere.
Then I have generated a list of all the people I gave acorns to. I will "put all of those names in a hat" and pick one.
When the prize arrives at my home I will ship it on to my winner!

Something for example like theCobra garden tools or maybe a gift card.
β€œThe only stupid question is the one that is never asked!”
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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tx_flower_child
Sep 7, 2019 4:22 PM CST
Alrighty then. Have a pie. πŸ₯§
Name: Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Orchid hobbyist/Judge
Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Dahlias Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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BigBill
Sep 7, 2019 4:26 PM CST
Apple?
Cherry?
Key-lime?
I just love a good piece of pie! Thanks for the oak seeds.
β€œThe only stupid question is the one that is never asked!”
Name: Nicole Redden
Liberty Hill, TX (Zone 8b)
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Nr22
Sep 10, 2019 9:16 PM CST
That is so lovely.
Always learning and growing

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