Phoenix Woman Wins Lotto -- Right Before Being Fatally Hit by Car

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A Phoenix woman won the lottery yesterday, which would have been great news if she hadn't also been fatally hit by a car as she walked home from cashing the ticket.

Don't worry, we've embedded Alanis Morissette's Ironic at the end of this post.

The 60-year-old woman didn't win a whole lot of money -- just 10 bucks -- which makes the story even more tragic.


According to police, the woman cashed her ticket near 35th and Myrtle Avenues around 4 p.m yesterday.

The woman left the store and started to walk home. As she was crossing an intersection, a Toyota 4 Runner swerved around a couple of cars that had stopped for the woman. The 4 Runner hit the woman causing fatal injuries.

Police don't suspect any impairment is to blame for the accident.

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lottery
lottery

If I win will stay at home:)

Susan Rastella
Susan Rastella

Do you think after the fake story about Steve Nash this was appropriate?

Coz
Coz

Hope they charge the asshole with manslaughter

Insympathy
Insympathy

im glad they put the song at the end, who knows they may want to play it at the furneral, its ironicthe news on tv reported it the same way by the way.

J.
J.

I agree with the other comments here, the tone of this story was very much in bad taste. I'm sure anyone who knew this woman would be heartbroken to read this.

Not funny, definitely shouldn't be under the "News" section.

Turdface10000
Turdface10000

Yay! This tragedy has three important numbers mentioned. They are 60, 10, 4 and 4. When we add these numbers together we get the telling number 601044... dunh dunh dunh... and these were the winning lottery ticket numbers! Oh the irony! Oh the tragedy!

Mistalee
Mistalee

Sorry, James, but I have to agree with many of the comments here. Yes, winning the lotto might make it your lucky day, being run over and killed, not so much. We get it.

But re-read your story from the vantage of a grieving spouse or child, and you will see that it is sorely lacking in humanity. Is there nothing of this elderly woman's life story worthy of retelling save that of the lotto-ticket/pedestrian fatality cosmic joke?

You can do better.

Wayne Michael Reich
Wayne Michael Reich

Once again, "The Pennysaver with Porn" publishes another sophomoric example of low end "journalism".

Sure, this web-space could have been used to write about something more positive happening in the PHX community, but who wants to read that?

I can just see your Managing Editor Amy Silverman (AKA: "Jabba the Huttesque") at the pitch meeting for this unfunny piece of tripe:

"An old lady died under terrible circumstances, how can we be both rude and tasteless regarding this? Wait- Jimmy, you have an idea?"

Vulture.Sorry- I take that back.

I don't consider you a vulture. I consider you something a vulture would eat.

Perhaps the purpose of New Times is simply to serve as a training ground for those limited writers who want to act like a journalist on the Web, but not actually BE one.

[EX: Marty Cizmar, Claire Lawton, Steve Jansen, Craig Outhier, etc.]

But maybe I'm wrong- perhaps Jimmy is a brilliant writer and we can't see it just yet.

To quote Nathaniel Hawthorne: "Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them."

Heavy stuff indeed, I think.But not in regards to this story, or the majority of what the non-investigative writers produce.

It's just S.O.P at New Times.Which is sad- not ironic.

A good story tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad story tells us the truth about its author.

Stay classy Jimmy- you got a good future there at New Times.

Maybe someday you'll even be promoted to Editor- you couldn't possibly be worse than the one they have now.

But to end on a positive note, at least you're not Marty Cizmar.And that has to count for something, right?

Respectfully,Wayne Michael Reich(http:www.WayneMichaelReich.com)

Jukajd
Jukajd

Wow, really bad luck. I dont know if this incident should be named lucky or unlucky.

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GabrielRuzin
GabrielRuzin

I like sarcasm as much as the next guy, but this crap is amateurish and not funny. Feeble attempt at both humor and journalism. Hope you didn't spend too much time with this article because it sucks.

Cereal
Cereal

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Icepick314
Icepick314

as a writer, this is NOT an example of "irony"...

it's just bad luck...

irony is defined in Merriam Webster's Dictionary as "the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning" or "a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony"...

StupidFail
StupidFail

What a dick. Get paid to write something meaningful jackass.

Quisps
Quisps

You should look up the definition of Irony, This is not ironic at all, just a coincidence.

ShameOnYou
ShameOnYou

Wow.. this was sad. Not only for the death of a human being but also the death of humanity and humility.

schwag
schwag

The worst part about this post isn't that you're being a total asshole, it's that it's not even funny. If you're going to joke about a person's death the least you can do it make it funny.

pot
pot

dick move bro, kinda moronic, don't you think?

Dhoomsday
Dhoomsday

What the hell, why even bother mentioning winning the lottery. bad, bad taste and journalism.

found this on digg, article will now be buried.

Guest
Guest

You guys a) make up stories and b) poke fun at people - someone's mother, sister, aunt, girlfriend, wife - getting hit by a car? That's pretty disgusting.

Becca
Becca

So, twenty minutes before publishing this story, you could write a piece full of empathy for a disabled person who allegedly befell a terrible circumstance, and then you chose to use this tone to describe the actual death of a person? Wow. I just really hope her family members don't see this. It's really mean-spirited.

jenjen
jenjen

Yeah, super callous. Terrible journalism.

ygr
ygr

This was very stupid to report because your tone as a journalist is wrong...death in any way is NOT funny, & I would not wish that even on you scumbag.

Shannon
Shannon

OMG Jim you are such an asshole. (and so am I since I am trying really hard not laugh)

Shrox2000
Shrox2000

Your clever "Ironic" comment is in bad taste.

James King
James King

As a writer, I, too, know this is not irony. The majority of the scenarios described in the song aren't either. However, "won the lottery, and died the next day" is the second line of the song. That's the reference I was going for -- didn't intend to start a debate over the definition of ironic.

Guest
Guest

Ironic would be if she gave the clerk the lottery ticket and he TOOK $10 from her. Or if she was hit by the car and lived, sustaining absolutely no injuries...

Guest
Guest

Super callous!!! fragile istic expy alla doshus....

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