32 degree mason?

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Orillia’s a small town. Surely someone must be able to vouch for the veracity of this win. Looking at the odd (photoslop?) photo, looks like he needs to buy some teeth before his waterfront house. I added the last two digits of his winning amount to his name to get today’s catchy title.

John Mason’s first act of generosity after learning he’d won more than $20 million?

“I tipped the cab driver,” says the 75-year-old Orillia man.

via Orillia lottery winner tips cabbie $100.

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9 thoughts on “32 degree mason?

  1. FauxCapitalist

    You can see his teeth in this video here, 30 seconds in.


    It’s valid to question everything, but not seeing any teeth in a single still photo of a 70+-year-old man shouldn’t rise to the level of highly suspicious.

    Ab, I think you were on to something in questioning that case of the one lottery winner that they allegedly tracked down with video footage months after the fact, after she supposedly used a debit card for the first time ever in buying a lottery ticket.

    But in that case, I would think it’d be more likely that she was a genuine lottery winner that they built a fake story around to boost their reputation after it took a huge beating with several cheating convenience store owners.

  2. jimbo

    Michael Moore looks like a relative of this lottery winner. I think we should see some teeth in his mouth too along with the old people when they smile or open their mouth. He can afford them,

    1. khammad

      Hahahaha, exactly. Why take such a stupid picture?

      It is aesthetically more pleasing to show the teeth. A proper ad campaign would show the teeth.

      The picture Ab posted is the one they chose to promote. Just not very professional.

      I am still sticking to my ‘hide identities’ program. Perhaps not on this guy.

  3. lux

    The wiki has some interesting historical information about USA lotteries:

    Lotteries in the United States did not always have a sterling reputation. One lottery in particular was passed by Congress in 1823 for the beautification of Washington D.C. and was never paid out. This lottery brought to light the prevalent issue of crookedness amongst the lotteries in the United States. The wave of anti-lottery protests finally broke through when, by 1860, all states had prohibited lotteries except Delaware, Missouri, and Kentucky. The scarcity of lotteries in the United States meant that tickets were shipped across the country and eventually led to the creation of illegal lotteries. In 1868, after years of illegal operation, the Louisiana Lottery Company obtained a 25 year charter for its state lottery system. The charter was passed by the Legislature due to the immense bribing from a criminal syndicate in New York. The Louisiana Lottery Company was a huge money maker and 90% of its revenue came from tickets sold across state borders. These continued issues of corruption led to the complete prohibition of lotteries in the United States by 1895. It was discovered that the promoters of the Louisiana Lottery Company had accrued immense sums of money from illegitimate sources and that the Legislature was riddled with bribery.

    But, I’m sure that’s all changed now and modern day lotteries are all on the up & up. Ha ha ha ha ha ha …

  4. khammad

    When old people smile, we usually see their teeth, or tongue. I think we should be able to see something in this gentleman’s mouth. Look at all the old people smiling below.

    Since this lottery winner photo is for public release, one would think they could take a sharper picture.

  5. khammad

    Could blacking out the mouth, as in the photo of the lottery winner, so as not be able to identify dental structure, a part of hiding identities?

    1. khammad

      Unnamed lottery winner of $181 Million. Turns out this is a spoof story that has been circulating since 2009.

      Notice in the photo how the woman appears to be pasted in.

      Technique: Drop photo in photoshop, choose ‘image’, choose ‘black&white’ and adjust the colors until the changes are revealed.

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