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The man who lost a $5 million lottery ticket

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Cletu$2's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
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Posted: December 19, 2012, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

Sucks to be Martyn Tott.

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    HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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    Posted: December 19, 2012, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

    Camelot corporation is evil for not paying Mr. and Mrs. Tott their jackpot win from STRONGLY PROVEN, weekly played self-pick numbers.

    May bad things be returned to Camelot, soon, for this cruel deed to regular, devoted clients! However, it is not too late for Camelot to reverse this evil business decision, this year, by doing the right thing through cutting Mr. Tott and the former Mrs. Tott, each, an equal share check for the full 100% amount they fairly won years ago!

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    Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

      Cletu$2's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
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      Posted: December 19, 2012, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

      Camelot corporation is evil for not paying Mr. and Mrs. Tott their jackpot win from STRONGLY PROVEN, weekly played self-pick numbers.

      May bad things be returned to Camelot, soon, for this cruel deed to regular, devoted clients! However, it is not too late for Camelot to reverse this evil business decision, this year, by doing the right thing through cutting Mr. Tott and the former Mrs. Tott, each, an equal share check for the full 100% amount they fairly won years ago!

      Rant Santa

      If the rules say that you must produce the ticket to claim the prize,then you MUST produce the ticket.Seems clear enough to me.

      When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

      There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

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        Posted: December 19, 2012, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

        "Lost tickets must be reported within thirty days"

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        Thirty days from when? Thirty days from date of drawing or thirty days from when you lost it?

        If someone had found the ticket that he lost and the finder claims the prize after thirty days. The finder would be entitled to the prize because he did not report it as lost. But they proved him to have purchased it.

        Who in hell wrote that thirty day law when you have longer than thirty days to claim the prize.

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          HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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          Posted: December 19, 2012, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

          If the rules say that you must produce the ticket to claim the prize,then you MUST produce the ticket.Seems clear enough to me.

          Um hum, Cletu$2, also tell that to the few jackpot winners who had ALSO lost their tickets, provided similar proofs, yet were paid by Camelot.

          Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies

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            Posted: December 20, 2012, 9:03 am - IP Logged

            What a poor and sad result for the couple....they should've been more carefull...but lessons of the past willalways be remembered and hopefully, this will not happen again,...

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              Posted: December 20, 2012, 9:25 am - IP Logged

              Um hum, Cletu$2, also tell that to the few jackpot winners who had ALSO lost their tickets, provided similar proofs, yet were paid by Camelot.

              The other "winners" shouldn't have been paid without producing the winning tickets,either.Paying some people without them having the winning ticket in hand is wrong,setting a bad precedent.But two (or more) wrongs does not make a right.The rules of every lottery that I have ever seen say that YOU MUST PRODUCE THE WINNING TICKET to claim the prize.There is nothing in the rules that says if you prove that you always play the same numbers that the lottery has to pay you.Camelot did what any other lottery in the world would do in the same circumstances.I feel sorry for the fellow,but if he can't produce the winning ticket he doesn't deserve the money.

              When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

              There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

                sully16's avatar - sharan
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                Posted: December 20, 2012, 9:29 am - IP Logged

                Yikes, and I though losing car keys was bad.

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                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                  Posted: December 20, 2012, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                  Yikes, and I though losing car keys was bad.

                  I couldn't find my sunglasses in the truck the other day.

                  My wife informed me that I had them on.

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                    Posted: December 21, 2012, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                    All lotteries should offer players a registration option, as they do in NSW. So if a ticket is lost or stolen, the details are on the card. Players can still choose to play without the card, but if they loose the ticket, they are on their own.

                    We all get a lot out of lotteries!