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Couple recovers $50 million lottery ticket

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Posted: June 3, 2014, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

The person who returned the ticket did so for ONE reason....because he/she spent the entire time between Jan and April trying to figure out if there was a way for them to collect the money for themselves. After realizing that because it was signed there was really no way to collect it, decided to simply turn it in to the rightful owners and hoped/bargained for a reward.

Still deserving of something though I'd say. Had i been the winner, I'd say a cool $1 Million should do the trick.

The lesson that has to be learned here is this: Just because someone in church is swaying back and forth with you, using the Lord's name and raising their palms up to the heavens, does not mean we dealing with sheeplike people, some are Wolves in sheep clothing.When confronted with exposing one's sins over greed, things can change for the better- how else does one explain this " change of heart"  to come forth with the ticket after many months- their conscience ate away at them. Sin & Greed spells Doom!

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    Posted: June 3, 2014, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

    Where did it say that the woman had the ticket?

    FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING and you'll see what you clearly missed the first time around: 

     

    1.) Hakeem Nosiru won the Jan. 17 Lotto Max draw and was one day away from claiming the money when the signed ticket, which he taped to the inside his wife's purse for safekeeping, was missing after they attended church.

    2.) But that despair turned to joy after a fellow member of the congregation discovered the ticket and reunited it with them on April 1 — a return made possible because Nosiru signed the ticket with their address.

    3.) She wasn't sure what they'll do for the woman who ended the ticket's exodus, but told her "I just want to say thank you."

     

    WHO do you think had the ticket then and WHAT do you suppose they were doing with that ticket for almost FOUR months?????

    "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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      Posted: June 3, 2014, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

      This is a good story.  Glad to see that there are still good people in the world!

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        Posted: June 3, 2014, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

        FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING and you'll see what you clearly missed the first time around: 

         

        1.) Hakeem Nosiru won the Jan. 17 Lotto Max draw and was one day away from claiming the money when the signed ticket, which he taped to the inside his wife's purse for safekeeping, was missing after they attended church.

        2.) But that despair turned to joy after a fellow member of the congregation discovered the ticket and reunited it with them on April 1 — a return made possible because Nosiru signed the ticket with their address.

        3.) She wasn't sure what they'll do for the woman who ended the ticket's exodus, but told her "I just want to say thank you."

         

        WHO do you think had the ticket then and WHAT do you suppose they were doing with that ticket for almost FOUR months?????

        Who indeed.

        Unless we made to believe that the church closed its doors immediately after the Nigerians attended and this observant woman "found" the  ticket very  much like Gollum finding the Ring of Sauron.

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          Posted: June 4, 2014, 12:53 am - IP Logged

          Maybe I will never win the lotto but this couple is so lucky that the women had found it and returned it after she could not cash it herself.  Good going that he wrote his personal info. on the back of the ticket so no one else could cash it.  That is the only reason after three months of waiting this church member came forward and returned the ticket.  Even though the church member is shady I still would give her a cash reward for finding the ticket because who's to say that the ticket is not thrown away when the church gets cleaned every week.-weshar75

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            Posted: June 4, 2014, 1:10 am - IP Logged

            That lady deserves far more then a simple thank you that's for sure. I would give the lady $250,000 to $500,000. I wouldn't even miss it out of $50 million

            Yes, this lady deserves more than a thank you.  She should get a large amount of money from this lottery winner, like you said about $500, 000 and they would not miss it out of $50 million.

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              Posted: June 4, 2014, 7:38 am - IP Logged

              What a story. What a lesson, sign those tickets right away if it's a winner . Never thought of putting my address on one but it makes a lot of senses.

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                Posted: June 4, 2014, 7:52 am - IP Logged

                I am still confused as to how the ticket that was "duct taped" inside her purse managed to fall out?  If it was just loose I can understand it could fall out if you pulled something out, but by duct taping it that baby isn't going anywhere.  She had to have put her purse down and someone had to physically removed it from her purse.

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                  Posted: June 4, 2014, 8:12 am - IP Logged

                  i would have put in an envelope and posted it directly to lotto HQ

                  2014 winnings

                  JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.90; AUG -$144.10;  SEP - $127.30;

                  total tics= -$1194won= $375.15profit= -$819.25

                   

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                    Posted: June 4, 2014, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

                    Yes, this lady deserves more than a thank you.  She should get a large amount of money from this lottery winner, like you said about $500, 000 and they would not miss it out of $50 million.

                    I'd pay off all her debts--whatever that amount is--and a bonus of $250,000 on top of that.

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                      Posted: June 4, 2014, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

                      We all know that the ticket was returned because it was "signed", in other words, "useless"... right?  right? right?  I'd give her $5000, a thank you note and that's it. 

                      Regarding signing the ticket, I'm still on the fence on this one as your info. will be on it when you try to claim the prize "anonymously" through a corp, trust or whatever.  I might write something stupid on the ticket, some unique mark or something and make a copy of the ticket.  I certainly wouldn't carry a winning ticket around like this couple.  I might bury the original and copy in different crystal jars in the backyard; cheaper than a SD box for those broke as a church bell.

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                        Posted: June 4, 2014, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                        Arrowhead- if you read this story, what is important is what is not being said. 

                        For instance "we" do not know what was being said between these parties when the ticket was returned, did the owner of the ticket ask this person " where did you find the ticket, how long have you had it in your possession? "

                        These are important facts that are not discussed. ..so before one goes off half-<snip>ed and says " pay off this & give the person that- l would want Answers! Its no wonder the owner of the ticket is saying " Thank You" for now. But to each his own l guess.

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                          Posted: June 4, 2014, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                          Look at all the Cam Jansens in this thread.

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                            Posted: June 4, 2014, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                            Look at all the Cam Jansens in this thread.

                            I think Cam would be asking the same questions- who, when, what, how. Its a $50 mil mystery. I think the Nigerians know the answer.

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                              Posted: June 4, 2014, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

                              Now that we know the ticket was lost in January and returned April 1st it is obvious the founder was contemplating what to do with it. I am fairly certain that after exhausting all her possibilities, she decided to return the ticket to the person who had endorsed it.

                              Bottom line is that she could have been evil and done absolutely nothing and burn the ticket but the possibility of getting a small reward is better than nothing.

                              As much as I don't agree with the time frame in which she finally returned the ticket I still think she should get a small reward even though I don't think she deserves it.

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