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Man sues Mass. Lottery for $1 million prize mistake

Topic closed. 26 replies. Last post 11 years ago by LOTTOMIKE.

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Posted: July 2, 2005, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

Cashonly, you can give your next annuity-only prize to me -- I'll unburden you from it.

LOL ! I'll fight you for first place in line, Todd ! Smiley

Seriously though, we have $5 scratch-offs that are similar here I believe. They have multiple games on them. Each game stands on its own. I would have to see the ticket this guy played, but if it is similar to what we have here, he's wasting his money on lawyers. No chance.

It's thread-drift, but I see you're from Wisconsin.... I had occasion to look over a couple of your lotto games a while back.  I envy you.  Those appear to be good games.  Wish I could play them.

Jack

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    C. C. Texas
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    Posted: July 2, 2005, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

    Have you ever picked up (from the ground or in a trash can) an Instance Scratch ticket to see if it was a winner? I have and I have won a total of $10.00

       

    and these were not hard to read tickets. Some people cannot add 2 + 3 = 4

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      Posted: July 2, 2005, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

      me too,a while back though.

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        Posted: July 2, 2005, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

        It is obvious this guy is just waisting his time.

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          Posted: July 3, 2005, 2:24 am - IP Logged

          "The Lottery defended the seemingly confusing language, telling Falvey it didn't matter what the directions said, the ticket's computer bar code and serial number are what really determine a winner."

          Just reminds me of the past when computers was first introduced, the common statement was "Computers don't make mistakes".

          I guess it's just another way of insuring the Lottery will successfully meet the budget demands.

          Sir Metro

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            Posted: July 3, 2005, 2:34 am - IP Logged

            i think that although the man may have a case, it's as frivilous as the fat people who sued mcdonald's because the food made them fat.  both games' directions are printed and clearly separated, even though they are not labeled.  it sounds to me like someone did not win, needs the money, and is trying to get rich quick.

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              Posted: July 3, 2005, 7:57 am - IP Logged

              He's probably a lawyer!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                Posted: July 28, 2005, 3:52 am - IP Logged

                your right about that,lawyers come up with all kinds of ways a normal person would never think of to pull something like this off....

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                  Posted: July 28, 2005, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                  your right about that,lawyers come up with all kinds of ways a normal person would never think of to pull something like this off....

                  Those guys down in the State Legislatures writing laws are mostly lawyers.  They only meet maybe 60 days a year, most places. 

                  They have to make a regular living the remainder of the year, so they're careful to write good laws to plant the seeds they can harvest later. 

                  Jack


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                    Posted: July 28, 2005, 9:33 am - IP Logged

                    The ticket holder should sue over the fact the prize is annuity-only.

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                      Posted: July 29, 2005, 3:30 am - IP Logged

                      you got that right.....

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                        Posted: July 30, 2005, 2:13 am - IP Logged

                        Why bother suing if the prize is annuity-only?

                        that person must not care that its annuity...