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Lottery fight brewing in Massachusetts

Topic closed. 51 replies. Last post 11 years ago by DoctorEw220.

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Posted: October 22, 2005, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

Really though, how does one put a million dollar ticket in the wrong pile? If you buy a bunch of tickets and scratch them entirely, when you notice that you have won a million dollars you'd stop scratching the others and say something or do something since you just won the big prize. You wouldn't just say to yourself, "Oh it's just a million dollars, let me put it in the winning pile and continue to scratch the other tickets."

I think the guy scratched only a certain amount or looked at the code and thought it was a losing ticket or only worth a couple of dollars and put it in the throw-away pile. 

I agree with you.

The human memory tends to be opportunistic, circling around behind to fill in needed gaps in the pre-event reality to shore up a sagging present.

The guy obviously didn't know he had a big winner.  If he had, he wouldn't have put it in any pile.  He'd have carefully finished scratching it, gazed at it, studied it, examined it to figure out how he was reading it wrong, fooling himself.

The store owner knew he'd bought a lot of tickets, knew where his bread was likely to be best buttered, and assumed the discarded ticket was among those the big spender threw away.

Lawyers and acquaintances don't know any more than we do what actually happened.  All we can know is what the selective memories of the store owner and the big spender have retroactively constructed in a best guess scenario to suit their own interests.

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    Posted: October 22, 2005, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

    I'm sorry JAG but I don't see how the lawyer and I had conflicting accounts? As we both stated, he placed the winning ticket into the wrong pile. How is that conflicting if I may ask?

    You can place a winning ticket into the wrong pile, only if you are aware that it's a winner.  The man who bought the tickets was unaware of the $1 million winner, thinking the ticket was a loser, put it into the correct, losing pile.

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      Posted: October 23, 2005, 7:25 am - IP Logged

      I'm sorry JAG but I don't see how the lawyer and I had conflicting accounts? As we both stated, he placed the winning ticket into the wrong pile. How is that conflicting if I may ask?

      You can place a winning ticket into the wrong pile, only if you are aware that it's a winner.  The man who bought the tickets was unaware of the $1 million winner, thinking the ticket was a loser, put it into the correct, losing pile.

      I Agree! 

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        Posted: October 23, 2005, 9:38 am - IP Logged

        If you drop a twenty dollar bill on the street and some ones comes behind you and picks it up and walks away, you have made a costly mistake. When you scratch off a million dollar card, miss seeing what you bought the card for in the first place, and then throw it away, you are dumber then a Dung Beatle. Whats scary, is that the idiot probably has a drivers license and is loose on the highways as I write this.

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          Posted: October 24, 2005, 1:43 am - IP Logged

          Confucious says ....Always sign your million dollar scratch off winners Yes Nod ...before tossing them in the trash. The guy who found "a ticket" in the trash is the bearer. He committed no crime in picking a piece of paper out of the dust-bin and it makes no difference if it was inside or outside the store. Pay to the order of bearer. 

          ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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            Posted: October 24, 2005, 2:27 am - IP Logged

            Another case of honesty not actually "paying off." At least I know to never tell anyone if I find a winning ticket that I found it. Because I am sure quite a few people will start having a very astute memory all the sudden about tickets they accidently threw away.

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              Posted: October 24, 2005, 5:59 am - IP Logged

              I'd be a little more concerned that the guy spent over $600 in tickets.

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