|Posted: June 16, 2006, 10:23 am - IP Logged|
....one would have to wonder what the motives of that store clerk was. He calls Mr. Donovan to inform him that someone picked his discarded scratch-off out of the garbage, realized it was a winner, signed it and then turned it in.
.....my guess, the store clerk was really not sure if that ticket actually belonged to Mr. Donovan or not, unless his store only averages 1 lottery player a day and that player being Mr. Donovan, NOT! Most stores that sell lottery tickets on an average to more than 100-250 people per day or more and probably the reason the Lottery Commission sided with the guy who found it, signed it and then turned it in. My guess, that store clerk probably wanted a cut of the money. That store clerk was the one that started all the strife in that he actually found a sucker, a one Mr. Donovan, then actually managed to talk him into going along with his foolish scheme in trying to get that ticket back from the guy that found it, so that Mr. Donovan would cash it in, because if taxes are involved, it would fall on Mr. Donovan to pay them and not the store clerk, meaning tax-free money for the store clerk, not to mention the store clerk had all the personal information as to how to find the guy being that he filled out a claim form, etc. at that store. Well, i'm glad it backfired and that the Lottery Commission saw that for what it was and truthfully stood by their first decision. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER!!!!!
P.S. Rick G. you are so humorous - I've never laughed so hard in my LIFE!!!!!