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E! Television to air 'Curse of the Lottery' Sunday

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Posted: September 25, 2006, 2:15 am - IP Logged

If someone stole my car I'd just laugh. Of course they would have to start it first.

I think loosing 500k that you won in a lottery would be far less tramatic then many violent crimes. 

The thing is.... I had no idea that my ticket was switched.... Life went on as normal... If security had not discovered the fraud... I would never have known that I was the winner and never would have ever thought about it again.... Life has not changed since receiving the money....I have not touched it.... locked in CD till next month and I will probably roll it over for another 6 months because I still have not decided how I will invest it.

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    I guess it was easy for me to say since it didn't happen to me.  If it had happened to me, I'll probably be saying "hang'em high"LOL  That is a lot of money to be out of.  The blow of being out of it would have been like a violent crime.

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      Did you watch the show.... remember what I look like..... That is why I offered to send a picture..... or maybe I followed him to San Diego and and went on a two day tuna fishing trip with him just to get his picture????

      Yes NodDon't get angry Bob, we have a lot of imposters and people full of you know what posting.  I watched the show.

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        Last post should have been posted to this

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            That was an interesting Show,I Think for now i am happy with a normal life,I don't think i am ready to win the Lottery yet after watching that show but i mostly play pick3 and cash five but every once in a while now and then i play the lottery,however years ago i use to play it a lot and won 4 ,5 out of 6 it was a fun game to me i guess i will keep it that way,The lesson i learn from this information was to never take money for granted and Don't let Money Change the Person you are that can be dangerous.

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              Posted: September 25, 2006, 2:49 am - IP Logged

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                Bob, now that you've plastered your face all over the thread (you look a little crazed) will you please go back and read my comments? I didn't accuse you of anything.  If you spend some time to read the archives you'll see that there have been many imposters here. Some members aren't nearly as polite as I was in pointing that out to you. I just looked at what I wrote, and there wasn't anything insulting or offensive.  In fact, I believe I told you to go with your conscience and then wrote how I might feel if someone cheated me like that. The only reason I knew your name is I took the time to google your story and was giving you the benefit of the doubt.

                By the way, if you do decide to read some of the former topics, you'll see some very strong opinions from other members calling people who check their tickets at stores idiots or fools. I didn't do that, did I? What you are admitting is that you bought a ticket with a potentially large prize and asked a stranger to check it out for you. Then when he gave you a few bucks, you just walked away clueless. 

                You have no right to insult me like that.  However, I can already tell from the crude way you write, we won't have much in common to talk about on this board, so I'm not too worried.

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                  Let's see.... Feb 14 was his 50th birthday and he bought 50 tickets..... What do you think the 2-14-56 stands for in bob21456.... How about this..... send an email to robertsehested or bobsehested @aol.com I will send you a picture.....then you can apologies for calling me an imposter...
                  Who is spilling their guts out? If you didn't have you head stuck up your *** and thought about the big picture, maybe you would consider that our prison system is a criminal college. We lock them up and they come back to our community worse than when they left.... I am still sitting on the fence about what happened.... I am looking for opinions from others to see if my thinking is sound.... I am concerned that it took him 2 months after being arrested to admit his crime.... That is my sticking point right now.... I am really interested in what Osama has to say at the sentencing hearing.... that will be the final test for me.... As for now..if you can not loose the high and mighty attitude and give an honest thoughtful response.... then go away

                  Bob

                  To show up on a board and tell someone to just go away is a little strong. You asked for input and justxploring gave you some. 

                  As for the 5 1/2 years....if you don't push for it, you're just letting him free to try the same thing on somone else. Think about that. Criminals get a finite time sentence, sometimes life. Victims always get 'life' ( it haunts them the rest of their life).  Personally, I think instead of being too lenient, you're obligated to push for jail time, not for your own satisfaction but for everyone else's protection.

                  On the TV program it showed you going to the internet to check websites. Why, oh why, did you not go to the lotterie's (Mega Millions?) to check the ticket?

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                  Being shown as a winner of a half million dollars on a TV program,  and then coming to a discussion board and making your e-mail with your real name in it public isn't really a great move.

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                    To show up on a board and tell someone to just go away is a little strong. You asked for input and justxploring gave you some. 

                    As for the 5 1/2 years....if you don't push for it, you're just letting him free to try the same thing on somone else. Think about that. Criminals get a finite time sentence, sometimes life. Victims always get 'life' ( it haunts them the rest of their life).  Personally, I think instead of being too lenient, you're obligated to push for jail time, not for your own satisfaction but for everyone else's protection.

                    On the TV program it showed you going to the internet to check websites. Why, oh why, did you not go to the lotterie's (Mega Millions?) to check the ticket?

                     PS

                    Being shown as a winner of a half million dollars on a TV program,  and then coming to a discussion board and making your e-mail with your real name in it public isn't really a great move.

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                    I Agree! Bob, You asked for input and then when you got some you didn't like, you fired back with insulting remarks . That was uncalled for.

                    If you didn't like the response you could always ignore it, or better yet go someplace else and ask for advice.

                    I think you owe JXP an apology.

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                      Posted: September 25, 2006, 10:27 am - IP Logged
                      Let's see.... Feb 14 was his 50th birthday and he bought 50 tickets..... What do you think the 2-14-56 stands for in bob21456.... How about this..... send an email to robertsehested or bobsehested @aol.com I will send you a picture.....then you can apologies for calling me an imposter...
                      Who is spilling their guts out? If you didn't have you head stuck up your *** and thought about the big picture, maybe you would consider that our prison system is a criminal college. We lock them up and they come back to our community worse than when they left.... I am still sitting on the fence about what happened.... I am looking for opinions from others to see if my thinking is sound.... I am concerned that it took him 2 months after being arrested to admit his crime.... That is my sticking point right now.... I am really interested in what Osama has to say at the sentencing hearing.... that will be the final test for me.... As for now..if you can not loose the high and mighty attitude and give an honest thoughtful response.... then go away

                      Bob,

                      Congrats on your win.  I'm sure that if nothing else it was a good learning experience for you, and I'm sure you don't let other people check your tickets any more.  Also, it's good that you're telling the story, because hopefully other future potential scam victims can avoid your situation.

                      You sound very compassionate about the criminal, and I think it's good that you are taking your role in his sentencing seriously.

                      My recommendation to you is to not oppose whatever the standard sentence would be.

                      It's not just about this one criminal.  In fact, it's more about future potential criminals than it is about this one guy.

                      If you get some time to review the years of lottery news stories posted here at Lottery Post, you'll see that the crime perpetrated on you is all too common.  It is important to get the word out about these crimes, so that somebody one is thinking about how easy it would be to do something like this may have second thoughts.

                      The guy's life will not be over.  He'll get out early, and will end up with a couple of years burned.  But by doing that, you may save 10 people from suffering the same fate.

                       

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                        Maybe instead of jail time he could be forced to continue working and pay a lifetime annuity. So it actually costs him A LOT of money for being so greedy. Some clerks actually get tips for their honesty. I never check big wins that I can't cash in by machines, I also make a few copies, front and back.

                        The lottery needs make some changes with the machine however, so it shows how much you win to the ticket holder. They have the jackpot amounts in BIG BOLD letters, so they should find a way to have the prize amount show as well.

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                          From the original post we have,

                           "Susan Bradley on the best way to claim a winning lottery ticket — "One of the first things a lottery winner should do in a perfect world is not claim the ticket in their name. You can form a blind trust, and you can have the lottery winnings put into the trust."

                           I just checked the FAQ page for the Virginia Lottery about anonymous claimants and found this:

                           

                          Can I remain anonymous when I claim my lottery winnings?

                          No. Winners often ask if they can claim Lottery prizes anonymously. Virginia state law stipulates that a person must claim a prize; winners cannot claim a Virginia Lottery prize with a limited liability company or a trust, for example. In addition, the claimant’s name, hometown and prize are public record and are released to the media (usually for prizes $100,000 and up). Winners also agree to allow the Lottery use of their photo for reasonable publicity. News releases, often with photographs, are displayed on the Lottery`s Web site. For some jackpots and for some Scratcher prizes, game rules require the winner or winners to appear at a news conference held by the Lottery.

                          Virginia Lottery prizes are provided by the public (people who play the games); it is important to disclose where prizes go. All expenditures made by the Virginia Lottery must be made public. A winner`s private information (telephone number, street address, Social Security number, etc.) is protected by law and will not be released.

                           

                          My comment: I don't see why states would encourage winners to put themselves and their families at risk by mandating the publication of their names and hometowns for all to see. One family received over 50,000 letters in their mail from people asking for money while others received death threats to themselves and their families. Any winner that doesn't want to remain anonymous is either crazy or a fool or both. It's just wrong that winners should be forced to expose themselves to the hungry wolves out there that are set to prey on them.
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                            There's a thread here on LP about  a winner in Oklahoma remaining anonymous.

                            In the book Infinite Financial Freedom, What To Do Before and after You Hit the Lottery, it's suggested that jackpot winners buy Kidnap & Ransom insurance. 

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                            Bob....

                            If you're still reading this thread...on the program, you mentioned that you believe in karma. Think about that with the comments here about court....and, all things considered, think about what the clerk might have been planning with the money.  

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                              I apologize to all.... got carried away when by my interpretation of the comments... I do not like being called a liar...
                              I believe in “Karma.” Everything happens for a reason. My wife and I always agreed that we would not tell anyone if we hit the lottery. After finding out we had won, and the clerk had stolen our winning ticket, we did not hesitate in going public; it was important for the public to know so they would be able to protect themselves from this ever happening to them.  As it turned out it was not a local story… not a national story… It in fact became an international story… I found Internet hits for news stories in Canada, France, Germany, England, Australia, and Japan. I have had people stop me in the street to show me their lottery ticket exclaiming that they now sign the ticket as soon as they buy it… The message got out.

                              Here is something you may find interesting... I went to CABO Fishing... A trip that was planed before winning the lottery.... CBC Canadian Broadcasting Co. came down and interviewed me in CABO... They had been researching this story long before my incident occurred... They had discovered that store clerks were claiming lottery prizes in a higher percentage than the general public....

                              The show is called the Fifth Estate.... scheduled to air on October 25.... might want to take a look....

                               

                              As for me....I am an idiot for letting this happen... When you shop at the same store for a long time and become friendly with the people... you develop an unhealthy trust.... Let this be a lesson to all.