|Posted: February 2, 2007, 12:35 pm - IP Logged|
Yup, CALottery guy, I think you are right. Need to go back and read it. I try to keep abreast of posts and articles on LP in-between appointments & rush sometimes, so maybe I'm not concentrating enough. Sorry.
Anyway, this is ridiculous isn't it? A man tosses a ticket into the trash and gets $2 million?? I think I should have stopped at my original post. Both of these players weren't acting responsibly. However, if Chris Ramesar sent in his subscription and can prove it, I think he deserves to be paid. Something as important as a lottery subscription should be sent certified, return receipt requested in my opinion. I'm still wondering why someone would do that anyway unless he was living out of the state or did not have access to a store selling tickets. I guess it's a "let's get this over with" attitude. For me, stopping to buy the tickets every week is part of the game and the fun.
" A man tosses a ticket into the trash and gets $2 million?"
You're looking at it the wrong way. A man who bought a winning ticket but couldn't produce it got $2 million. The money he got would have gone back to the state as an unclaimed prize if it wasn't awarded to him. Sure, he was an idiot, but if we were always penalized every time we did something stupid we'd all be in trouble.
"if Chris Ramesar sent in his subscription and can prove it, I think he deserves to be paid."
When they process the subscription they send a notice telling you when it starts. They never gave him a start date, so he didn't have a subscription yet and he should have known it. He didn't pick up a ticket, either, so he didn't buy a winning ticket. The money he didn't get rolled over and went to a different player who did buy a ticket.
Guy #1: buys a winning ticket and gets money. Guy #2 doesn't buy a ticket and doesn't get any money. Sounds pretty sensible to me.