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Man throws away winning lottery ticket, but still collects

Topic closed. 23 replies. Last post 8 years ago by jigzy516.

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Posted: July 11, 2008, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

Hope he doesn't throw away the check

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    Posted: July 11, 2008, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

    What he did do right was to validate the ticket.  That is how he got his money.  By validating it, the computers picked it up that the jackpot winning ticket had been turned in.  If he hadn't validated it, he would be SOL.

    I Agree!  The other important thing is to sign the back of the ticket.  That way if someone picked it out of the trash, they couldn't claim it themselves.

     

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      Captain Lotto's avatar - CaptLotto
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      Posted: July 11, 2008, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

      Good point, Todd.  I always sign my tickets right after I purchase them.  Cuts down on the confusion. 

      I think their unclaimed prizes are rather large, but I'm not surpised that there are some.  Think about all the $1 winners that go unnoticed or forgotten.  It adds up! 

      Captain Lotto

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        DC81's avatar - batman39
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        Posted: July 11, 2008, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

        He said he wasn't sure exactly what he was going to do with the money —except pay his daughter's college tuition.  And he isn't ready to quithis job.

         

        But..... He had a year to figure this out... Granted he didn't know if he'd get the money or not but it seems like some plan could have been put in place and not ready to quit his job? RIIIIIIIIGHT.

         

        "For now I'm going back to work.  At least until I can find someone toreplace me.  It's hard to leave a job you love," he said.

         

        Yup, at least until the find a replacement, who'd likely work for less anyway so I doubt they'd hesitate. Wink

        Congrats on being double lucky, just imagine what it'd feel like if your carelessness actually cost you 20 Million. Oogle Remember that feeling because it could always still happen even though you've got it now if you're careless. Be careful, have fun and enjoy a nice retirement and since the housing market is in the toilet you should be able to find a nice place cheap or at least a lot cheaper than you would a year ago.

         

        Now why am I addressing someone who'll never even see this topic? Skeptical Maybe I should have thought of that first.... Oh well.

        You can't predict random.

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          Posted: July 14, 2008, 9:49 am - IP Logged

          He is really fortunate to have won and been able to collect.
          you have to remember that lotterys are not responsible for lost tickets. that is why I keep all my tickets, and log the ticket numbers in my journal. I'm surprised that this matter didn't see the inside of a courtroom.

          But hey, he's living the American Dream....he's truly free now. no one owns his time, or directs the works of his hands. that in my opinion makes him a very blessed man.

          "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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            Posted: July 14, 2008, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

            He is really fortunate to have won and been able to collect.
            you have to remember that lotterys are not responsible for lost tickets. that is why I keep all my tickets, and log the ticket numbers in my journal. I'm surprised that this matter didn't see the inside of a courtroom.

            But hey, he's living the American Dream....he's truly free now. no one owns his time, or directs the works of his hands. that in my opinion makes him a very blessed man.

            Why would you keep  a log on losing tickets, somebody help me here...... maybe for Tax purpose, Just another reminder how much money you lost.

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              Posted: July 17, 2008, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

              Once I found a stray MM ticket in a parking lot, at night, under an SUV, with a future draw date, and turned it in at the Store desk. It ended up to be a $7 winner. Imagine if 1. it had won a jackpot and 2. if I had not seen it and the Winter wind took it wherever.

              One thing is I don't remember the NY LOTTO reaching 65M anytime since NY got MM. Perhaps it was a Mega Millions win? was there a MM winner in Queens about a year ago?

                JAP69's avatar - alas
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                Posted: July 17, 2008, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                "Now why am I addressing someone who'll never even see this topic? Skeptical Maybe I should have thought of that first.... Oh well."

                You never know who visits this site at any time.

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                  Posted: July 18, 2008, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                  Congrats to the NY Lottery for handling the situation well.  I can't believe that guy could throw away the ticket.  I would encase the thing in kryptonite to protect it.

                  kryptonite along with green laterns ring. AINT NOBODY COMING CLOSE TO IT!!!


                  If it is to be...then it is up to me!