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Man claims he's owed Mega Millions in suit against Illinois Lottery

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Posted: April 23, 2009, 3:41 am - IP Logged

I don't believe an altered ticket had anything to do with it but the article is lacking in all the details.

No, but there have been NUMEROUS attempts by complete idiots to collect using altered tickets.  Like the lady from New York that taped two tickets together...  I would say if it's not altered...  There is something. 

How are you going to win if you don't play?

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    Posted: April 23, 2009, 8:15 am - IP Logged

    No, but there have been NUMEROUS attempts by complete idiots to collect using altered tickets.  Like the lady from New York that taped two tickets together...  I would say if it's not altered...  There is something. 

    Wasn't that a great story? LOL

     

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      Posted: April 23, 2009, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

      Wasn't that a great story? LOL

      That was great!!!  I still laugh about it today.  Just look at the ticket.  OH, those numbers on the bottom don't mean anything!!!  And that is $10 under the 9...  Not forty which is printed below it...  That must have been a typo right?

       

      Either way, I have a problem trusting what people say.  ESPECIALLY when money is involved.

      How are you going to win if you don't play?

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        Posted: April 23, 2009, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

        No, but there have been NUMEROUS attempts by complete idiots to collect using altered tickets.  Like the lady from New York that taped two tickets together...  I would say if it's not altered...  There is something. 

        HA!  That reminds me of something a long time ago, when the GA Lottery first started (and I was in elementary school).  I would see stories on the news about people cutting out the prize amounts from losing tickets and pasting them onto another losing ticket to make it look like they matched 3-like grand prize amounts (and subsequently getting arrested).

        The crazy things some people will do...

        A Gold account on Lottery Post:  $4.95

        A Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratcher:  $20

        Airfare and hotel in March 2007 to see The Price Is Right before Bob Barker retired:  $600-something

        Winning something to get a trip to a district office:  Priceless Big Grin

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          Posted: April 23, 2009, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

          Because it says East St Louis this smacks of a Jesse Jackson style shakedown attempt.

          Find a cash-rich target, in this case the lottery.

          Threaten them with "bad pr" if they don't give in.

          Hopefully you've picked a target (chump) that will settle out of court even if you are wrong.

          I think the clown in East st Louis is actually thinking he can appeal this one all the way up to Obama.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: April 24, 2009, 1:22 am - IP Logged

            HMMMMMMMM

            I am still scratching my head....not enough info

            "Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep to the way; God wil raise you to possess the land; you will gloat when the wicked are cut off".

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              Posted: April 27, 2009, 1:17 am - IP Logged

              I don't understand how they can just refuse to pay someone who has the winning ticket.

              I don't understand how so many people can read the article and apparently not notice that it has absolutely no information that's actually useful for determining whether or not the guys claim has any legitimacy. According to the article, the guy says he bought a ticket that was a winner and the lottery refused to pay. There's absolutely no information to support his claim.

              The only thing I feel sure about  based on the article is that the guy went whining to a newspaper and the paper wrote a story, seemingly without investigating the claim or contacting the lottery.

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                Posted: April 27, 2009, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                Representing himself?

                I suspect if he had a legitimate case that he would have a flock of lawyers begging to represent him.

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                  Posted: May 14, 2009, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Representing himself?

                  I suspect if he had a legitimate case that he would have a flock of lawyers begging to represent him.

                  The problem is he never said how much he is owed.  The cost of a flock of lawyers could exceed the amount of the prize if he didn't do  better than a 4+1.   Beside if the state used the prize to repay money owed the state, it could all be gone.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: May 14, 2009, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                    Medication Time!  Go to the half door!

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                      Posted: May 14, 2009, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

                      He had a year to make his claim, if he waited longer then Illinois owes him nothing.  Sounds like he want the court to say that rule shouldn't apply in his case.

                      I Agree!  Rules are rules ..... snooze you lose.

                      Good luck to everyone!

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                        Posted: May 14, 2009, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                        Irrational stuff,  probably some type of drug abuse.

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