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Lottery winner loses ticket, awarded unspent portion from couple who found it

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Posted: July 26, 2009, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

I guess I really don't understand people now days, this woman or the clerk dropped the winning ticket on the floor, the woman thought she had her ticket until after the drawing and then she finds that she don't have it. The Stacey's who may have seen the lady or clerk drop the ticket on the floor or may have just found it there and picked it up. Why are people so greedy, the Stacy's knew they didn't buy the ticket and should have given it to the clerk, because the person who bought the ticket would call the store to see if the ticket was left by mistake. If the Stacey's kept the ticket and found it to be a winner, then they should have given it to the police and if no one claimed it in 6 months, then it would be their ticket. If that is also their law.

We all have seen things on the floor in stores, do we pick them up and walk out the store with them, no you don't. Why not. because you would be arrested for stealing and you know that, but because this woman had paid for the ticket, that makes it alright to take something you didn't pay for.

Some people buy one ticket and others may buy a hundred tickets or more for a drawing, it is crazy to think that you would sign every ticket before the drawing and hope you win. No, people sign the ticket after they win. Clearly the lady didn't have time to sign the ticket because it was dropped in the store. There was a man here who won 11 million dollars in the lottery, he said that he bought $100 per drawing, I can just see this man signing 200 loosing ticket each week for a year.

I guess I can relate to this woman because I bought about $20 wrote of tickets and some other items at Mother Hubbard's and left my tickets there. About 2 AM I looked at the results and found that I had won $2,500 on a pick 4, but I couldn't find any of my tickets, I called the store and yes they had my tickets, the clerk never gave them to me, they were still on top of the lottery machine, so they just put them under the counter and saved them for me. Now that's the right thing to do. For those who think I would have kept this woman's ticket if I had found it, no I would not. Their lucky day my foot, these people should have to give that woman all of her money back. Karma will get them. Evil Looking

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    EDIT:  SPELLINGS CORRECTED.  i know , i'm all about doing it right.  HAHAHAHAHA.

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    P***ed OMG..... I'M SOOOOOO ANGRY,   P***ed   FIRSTOF ALL BECAUSE I AM HAVING TO RE-TYPE SOMETHING THAT I HAD ALEADY TYPEDWHICH TOOK ME HALF-AN-HOUR TO TYPE BC I ACCIDENTLY HIT THE BACK BUTTONWHEN TRYING TO GET RID OF A SMILEY THINKING IT WOULD ERASE IT, INSTEAD,IT TOOK BE BACK ONE PAGE IN THE WEB BROWSER AND WHEN I FORWARDED AGAIN,ALL MY F---- S---- WAS GONE!      Cussing Face    UGH, A LESSON IN EVERY LIFE I SUPPOSE,  Disapprove BCAFTER I COOLED DOWN, NOT WANTING TO RETYPE ALL OF IT ALL OVER AGAIN, IJUST REALIZED IT IS EXACTLY IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE THEME OF THE REPLYI WAS 2 SECONDS AWAY FROM PUBLISHING.  Bang Head   [BTW LP USERS, REMEMBER TO COPY-AND-PASTE LONG ARTICLES, OR YOU'LL BE FUMING FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES.  LOL....]   SO EVEN THOUGH I WON'T GET IT JUST LIKE I ORIGINALLY WROTE IT, AND EVEN THOUGH I'M STILL ANGRY Let It All OutBC I REALLY LIKED WHAT I HAD WRITTEN IN MY ARTICLE, I WILL TRY TO GET THE POINT ACROSS YET AGAIN, SEEING AS HOW I SUPPOSE LOSING TEXT IS PROBABLY NOT NEARLY AS INFURIATING AS LOSING MONEY,  Angry BUT I THINK YOU WILL BE SURPRISED WITH WHAT I HAVE TO SAY OR WAS GOINGTO SAY BEFORE MY VERY UNFORTUNATE EVENT.   lol.  [ ME AND THE BACKBUTTON WON'T BE SEEING EYE-TO-EYE FOR A WHILE.  LOLS.*** Mad  READ ON....

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    Okay, Even though I Agree With Some of what you're saying, What I want to say is:   Most people won't take that point of view when assessing a situation of this nature.  First of all, Most people have difficulity sympathizing with peoplewho lose things, because most of the time, even though it is anincorrect assumption, people will assume it is out of a.  stupidity  b.  carelessness  c. lazyness.    Therefore, they will have a hard time returning an itemthat was in their eyes, not valued enough to be taken care of, eventhough paradoxically it was paid for and purchased obviously, bysomeone, somewhere.    Anyhow,  this stems from the fact that mostpeople can generally agree that people only take care of items ofperceived value, and since most people don't really trust in theirability to win something of chance, such as the lottery, whensuch related items are lost and found to be winners, most people assumethey owner did not care for it enough to prevent its disappearance,although this does not necessarily hold to be true in real life, but lets be real here, practical is practical, And in our busy busy lives people most people won't take the time to track down an owner, because it just too time-consuming and takes effort which probably, most people think in their minds,would never be shown them, if they were in that situation.   I know, Iknow assumption upon assumption.   But lets be practical here, [again],a piece of paper worth money WITHOUT A SIGNATURE, most peoplewill assume the person who lost it won't even know it's lost, won'tmiss it being gone, or even worse, won't care, until and maybe only after IT'S CLAIMED MORE THAN LIKELY.  BUT BY THEN, MAYBE IT IS NO LONGER GOOD, DOING NO ONE ANYYYYY FAVORSSS.... OR IN THIS CASE, THE OWNER WON'T REMEMBER THE NUMBERS PICKED enough to KNOW IT IS A WINNING ITEM TO REPORT IT BEING LOST TO THE AUTHORITIES, IN THIS CASE, NOT THE POLICE, [QUIT BOTHERING THEM WITH THIS TYPE OF S---, THEY GOT MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO], BUT INSTEAD TO LOTTERY HEADQUARTERS, I.E , THE LOTTERY COMMISSIONS.   

    So, once people process all of this, which I know is not exactly the law,  they will go with it.   Because why?   Because guess what, It makes sense!!    The Staceys had no way of knowingthe circumstances under which the ticket was lost or who lost it,  andthey just figured it was their lucky day, and rightly so, because onitems like this, your only saving grace is a printed name or Signature,otherwise don't play.  ^   I think alot of you are justsympathazing with the woman bc she is elderly and you think that's anexcuse, but there IS NO EXCUSE, not being distracted, not being ina hurry, not being old, not being late, not being a Monday, or whateverother crazy bs excuse you wanna throw out.   Sometimes life just isthat way, and you have to accept it, because just imagine in a countrywith as many people as ours, and with cities with millions of people inthem, if we did this for everyone who presented a lost item, we'd bescrewed up the hill with more phony complaints than real ones.   Sigh,lol, I just think like the lottery itself says at least here in the US,is that the lottery is not responsible for lost tickets,they are only responsible for validating the ticket or authenticatingthat it is real, and that the name on the back is the same as theperson or persons claiming it, and running background checks on them.  I'm sorry , but too little too late,  and what lost is lost, and whatis given is given, even so if unvoluntarily, by losing an item likethis woman did.   They Staceys did nothing wrong, except FIND SOMETHING, and they also happened at the same time to stumble upon a win, so more kuddos to them, it was their lucky day, and rightly so, because well, sometimes you just get lucky.   

    I suppose you don't have to win the lotto and their prize money, you can win in other ways too, and its not CHEATING, OR FRAUD, OR FOUL PLAY.  I think even the Bible somewhere says somthing to this effect.  And Ifthe law is impartial and fair, and supposed to make sense, I don't knowwhy the courts don't side more often with people like the Staceys,because I have to tell you I sympathize alot with them.  They DON'T STRIKE ME AS WANTING TO BE DECEIVING OR CANNIVING, OR DISHONEST PEOPLE, IN FACT,I DON'T THINK, IF THERE WASN'T A SIGNATURE, AND THOSE ARE THE RULES OFTHE GAME, THAT THE LOTTERY HAS THE RIGHT TO ASK THEM IF IT'S REALLYTHEIR TICKET OR NOT, IF THEIR SIGNATURE IS NOW ON THE BACK OF THE TICKET.   THE LOTTERY IS GOING AGAINST ITS OWN RULES AND IF THEY CLAIM TO BE NOT BE RESPONSIBLE THEN THEY SHOULD NOT GET INVOLVED,otherwise they are going against their own rules, which doesn't makesense, and if the law doesn't make sense then we're all up the hill, bcthe law is there to "supposedly make sense."

    HE-L, I understandif it's something relatively easy to understand to be returnable like acell phone, or a wallet which usually have contact info, but a freakingslip of paper, GIVE ME A BREAK...   If it wasn't for theStaceys that wretched, greedy woman would more than likely never havebeen awarded a dime, so she should quit her moaning and considerherself twice lucky, and the poor Staceys, I don't think they lied onthe form, not strictly speaking, bc the rules of the game don'tstrictly state what the claim wants you to fill out.   Why haveconflicting rules?   IF they do want to be the middle man, they oftengo through a loophole where in the very end of tickets its says'lottery decides all final games, compliance of players, blah blahblah.'   what bulls--t.   I dunno, maybe the lottery was trying to be nice, by helping the so-called rightful owner,but don't scapegoat the poor Staceys when most people would have donewhat they did, bc if you reduce it to bare logic, it is theirs, justlike if a one hundred dollar bill is found etc, no signature, notheft.   I don't sign my tickets either, and G-d strike me down if I b-and moan, which is what this lady wants to do and KINDA OF WHAT I AM DOING TOO, - but that's it, let her vent, and then let her go on her merry way, lesson learned, lesson lived.   Just like all of us. 

    Whatis surprising is the number of tickets that get lost, and turn out tobe winners, I wonder if people aren't losing them just to stir uptrouble, I dunno if that's too far-stretced, but It's a good idea tothink about, and all the more reasons lotteries should not take sides,even when customers can supposedly identify this and that, bc itwouldn't be too hard to find out most of that information, per se.  DON'T TREAT THE STACEYS LIKE THOSE CROOKED CLERKS WHICH ARE THE REALENEMIES, AND REAL THREAT TO LOTTO PLAYERS, THOSE KIND OF PEOPLE DOOOO STEAL AND DOOOO CHEAT YOU OUT OF YOUR OWN MONEY, BUT HEY, WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR OWN SH-T, DON'T COME CRYING WOLF, BECAUSE YOU BIT YOUR OWN HAND.   Eek

     

    MAN I NEED A BEERRudolph   ANYONE WANT TO ADD TO THIS... OR WEIGH IN ON THIS MORE.... I JUST SOOOOOOOOOOOOO FEEEL I'M RIGHT ABOUT THIS...... ROFL  BUT FEELING AND BEING RIGHT ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS, SO JUST WONDERING WHAT ANYONE ELSE THINKS ABOUT THIS, IF ANY OF YOU MADE IT DOWN THIS FAR ANYWAY LOL.... I SALUTE YOU.....    Patriot

     

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    ^KIND OF LIFE HOW, as I type this I just saw the Life-Saver Buttonon here, and I feel like a bigger dumba-s, for not looking at itbefore, although I don't feel like such anymore, bc I Think it's all inhow you look at it, and I've learned MY lesson know, which in thiscase, is, to know what is available before participating.  lol.   ORDON'T COMPLAIN!!!  LOL... thought about erasing the top part, but I amjust venting, and I that's just what the older woman wants to do, is b---- and  moan, but guess what , if YOU THINK FAIR IS FAIR, well I GOT A BETTER ONE, .... RIGHT IS RIGHT!!!!    Green laugh

     

    *** - I should not be mad not at the backspace which thinks not, but at myself, for being that careless, lol.

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      Yea, good point with the fraud part of NOT being the one  who paid for it.  Now next question is 'If you lost a jacpot winning ticket and someone else turned it in so you could get it back to claim the win - would you give the person who turned it in any money??? 

      I think I would but not sure how much.

      Certainly I would consider giving them as much as I might have spent on legal fees trying to get it back, at least 10% of the prize.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
                   Evil Looking       

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        An unsigned ticket belongs to the person who has the ticket !

        Sign you tickets if you don't want to have a problem !

        No No

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          Boy I'm glad that we kicked out the British. Let them do wat they will to themselves.

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            Cheers cheers LJ

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              Posted: July 28, 2009, 7:52 am - IP Logged

              I agree that it was their fault for losing the lotto ticket and not signing it.  Atleast they got half the prize.  I'm glad it wasn't a major prize in the millions, then it would cause much heartache.  Anyway a good story.

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                Lovin' all the excuses and justification for stealing something that isn't rightfully (or legally) yours, keep it up guys! Hurray!

                You can't predict random.

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                  Lovin' all the excuses and justification for stealing something that isn't rightfully (or legally) yours, keep it up guys! Hurray!

                  Just like someone that currently lives in the White House !

                  Red Devil

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                    Posted: July 28, 2009, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                    And just like the person who was in the white house before the person who is currently there!

                    Red Devil

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                      And just like the person who was in the white house before the person who is currently there!

                      Red Devil

                      "It was BUSH'S fault" for the next 100 years !

                      Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo !

                      Those rich Doctors only went to school for 10 years - the UAW members deserve more money than them !

                      The Greed of Envy !!!!!!!!!!

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                        Posted: July 28, 2009, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

                        And??? It will be Obama's fault for the next hundred years to some people also! Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo !

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                          Posted: July 28, 2009, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

                          What do Obama and Bush have to do with the Lottery? 

                          By the way, if I win the PB and earn over $500,000 a year, I won't mind paying a little more in taxes if it means someone with cancer will get the propert treatment or a family won't go hungry because Daddy had a heart attack.

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                            What do Obama and Bush have to do with the Lottery? 

                            By the way, if I win the PB and earn over $500,000 a year, I won't mind paying a little more in taxes if it means someone with cancer will get the propert treatment or a family won't go hungry because Daddy had a heart attack.

                            The taxes are already high enough !

                            The article is about taking something that is not your's !

                            Just like Obama thinks that he should take productive people's money and give it to the unproductive !

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                              And??? It will be Obama's fault for the next hundred years to some people also! Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo !

                              Roll Eyes

                              WHO ?