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

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antioch tn
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Posted: July 29, 2009, 11:45 am - IP Logged

Call me the odd one, but---  The point is that this couple found the ticket on the floor.  Yes, they could have given it to the clerk;  the clerk may have kept it or trashed it.  Since the original buyer did not sign it, how did they prove it was actually her ticket?  A few times I have dropped one of  my lotto tickets after I purchased them due to my own negligence; I didn't go back to the store, bacause I know that in reality whoever found the ticket kept it and if they won -  fine!  I lost my right to them when I dropped or misplaced the ticket.

The same goes for money.  Recently, a friend dropped a bank envelope, outside the bank, with her mortgage $850.00 in it.  Luckily, it was returned to the bank by someone who found it, minus $110.00.  The bank camera showed the person (58 year old female) that returned the money and could have prosecuted.  But my friend asked them not to after she found out that the person used the $110.00 to prevent a foreclosure that the bank was going to issue that afternoon. 

She felt o.k. in knowing that she helped someone stay in a house at least 30 more days.

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    Posted: July 29, 2009, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

    About 3 or 4 years ago I found a $1 MM QP ticket on the sidewalk. LOL maybe it's a good thing it wasn't a winner!

    Unfortunately this story leaves out alot of details.

    I'm not really sure how I feel about this.....except what a mess for the Staceys.

    When I filled out the claim form for for SuperLotto I DID NOT have to specify where the ticket was purchased nor was I asked.

    My experience with finding things......

    More than once I have found wallets with ID so I gave them to my supervisor to be mailed back to the rightful owners.

    Once I found an unsigned credit card on the sidewalk. I called the number on the back and told the issuer I found the card so it could be canceled.

    I found a watch in the gutter and it never occurred to me I had an obligation to find it's rightful owner.

    Money......Once I was walking in a store and a man on his way out dropped some so I caught his attention and told him. I've also seen money hanging out of peoples pockets and I brought it to their attention. I have found money in the gutter, on the sidewalk and even in the middle of the street and no one around but me. I have also found money when other people are around and learned very quickly that if you ask someone if they just dropped some money they'll say yes (by asking you just let them know you have no idea who dropped it)

    If I needed money and found a lottery ticket I would think it was luck too.(Well not after reading this) This story doesn't say the Staceys saw the McDonaghs drop the ticket....only that the ticket was found.

    The next time I find something I'll remember this..... Finders Beware!

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      Posted: July 30, 2009, 3:26 am - IP Logged

      The "trick" is to say you found some money but not specify how much, really weeds out the dishonest people, obviously there's probable exceptions like if it's a buck or two that most likely aren't going to be missed at all. Owners of lost winning tickets aren't something that would be too hard to find. Especially when so many places have security cameras now days, never mind if someone actually takes and keeps their receipts.

      You can't predict random.

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        Monkey Butt, USA
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        Posted: August 3, 2009, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

        About 3 or 4 years ago I found a $1 MM QP ticket on the sidewalk. LOL maybe it's a good thing it wasn't a winner!

        Unfortunately this story leaves out alot of details.

        I'm not really sure how I feel about this.....except what a mess for the Staceys.

        When I filled out the claim form for for SuperLotto I DID NOT have to specify where the ticket was purchased nor was I asked.

        My experience with finding things......

        More than once I have found wallets with ID so I gave them to my supervisor to be mailed back to the rightful owners.

        Once I found an unsigned credit card on the sidewalk. I called the number on the back and told the issuer I found the card so it could be canceled.

        I found a watch in the gutter and it never occurred to me I had an obligation to find it's rightful owner.

        Money......Once I was walking in a store and a man on his way out dropped some so I caught his attention and told him. I've also seen money hanging out of peoples pockets and I brought it to their attention. I have found money in the gutter, on the sidewalk and even in the middle of the street and no one around but me. I have also found money when other people are around and learned very quickly that if you ask someone if they just dropped some money they'll say yes (by asking you just let them know you have no idea who dropped it)

        If I needed money and found a lottery ticket I would think it was luck too.(Well not after reading this) This story doesn't say the Staceys saw the McDonaghs drop the ticket....only that the ticket was found.

        The next time I find something I'll remember this..... Finders Beware!

        I Agree!I Agree!I Agree!

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          Posted: August 5, 2009, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

          Nowsaday, people claims that they are very honest, but they lack of integrity. The difference between honesty and integrity is a person must take an extra step to consider the feelings and emtions of other.

           

          I blame both party. The ticket founder is greedy. The ticket winner is a lazy bump. Why do they wait to late to report the lost ticket? I consider that they are lucky to have unspent portion back in their hand.

           

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            Posted: August 5, 2009, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

            Nowsaday, people claims that they are very honest, but they lack of integrity. The difference between honesty and integrity is a person must take an extra step to consider the feelings and emtions of other.

             

            I blame both party. The ticket founder is greedy. The ticket winner is a lazy bump. Why do they wait to late to report the lost ticket? I consider that they are lucky to have unspent portion back in their hand.

            They call it empathy: A sharing through imagination of another's feelings or state of mind.

            What they do is empathize: To feel or experience empathy.

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!