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Mishap leads to lottery jackpot for Florida couple

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DC81's avatar - batman39
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Posted: August 12, 2009, 11:58 am - IP Logged

I bet that person who passed on that ticket are kicking themselves nice and hard now.

You can't predict random.

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    Posted: August 12, 2009, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

    Waiting for my "mishap" !!!!!

    Cool

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      Posted: August 12, 2009, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

      What a blessing to win that money!!! I wish I could win on a simple mishap like that--CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERBanana

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        Posted: August 12, 2009, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

        Well let's just hope the woman that passed on the ticket doesn't get a lawyer and sues claiming that she is entitled to half or all of the jackpot. And let's hope that a judge and jury does not agree. I mean after all a lot of unfair rulings seem to be prevelent these days. Other than that, I am happier than a pig in mud that the person that purchased the ticket won.

         

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          Posted: August 12, 2009, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

          It was just the luck of draw that she won and too bad the other person passed on getting a free lotto ticket-VAULABLE LESSON LEARNED; NEVER TURN DOWN A FREE LOTTO TICKET OR AT LEAST BUY THE EXTRA TICKET YOURSELF WHEN YOU ARE OFFERED. Dance


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            Posted: August 12, 2009, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

            Wow. Incredible story. I probably learned something here. If that ever happened to me, I would not refuse to take it.

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              Posted: August 13, 2009, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

              I bought a mistake Powerball ticket the other day, but without the luck of these people.  Disapprove  Not quite sure why the clerk just didn't cancel the ticket, here in FL they can cancel any ticket mistake EXCEPT Powerball which are not cancelable.


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                Posted: August 14, 2009, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                Am I missing something here? The lady was offered the ticket free of charge yet she still refused to take it?

                I Agree!

                 

                Free of charge or not, I would still take it!

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                  Posted: August 14, 2009, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                  Tiger,

                  I don't see how providence had anything to do with it.  This happened in Florida, not Rhode Island.Razz

                  Divine Providence, or simply Providence, is the sovereignty, superintendence, or agency of God's influence over events in people's lives.

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

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                    Posted: August 14, 2009, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                    WOW!  Star Hey!, Amazing story.  hehe made my afternoon. Sleepy  I always take exact change when buy my tickets, so that I am not tempted to buy more than I originally wanted, but jeeez a free lotto ticket, I would have taking it, I think lol.   But we all know now what these kind of things can lead to.  Didn't pay for it, it's not yours, it's the stores, blah blah blah, clerk shouldn't have given it to you... etc etc ... lol  but jeeez, what LUCK!  I can't stop smiling lol.   This is great.   Hyper

                     

                    Here in Oklahoma our machines are still fairly new so I havent seen too many mistakes unless the clerk scanned the slip ticket twice by mistake, and here they always , the retailers, always pay or keep the extra ticket if it was a mistake ticket, or if its an extra ticket bc the first one was entered manually by mistake.   In any case, I try to only have 5 dollars extra in my pocket, so if its powerplayed i can't buy it lol which i usually do ask for that feature lol...

                     

                    Anyway, WHAT A GREAT STORY!!! I can't get over it.  Just think about it, one dollar, and/or a free lotto ticket, either way you look at it, it's REMARKABLE!!!!  Big Smile

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                      Posted: August 14, 2009, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

                      Wouldn't it be nice to be a "mishap" for that one!

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                        Posted: August 14, 2009, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                        Waiting for my "mishap" !!!!!

                        Cool

                        You won't have to wait very long if you're willing to pay for it because those types of "mishap" happens all the time but store don't give them away they sell them.  On the the other hand, if you are waiting for a store to just give you a free ticket because someone made a mistake, you'll be waiting a long time.  If it was really free, why did the clerk have to buy it?

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: August 16, 2009, 1:24 am - IP Logged

                          Well If I was the clerk I would NOT And I repeat NOT Have passed up the chance to BUY The mistake ticket (I am guessing as an employee they have to BUY It, because otherwise there would be a lot of "mistakes" happening!)

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                            Posted: August 16, 2009, 1:47 am - IP Logged

                            Well If I was the clerk I would NOT And I repeat NOT Have passed up the chance to BUY The mistake ticket (I am guessing as an employee they have to BUY It, because otherwise there would be a lot of "mistakes" happening!)

                            Oh sure you say that now after finding out it was a winner.  I use to buy any mistakes made by the clerks while running my play slips but after never winning anything I stopped.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: August 16, 2009, 1:52 am - IP Logged

                              Am I missing something here? The lady was offered the ticket free of charge yet she still refused to take it?

                              This is why I usually buy the mistakes.  Depends.

                              Not sure why the ticket would be free.  Publix always gives you the grocery item for free if it's scanned incorrectly, but a Lotto ticket?  All Florida Lotto tickets can be canceled simply by putting the ticket in the terminal.  Takes a couple of seconds.  Then it prints in big black letters CANCELLED (not true for PB tickets, which cannot be canceled)  It must be canceled within 2 hours at the same terminal and, of course, before the drawing.  Not sure why it would have to be sold to a clerk. 

                              Well, it certainly is a nice story.   Nice for the winner, that is.