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Indiana man says store cost him $11.5M lottery jackpot

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Posted: April 27, 2010, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

I have found a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe for 16% off of MSRP! That is .525% of Net Wealth after 35% Taxes ( no state tax in PA )!

Come on Mega Millions!

(I can't wait until the experts tell me that I would be bankrutpt if I won)

I also have a financial plan that is only missing money - lost my job and became disabled after I earned a 4.0 at ITT Tech ..... waiting for a change of fortune ..... but I am already "rich", I have a great family, just could use some extra money!

 

Ready to give the PA Lottery my name and town and no MOE!

  The first paragraph is written by a prospective bankrupt.  Good luck anyway.

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    Posted: April 27, 2010, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

    hey tiggs it's only Tuesday if we start now we can dream up next weeks horror story : ) LOL should it be postal related?

    Only Postal story tiggs can think of for next week is "RIDGE RUNNER SAYS SOMETING NICE ABOUT POSTAL CARRIERS"..

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      Posted: April 27, 2010, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

      I know what you mean. Here in Afghanistan, the caves close at 6 pm. I think that it's not fair to people who are just getting off work. I sometimes have to ask to leave work early and go over 3 mountains and avoid many land mines just to rush to the cave to buy my tickets.

      There is no public transportation here, and my camel is in the shop. Oh well.....

       

      WOW! You're sounding quite like one them there bigoted racists,  funnin' on someone from another country.

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        Posted: April 27, 2010, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

        In Ukraine most retailers end they work BEFORE that lottery terminal is closing sales.  Usually lottery computer work up to 9 pm. Actually sales end between 7 and 8 pm... I am usually buy tickets at dinner White Bounce

        YURAN welcome to the Lottery Post!  Most of us here appreciate and respect our international friends!  Thank you for sharing,  and we would like to know more.   In America there are lottery terminals everywhere,  someone who complains they were denied to win because they couldn't submit their numbers are filing what we call a "frivolous law suit",  a waste of the court's time.

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          Posted: April 27, 2010, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

            The first paragraph is written by a prospective bankrupt.  Good luck anyway.

          You gotta explain why a single purchase of .525% of Net Wealth dooms me to be bankrupt?!?!?!?!?  That is like me buying a new car for $15.75, given my current cash on hand!

          Some people are incapable of comprehending the economy of scale!

          If I was so inclined, I could probably flip the car for a profit on the West Coast!

          I guess that I would have to live in the same run down house and drive a used car so that I wouldn't go bankrupt. My guess this person either doesn't understand finance or is someone that likes to mind other peoples' business.


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            Posted: April 27, 2010, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

            Amazed at the number of people that have never procrastinated or had other events get in the way of their doing something. I have missed lottery draws a few times myself by waiting too late.  I'd remember to buy early for a while afterwards, but I still sometimes remember  I haven't gotten that ticket yet late on a drawing night.


            Some even failed to comprehend that the gentlemean had been lied to about the machine being down. A respectable business will post their lottery operating hours if they do not match the "official" lottery hours. The only limits I know of in my area are only restricting payouts to specific times. Everyone sells tickets to the last minute available to them. They do not discriminate against individuals because "they didn't want to deal with the customer." Now THAT IS a lawsuit in waiting. Yes you may deny service, but you DO have to have a legitimate reason. Don't want to deal with certain types of customers? Close your store.


            Guy has a leg to stand on. Wobbly as his real ones probably, but there is a legitimate issue to be resolved IMHO.

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              Posted: April 27, 2010, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

              Andrew and his lawyers are wrong.

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                Posted: April 27, 2010, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                You gotta explain why a single purchase of .525% of Net Wealth dooms me to be bankrupt?!?!?!?!?  That is like me buying a new car for $15.75, given my current cash on hand!

                Some people are incapable of comprehending the economy of scale!

                If I was so inclined, I could probably flip the car for a profit on the West Coast!

                I guess that I would have to live in the same run down house and drive a used car so that I wouldn't go bankrupt. My guess this person either doesn't understand finance or is someone that likes to mind other peoples' business.

                   Some people (lottery winners and lottery losers alike) are incapable of comprehending the economy of wealth - and that's their problem. No, single purchase of .525% doesn't lead to bankruptcy, it is just first step. A nice spending spree of about 200 times that amount will, but it takes time - I read somewhere, 5 years on the average. It looks like there is one common thing about almost all winners - their belief such a pile of money will never give out.  Purchasing Bentley engages into billionaire club - and the misery of any lottery jackpot so far is not high enough to join it.

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                  Posted: April 28, 2010, 12:28 am - IP Logged

                  I assumed it was his same set of numbers he's played for years and years and of course the very day he did not play them is the very day they hit-LOTTERY KARMA..I guess he can try to sue for that--however it is frustrating to lose out because they refused to let him by his daily ticket.   Let this be an good lesson; try to buy your lottery tickets in advance if you cannot make it in person that way you are in control of your own lottery "futureWink".

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                    Posted: April 28, 2010, 12:40 am - IP Logged

                    The question is if that same store had sold the old man tickets on previous occassions at a time later than that fateful day. If it had then the old man has a case. Proving that his numbers were actually the winning numbers is a bit risky. Can he prove it in court?

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Posted: April 28, 2010, 2:00 am - IP Logged

                      Physical threats can work wonders with intransigent convenient store clerks.

                      Especially if you're big and ugly and look a little unbalanced.

                      lol you got that right !!!

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                        Posted: April 28, 2010, 2:45 am - IP Logged

                        The question is if that same store had sold the old man tickets on previous occassions at a time later than that fateful day. If it had then the old man has a case. Proving that his numbers were actually the winning numbers is a bit risky. Can he prove it in court?

                        I think reviewing the video tape if there is any could be the clue, as well as the playslip that was signed by him.   I'm a bit confused though, the article is confusing in that it doesn't state whether his playslip acutally HAD the winning numbers circled in, or just his Andrew's thoughts that those numbers would have been hit had be been given an actual ticket.         Argue

                        In any case, I think it should be mandatory to post terminal hours, that way people can take their business elsewhere if they need to.  I think some stores don't like to sell tickets later because of security reasons, which is fine.   But refusing to sell a customer a ticket, let alone lying about a terminal being broken when it's not, is just outrageous.   I would never give them another dime of business.   I would say if any of you shop at rude or hassle-abundant stores to speak with your pocketbooks and let them know about it and never show up there again, but let a manager know about it politely in a smug way if possible.  If they have any brains, they'll try to keep their customer base.

                         

                        Also, I am really sorry for all of you who might live in rural areas, and are stuck with a limited number of places to go.  In the cities you have more options, but even then its more crowded and so yeah you have to make time to make your purchases.  But like one poster said on here, that's just too rude to refuse a purchase, "just because."  If I had a store and an employee of mine did that, they wouldn't have time to pack their things fast enough, they find they're stuck neatly on the curb, because that's what THEY get paid to do, is to cash people out, in a friendly way if possible.   Anyhow,  I don't think stores should be allowed to set their own hours, because you just never know how available other options are available to other customers.    I hope some store owners are reading this, because people are getting fed up everywhere with unacceptable customer service standards.   Shifty

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                          Posted: April 28, 2010, 4:59 am - IP Logged

                          Only Postal story tiggs can think of for next week is "RIDGE RUNNER SAYS SOMETING NICE ABOUT POSTAL CARRIERS"..

                          Funny you should mention that tigger.

                          I sent my sister in law in Florida a $50 gift card in her birthday card last week and I got news yesterday that it actually made it there unstolen!

                          I'm thinking about calling Ripley's Believe It Or Not.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            Posted: April 28, 2010, 5:42 am - IP Logged

                            It makes you wonder if the lottery commissions and certain ticket outlets are in this together.  Otherwise, just give the customer the <snip> ticket.

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                            The possibilites are endless.... might as well start at the begining

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                              Posted: April 28, 2010, 5:50 am - IP Logged

                              I know what you mean. Here in Afghanistan, the caves close at 6 pm. I think that it's not fair to people who are just getting off work. I sometimes have to ask to leave work early and go over 3 mountains and avoid many land mines just to rush to the cave to buy my tickets.

                              There is no public transportation here, and my camel is in the shop. Oh well.....

                               

                              Red Baron, is that your "shopwith camel"??