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Indiana man says store cost him $11.5M lottery jackpot

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Posted: April 28, 2010, 6:49 am - IP Logged

I guess this only happens in the USA whereby a customer cansue a store for not selling them a lottery ticket which had the winning numberson, as obviously he picked his own numbers, it would never happen here in theUK, all retailers selling tickets are obligated to sell until the 7:29:59sec pmcut off point for Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays draws, the only time theycan’t sell or refuse to sell is when the machine is out of order but therewould be a sign displayed saying this so customers know, even when buyingonline if the system is down a message is displayed to people informing them ofthis, and then its tuff luck if they had managed to buy a ticket or not beforethe cut off time, but no one in their right mind would then think of suing thenational lottery or a retailer because they were unable to purchase a ticketbefore the cut off time. It’s very unfortunate for this guy but he is living ina dream world if he thinks he is going to get a compensation pay out of $11.5m,his desire for this money would never manifest, but he can always dream, next timehe should think of buy his ticket early, this is a lesson that he should keepwith him as you do learn from your mistakes, so let’s hope he has learnt.

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    Posted: April 28, 2010, 7:21 am - IP Logged

    I guess this only happens in the USA whereby a customer cansue a store for not selling them a lottery ticket which had the winning numberson, as obviously he picked his own numbers, it would never happen here in theUK, all retailers selling tickets are obligated to sell until the 7:29:59sec pmcut off point for Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays draws, the only time theycan’t sell or refuse to sell is when the machine is out of order but therewould be a sign displayed saying this so customers know, even when buyingonline if the system is down a message is displayed to people informing them ofthis, and then its tuff luck if they had managed to buy a ticket or not beforethe cut off time, but no one in their right mind would then think of suing thenational lottery or a retailer because they were unable to purchase a ticketbefore the cut off time. It’s very unfortunate for this guy but he is living ina dream world if he thinks he is going to get a compensation pay out of $11.5m,his desire for this money would never manifest, but he can always dream, next timehe should think of buy his ticket early, this is a lesson that he should keepwith him as you do learn from your mistakes, so let’s hope he has learnt.

    That's the way it should be here too. If you want to sell tickets you sell til the terminal stops. You can't have all these convenient store weasels making up their own hours for the lottery. They should at least take the lottery terminal away from these idiots who wouldn't sell him his ticket.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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         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.

      I am not sure that I implied a spending spree of "200 times that amount". I did articulate that I have a financial plan that I would implement if I were fortunate enough to win. My late Father left a very nice estate for the modest income that he earned, and I have learned from his example.

      I will use my analytical ability and implement my own financial strategy if I would ever win a Jackpot!

      ...... after all, money spent on tangeble assests is money well spent ....

      Best wishes to all ..... Mega Millions keeps growing! Sun Smiley

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        Posted: April 28, 2010, 8:06 am - IP Logged

        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.

        ridge tiggs thought about you the other day..We was watching Highway To Heaven and one woman was looking in her mailbox and saw her neighbor and told her "Here's a letter of your's was in my mailbox the mailman must have put in my box by mistake"..Maybe she was talking to the McNutts??...

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             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.

          Given the logic of this post .... all winners must never spend any of their winnings ..... it will lead to bankruptcy if you spend it.

          An educated person would realize that you don't have to be a billionaire to purchase a Bentley or Rolls .... given the fact that I would have diverse investments .... I would be far from descending into bankruptcy!

          Jack Wittaker drove a pickup truck ..... and carried $500,000 around in a briefcase! He is just plain nuts!

          I usually spend no more than $4 a week on the lottery .... I am quite frugal most of the time, but I have wanted to own a Rolls or Bentley since I was about 8 years old. I don't drink or party, but it would be nice to have a little fun!

          I am going to purchase my ticket at the store that sells tickets until closing time, like I always do!

          Best wishes to all, and I hope that one person wins Mega Millions on Friday!

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            ridge tiggs thought about you the other day..We was watching Highway To Heaven and one woman was looking in her mailbox and saw her neighbor and told her "Here's a letter of your's was in my mailbox the mailman must have put in my box by mistake"..Maybe she was talking to the McNutts??...

            Nah, the McNutt's wouldn't care cuz cain't none of 'em read no how. Ain't no tellin' what they do with all my mail they get.

            I believe they're originally from Kentucky.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Posted: April 28, 2010, 9:06 am - IP Logged

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

              Give me a break !     (rolling eyes)

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                Really he doesn't want to rely on his Social Security checks, so he isn't working. So like why not go earlier and buy your ticket not at the last second. Now hes worried about money but he's got money to pay for an attorney to fight this thing in court that he'll get the 11.5 million dollars. You know what they say hold one hand out in front of you and one hand behind you and see which one is going to fill up first. In his case I think it will be the one behind him. 

                Good Luck to all Players in your choice of Games.

                LottoLin

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                  Posted: April 28, 2010, 10:25 am - IP Logged

                  Had the Convenience Store Clerk sold CA his Ticket(s) and had the Lottery Drawn his Numbers: The Convenience Store Owner would now be enjoying the Commission for Selling the Winning Ticket.

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

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                    Really he doesn't want to rely on his Social Security checks, so he isn't working. So like why not go earlier and buy your ticket not at the last second. Now hes worried about money but he's got money to pay for an attorney to fight this thing in court that he'll get the 11.5 million dollars. You know what they say hold one hand out in front of you and one hand behind you and see which one is going to fill up first. In his case I think it will be the one behind him. 

                    Good Luck to all Players in your choice of Games.

                    LottoLin

                    His lawyer is probably working on a contingency agreement.  A third of $11.5 would make a nice pay day for him plus he would attract more clients who might want to sue retailers if they fail to win a lottery jackpot.

                    Some years ago, a player sued a retailer and the Ohio lottery when he bought 20 Buckeye5 tickets with the same combination on each one and matched 5 which normally paid $100K each but there was a payout cap of $1M per drawing.  Since there was one other winner he ended up getting 20/21 of the $1M pay out and not the $2M he thought he was entitled  and sued because the retailer didn't made him aware of the pay out cap which was printed on the back of the play slips.  He lost, the court ruled players are responsible for knowing the rules and checking their tickets before leaving the retailer to make sure they are printed correctly.  All the local retailers now have a sign near their terminals that remind players of those rules.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: April 28, 2010, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

                      yeah ha..thats like suing Mc Donalds because the hot coffee burned you(!).

                      and leaving the payslip WITH the store for later proof is like...."what payslip?...."we"  don't have it ? ! "

                      Whats a 70 y/o need with 11 mil anyways?

                      But i actually do see his complaint cause I have also been denied a ticket sale at a certain grocery store who shuts their machine off at 9:pm because they don't wanna deal with it after 9.

                      All Lottery retailers should be forced to sell the tickets up to the official cut-off time.

                      Heres something I always wondered about: Why does the lottery machine need to be online and communicating with the mothership machine in order to simply print out your 6 numbers  ???  I mean is it telling the main computer to not pick them at the time of the drawing later????

                      You guys notice how the drawing result numbers's are so weird, like all high ones, when the jackpot gets real high?? as if they figure no one will pick #'s that crazy!  ....Crazy

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                        Nah, the McNutt's wouldn't care cuz cain't none of 'em read no how. Ain't no tellin' what they do with all my mail they get.

                        I believe they're originally from Kentucky.

                        NEATOOOO!! ridge..That leaves tiggs out he was born in a small burg Highland Park just outside of Deeeeetroit when you could walk the streets of Deeeetorit with no fear about a 100 years ago..You can read,right?..

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                          "Heres something I always wondered about: Why does the lottery machineneed to be online and communicating with the mothership machine inorder to simply print out your 6 numbers  ?"

                          Because the 6 numbers printed on the ticket aren't what determines whether or not it's a winning ticket.  That's determined by an entry that the "mothership machine" makes in the database, identifying the ticket by its own unique identity, including the time and place of purchase in addition to the 6 numbers.

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                            If the tape can show them selling another lottery ticket after he left..11.4 million will be  a small sum.  He can claim that they discriminated against him because he is disabled. I really think they wanted him to leave so they could play scratch offs and try to get the big one...that is what they normally do when they "close" early.

                            If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

                            You never know when you will get another hit.

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                              NEATOOOO!! ridge..That leaves tiggs out he was born in a small burg Highland Park just outside of Deeeeetroit when you could walk the streets of Deeeetorit with no fear about a 100 years ago..You can read,right?..

                              Sometimes Mother Nature just puts everybody where they're supposed to be tiggs.

                              Unless there's been some kind of mistake (it's never happened before) you apparently belong in Kentucky with all the other loons.

                              (Not that there's anything wrong with that).


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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