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Indiana man says store cost him $11.5M lottery jackpot

Topic closed. 76 replies. Last post 7 years ago by Guru101.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: May 1, 2010, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

You're absolutely correct. Even if he had played those numbers, there's a good chance those numbers wouldn't have been drawn.

Even if he had played a play slip with those numbers on it and his ticket didn't have them, he couldn't have used the play slip as proof that he intended to play those numbers because on the back of every play slip that I've ever used, it states:

"This play slip is not an official ticket or a valid receipt.  This play slip also can not serve as proof of game played or a ticket purchase.  CHECK YOUR PRINTED TICKET for accuracy BEFORE leaving the retailer.  You need the original winning ticket to claim a prize."

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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    Posted: May 2, 2010, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

    Even if he had played a play slip with those numbers on it and his ticket didn't have them, he couldn't have used the play slip as proof that he intended to play those numbers because on the back of every play slip that I've ever used, it states:

    "This play slip is not an official ticket or a valid receipt.  This play slip also can not serve as proof of game played or a ticket purchase.  CHECK YOUR PRINTED TICKET for accuracy BEFORE leaving the retailer.  You need the original winning ticket to claim a prize."

    You're right. Both are strong arguments for the defense and this is what I was getting at in the other thread that I started.

    Basically what I'm saying is, one cannot claim that the results would have been the same had they played. The tag line for the movie "Butterfly Effect" is "Change One Thing, Change Everything", which is true. When you change everything up to some said event, the result of that event can, and more than likely will change. Lets say you had some numbers written down and you didn't play them and they ended up being the winning numbers. Before anyone panics, they need to rewind everything and put in place the difference of you taking the time to play those numbers. This will cause a chain reaction that will work its way all around the entire globe(actually the entire universe, but I'll be simple here). In fact, it can be broken down into billions and billions of tiny steps. And yes, the difference will work its way all the way to that machine that's hundreds of miles away that's picking the lottery numbers. It's not right there in front of you so the difference isn't so apparent.

    Gonna win.Big Smile