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Woman takes Fla. Lottery to court for ticket misprint

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Posted: May 24, 2010, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

Oh I would like to make some amendments to what I posted just a few minutes ago... I JUST realized that the TH being under the 1 (The "winning numbers" she has to match) has nothing to do likely with the "winning amount" lettering, and also noticed that there is an "N" partially showing (quite clearly actually) to the left of the "15" under the second row from the bottom of numbers (far left!) . There also appears to be a "W" visible next to the "3" on that same line.  

This leads me to conclude (and any people knowing otherwise please chime in) that when a lottery scratch off ticket in this state (or at least for this particular game) is a GRAND prize winner, the lettering underneath the latex probably spells out "W I N", and in that case this was clearly intended to BE a WINNING ticket, and the ONLY snag then is the "TH" under the "1".  Since this is NOT tampering by the player, nor apparent noncompliance with the rules, the SOLE responsibility lies with the lottery IMO, and they should PAY UP!!!!! Smash

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    Posted: May 24, 2010, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

    The legalities of this case are valid for Florida. It matters not what the rulings are in other states. Deeply disappointed in the folks siding with the lottery in this matter. The Lottery while it may be held accountable for the distribution will most likely be able to recoup this legal loss by counter suing the Contracted Print company.

    ANd for the person who commented on Government contracting, I can 110% assure you that the US govt screws over US business quite nicely and does so by handing out contracts to foreign country business for the sake of saving the american dollar, so your american tax money is alive and well in many a deal. the average american business makes 3-5% profit on contracted Govt bids, so you tell me where that falls under the IRS- can we say NON profit status?

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      Posted: May 25, 2010, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

      I'm sure if players could make their own rules about winning tickets, there would be more winners.  For example:

      If all the winning numbers were on a ticket some where then that ought to be worth something.

      If the numbers you played come up in a pre-draw test then that ought to be worth something.

      If you didn't understand the rules of the game but would have won if the games was as you though then that all to be worth something.

      If you could prove you were more deserving than the actual winners then that ought to be worth something.

      And the list could go one until everyone who played would win.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: May 25, 2010, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

        I'm sure if players could make their own rules about winning tickets, there would be more winners.  For example:

        If all the winning numbers were on a ticket some where then that ought to be worth something.

        If the numbers you played come up in a pre-draw test then that ought to be worth something.

        If you didn't understand the rules of the game but would have won if the games was as you though then that all to be worth something.

        If you could prove you were more deserving than the actual winners then that ought to be worth something.

        And the list could go one until everyone who played would win.

        That would make a good thread topic RJOh.

        I would add one more to that list:

        If you can show that you played a number for an eternity and it came up the draw after you stopped playing it you would get to boot the lottery director in the @ss.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: May 25, 2010, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

          "Maybe the state will take better measures as not to have anymore defective lottery tickets being sold to the public if the statehad to pay up the $500K!!!"

          What would you suggest? They they hire a bunch of people to carefuly look at every singe ticket to see if there's an obvious mistake, or anything that could confuse people who can't be bothered with checking the rules?

          "The Lottery while it may be held accountable for the distribution willmost likely be able to recoup this legal loss by counter suing theContracted Print company."

          I don't know how you'd run your business if you had one, but it's a pretty safe bet that the printing company is smart enough to have a contract that says their responsibility for printing errors is limited to fixing or replacing defective tickets.  It's a moot point anyway, because the law is very clearly on the side of the lottery. Their only obligation for a defective ticket is to refund the purchase price or replace the ticket with one that isn't defective.

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            Posted: May 26, 2010, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

            I have bought Gold Rush tickets looking only to match the player number with the winning number.never have i checked for the spelling under either number. so if the number dosn't match but amatched spelling is under a wrong number you can still win? Printing errors should be a problem for Printers and Florida Lottery and not the players. Pay up Florida.
              A one (1) is a one (1) no matter how you spell it, and if there was a misprint on
            that game ticket that was sold in 2007 why is it still being sold today. I guess it a good one for the lottery::::