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Mistake on lottery ticket would have won $30M jackpot

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: June 21, 2010, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

If winning the jackpot was not meant to be, why bother playing in the first place?  Unless you find entertainment value in just throwing your money away.  If I'm going to play a lottery game I'm in it to win it.  I'm laying my money down to put myself in a winning position.

I think everyone who buys a lottery ticket dream about winning the big prize, it's just there are those who aren't surprised when they don't and are entertained by the fact they had a chance of winning.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: June 21, 2010, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

    this is a great example of why you should always buy tickets that are mistakes, well of course if you can afford it.  I feel bad for the potential winner.  i could not imagine what he/she is going through right now knowing they could have been $30 million richer

      It is not a great example of anything.  I always bought my mistake tickets and they never won. I think if someone meant to win the ticket cannot run away anyhow. What is interesting to me is how did they find out the cancelled ticket had the winning numbers?

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      Posted: June 22, 2010, 2:59 am - IP Logged

        It is not a great example of anything.  I always bought my mistake tickets and they never won. I think if someone meant to win the ticket cannot run away anyhow. What is interesting to me is how did they find out the cancelled ticket had the winning numbers?

      The Atlantic Lottery made a statement saying they also check tickets that have also been voided. They saw this ticket matched all the numbers and they apparently wanted to make a story out of it, which I think should have never happened. Most people will feel that if she had bought the ticket she would have won, perhaps even the lady that declined to purchase the ticket. This type of thing can make a person sick. But really, nobody knows for sure what would have happened if she would have bought the ticket. More than likely, she WOULDN'T have won. Unfortunately, it's hard for anyone to see the results and want to believe that she wouldn't have won if she did buy the ticket. There really isn't a story here. I can't believe the Atlantic Lottery made a story out of this. This is going to have a negative impact on people for no reason whatsoever.

      Gonna win.Big Smile

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        Posted: June 23, 2010, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

        The reason he didn't buy the mistake tickets is because he's a cheapskate.

        Parallels can be drawn. It's like you're in a saloon and there's a broad smilin at ya from the other side of the bar. Everybody knows ya gotta at least buy her a drink or ya ain't gonna get nothin.

        Well, Lady Luck was on the other side of the bar smilin at this guy but he was too friggin cheap to buy her a drink.

        So he didn't get nothin.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

         

         

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          Posted: July 24, 2010, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

          I've had mistakes like having a extra on my ticket by accident and they ask if i wanted it void. Of course i always by the ticket as is and also by a extra ticket of how i wanted it. There's a few times where i had my tickets in the washer which where destroyed and lucky i wasnt the winner.

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            Posted: July 26, 2010, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

            I agree with the poster that said that the lottery commission should not anounced this.  It only is going to make the person that didn't buy the ticket feel horrible.

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              Posted: July 26, 2010, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

              It's all part of their plan to sucker people into buying more tickets.