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Man files 27 lawsuits over alleged lost lottery ticket

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Posted: December 7, 2010, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

Satisfied that the Torreses purchased the ticket, a jury decided unanimously that the lump sum payout — $1.4 million after taxes — was rightfully theirs.

Seems like Mendez had his chance to prove the Torreses didn't purchased the ticket and lost, that should have been the end of it.  A similar case happened in Cleveland a few years back with a winning MegaMillions ticket, only the lady said she bought the ticket from a store that didn't sell the winning ticket.  She even got the local police involved and almost went to jail for lying.  I think she really believed her story.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: December 7, 2010, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

    He looks like he is determined to get "his money" back.

    I think he's just wasting everybody's time.

    That money's gone fo ever

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      Posted: December 7, 2010, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

      sorry to mendez, I understand that it is hard to live with such kind of experiment.

      my advice to him;carry on life goes on!,no matter how.

      I Agree!

      There are no born heroes or winners........it takes a hammer a chisel,a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one!..........

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        Posted: December 7, 2010, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

        Lottery tickets are bearer instruments and the State lottery is not responsible for lost tickets.

        I'd agree with NYSlugger.... a ticket is a bearer instrument and it says just that on the back of the ticket.

        The onus is on the person who lost the ticket to prove it was initially theirs.  He may very well have lost the tticket on the bus, and they may have found it and presented it.  But if he can not prove he initially owned it, he's toast.

        About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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          Posted: December 7, 2010, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

          There are many stories here on Lottery Post for us to read about claims of stolen tickets.

          I see no answers to the obvious questions that come to mind.

          In the first trial was the video footage shown revealing the purchaser of the ticket?

          Remember in the story of where the idiot ran his ticket through the printer and the printer messed up the ticket?

          Remember how the story told how the state was able to trace the origin of the ticket down to the roll of paper?

          And we all remember Mr. Willis Willis, the schmuck who had his ticket stolen here in TX.

          Well as far as this story goes, the details are too vague.

          I say throw some more meat into this stew because the fixins in this story are mighty scarce.

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            Posted: December 7, 2010, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

            YEP!!!!

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              Posted: December 7, 2010, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

              His hair is funny lol, maybe he can get a wig after his 'win'

                   $Group Hug$

                   FOR THE WIN!

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                Posted: December 7, 2010, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                my goo'ness.....the j-pot was 4 Mill & they only actually got 1.4 mil of it ??

                They (taxes) just rape 'ya at both ends don't they?

                Plus- if you wanna move OUT of the USA I think they (gov) tax you for that &  take even more of it from you -don't they ?

                 

                anywhere would be a happy place if ya had money like that !

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                  Posted: December 7, 2010, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                  Satisfied that the Torreses purchased the ticket, a jury decided unanimously that the lump sum payout — $1.4 million after taxes — was rightfully theirs.

                  Seems like Mendez had his chance to prove the Torreses didn't purchased the ticket and lost, that should have been the end of it.  A similar case happened in Cleveland a few years back with a winning MegaMillions ticket, only the lady said she bought the ticket from a store that didn't sell the winning ticket.  She even got the local police involved and almost went to jail for lying.  I think she really believed her story.

                  Mendez probably bought a lottery ticket at the same store on the same day and lost it on the bus. He had to prove the Torreses found his ticket and cashed it and couldn't. My guess he didn't know what the numbers were on the ticket and just assumed the Torreses found it and it was the winning ticket.

                  I remember the story about the deranged woman in Cleveland who claimed someone stole her $100 million MM ticket. They always mentioned the name of the store where the large jackpot winning ticket was sold during the nightly drawings and many people have claimed they lost their tickets when the tickets go unclaimed for a few days. That was rather common when Super Lotto had multiple jackpot winners. I believe there was a lawsuit involving two jackpot winners when a third winning ticket went unclaimed.

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                    Posted: December 7, 2010, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                    Or, gee, here's a thought. Maybe the rich are rich because they took their education seriously.  Maybe they're rich because they worked their tails off to get where they are. Maybe they're rich because they had the guts and determination to start their own business, even knowing the odds of succeeding were slim. Maybe they're rich because they don't play the victim card.  Life is what you make it. We all wind up EXACTLY where our intelligence and efforts put us.  Life is absolutely fair.  It gives back exactly what you put into it.

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                      Posted: December 7, 2010, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                      It looks like he believes his story. Most crazy people are very sure of themselves. Of course even if he lost A ticket I don't see how knows it was THE ticket. I would have to read more to see what the evidence in the original court case was.  It was probably "Nyahh nyahh, prove we didn't buy it Mr. Crazy! Ha!"

                      The moral of the story: Make sure your lottery ticket is safely tucked away when you change the tinfoil on your hat on the bus.

                      For more analysis of this vexing case...

                      http://nyc.barstoolsports.com/random-thoughts/jersey-city-pedophile-loses-his-4-million-lotto-ticket-sues-the-whole-world/

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                        Posted: December 7, 2010, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

                        He kind of reminds me of someone I don't like. He shares something in common with WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange: they both could be fixed very easily. And the cost? Less than one US dollar, for both of them. Seven point six millimeter full metal jacket.

                        But seriously, If I were him, I would remember to sign every ticket as soon as I bought it, considering his alleged bad luck. I would also be very careful to legibly print my name, address and phone number on every ticket which I purchased, immediately upon acquiring it.

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                          Posted: December 7, 2010, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                          Well, if the ticket was lost and not stolen, then it must belong to whoever finds it, unless there is a law saying that it still belongs to whoever bought it and then it must be proven that such person bought it.

                          If it can't be proven, then whoever holds the ticket owns it, even if that person found it, not because somebody found a ticket it must belong to whoever says that he or she lost it, it must be proven so or it should be proven so.

                          As to this particular case, as not all the details are shown here, I can't say who I think that it must belong to and even if they were shown, Who can really be sure? Just leave it to the law, jury and judge to say.

                          It does seem to me, that as the ticket was not stolen, even if it was lost, if it really was and it might not have been, then it belongs to the Torreses (Brother and sister), that is my own judgement, the Torreses didn't steal the ticket nor did they steal any years as it was claimed, they are the ones that should sue.

                          To me this is a grey area, if you lose a son, it is still yours no matter who finds him, if a truck or wagon that carries money for a bank loses some or all the money, that money still belongs to the bank, no matter who or how it was found and how it was lost.

                          The same thing goes for a lost car, but if you lose your pen or a dollar, I say that it belongs to whoever finds it, if you lose your dog, it is still your dog.

                          No matter what, just leave it up to the law, jury and judge, they will say what is what and how.

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                            Posted: December 8, 2010, 9:05 am - IP Logged

                            What part of Mendes being responsible for his own personal failure to secure the ticket from becoming lost ..... does Mendes not understand? 

                            Seems Mendes is attempting to turn back the hands of time, rewrite history in his favor. Good luck with that one.

                            Good luck to everyone!

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                              Posted: December 8, 2010, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

                              Did he sign the back of the ticket when he bought it? If he did not, then it will be hard for him to prove his case.

                              Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                              In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!