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Man files 27 lawsuits over alleged lost lottery ticket

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Posted: December 8, 2010, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

Good Question!

This Story is a Good Example of What Happens if You Loose Your Lottery Ticket and it Turns Out to be a Winner!

However: If you find a large sum of money (Winning Lottery Ticket) are you required by law to turn it in?

Unfortunately, what I found is that not reporting it, and spending it, is considered theft.

Money on the street (Lottery Ticket on a Bus) is "lost property", meaning it is still their property even though they've lost it.

You can turn it into the police and file a report, and in most places, if no one claims it then it's yours. However, some places have a policy of giving it to the local government if no owner could be found.

Life isn't fair. Usually, only the poor and middle-class working shlubs are the ones following the rules and staying poor/in debt/slaves to their unstable american jobs -- the rich seem to have less of a conscience about breaking the law (shady business deals, good old boy networks, government sleaze, and evading taxes by any means necessary). Maybe that's why they are rich.

With that statement you as close toBig Grin Angel Mother Teresa as any one could be.Now on that note never mind how he looks ,I am incline to believe him. He standing on principle even if it 's the rest of his life. If only he played these numbers everyday and had his tickets to show.Fight on for your justicePatriot

    sully16's avatar - sharan
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    Posted: December 8, 2010, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

    Oh great !

    Now you have given them another idea!

    This clock comes to mind when I think about crazy lawsuits and politicians !

     hint: it goes "Ding, Cuckoo"

    oops...my bad.   ding-cuckoo sums them up for sure.

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    For a lead role in a cage?

     

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      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: December 8, 2010, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

      Sounds like Isaac Mendez had a good chance to present his case back in 2003.  Unless he present some different evidence this time he can expect he same results again.

      http://www.lotterypost.com/news/75672/143056

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        konane's avatar - wallace
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        Posted: December 8, 2010, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

        Sounds like Isaac Mendez had a good chance to present his case back in 2003.  Unless he present some different evidence this time he can expect he same results again.

        http://www.lotterypost.com/news/75672/143056

        Nothing was said whether Mendez appealed the original verdict.  Also the article you linked to said the winning ticket was a quick pick.

        Good luck to everyone!

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          Posted: December 8, 2010, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

          Somebody should tell this illegal immigrant and his attorney that a lottery ticker is a bearer instrument.  If not signed by the purchaser, it belongs to whomever turns it in to the lottery office.

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            Posted: December 9, 2010, 10:04 am - IP Logged

            Somebody should tell this illegal immigrant and his attorney that a lottery ticker is a bearer instrument.  If not signed by the purchaser, it belongs to whomever turns it in to the lottery office.

            Had Mendez proved the ticket he lost was the same ticket the Torreses turned in, he would have had a case. Had there been film of him buying a QP at the same time the winning ticket was purchased. The best evidence would be losing tickets with the same numbers played in past drawings.

            Apparently Mendez failed to prove either.

              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: December 9, 2010, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

              Somebody should tell this illegal immigrant and his attorney that a lottery ticker is a bearer instrument.  If not signed by the purchaser, it belongs to whomever turns it in to the lottery office.

              As the  judge said in this article: http://www.lotterypost.com/news/75672/143056
              "it is not 'finder's keepers, losers weepers,' as we learn in the schoolyard. If Mr. Mendez bought the ticket, he has a claim to it."

              The fact was Mr. Mendez testified he only remembered buying the ticket a week later, when the winning numbers and the store at which the lucky ticket was bought were published in the local newspaper and even though the ticket was an auto pick the first two digits 7 and 11 had stuck in his mind because it was the numerical rendering of the date of his mother's wedding anniversary: July 11.  Mr. Mendez story failed to prove to the judge that the Torres found a ticket he bought and lost.

              One has to ask even if he lost a $4M lottery ticket, why does he now sue for $300M?

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: December 10, 2010, 5:05 am - IP Logged

                i was lead to believe that every purchase is videod and the have footage of the purchaser of very winning ticket purchase.

                 

                well thats the feeling i get from those " gotcha " tv shows.

                i wonder this too.....hmmmm...need more info on this story

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                  Posted: December 11, 2010, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

                  we need more info on this story, years ago I remember a similar case where a woman claimed a winning ticket was hers, found out later she was a big liar.

                  his lawyer should be fired for letting him show up anywhere looking like that..clean him up.

                  LMAO  ROFL

                    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                    Posted: December 12, 2010, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                    Claims of losing the winning ticket is a common scam of people trying to claim a lottery jackpot that they did not win as was the case in the October Euromillions jackpot of £113m.

                    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1321830/Euromillions-pensioner-claims-won-lottery-jackpot-husband-binned-ticket.html

                    Lotteries all over the world deal with hundreds of such claims every year.  The real winner later came forward with the actual winning ticket.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: December 15, 2010, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                      This guy looks like a nut jobb. In california on the back of your ticket it says "sign it" to ensure ownership. smh .. He f'd up. not the torres.