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Ohio man sues for share of $99M lottery jackpot

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Posted: September 4, 2011, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

You know I'm gonna have to getcha fer that some day suri. lol

They ain't no hillbillies in Ohio anyway. Thems all hicks up there.

hahahhaah rdg  i know you will .

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    Posted: September 5, 2011, 1:17 am - IP Logged

    i my self never play in a group

    but if i was member of this group, and someone who didn't help pay for the tickets that drawing tryed to claim, them, their be no lawsuit, their be a dead body. of the person trying to do theft

     

    its very simple, you dont buy a ticket you dont win

    you ether buy a ticket or helped via buying into a group buy, etc 

    he did not play,he does not win

     

    seeing reports of countless lottery winners being bugged by family, friends, etc on lottery shows, just makes me think, a lot of evil people, or dumb however you see it

    think their have a enlentment to your winnings

    just like dems think they have a entitlement to rich people money, lottery winners, have people close to them, with a entitlement thinking

    this guy, is clearly such a case,     they use abuse of laws, they use the courts, and if their a lawyer and a greedy entitlement person wanting hes "fair share"  when he didnt do jack for it,   he sue

     

    they can go beep them selfs,  the lawyer helping this guy sue them, should be locked up for crime of attempted theft.

     

    all you guys saying, they should of have clear written rules , etc, your so corrent, but people are not smartest,   some people sure use codes of respest,  and rightness

    this guy is a crook, pissed off he missed out of millions,   and now trying to steal via "LEGAL" way

    this is american justice being abused, the courts are now used to harm people, to steal others money,

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      Posted: September 5, 2011, 6:25 am - IP Logged

      "On one occasion, the group made payments on behalf of a missing member for five months while she was on medical leave, the lawyer said. Hairston also covered for an absent co-worker with money out of his own pocket. ...... She denied that special provisions were made in the past for absentee members of the pool, or that emailed reminders were sent to other members but not to Hairston, as he claims in the lawsuit."

      Very shady behaviour on both sides but that's what money will do to some people.  Hairston should have made sure he paid the $5 every month so there would be no problem.  Why didn't he just contact someone in the group to make sure he was covered? 

      Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping

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        Posted: September 5, 2011, 7:38 am - IP Logged

        "The group's unwritten policy ..." <-- well right there's the problem. Roll Eyes

        I Agree! Paper and ink people.

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: September 5, 2011, 8:13 am - IP Logged

          I  would recommend a salery deduction policy.

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            Posted: September 5, 2011, 8:18 am - IP Logged

            I Agree! Paper and ink people.

            I Agree!

            Good luck to everyone!

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              Posted: September 5, 2011, 8:37 am - IP Logged

              A perfect example of why I go it alone. Money make people do crazy things. It is win-win for the lawyers.

              Guess Who's Back?

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                Posted: September 5, 2011, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                A perfect example of why I go it alone. Money make people do crazy things. It is win-win for the lawyers.

                true dat I Agree!

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                  Posted: September 5, 2011, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                  Go alone best policy IMHO.

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                    Posted: September 5, 2011, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                    "On one occasion, the group made payments on behalf of a missing member for five months while she was on medical leave, the lawyer said. Hairston also covered for an absent co-worker with money out of his own pocket. ...... She denied that special provisions were made in the past for absentee members of the pool, or that emailed reminders were sent to other members but not to Hairston, as he claims in the lawsuit."

                    Very shady behaviour on both sides but that's what money will do to some people.  Hairston should have made sure he paid the $5 every month so there would be no problem.  Why didn't he just contact someone in the group to make sure he was covered? 

                    Why didn't he just contact someone in the group to make sure he was covered? 

                    He was money ahead until they won.  Besides, he was probably buying tickets on his own and had he won he wouldn't be sharing it with his ex-coworkers who have faithfully hung with him for eight years.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: September 5, 2011, 10:22 am - IP Logged

                      Right now on "The Lottery Changed My Life" shows 15 co-workers that won 207 million in the Ohio Lottery.

                      They were sued by 3 other co-workers

                      Upon investigation, the 3 had to drop their lawsuit due to lack of proof that they were ever in the pool.

                      Beware folks, mEvil Lookingney brings out the worst in peRed Devilple.

                      Keep records, get your agreement notarized. Players beware.

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                        Posted: September 5, 2011, 10:34 am - IP Logged

                        I hope all of the future big winners are individuals for at least a year !

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                          Posted: September 5, 2011, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                          Right now on "The Lottery Changed My Life" shows 15 co-workers that won 207 million in the Ohio Lottery.

                          They were sued by 3 other co-workers

                          Upon investigation, the 3 had to drop their lawsuit due to lack of proof that they were ever in the pool.

                          Beware folks, mEvil Lookingney brings out the worst in peRed Devilple.

                          Keep records, get your agreement notarized. Players beware.

                          yet another story of in CA of a pool that won 315 million in Megamillions. A co-worker sued claiming he/she was part of the pool. After a 1.5 years of litigation, the case was dismissed.Sulk Off

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                            Posted: September 5, 2011, 11:33 am - IP Logged

                            This right here represents what is wrong with this country...that ENTITLEMENT attitude.  Just because a worker works for a company for X amount of years, that worker thinks he/she is a "part" of the company and is owed something.  If you don't own shares of a company, the company only owes you what it is contractually bound to pay you for labor and benefits, as applicable.  Just because a person plays the lottery in a pool for X amount of years, but was not contractually "IN" when the numbers hit, that pool does not owe that player a red cent. 

                            I agree that lottery pools are bad news.  First of all, they really kill the major benefit of winning a huge jackpot when it is divided up amongst all the participants.  I would much rather be a 40 year old 25M+ winner than one of X pool players walking away with under 2M.  Sure, winning 2M will change one's life, but you still have to be super conservative as that amount really represents the amount one can retire from work and maintain the SAME standard of living they currently enjoy in most cases (assumption is that person is already living within current income means).  However, winning 25M+ allows for a person to at least splurge on a ultra luxury item like a Bentley, Maybach, etc, purchase a reasonable 900,000 to 2,000,000 home, and travel in first class style at least once a month without seriously breaking the bank. 

                            But if I were inclined to play a lottery pool (I am not), I would have every contingency covered in the rules.  The written rules would cover eligibility (i.e. person must be a current employee of ABC company so as to avoid issue of those who leave the company for whatever reason; presumably most work lottery pools do their collection business at place of employment so that is the logic), amount of monthly contribution to be considered "IN", payout guidelines (i.e. small wins will be "reinvested" to increase number of tickets purchased when say jackpot reaches a certain level, not as a bail out the deadbeat fund), and monthly roster w/signatures of each contributor.  Additionally, no entry on the contributor list can be made without 3 designated persons verifying contribution made (this would preclude a buddy of the treasurer slipping said treasurer a contribution after the fact to get in on the winnings...yeah I know that might rarely happen, but the fact that it could should mean that measures are put in place to stop it from happening). 

                            So as you can see, playing in a pool is more work on the front end and it takes the excitement out of even the possibility of winning IMHO.  I would much rather just go to my favorite retail location by my lonesome, play my combination of QPs and own picks, and hope for the best.  When I wake up to the day my numbers match, I can rest assured that I will not be facing any potential lawsuits from anyone seeking to claim a share in the winnings because it was ME, MYSELF, and I that purchased that winning ticket.

                            Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                            The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                              Posted: September 5, 2011, 11:38 am - IP Logged

                              This right here represents what is wrong with this country...that ENTITLEMENT attitude.  Just because a worker works for a company for X amount of years, that worker thinks he/she is a "part" of the company and is owed something.  If you don't own shares of a company, the company only owes you what it is contractually bound to pay you for labor and benefits, as applicable.  Just because a person plays the lottery in a pool for X amount of years, but was not contractually "IN" when the numbers hit, that pool does not owe that player a red cent. 

                              I agree that lottery pools are bad news.  First of all, they really kill the major benefit of winning a huge jackpot when it is divided up amongst all the participants.  I would much rather be a 40 year old 25M+ winner than one of X pool players walking away with under 2M.  Sure, winning 2M will change one's life, but you still have to be super conservative as that amount really represents the amount one can retire from work and maintain the SAME standard of living they currently enjoy in most cases (assumption is that person is already living within current income means).  However, winning 25M+ allows for a person to at least splurge on a ultra luxury item like a Bentley, Maybach, etc, purchase a reasonable 900,000 to 2,000,000 home, and travel in first class style at least once a month without seriously breaking the bank. 

                              But if I were inclined to play a lottery pool (I am not), I would have every contingency covered in the rules.  The written rules would cover eligibility (i.e. person must be a current employee of ABC company so as to avoid issue of those who leave the company for whatever reason; presumably most work lottery pools do their collection business at place of employment so that is the logic), amount of monthly contribution to be considered "IN", payout guidelines (i.e. small wins will be "reinvested" to increase number of tickets purchased when say jackpot reaches a certain level, not as a bail out the deadbeat fund), and monthly roster w/signatures of each contributor.  Additionally, no entry on the contributor list can be made without 3 designated persons verifying contribution made (this would preclude a buddy of the treasurer slipping said treasurer a contribution after the fact to get in on the winnings...yeah I know that might rarely happen, but the fact that it could should mean that measures are put in place to stop it from happening). 

                              So as you can see, playing in a pool is more work on the front end and it takes the excitement out of even the possibility of winning IMHO.  I would much rather just go to my favorite retail location by my lonesome, play my combination of QPs and own picks, and hope for the best.  When I wake up to the day my numbers match, I can rest assured that I will not be facing any potential lawsuits from anyone seeking to claim a share in the winnings because it was ME, MYSELF, and I that purchased that winning ticket.

                              I Agree!