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Ohio man sues for share of $99M lottery jackpot

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Posted: September 7, 2011, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

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just give the Guy something people...................DONT GET CURSED..............HE DIDNT CONTRIBUTE FOR THE MONTHS THAT THEY DIDNT HIT AND HE DIDNT COMPLAIN.........

Give him sonething for what? Of course he didn't complain for the months he didn't cough up and they didn't hit.

But when they did hit he reappears and says, "Where's mine?" If there's any curse involved he's putting a curse on himself for trying to pull such a stunt, wanting in after-the-fact.

Anyone who doesn't ante up is not in the pot, that's all there is too it.

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: September 7, 2011, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

    This guy doesn't deserve a penny. The way I see it, if you put money in for a drawing, you're in for THAT drawing. You want in next time? You gotta pay again. Pool membership is on a per drawing basis.

    You can see it however you want, but membership is always based on the rules of the pool. It seems pretty clear from the article that all parties agree that membership in this pool was at least on a monthly basis rather than a per drawing basis. If the guy who's suing is telling the truth and the group previously covered for people who weren't at work for various reasons that creates a precedent that may well be correctly interpreted as part of the pool's contract. If the pool kept small winnings and used them to make payments for those who were absent they've created a precedent that probably prevents them from kicking anyone out of the pool without accounting for that person's contributions to those previous winnings.

    One thing that's 100% certain is that whatever each side spends on legal fees could probably have been saved  by simply putting the agreement in writing.

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      Posted: September 7, 2011, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

      The guy deserves nothing.  No one hears hide nor hair of him in 3 months and the day after the win he comes beboppin in.  Please.

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        Posted: September 7, 2011, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

        if you're gonna do pools this is the only way to go.call it the kiss system.

        Kiss.

        It.

        Simple.

        Stupid.

        i guess the 2nd S applies to me that was supposed to be.

        K.eep

        I.t.

        S.imple.

        S.tupid. Embarassed

        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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          Posted: September 7, 2011, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

          verrry well said .I Agree!

          also theres a video outhere on aol about this and the attornity of the coworkers saying that the coworkers did ask him while he was out of work if he would like to play through that time and he clearly said no .

          is a money game . moral of the story lotterypool sucks sss. best thing play individualy to prevent all these drama s

          thats interesting,i know a guy that said "i would litigate, cause it would't cost me anything"

          same guy that told me"when they announce me the winner i'gonna say it's the first ticket i bought in my life"

          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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            Posted: September 7, 2011, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

            What a sad story Why sue when you didnt make any contributions?? I mean was thee a contract that stated funds were to be extracted if persons were unable to pay for some reason or the other???

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              Posted: September 8, 2011, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

              Lottery pools should just be illegal.  They cause a lot of problems & it's better to see just one person win.

               

              Make it a law that a winning ticket can only be claimed by one individual.

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                Posted: September 8, 2011, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

                Lottery pools should just be illegal.  They cause a lot of problems & it's better to see just one person win.

                 

                Make it a law that a winning ticket can only be claimed by one individual.

                Make it a law that a winning ticket can only be claimed by one individual.

                That was a rule in Ohio and many other states years ago but it didn't stop people from forming lottery pools.  It just made one person responsible for all the taxes which was generally more on prizes less than a million dollars than it would be divided up among all the winners.  It's still the rules for amounts of $10,000 or less in many states today.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: September 9, 2011, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Lottery pools should just be illegal.  They cause a lot of problems & it's better to see just one person win.

                   

                  Make it a law that a winning ticket can only be claimed by one individual.

                  I have a different take on that.

                  I'd prefer to have the option to join a pool if I so desired or not join one if I don't.

                  We already have too many laws written by politicians telling us what we can or can't do.

                  Freedom is always the best choice in a simple matter like this.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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