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Ct. man claims he lost $254M Powerball ticket

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Posted: November 6, 2011, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

It all depends on whether he filled out a betslip or bought a block of numbers with quick picks.  I can't recall if the winner was a quick pick or self-selected. 

If he indeed filled out a slip that has the numbers he played, he may be able to prove his case.  Of course he would have to have more than one set of numbers on that slip.  Then again the ticket is a bearer instrument.  But being able to show that he purchased several picks on one ticket may give him a better chance.  The lottery could always look that up.  If he has this I would take the chance of hiring a lawyer.

I do echo what others have said.  Who would be so careless to lose a $254 million ticket?Dupe Alert

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    Posted: November 6, 2011, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

    People are very careless.

    Careless with lottery tickets.

    Careless with money.

    Careless with children.

    Careless with keys.

    Careless-careless-careless.

    Why, IMO, because the carelessness was reinforced over a period of time by the people in their lives. Now, it is part of their genetic makeup and the carelessness is handed down from generation to generation until someone breaks the cycle.

    Here in TX, the lottery tickets are printed on thermal paper.

    Ask yourself how many lottery players in TX have lost out on cashing in a winning ticket because their ticket was destroyed from heat exposure.

    I am no exception to being careless. There are many times I have misplaced tickets. Why, because I broke routine. So now the rule of the house is, "No tickets are to be scratched until we are in our home. All winning tickets go in drawer #1 and all losing tickets go in drawer #5. The losing tickets are to be checked and rechecked for a 6 mos. period, just in case a ticket was misread."

    Absolutely tickets can be destroyed by heat. Last year I left my wallet in my pants when I washed them. Rather then dry all my papers under a lamp for several hours I decided to dry them in the microwave.

    Well, that worked fine for everything including money, except for the pick 3 ticket which partially burned up. I went back to the store with my still wet wallet and told them what happened.

    Fortunately, they were able to read the serial number and typed it into the computer and were able to cash it for the $80 even though I could not clearly make out the played number.

    I have also lost an an $80 box winner. I was never completely sure if I lost it at home, or left it at the store with my tickets on the counter, or if I just forgot to take them with me while I was cashing a winner. I could not imagine losing a jackpot winner.

    If he has a playslip with the other numbers on it, and the other tickets he bought showing the sequence, and the stores video showing him buying the tickets, he may have a chance. The tickets have the date, time and machine number that printed the ticket on the front. All tickets also have a number on the back showing the sequence on the roll of paper. If someone else cashes it, that would prove he lost it.

    However, the other person who finds it could claim that it is a bearer instrument, so basically it would be finders keepers. This is assuming some one else finds it. Unless he signed the back of it before he lost it. For his sake I hope he finds it.

    "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

    The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

    Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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      Posted: November 6, 2011, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

      "A little upset," said Suni Patel, the owner of the store."

      Every time I read a story of something strange about a lottery ticket the name Patel is in the article. Has the Patel family taken over the U.S. convenient store business or is this another weird coincidence?

      some of them have other jobs.

      there's a lot of them at the hotel i work at.

      and my postal carrier is named patel.

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        Posted: November 6, 2011, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

        to bad so sad,   i have no lost feelings for people who claim or really did a lose a ticket

         

        these people are dumb, just plain and simple

        i have allmy tickets form past year, in 1 room,  why, if i win anything, i can take losers,and write them off, as i have "proof" of losers.   to many people buy lottery tickets and "lose" them

         

        i just wish a unclaimed jackpot prize pool that goes unclaimed , would atfer 1 year or whatever deline is for each state, would then Be put back itno next full drawing

        as we players builded the jackpot with out cash, we deserve a winner, and not lottery claiming winner money for them selfs cease a idiot won.............

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          Posted: November 6, 2011, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

          Sorry to hear that this guy lost his ticket!!! But what i want to no is WHY when the powerball and the mega million get up to a big pot WHY do georgia take it out of the state i mean give georgia a chance WE play to JUST WANT TO NO WHY.

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            Posted: November 6, 2011, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

            "My grandfather right here, number 29. He played my aunt's ... that's my aunt's birthday. He won $1 million," Alexis Nanos told ABC News affiliate WTNH-TV
             
            The owner of a convenience store says a man came in claiming to have bought the winning numbers.

            Noticed neither claim was made where it counts at the lottery commission office.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: November 6, 2011, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

              In my case, I buy tickets just about every day and am normally very well organized. It happened. Oh, well. My mess up.

              If you do save your losing tickets, you may need more than just the losing tickets to offset taxes. Anyone can collect losing tickets from friends, co- workers etc. You need to keep a detailed record of what you spent, when you spent it, where you spent it, and having receipts would better yet. The I.R.S. wants receipts for every thing else, why would gambling loses be any different?

              "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

              The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

              Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                Posted: November 6, 2011, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

                if he really bought the ticket and lost it or misplaced then you are in a big problem,better go home and look very carefully you got 6 months to find it , or else say goodbye to 254million dollarsBang Head

                Any sensible person who had such a misplacement wouldn't immediately announce it.

                This guy hasn't lost anything other than his meds. Roll Eyes
                He'll figure it out, once everyone he knows and plenty of unsavory people that he doesn't know show up at his home to "help" with a search.

                Meanwhile, the real winner and the rest of us can have a chuckle.

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                Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                  Posted: November 6, 2011, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                  It's gonna be real interesting when someone does show up with that ticket.

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                    Posted: November 6, 2011, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                    personally, i  can't see an adult or anyone for that matter, going to a store purchasing a ticket with hopes of winning not  protecting the ticket. come one the purpose of playing the game is to win...or am i missing something

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                      Posted: November 6, 2011, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                      I am here in nc and everytime i buy a lottery ticket in many stores, i buy it from a Patel.  There is something to the madness.

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                        Posted: November 6, 2011, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                        What kind of idiot lose a $245 million dollar ticket!Bang Head

                        The U.S. Government...

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                          Posted: November 6, 2011, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

                          This CT case is just bizarre. In thes times of economic hardship, people can be so desperate that they become dilusional.

                          I hope the guy who claims he lost his ticket is not setting himself up to sue the real ticket owner. I hope the real ticket buyer

                          bought his ticket in a store that has cameras. If he did then the barcode info on the ticket would tell the date and time the

                          ticket was bought and the camera would confirm the identity.

                          That money's gone fo ever

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                            This CT case is just bizarre. In thes times of economic hardship, people can be so desperate that they become dilusional.

                            I hope the guy who claims he lost his ticket is not setting himself up to sue the real ticket owner. I hope the real ticket buyer

                            bought his ticket in a store that has cameras. If he did then the barcode info on the ticket would tell the date and time the

                            ticket was bought and the camera would confirm the identity.

                            i thought all the stores have cameras.

                            if not required they should be.

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                              Posted: November 6, 2011, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                              I am here in nc and everytime i buy a lottery ticket in many stores, i buy it from a Patel.  There is something to the madness.

                              Do a google search for Patel. Interesting.

                              "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                              The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                              Don't just think outside the box, crush it.