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Ct. man claims he lost $254M Powerball ticket

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: November 8, 2011, 10:53 am - IP Logged

The Connecticut Lottery is adding fuel to the fire by not announcing exactly what store sold the winning ticket.  Other States, like NJ, make that announcement right away - don't understand why CT doesn't do the same!  They'll only say it was sold in Fairfield County - makes no sense to me!No Nod

Do you think they are making it too hard for those folks trying to make a false claim?  All that information is on the winning ticket and the real winner will know that even if he doesn't understand the codes on the ticket.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: November 8, 2011, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

    Check the security cameras. Doesn't matter anyway if you lost it that is your problem. You should be treating it like it is $250 million from the start.

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      Posted: November 8, 2011, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

      That's terrible that the winning ticket was lost. I hope the ticket gets claimed before it expires.

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        Posted: November 8, 2011, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

        this story stinks!.

        By the time I have money to burn, my fire will have burnt out
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          Posted: November 8, 2011, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

          I'm sure whoever won in CT is biding their time and consulting with advisors before claiming their prize, but there's still an unclaimed Powerball jackpot from GA on June 29... so I went looking for what really happens to unclaimed prizes. Here's the FAQ from the Powerball website:

          WHAT HAPPENS TO UNCLAIMED PRIZES?

          Except for the jackpot (and the BONUS prize whenever it is in effect), all unclaimed prizes are kept by the lottery jurisdiction that has the winner. About half of the lotteries are required to put the money back into a game. The other half is required by law to turn the money over to the state's general fund. The jackpot money and BONUS prize pool are treated differently. If these two prize pools are unclaimed, The money must be returned back to all lotteries, in proportion to their sales for the draw run. The lotteries then distribute the money as they are required by law - back into other lottery games or back to the state's general fund.

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            Posted: November 8, 2011, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

            Starr920, hell i wish my state did that, make my future winner life even harder to spot.

            pack any store in county. i could of got my tickets anywhere, LOL. 

            also, its epic funny to me

            why you ask , is simple.

            everyone in the County, who got their tickets for that draw, ,  but not checked yet, hear's the news and , RUSH'S to go check their tickets, , going OMFG  i might have won!!!!!! and they see the ticket, "major letdown"

            i love it, keep dream crushing up connecticut Rofl.

             

            i know my worst nitemare, is someone at my local kroger where i play my tickets, wins, and i didn't check tickets, so i be going, OMFG no way, rush's across house, get my tickets, rush's back to computor to check , and none match

            this would be me at that point.:

             

            and to VAHopeful, ya its a shame all states keep a powerball,mega millions jackpot unclaimed to them selfs

            i feell the only  right to do at that point of no claimer, is to put the cash that's been sitting their 6 months to 1 year, with no winner, back into next full drawing of said jackpot game , that is add it to prize pool of current jackpot.

            and they can keep the interest anyway for them selfs at least.

            we builded jackpot up with our money, , we public deserve a winner, not lottery keeping our cash and winning their own lottery, just cease some idiot"or unlucky beep"  buyed a ticket and never claimed.

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              Posted: November 8, 2011, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

              Unclaimed Jackpots should be put into the very next Jackpot after the time limit for claiming expires.

              Or used to increase secondary prizes until it's used up.

              It should never be put into one state's general fund - that's not what the people bought the tickets for.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: November 8, 2011, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

                Unclaimed Jackpots should be put into the very next Jackpot after the time limit for claiming expires.

                Or used to increase secondary prizes until it's used up.

                It should never be put into one state's general fund - that's not what the people bought the tickets for.

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: November 8, 2011, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

                  This is a big win for uconn if no one goes on to claim the jackpot.  I would like to see the jackpots also go back to the players the whole jackpot in some form of prizes or adding it to the jackpot run after the ticket expires not give that much money to politicians in uconn to do whatever they want in the general fund of the state.-weshar75

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                    Posted: November 8, 2011, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                    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.

                    you forgot about package store owners.

                    "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

                    for always sticking up for me.."

                     


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                      Posted: November 8, 2011, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                      ridge buddy i was wondering when u were gonna chime in. don't tell me the backwoods lost power like we did here in conn.

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                        Posted: November 8, 2011, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                        ridge buddy i was wondering when u were gonna chime in. don't tell me the backwoods lost power like we did here in conn.

                        Nah, not now but we lose power pretty regular here. Goes off for a minute or so at least once or twice a day. Sugarbritches can reset the clocks faster than a rat can cross a roof with a piece of raw liver in his mouth but she's gettin' tired of it, I'm here to testify.

                        We lose it for days sometimes in the winter when the trees commence to comin' down with the snow. That's when I play Tennessee Chainsaw Massacre. I got a mask like the skin mask the guy wore in the movie, scares the hell out of the McNutt's down the mountain.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Posted: November 8, 2011, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

                          you forgot about package store owners.

                          yes,i'll have to ask the package store owners if any of their ppl. work at the hotel.

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                            Posted: November 8, 2011, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

                            Unclaimed Jackpots should be put into the very next Jackpot after the time limit for claiming expires.

                            Or used to increase secondary prizes until it's used up.

                            It should never be put into one state's general fund - that's not what the people bought the tickets for.

                            some states i lived in used to do this.

                            i think ?

                            pa.?

                            ca?

                            anyone remember?

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                              Posted: November 8, 2011, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                              The Connecticut lottery doesn't announce the exact location because they're smarter than the idiots in charge of security (or the idiots who don't listen to them) at other lotteries. If there's every any dispute over ownership knowing where and when the ticket was bought is very significant. In this particular case it's possible that the guy is the legitimate owner and somebody else will find the ticket and try to claim the prize. Assuming he's the legitimate owner, he made a major mistake in saying where he bought the ticket, because if somebody finds it they also know where it was bought. Of course there may be other useful detail that only the owner would know, such as buying tickets for a different game at the same time.