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Iowa Lottery security chief bent on determining identity of jackpot winner

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Posted: January 11, 2012, 9:37 am - IP Logged
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I Agree! I think they were convinced that nobody was going to claim the jackpot and they had the idea that they could keep it.And then somebody threw a wrench into the works and had the odasity to claim it.Now they are scrambling around looking for loopholes so they don't have to pay up.At least that's my take on the situation.

 

I bet you meant to say audacity?

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    Maybe the individual was waiting for a divorce to finalize before claiming the prize. He/she wanted to make sure that the other got NOTHING!! Why not wait until the last hour to make the claim. They would throw off the former spouse and the divorce court. The person may have moved to NY during the "waiting period".

    Even if it's not true, it makes a good story. LOL!

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      Posted: January 11, 2012, 9:45 am - IP Logged
       Original Post by Cletu$2
       
       

      I Agree! I think they were convinced that nobody was going to claim the jackpot and they had the idea that they could keep it.And then somebody threw a wrench into the works and had the odasity to claim it.Now they are scrambling around looking for loopholes so they don't have to pay up.At least that's my take on the situation.

       

      I bet you meant to say audacity?

      Yep,thats the word I meant to use.Thanks for the spelling lesson.

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        Posted: January 11, 2012, 10:47 am - IP Logged

        Steve Bogle needs a hobby !!!! Crazy

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          Posted: January 11, 2012, 11:32 am - IP Logged

          We all have to look at it from the winner's point of view, winning a decent size jackpot of this size is a very life changing event and can cause an array of ; should I and shouldn't I; thoughts to occur. It's probably taken them a year to finally grasp the concept of being newly found wealth and get over the jitters of being new money. By being said, it shows that now being able to over come the temptation of claiming for a year that once the funds are deposited into their account they are more likely able to hold back from blowing their millions. Just my opinion.

          But a year though?? Please, NOBODY is going to wait that long to claim a jackpot worth millions. Unless the ticket was misplaced and they finally found it. And you have to think as bad as people need money? Even a millionaire would have never taken that long to claim a prize of that size because HE would even know that overtime the money would depreciate.

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            Posted: January 11, 2012, 11:38 am - IP Logged

            My bad. I guess what I meant was if you do it within the first two months, not too many eyebrows will be raised. 

            The ticket owner seems to want privacy and anonymity but now they won't get that. Even people who don't

            care for things like these are curious.

            This compares to trying to put together a complicated tax return at 6 PM on April 15 and have it post marked and in the mail before midnight. I have no problem with winners wanting to remain anonymous and/or forming trusts, but some states have laws where back ground checks must be made for delinquent taxes and child support before the check can be issued.

            Does Iowa run a check on the 76 year-old lawyer from NY who signed the ticket but claims he's not the owner or can they demand the identity of the true ticket owner? 

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              Posted: January 11, 2012, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

              But a year though?? Please, NOBODY is going to wait that long to claim a jackpot worth millions. Unless the ticket was misplaced and they finally found it. And you have to think as bad as people need money? Even a millionaire would have never taken that long to claim a prize of that size because HE would even know that overtime the money would depreciate.

              A winner in New Jersey did that a few years ago just using the post office.  He sent his ticket in on the last day by regular mail and it arrived at the lottery office a day late but since it was post marked on the final day, he got his money.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: January 11, 2012, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree!   I think they were convinced that nobody was going to claim the jackpot and they had the idea that they could keep it.And then somebody threw a wrench into the works and had the odasity to claim it.Now they are scrambling around looking for loopholes so they don't have to pay up.At least that's my take on the situation.

                If they look hard enough, they may find one...like maybe he bought a tank of gas and a cup of coffee with his ticket and paid for them all with a credit card..... or maybe he didn't fill out his play slip by hand.  There are all kinds of rules like that somewhere on most lottery website that the average player don't pay any attention to and neither do the retailers.

                I've seen people fill up their gas tank, pick up a cup of coffee or pack of cigarettes with a lottery ticket and pay for it all with their credit card.  And there's all kinds of software to print up play-slips using a computer and printer.  A winner in either scenario could lose his prize because he broke a lottery rule and even worst yet, lose the money he spent on the tickets.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: January 11, 2012, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                  Until we learn the real "WHY" the ticket was presented so close to the deadline, we will speculate about the causes.

                  The mailing issue was mentioned.  The ticket was purchased with a first pick on Christmas Day.  Maybe it was a Christmas present and was mailed to NY.  Maybe it was a Christmas present to someone under 18 years old.  I don't know how these possibilities would affect the validity of the win.  Or perhaps, the ticket was purchased with a debit card of someone under the age of 18.

                  We just don't know at this stage why they waited so long, but is raised more curiosity than if it was turned in earlier.

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                    Posted: January 11, 2012, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

                    Until we learn the real "WHY" the ticket was presented so close to the deadline, we will speculate about the causes.

                    The mailing issue was mentioned.  The ticket was purchased with a first pick on Christmas Day.  Maybe it was a Christmas present and was mailed to NY.  Maybe it was a Christmas present to someone under 18 years old.  I don't know how these possibilities would affect the validity of the win.  Or perhaps, the ticket was purchased with a debit card of someone under the age of 18.

                    We just don't know at this stage why they waited so long, but is raised more curiosity than if it was turned in earlier.

                    Since you must be 21 in Iowa to purchase lottery tickets,maybe the purchaser bought the ticket for someone that was old enough to purchase a ticket in most states but still to young in Iowa.We should be finding out this week,at least according to the article.

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                      Posted: January 11, 2012, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

                      Yup. As soon as they have an individual claiming to be the owner of the ticket they should write a check just like Texas did when Willis Willis' ticket was presented for payment.

                      Well, well, well, K-Y Jelly Floyd comes down squarely on the side of Big Brother.

                      How shocking.

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                        Posted: January 11, 2012, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                        The lottery office needs to pay this person they are always suspicious about things i would've waited that long as well.

                        Everybody don't have to publicize their name i feel like all states should give you the option as if you want to disclose your name, etc...


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                          Well, well, well, K-Y Jelly Floyd comes down squarely on the side of Big Brother.

                          How shocking.

                          Rdgrnr!! what is that suppose to mean K-Y Jelly Floyd Wink(comes down squarely on the side of BIG BROTHER) Hummmmmmmmmmm!! there is definitely something going on here but once again we might not never know!Roll EyesSleep

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                            Rdgrnr!! what is that suppose to mean K-Y Jelly Floyd Wink(comes down squarely on the side of BIG BROTHER) Hummmmmmmmmmm!! there is definitely something going on here but once again we might not never know!Roll EyesSleep

                            What he does with that jelly is his business, louise,Wink I don't even wanna know. For all I know he uses it to hold down the comb-over on top of a big, fat, bald head with a pony tail. You know how those old hippies are. But I don't wanna get involved in all that mess. And I will not get involved in any questions about NY's liberal marriage laws as it relates to why he chose to live there. That's his business and I'll defend his right to live the lifestyle he chooses. If he wants to wear fishnet stockings and marry some truck driver named Spike it doesn't bother me a bit. That's just the way libs are. And it's perfectly legal (in New York, anyway).

                            Now as far as coming down on the side of Big Brother, that's always been little floydie's M.O.

                            He's always on the side of big government over the people no matter what. That's his bread and butter. He figures when the government makes a lot of money, they just might increase his public aid. He loves laws and rules and regulations. And he was undoubtedly the classroom stool pigeon when he was a kid. "Teacher, teacher! Ridge was drinking moonshine on the playground again!"  "Teacher! Teacher! Ridge was in the bushes again with Thelma Lou and Elvira May!"

                            You know the type.

                            But let's not talk about weirdos tonight.

                            Let's win that Powerball!

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                              Powerball for me tonite ............. and only my name and town !!!!!!!!!!!!

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