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$14.3 million lottery winner almost didn't claim prize

Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 5 years ago by Iesha Kelly.

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Posted: January 26, 2012, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

Wow! More power to him!

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    Posted: January 26, 2012, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

    man I would have loved for his answer to be, "yes I made this ticket up. I wanted to see if it'll work so that I can make more winning tickets"

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      Posted: January 26, 2012, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

      I am happy for Mr. Elvord.

      But I have to say, that is one beautiful Bentley you chose for YOUR win! What model is that?  No wins for the Powerball last nite.

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        Posted: January 27, 2012, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

        I'm happy for him, but my question is why did he go to the lottery commission to get the ticket checked? Why not where he bought it since he "didn't know" whether he was a winner or not. Just a bit weird, but not Iowa weird.

        "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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          Posted: January 27, 2012, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

          I'm happy for him, but my question is why did he go to the lottery commission to get the ticket checked? Why not where he bought it since he "didn't know" whether he was a winner or not. Just a bit weird, but not Iowa weird.

          He was probably pretty sure he had the winner but didn't want to take a chance on letting some sleazy clerk try to rip him off.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: January 28, 2012, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

            He was probably pretty sure he had the winner but didn't want to take a chance on letting some sleazy clerk try to rip him off.

            Just in my neck of the woods, there are probably a dozen or so sleazy   Bat clerks that I would never consider handing my ticket to for any reason.

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              Posted: January 28, 2012, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

              "The first thing they asked me was, 'Did you make up the ticket?'"

              Just what does that mean? They think he printed it up himself ?

              I get mental block at times But I can not figure out that statement.

              I agree.  That was a rude question.  It also doesn't make sense.  There are more professional ways to ask that question.  Wonder why they asked it of him?

               

              Also, I'm a little worried about this guy.  I'm hoping it's an act, but he doesn't sound like the sharpest tool in the shed, at all. I'm happy that the people of the store were looking out for him, but he's lucky that they were looking out for him.  A man like that is ripe for prime exploitation.  Again, I'm hoping this is an act.