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NJ man sued over $38.5M lottery ticket

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: March 14, 2012, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

I betcha the lawyers hit the jackpot too.   Wink


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    Posted: March 14, 2012, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

    I'll bet his former co-workers would like to offer him some foot surgery right about now. LOL

    All they need is the winning ticket and records of any tickets bought right before and right after (which the lottery should have).  If it's the 6th ticket in a string of 12 ... busted!

    In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
    Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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      Posted: March 14, 2012, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

      Trust but verify.  Had they verified their combinations before the drawings instead of just trusting a co-worker to tell them the results after the drawings, this mess could have been avoided. 

      Players who buy tickets for themselves and a pool should insist on this policy because some people join a pool thinking if anyone in the pool ever wins a case can be made for them sharing with the pool even if their winning ticket wasn't bought for the pool.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: March 14, 2012, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

        I betcha the lawyers hit the jackpot too.   Wink

        Yep. I always let out a big sigh when I read that a lawyer "has experience in lottery cases."

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          Posted: March 14, 2012, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

          I run the lottery pool at my place of employment.  I have a 9x12 envelope that stays on the file holder on my office door.  Everyone puts in their own money and then signs the envelope.  I buy the tickets the day of the drawing, scan them, and then send everyone an email with the scanned copy of the tickets.  Then the tickets get locked in a safe.

          If we win money that is more than the group put in for tickets, it is divided up.  Anything less goes back in for the next drawing.  Also, the winnings that are put back in do not count towards an individuals play for the next drawing.  Example, this last draw we won $7, but we spent $40 (there were 20 people).  Everyone's share would be .35, but since it is less than the $2 it goes back in and you still have to put your $2 in for the next drawing, the .35 does not count individually.

          I do not buy my tickets the same day as the drawing and when I do, its not at the same place that I buy for the group.

          I would think a little research would show exactly when and where the winning ticket was purchased in this case.  If the winning ticket was not purchased at the same place at the same time as the rest of them, the guy is in the clear, IMO.  But, it certainly looks sneaky the way he did it.

          Life's Too Short To Be Unhappy Cool

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            Posted: March 14, 2012, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

            When I win on Friday ............ it will just be for my little family ........... $94,510,000 after 35% Federal Taxes ...........

            Thumbs Up about $108,750,000 wire transfer from the Pennsylvania Lottery ............. of course I will mitigate the other 10% tax obligation with some charitable contributions ......................

            Going Green the right way ..............     every good Bentley deserves a lottery winner!

            I Agree!

            Pools are only good for swimming!

            Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

            The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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              Posted: March 14, 2012, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

              I run the lottery pool at my place of employment.  I have a 9x12 envelope that stays on the file holder on my office door.  Everyone puts in their own money and then signs the envelope.  I buy the tickets the day of the drawing, scan them, and then send everyone an email with the scanned copy of the tickets.  Then the tickets get locked in a safe.

              If we win money that is more than the group put in for tickets, it is divided up.  Anything less goes back in for the next drawing.  Also, the winnings that are put back in do not count towards an individuals play for the next drawing.  Example, this last draw we won $7, but we spent $40 (there were 20 people).  Everyone's share would be .35, but since it is less than the $2 it goes back in and you still have to put your $2 in for the next drawing, the .35 does not count individually.

              I do not buy my tickets the same day as the drawing and when I do, its not at the same place that I buy for the group.

              I would think a little research would show exactly when and where the winning ticket was purchased in this case.  If the winning ticket was not purchased at the same place at the same time as the rest of them, the guy is in the clear, IMO.  But, it certainly looks sneaky the way he did it.

                               Not in a pool at this time,

               and have no desire to be in one since joining LP but,

              Your system sounds like one the best i've heard of,

               and buying your personel ticket on a different day,

               at a different place makes it cut and dry.

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

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                Posted: March 14, 2012, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

                I always thought about joining a pool, but this case is making me think otherwise.  Unless you are the one running it, you really have to put your trust into people.  That guy seems like he was willing to reall jip 5 people out of their fair share of the money.  How can someone who just got sooo lucky by winning the lotto want to bring such bad karma back to them by doing something like that?

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                  Posted: March 14, 2012, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                  I like your methododology, it is very well done and well thought out.

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                    Posted: March 14, 2012, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                    I run the lottery pool at my place of employment.  I have a 9x12 envelope that stays on the file holder on my office door.  Everyone puts in their own money and then signs the envelope.  I buy the tickets the day of the drawing, scan them, and then send everyone an email with the scanned copy of the tickets.  Then the tickets get locked in a safe.

                    If we win money that is more than the group put in for tickets, it is divided up.  Anything less goes back in for the next drawing.  Also, the winnings that are put back in do not count towards an individuals play for the next drawing.  Example, this last draw we won $7, but we spent $40 (there were 20 people).  Everyone's share would be .35, but since it is less than the $2 it goes back in and you still have to put your $2 in for the next drawing, the .35 does not count individually.

                    I do not buy my tickets the same day as the drawing and when I do, its not at the same place that I buy for the group.

                    I would think a little research would show exactly when and where the winning ticket was purchased in this case.  If the winning ticket was not purchased at the same place at the same time as the rest of them, the guy is in the clear, IMO.  But, it certainly looks sneaky the way he did it.

                    I like your methodology, it is very well done and well thought out. A template for any lottery pools anyone wants to start.


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                      Posted: March 14, 2012, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                      The VERDICT is in! Jury says SHARE THE WIN

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                        Posted: March 14, 2012, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                        The VERDICT is in! Jury says SHARE THE WIN

                        Hurray!  All drinks are on the house! (no tipping allowed)    Cheers

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                          Posted: March 14, 2012, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

                          No I'm serious. Just give me the money up front. When the winning ticket comes up I'll be long gone in touch with you, too give you your share!   Razz

                          let me get that for you.....Wink

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                            Posted: March 14, 2012, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

                            I like your methodology, it is very well done and well thought out. A template for any lottery pools anyone wants to start.

                            Thanks for the kind words!  I didn't want there to be any possible confusion.  I send emails out to everyone in the office announcing the next drawing and emails only to the ones that got in after I get the tickets, that way no one can say they didn't know about it.

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                              Posted: March 14, 2012, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                                               Not in a pool at this time,

                               and have no desire to be in one since joining LP but,

                              Your system sounds like one the best i've heard of,

                               and buying your personel ticket on a different day,

                               at a different place makes it cut and dry.

                              Thanks for the reply!  I have tried to remove the responsibility of collecting money from myself and putting the onus on everyone else because if they want to get in, they will make the effort to get the $2 in for the drawing.  It's getting to be a bit of a joke because now some get in because they "don't want to be the only idiot left working".  It has raised the moral some around the office.

                              Life's Too Short To Be Unhappy Cool