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Almost-millionaire on a 15-year political pilgrimage

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Posted: March 19, 2012, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

You hit upon a good point that I found very interesting. Why is there a deadline in the first place? I agree with you that there should not be a deadline, or if the states wanted to impose some sort of penalty let it expire over the period of time the annuity would have been paid out. 

So say if the jackpot would be paid as an annuity over 26 years like in New York then let that be the penalty, for each year that the ticket is not claimed you lose that years payments. So my time period would be the annuity payout period. I think that is fair, what do you guys think?

 -Michael

WONDERFUL idea, probably why the lotteries will not implement it.  :(  The reason probably claimed will be that different states have different claiming periods, then again, they (the states) could just adopt one period of claiming for the multi-state games - which makes much more sense to me.

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    Posted: March 19, 2012, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

    Wishing you all the best Mr. Jackson ......Thumbs Up

    I Agree!

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      Posted: March 19, 2012, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

      You get nothing!  You waited a year and three days to come forward for your winning lottery ticket.  You have horrible timing.  You do not deserve any money because you sir have an expired ticket.  Move on and stop crying about spilt milk.  You are doing good for yourself so get over the fact that you can't tell time and move on with your life.  So we don't have to read stories about non-winners like you.-weshar75

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        Posted: March 19, 2012, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

        Agreed.

        365 days to turn in a $5M ticket and still three days late?

        He's coming across as someone who doesn't want the rules to apply to him.

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          Posted: March 19, 2012, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

          He had a year to claim. He missed the deadline...too bad. If you make an exception, it's not a rule.

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            Posted: March 19, 2012, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

            I also have no sympathy for him, I checked the story on why he couldn't cash his ticket on time, yes he had rough circumstances and people relying on him,  but it would have taken two minutes to check the numbers either online or his next visit to the store (everybody's got to eat right, you don't forget to eat and take time out of the day for that, why not for lotto also???also here in texas you only have 180 days to cash your tickets-would the people saying give him a break, say that in mine if I were 6 months late, once the rules are bent then everyone wants the rules bent for them.....my personal thought however is that there should be no deadline....also why is this still news?

            my personal thought however is that there should be no deadline....

            Do you actually expect politicians to leave millions of dollars sitting there looking at them for some indefinite amout of time and not be spent? Better get it while the getting is good.

            also why is this still news?

            It isn't. It's about revenue. You introduce a name to the public today, and possibly build that into a political career, or a reality [product placement] show appearance (or three), and you make future tabloid magazine and TV ad sales.

            Just think of all the "famous" people that you can't- quite- remember- why- they're- famous. What?

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              Posted: March 19, 2012, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

              I don't know, this is kind of BS. I think with only 3 days past the deadline they should have given him his money. At the worst maybe even half of it.

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                Posted: March 19, 2012, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

                I don't know, this is kind of BS. I think with only 3 days past the deadline they should have given him his money. At the worst maybe even half of it.

                And the next guy?

                And the next guy?

                Or just the guys we like or feel sorry for?


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: March 20, 2012, 4:52 am - IP Logged

                  How many people have missed such a deadline?  Must be less than 5... worldwide... in the history of jackpots.  So when we talk of bending the rules for EVERYONE, keep in mind we are taliking of just a handful of folks who got lucky. 

                  Give the guy the loot and NO to deadlines.

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                    Posted: March 20, 2012, 9:00 am - IP Logged

                    I'm sure there's a reason as to why these kinds of deadlines are necessary.  A lottery ticket isn't something you can just look at months later on your own freetime.  Otherwise you're not serious about playing the game.


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                      Posted: March 20, 2012, 9:16 am - IP Logged

                      And the next guy?

                      And the next guy?

                      Or just the guys we like or feel sorry for?

                      My sentiments EXACTLY!

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                        Posted: March 20, 2012, 11:45 am - IP Logged

                        You get nothing!  You waited a year and three days to come forward for your winning lottery ticket.  You have horrible timing.  You do not deserve any money because you sir have an expired ticket.  Move on and stop crying about spilt milk.  You are doing good for yourself so get over the fact that you can't tell time and move on with your life.  So we don't have to read stories about non-winners like you.-weshar75

                        In fairness perhaps Clarence had no access to a phone, TV, Internet, newspaper, clock, watch or word of mouth from neighbors and friends?   Roll Eyes

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                          Posted: March 20, 2012, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                          In fairness perhaps Clarence had no access to a phone, TV, Internet, newspaper, clock, watch or word of mouth from neighbors and friends?   Roll Eyes

                          In fairness,he's still S.O.L.

                          He bought the ticket and didn't cash it in in time,whats so freaking hard to understand about that?

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                            Posted: March 20, 2012, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

                            In fairness,he's still S.O.L.

                            He bought the ticket and didn't cash it in in time,whats so freaking hard to understand about that?

                            +1 Why is this news? He's keeping this alive to help himself tring to get in office.


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                              In fairness,he's still S.O.L.

                              He bought the ticket and didn't cash it in in time,whats so freaking hard to understand about that?

                              That was a satirical joke,    Jester Laugh     not meant to be taken at all serious Cletu$. Do you even have any sense of humor remaining in that clouded

                              area of your enraged head? Try taking in a few late night sitcoms occasionally.....maybe you'll begin to understand that life is far to short

                              to be so cynically serious and pissed off all the time. Not good for your health either.  No Nod

                               

                              Now do me a favor...and start laughing.   LOL    Yes Nod     Smiley  Or at least try cracking a smile my friend.   Lep