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Almost-millionaire on a 15-year political pilgrimage

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Posted: March 20, 2012, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

Oh, I hear ya talking.. just a shame the guy snoozed for whatever reason and he is having diffculty with the fact "he dropped the ball"..  and has to live with the reality.  Just sad is all.  I totally understand the state's position..the rule is the rule.. if you're going to play the game you agree to live by the rules.. and if you let one get their finger under the manhole cover... you and I both know what happens then! 

Like they say... word to the wise.. CHECK THOSE TICKETS LIKE ASAP! 

I know when I play I am on those results like 11:01! LOL  I want to know if I won or lost....like today!   LOL

 

Enjoyed sparring with you! LOL

 

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As I originally posted on this thread, I genuinely feel bad for this guy!  If I were in his shoes I would feel like <snip>Dead

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    Posted: March 20, 2012, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

    Never mind,rdgrnr,I found it.

    when you block someone, what happens ?

    can you not see their posts?

    can they not see your posts?

    seems like it may make the thread harder to follow.

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      Posted: March 20, 2012, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

      when you block someone, what happens ?

      can you not see their posts?

      can they not see your posts?

      seems like it may make the thread harder to follow.

      When you block a person they are prevented from sending you a PM.

      They are denied making comments in your Blog.

      Their posts are "hidden" in the threads, though you can open them individually if you choose.

      It's a very handy way of dealing with someone you find unbearably annoying.

      If you mash down on "Premium Memberships" above on the left, it explains it all.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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

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        Posted: March 20, 2012, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

        When you block a person they are prevented from sending you a PM.

        They are denied making comments in your Blog.

        Their posts are "hidden" in the threads, though you can open them individually if you choose.

        It's a very handy way of dealing with someone you find unbearably annoying.

        If you mash down on "Premium Memberships" above on the left, it explains it all.

        OK thanks, i'll do that, maybe tommorow Bed

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          Posted: March 21, 2012, 4:07 am - IP Logged

          Why is there a deadline to begin with?! it's kind of ridiculous..

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            Posted: March 21, 2012, 5:30 am - IP Logged

            I dont know his story why he did not cash... I am multiple lotto keno winner for syndicates over the past 25 years.  I recently drove off to a remote farm and on my way happened to stop as my baby was crying i left the mum and marked some certain winning numbers of the New Zealand Keno, I knew th numbers, and later knew I won, but its 3 months now I cant find the ticket, I just dont know where it is, I got another 9 months to find it.. Its worth the keno top div. prize in NZ.

             

            I had been always carefull, but I dont know why I cant find this ticket.  I am forgetting actually, and when I read this I remember of it.

             

            well i can for certain win any lotto keno certainly for a 50% investment of the prize moeny in about 5 years span of time.

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              Posted: March 21, 2012, 9:56 am - IP Logged

              I dont know his story why he did not cash... I am multiple lotto keno winner for syndicates over the past 25 years.  I recently drove off to a remote farm and on my way happened to stop as my baby was crying i left the mum and marked some certain winning numbers of the New Zealand Keno, I knew th numbers, and later knew I won, but its 3 months now I cant find the ticket, I just dont know where it is, I got another 9 months to find it.. Its worth the keno top div. prize in NZ.

               

              I had been always carefull, but I dont know why I cant find this ticket.  I am forgetting actually, and when I read this I remember of it.

               

              well i can for certain win any lotto keno certainly for a 50% investment of the prize moeny in about 5 years span of time.

              "...I dont know why I cant find this ticket.  I am forgetting actually..."

              Look above the mantle over the fireplace. You hid it behind that huge portrait of Marty Feldman.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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

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                Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                Why is there a deadline to begin with?! it's kind of ridiculous..

                So that there's order instead of chaos; and less chance of fraud.  Fraudsters have to work within the deadline instead of having all the time in the world to perfect their scam.

                I feel sorry for this man, it must have hit his gut terribly to realize he was not only that close to millions, but that the solution was simple instead of difficult.  That solution is not really advertised at all.  HOWEVER, lottery winnings are found money, not earned money.  I realize many here are going to react violently to that line of reasoning, because I've seen the number of people who talk about earning lottery money, or discussing winners as people who earned it.

                No one earns found money, it's strictly luck.  So, though I feel sorry for him, I pity him more that he was willing to waste 15 years of his life trying to make himself an exception to the rules, instead of finding much better uses for the money he's spent on lawyers.  If he had saved up all of THAT money, how much more richer would he be today?  When something like this happens, you shake yourself off and continuing living the best you can. 

                As for deadlines, I also don't know the story of the cab driver who threw his ticket away.  I have heard several stories (and several lawsuits) about people who purchased winning tickets with printed dates after the deadline, who expect to be given the jackpot.  They are told no, for the same reason this man is told no:  if you miss the deadline, you miss it.  You don't get to say, well it was purchased a couple seconds after the deadline.  You don't get to say, I meant to claim the prize 6 months ago.  You also don't get to say you missed it by 3 days.

                This is not his money.  He lost his claim.  End of story.

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                  Posted: March 21, 2012, 10:07 am - IP Logged

                  "...I dont know why I cant find this ticket.  I am forgetting actually..."

                  Look above the mantle over the fireplace. You hid it behind that huge portrait of Marty Feldman.

                  lol Smiley

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                    Posted: March 21, 2012, 6:46 pm - IP Logged

                    Okay, probably good efforts Clarence Jackson, but your obsession went nowhere. 

                    Therefore, perhaps now is the time to choose some other business to spend your next 15 years of life in obsession with.  Be sure to choose a pursuit that you can get excited (in a good way) about again!

                    Thinking of...

                    Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                      Posted: March 22, 2012, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Why is there a deadline to begin with?! it's kind of ridiculous..

                      Good question. Banks don't confiscate your balance if you don't withdraw it in a year, why should government? 

                      Let 'em leave it sit and keep the interest until it's picked up.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: March 22, 2012, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                        If he was in prison that would been made public real fast if he's interested in getting in politics.

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                          Posted: March 22, 2012, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                          I think this guy needs to move on with his life.  15 years is too long.

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                            Posted: March 23, 2012, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                            According to the Connecticut Office of State Treasure, Unclaimed Property Division:

                                What is Unclaimed Property?   

                            We may have something that belongs to you! In Connecticut, the Office of State Treasurer collects and safeguards money and other valuables which have been unclaimed by Connecticut residents for a specific period of time, generally three to five years.  Unclaimed assets include, but are not limited to: savings or checking accounts, un-cashed checks, deposits, stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares, travelers' checks or money orders and life insurance policies. Rightful owners or their heirs always have the right to claim funds held by the Treasury. There is no time limit for you to claim this money.

                            In accordance with state law, the assets are transferred to the Treasurer by entities such as banks, insurance companies, stock transfer agents, utilities, hospitals, retail, manufacturing and service companies following a loss of contact with the owners of record. Specific forms and instructions are provided by the Unclaimed Property Division each year for businesses to file unclaimed property. Such assets must be reported and remitted within 90 days following the close of each calendar year. These assets are held in the custody of the Treasurer until claimants come forward or are located.

                            (search: unclaimed property connecticut)

                            "In Connecticut, the Office of State Treasurer collects and safeguards money and other valuables which have been unclaimed by Connecticut residents."
                            Certainly the amount of money in a lottery jackpot prize fund, or any annuity purchased with those funds,  would be included under the description money and other valuables.

                            "In accordance with state law, the assets are transferred to the Treasurer by entities such as banks, insurance companies, . . . (etc.)"
                            Wouldn't the Connecticut State Lottery would be included among such entities?

                            "These assets are held in the custody of the Treasurer until claimants come forward or are located."
                              I haven't read that there was any dispute that Mr. Jackson did possess and came forward with the winning ticket.

                            In the above information there does seem to be some confusing statements here as to the time period to make a claim:
                            "In Connecticut, the Office of State Treasurer collects and safeguards money and other valuables which have been unclaimed by Connecticut residents for a specific period of time, generally three to five years."
                            Also:
                            "Rightful owners or their heirs always have the right to claim funds held by the Treasury. There is no time limit for you to claim this money."
                            And:
                            "These assets are held in the custody of the Treasurer until claimants come forward or are located."

                            If this, or similar policy was in effect fifteen years ago then Mr. Jackson should have been allowed to claim the money at that time.

                            "Rightful owners or their heirs always have the right to claim funds held by the Treasury. There is no time limit for you to claim this money."
                            If truly there is no time limit, then he should be allowed to claim the money even now.

                            On one hand the CT Lottery states a deadline for claiming lottery winnings. On the other, the state of Connecticut also has policies regarding unclaimed property. I would like to believe that Mr. Jackson and his lawyers were/are aware of these policies. If so it would be interesting to know the state's response and reasoning was if Mr. Jackson presented himself as the rightful owner of unclaimed property under such policies.

                            Unless the definition of Unclaimed Property in the state of Connecticut somehow excludes/exempts unclaimed lottery winnings?

                            "We may have something that belongs to you!" 

                            Yes, indeed!

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                              Posted: March 23, 2012, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                              According to the Connecticut Office of State Treasure, Unclaimed Property Division:

                                  What is Unclaimed Property?   

                              We may have something that belongs to you! In Connecticut, the Office of State Treasurer collects and safeguards money and other valuables which have been unclaimed by Connecticut residents for a specific period of time, generally three to five years.  Unclaimed assets include, but are not limited to: savings or checking accounts, un-cashed checks, deposits, stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares, travelers' checks or money orders and life insurance policies. Rightful owners or their heirs always have the right to claim funds held by the Treasury. There is no time limit for you to claim this money.

                              In accordance with state law, the assets are transferred to the Treasurer by entities such as banks, insurance companies, stock transfer agents, utilities, hospitals, retail, manufacturing and service companies following a loss of contact with the owners of record. Specific forms and instructions are provided by the Unclaimed Property Division each year for businesses to file unclaimed property. Such assets must be reported and remitted within 90 days following the close of each calendar year. These assets are held in the custody of the Treasurer until claimants come forward or are located.

                              (search: unclaimed property connecticut)

                              "In Connecticut, the Office of State Treasurer collects and safeguards money and other valuables which have been unclaimed by Connecticut residents."
                              Certainly the amount of money in a lottery jackpot prize fund, or any annuity purchased with those funds,  would be included under the description money and other valuables.

                              "In accordance with state law, the assets are transferred to the Treasurer by entities such as banks, insurance companies, . . . (etc.)"
                              Wouldn't the Connecticut State Lottery would be included among such entities?

                              "These assets are held in the custody of the Treasurer until claimants come forward or are located."
                                I haven't read that there was any dispute that Mr. Jackson did possess and came forward with the winning ticket.

                              In the above information there does seem to be some confusing statements here as to the time period to make a claim:
                              "In Connecticut, the Office of State Treasurer collects and safeguards money and other valuables which have been unclaimed by Connecticut residents for a specific period of time, generally three to five years."
                              Also:
                              "Rightful owners or their heirs always have the right to claim funds held by the Treasury. There is no time limit for you to claim this money."
                              And:
                              "These assets are held in the custody of the Treasurer until claimants come forward or are located."

                              If this, or similar policy was in effect fifteen years ago then Mr. Jackson should have been allowed to claim the money at that time.

                              "Rightful owners or their heirs always have the right to claim funds held by the Treasury. There is no time limit for you to claim this money."
                              If truly there is no time limit, then he should be allowed to claim the money even now.

                              On one hand the CT Lottery states a deadline for claiming lottery winnings. On the other, the state of Connecticut also has policies regarding unclaimed property. I would like to believe that Mr. Jackson and his lawyers were/are aware of these policies. If so it would be interesting to know the state's response and reasoning was if Mr. Jackson presented himself as the rightful owner of unclaimed property under such policies.

                              Unless the definition of Unclaimed Property in the state of Connecticut somehow excludes/exempts unclaimed lottery winnings?

                              "We may have something that belongs to you!" 

                              Yes, indeed!

                              "We may have something that belongs to you!" 

                              Amendment follows:  "and we're keeping it!"


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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

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