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Arkansas woman loses bid for $1M lottery ticket picked from trash

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Bigheadnick's avatar - badluck
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Posted: May 4, 2012, 12:42 am - IP Logged

I think that the facts got twisted a bit in this story. I would be willing to bet she scanned the ticket herself on the scanner for keno/megamillions etc..I've seen people do it before. These scanners dont work for scratchies. I've never seen a scanner anywhere that a customer can use to check scratchies. She would have to have given the ticket to the clerk to really find out if it was a winner by scanning it on the lotto machine thats behind the counter.

Scratchies for the win!

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    Posted: May 4, 2012, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

    It's pretty sad that the trash-winner didnt keep her win.

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      Posted: May 5, 2012, 5:23 am - IP Logged

      This is a sadly hilarious story.

       

      1. Arkansas

       

      2 Kangaroo court

       

      3 This case WILL be turned over-turned in appeal. I agree with the vast majority of comments in that this ticket is the "Bearer instrument" and signature concludes the winner. End of story. Though the 'machine arguement' is interesting you are high if you don't think that will be dismissed as 'user error.'  As somebody mentioned the bar code may have been creased ect... in the end the state lottery won't be the one taking the heat.

      4 It is commonplace in litigation to site other cases in order to support yours. Which I have NEVER seena case decided like this. Also the rules are on the back of the ticket and are to be followed VERBATIM. Not some hick judge in Ark. who make his own rules. Here in Mich. we have 10 cent deposit on bottles. Many people pick them up and return them. I am yet to see a homeless or thrifty individual be prosecuted for picking scrap metal out of somebody's trash or claim the deposit on a can of Pepsi he did not purchase. LAW MUST BE ACROSS THE BOARD! Reguardless of the money involved, otherwise you fight that the law in place IS TOO VAGUE! That is not the case with the rules on the back of a ticket. They are precise, poignant, and only a pinhead would misinterpret them, or an Ark. judge.  In Michigan there is a PLAY IT AGAIN option on instant and draw games in which you can enter non-winning tickets and you get points so that you can get an assortment of swag/prizes...you also get an entry to be on our state lottery show to win a million bucks. Every 10 bucks of non-winners gives you an entry to this game show.  I will be d#$med if somebody tries to deny me my option to be on this show cause I cash HUNDREDS of dollars a day in non-winners that i find in the trash and good f*%king luck trying to prove that your ticket was the one in the trash that I used and was randomly picked for me to be on the show.  A detroit lawyer would of cut this judge into pieces. Hire Geoffrey Fieger and this case would of been thrown out on the first day. Not a plug, simply saying the guy is a beast.

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        Posted: May 5, 2012, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

        Ms Duncan should split the winnings with Mrs. Jones.  If it wasn't for Jones finding the ticket Duncan would have nothing she was the one that threw away $1 million dollars.

        I agree 100%.  The lady is lucky atleast someone picked it up.  Now she has $1m thanks to the oddball woman.  Otherwise she would have had nothing!

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          Posted: May 5, 2012, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

          I don't know about Arkansas but anybody that sticks their hands in a garbage can in a store around here is gonna get a whole lotta nasty ol' tobaccy spit on 'em.

          Everybody chews around here, inside and out.

          You'd have to wipe the tobaccy spit off all the tickets to check 'em. 

          And some of them old time chewers hack up big globs of brown phlegm and spit it in there too.

          You want them tickets, you can have 'em.

          Sho ain't nobody fightin' over 'em.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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

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            Posted: May 6, 2012, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

            I'm with you LottoMomma,

            The lotto commision actually does a, lets call it a "pre interrogation" interview. This interview helps validate the ticket holder.

            Where did you purchase the ticket?

            What time did you buy the ticket?

            Do you play all the time, or just once in a while?

            Do you have a number system?

            How many of the winning numbers do you remember?

            Do you often choose your numbers?

            Do you buy quick picks?

            Any many more questions to follow.., so when its a show down to whom this ticket belongs to, the ladder shall prevail on the most convincing case.

            Where I live, if you toss out a ticket not signed, It becomes someone elses chance if they go through the trash.

            Would It be Awesome to know and figure out how many winning tickets get tossed out!?!Cheers

            Your time here has finished...

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              Posted: May 6, 2012, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

              Has anyone considered the amount of money that was spent by the lottery itself on read out scanners that simply do not work? What is the use of having read out scanners if they dont work? Would anyone buy a toilet seat that doesnt work a faucet a garage door anythin in this frinkin world if it doesnt work. This whole eposode began because the lottery installed read out scanners that simply do not work? It makes you wonder if you've ever thown away a winning ticke in the past.

              This whole strory began when a women threw away a ticket that "the LOTTERIES READ OUT SCANNER" claimed was a loser. It said "SORRY NOT A WINNER" what kind of bull is that? So I check my ticket the scanner says its not a winnr I throw it away someone else goes through the trash find it and turns it in. And I am out everything all becaus of the "LOTTERYS READ OUT SCANNER" Wow thank you lottery people who created this whole scenrio in my life. How can I ever thank you.

               

              Either have machines that work or stop spending money on faulty machines. That is a waste of money.

               

              Or simply do a Solomon and split the baby in half

               

              Split the money between the two women and be done with it.

              Its not the womans fault that the scanner the lottery so invested in do not work and its not the womens falt who found the ticket.

               so just split it and bedone with it.

              Again whats the use of having scanners if they dont work?

               

              they're useless.

              actually the read out scanner does work its just that people f.. it up. anything you give to the public they put dirty hands on screen and also hit them when they loss like they hit there wives and dogs lots of crazy people out there. i dont use scanners in the first place i use lottery post on my mobile phone first and then use the state lottery website second to confirm my lucky win . lol

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                Posted: May 7, 2012, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                The lady who found it should have kept her yapper shut about it.

                The judge was wrong.

                According to her interview on The Today Show....she didn't tell the lottery that she won.  She claims they did a routine investigation and via the survelliance video they learned that she didn't buy the ticket but fished it out of the garbaged.  Personally...I don't believe her!!

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                  Posted: May 7, 2012, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                  According to her interview on The Today Show....she didn't tell the lottery that she won.  She claims they did a routine investigation and via the survelliance video they learned that she didn't buy the ticket but fished it out of the garbaged.  Personally...I don't believe her!!

                  What part don't you believe?


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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

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                    Posted: May 7, 2012, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                    Naw, I have to disagree with EVERYBODY HERE. Why? Possession is 90% of the law...and in this case, just because someone threw away a winning ticket due to not checking it thoroughly, the person who found it and checked shouldn't be stripped of the winnings!!!!! This is total and complete BULLSH*T!!!! I can promise you that if it involved a prize of $50 on a scratch-off, there would be absolutely no issues!!!! However, because this woman wasn't thorough enough to make sure her ticket wasn't a winner, the judge now wants to penalize THE SMART PERSON THAT ACTUALLY GOES AROUND AND CHECKS DISCARDED TICKETS TO VALIDATE WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE LEGIT WINNERS.

                    Hell, the ticket wasn't even signed!!! So, this means that if I throw away a $1000 scratch-off, and, someone else finds and claims it, I can file an appeal and get it back!!!! How corrupt is this? The bearer of the ticket is suppose to be the winner providing it wasn't stolen etc. Sorry, I totally disagree with this whole scenario...and the judge is wrong for ruling in this manner. It's the person's fault who threw away a winning ticket...not the discoverer's.

                    Amazing......


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                    I agree 1000%... I believe Sharon (the finder) will win on Appeals!!

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                      Posted: May 8, 2012, 3:27 am - IP Logged

                      What part don't you believe?

                      I don't believe that she didn't tell anyone, including the lottery officials that she found the ticket in the trash.

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                        Posted: May 8, 2012, 10:55 am - IP Logged

                        I don't believe that she didn't tell anyone, including the lottery officials that she found the ticket in the trash.

                        Yeah, that does sound a little suspect, thanks.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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

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                          Posted: May 8, 2012, 11:21 am - IP Logged

                          I think that the facts got twisted a bit in this story. I would be willing to bet she scanned the ticket herself on the scanner for keno/megamillions etc..I've seen people do it before. These scanners dont work for scratchies. I've never seen a scanner anywhere that a customer can use to check scratchies. She would have to have given the ticket to the clerk to really find out if it was a winner by scanning it on the lotto machine thats behind the counter.

                          This is what i think...i think the clerk scanned another losing ticket that was just laying around and she kept the winner for herself. Say it doesn't happen, say it!

                           

                           

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