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California family's fight over $51 million lottery jackpot is over

Topic closed. 49 replies. Last post 4 years ago by jamella724.

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jeffrey's avatar - moon
Hamilton, OH
United States
Member #4162
March 27, 2004
277 Posts
Posted: March 29, 2013, 3:16 am - IP Logged

You were not there, so I find it hard to understand how you can judge so harshly? If she trusted him enough to let him sign the ticket and say "I gave it to him" she should have been happy with whatever he gave her.

she didn't want to be a burden.Sulk Off

    helpmewin's avatar - dandy
    United States
    Member #106665
    February 22, 2011
    19871 Posts
    Posted: March 29, 2013, 4:54 am - IP Logged

    I Agree!

    "Urquhart and her husband, Orender's stepfather, later went with Orender to the Mobil station where they met with lottery officials"


    "It was actually Orender's mother, Etta Urquhart, who took his $2 and bought two Mega Millions tickets at Stuarts Oak Street Mobil in Bakersfield.."

    So the mom buys tickets for her son with or without a verbal agreement, the ticket wins, and her and the stepfather go with the son to validate the ticket. But only the son signed the ticket and the check was issued to him. If the ticket really belonged to the mom or there was some kind of arrangement made, why wasn't it made known when they validated the ticket? 

    How can she prove in court is was her ticket when she said she "took his $2" to buy the ticket and was present throughout the validation process?

    Thank you.

    Let it Snow Snowman

      ShowMeTheMoney$'s avatar - Lottery-050.jpg

      United States
      Member #140525
      March 21, 2013
      119 Posts
      Posted: March 29, 2013, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

      I hope they can mend their fences.  Bottom line, they are both wealthy people, and you can't take it with you.  Life is short.   The mother is kind of up there in age so why would you want to spend your remaining years being angry, bitter, and resentful?  Forgive and forget.  Shame on Ronnie.    No No    It really does seem like he went crazy with the money and didn't take care of his mom.  Maybe he should make amends.  Who needs 4 houses and 10 cars?  Compensating much?  You can only live in one house and drive one car at a time!  It seems like he was trying to impress people with his toys.  Money can't buy happiness.........but it sure beats being poor!!!

        ShowMeTheMoney$'s avatar - Lottery-050.jpg

        United States
        Member #140525
        March 21, 2013
        119 Posts
        Posted: March 29, 2013, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

        If you are going to play the lottery, it's a good idea to buy your own ticket.  I'm not a big fan of buying tickets for other people even if they give you the money.  I've done it before, but I also don't plan on hijacking another person's jackpot either.  You will definitely damage your relationships.  I know I can trust myself with this responsibility but I don't think everyone can resist that temptation.

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          September 4, 2012
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          Posted: March 31, 2013, 8:20 am - IP Logged

          It's hard to believe that someone can actually do that to their mothers. I hope they will value their family more than money!