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Va. Beach couple buys 5 winning lottery tickets, wins $500,000

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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: June 22, 2013, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

There was an Ohio Buckeye 5 player who played the same numbers on 52 lines and believed he won $5.2 million because the prize was $100,000. But the lottery rules limited the aggregate payoff to $1 million so he sued the lottery and lost. What made it interesting, confusing, and the reason for the law suit was another player matched all 5 numbers on the same night. According to rules that player should have won $18,868, but the Ohio Lottery paid him the full $100,000 prize after paying the other player $981,000 or 52/53 of the $1 million.

Oh now I'd be ticked off at that.  All tickets should be paid the same amount, no matter how many tickets are held by one person.  I wonder how many players quit playing multiple duplicate tickets after they learned they'd be punished if they won?  I'd think enough people play multiples, that the lottery would feel the fallout.

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    Wow stack. Would love to read that article and find out why the judge didnt treat both palyers the same. I would have also sued no doubt.

    It happened in 2001 and the $100,000 the lottery gave to the player with one ticket wasn't deducted from the prize of the player with 52 tickets.

    http://igamingforums.com/iGaming/BizarreLotteryLawsuit/zcggk/post.htm

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      Oh now I'd be ticked off at that.  All tickets should be paid the same amount, no matter how many tickets are held by one person.  I wonder how many players quit playing multiple duplicate tickets after they learned they'd be punished if they won?  I'd think enough people play multiples, that the lottery would feel the fallout.

      The lottery spokesperson said it was common for players to buy 10 tickets with the same numbers trying to win $1 million. When the story broke, the players I knew wondered why so many tickets because they knew about the $1 million cap. Three years later, Struna was awarded $1.3 million from the store because he proved in court the store lead him to believe he could win more than $1 million.

      http://www.lotterypost.com/news/83735

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        Oh now I'd be ticked off at that.  All tickets should be paid the same amount, no matter how many tickets are held by one person.  I wonder how many players quit playing multiple duplicate tickets after they learned they'd be punished if they won?  I'd think enough people play multiples, that the lottery would feel the fallout.

        That story sounds a little different than I remember it.  As I remember the guy sued the store and the state because he had brought more than 10 tickets with the same combinations before and no one ever said anything about the rule.

        The state did as it said it would do and divided the million dollars among all the winning ticket equally.  The judge ruled since each play slip had a notice about $1M cap, the state wasn't responsible for players who didn't bother to read it and since the rule only applied to $100K winners the store had no reason to mention it when the guy won smaller prizes playing the same way.

        Buckeye5 was replaced by Rolling Cash5 in October of 2004 in which all match5 winners share the jackpot equally.

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          Posted: June 22, 2013, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

          The lottery spokesperson said it was common for players to buy 10 tickets with the same numbers trying to win $1 million. When the story broke, the players I knew wondered why so many tickets because they knew about the $1 million cap. Three years later, Struna was awarded $1.3 million from the store because he proved in court the store lead him to believe he could win more than $1 million.

          http://www.lotterypost.com/news/83735

          I learned something today from your post that I never knew about the case.  I thought it all ended with the first trial.  I didn't know he appealed and got an additional settlement.

          http://www.adweb.co.uk/stan/index.cfm?OurStan=77

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            I learned something today from your post that I never knew about the case.  I thought it all ended with the first trial.  I didn't know he appealed and got an additional settlement.

            http://www.adweb.co.uk/stan/index.cfm?OurStan=77

            I believe Struna argued and convinced the jury the store owner continued selling him more than 10 tickets knowing there was a limit cap.

            "Harry Singh, the owner of the Convenient Food Mart, said he gave Struna a copy of the lottery's rules."

            Had Singh told Stuna, "I'll sell you all the duplicate tickets you want, but you can only win on 10 of them", Struna had no case. It surprised me to learn it was common that people played the same numbers 10 times.

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              I believe Struna argued and convinced the jury the store owner continued selling him more than 10 tickets knowing there was a limit cap.

              "Harry Singh, the owner of the Convenient Food Mart, said he gave Struna a copy of the lottery's rules."

              Had Singh told Stuna, "I'll sell you all the duplicate tickets you want, but you can only win on 10 of them", Struna had no case. It surprised me to learn it was common that people played the same numbers 10 times.

              It's hard to make sense of the results of some court cases.  Because he was too stupid or lazy to read the rules, the store owner had to paid him out of his pocket what the state said he didn't win and they're the ones collecting the money to payout. 

              No wonder so many players are claiming lottery games are confusing and trying to convince others they really thought they won.

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                Posted: June 22, 2013, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                It doesn't matter if it was dumb luck as long as the check doesn't bounce!! Congrats.

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                  Wow stack. Would love to read that article and find out why the judge didnt treat both palyers the same. I would have also sued no doubt.

                  http://www.lotterypost.com/news/83808


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                    Posted: June 23, 2013, 11:30 am - IP Logged

                    Best wishes to the lucky VA couple.

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                      Posted: June 23, 2013, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Best wishes to the lucky VA couple.

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                        Posted: June 23, 2013, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                        Oh now I'd be ticked off at that.  All tickets should be paid the same amount, no matter how many tickets are held by one person.  I wonder how many players quit playing multiple duplicate tickets after they learned they'd be punished if they won?  I'd think enough people play multiples, that the lottery would feel the fallout.

                        According to several recent lottery stories, people are still playing several tickets per drawing with the same combination and winning big.  If they play so many that the cap limits the amount they receive then it's their own fault.

                        Apparently these players see a trend that convince them that playing a certain combination is more likely to produce a big win than playing randomly picked combinations.  Since these winning combinations were never drawn before I assume these players were willing to wait for a win regardless of their loses.

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                          Posted: June 23, 2013, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                          This is why Texas suspended the All or Nothing game. People were playing the same numbers on multiple tickets to try to win more than the $250,000, which is a fixed payout. They are going to have a liablity cap of $5 million, so if there are more than 20 winning tickets the prizes will be parimutuel instead of fixed.

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                            Posted: June 23, 2013, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                            Nonetheless, Congrats to the Lucky couple...

                                                                         

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                              Posted: June 23, 2013, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                              It's true ! Their was a trend in texas all or nothing games , I was playing my same ten lines and doing pretty well . Until they shut the game down