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Lottery tracks down $50 million winner who lost ticket

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Posted: December 5, 2013, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

 This is not right. What if the ticket fell out of her purse when she walked out of the store and someone came along and saw it and picked it up. Since tickets are a bearer instrument whoever has the ticket should be entitled to the jackpot as long as they didn't steal it. What if now someone comes forward with the ticket? how would they deny them the jackpot? this sets a bad precedence. You should have to actually have the physical ticket to be able to claim the prize.

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    Posted: December 5, 2013, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

    But the Lotteries supports seniors and schools. Dont you want to help them out.

    No thank you.   I don't even think people should be able to take cash advances on their credit cards.   Filing should be much harder than it is presently.

     

    I watch small corner stores let people pay for lottery tickets with their Link Cards (Illinois Foodstamp) and they buy cigarettes and all this other nonsense.   

     

    I'm glad they don't allow anybody to buy tickets on credit or the courts would be filled with idiots who went broke.

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      No thank you.   I don't even think people should be able to take cash advances on their credit cards.   Filing should be much harder than it is presently.

       

      I watch small corner stores let people pay for lottery tickets with their Link Cards (Illinois Foodstamp) and they buy cigarettes and all this other nonsense.   

       

      I'm glad they don't allow anybody to buy tickets on credit or the courts would be filled with idiots who went broke.

      There's a big difference between food stamps paying for lottery tickets and someone with a credit card paying for lottery tickets. That person has to pay their credit card bill, not you. Frankly, I hate walking around with cash. I use my CC to make my purchases, rack up points at the same time and at the end of the month pay the bill. I'm not sure how any one else would get into what I use my CC to buy. Food stamps are a whole other matter. I wouldn't want my tax dollars to go towards someone else buying lottery tickets. The courts are already filled with idiots who went broke. A gambling addict without a credit card will still be broke.

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        Posted: December 5, 2013, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

         This is not right. What if the ticket fell out of her purse when she walked out of the store and someone came along and saw it and picked it up. Since tickets are a bearer instrument whoever has the ticket should be entitled to the jackpot as long as they didn't steal it. What if now someone comes forward with the ticket? how would they deny them the jackpot? this sets a bad precedence. You should have to actually have the physical ticket to be able to claim the prize.

        Well then that person should have come forward in the year that the JP has been waiting to be claimed. Had they come forward there would have been no reason for the lottery officials to try to track down the person who actually bought it. In any case, she still has to wait another 30 days in case someone does make a claim on it. So I'm not seeing how it isn't right. If no one came forward with the ticket and they found the person who paid for the ticket, it's a good thing all around. A miraculous story with a happy ending. Don't be a Debbie Downer.

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          Posted: December 5, 2013, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

          Wow!  Congrats!  i love happy stories like this.

          I Agree!

          I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

          The odds are about the same.

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            Posted: December 5, 2013, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

            She gets the money even though she has no ticket? wow Canada!!!Thumbs Up

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              Posted: December 5, 2013, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

              She gets the money even though she has no ticket? wow Canada!!!Thumbs Up

              I Agree! It just shows there is more trust in Canada. How high is Canada rated in the happiness index? Must be up there both both literally and figuratively.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: December 5, 2013, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree! I love how they not only tracked her down to her very door but they are willing to do the decent thing about it even though she doesn't have the ticket. They proved to themselves that she is the rightful winner and they're willing to give her the money even without the ticket. I seriously doubt they'd do that here. And even if they did, a million friends and relatives would sue her claiming that they asked her to buy a ticket for them and they deserved a share.

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                  Posted: December 5, 2013, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                  Appears that things are probably going to pay off BIG, soon, for Canada's scatter-brained Kathryn Jones!  Group Hug

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                    Posted: December 5, 2013, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

                    Glad she's getting the money.Party

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                      Posted: December 5, 2013, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                      In Texas you can use a debit card because it allows the customer to input their pin.

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                        Posted: December 6, 2013, 1:57 am - IP Logged

                        In Texas you can use a debit card because it allows the customer to input their pin.

                         Yes when I'm in Forida most places allow for credit card purchase of tickets. I mean it's debit. Better that way then caring around my $500 I'm gonna spend on MegaMillions if it reaches...1billion...or abouve 700million$ Watch

                         

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                          Posted: December 6, 2013, 3:36 am - IP Logged

                          Credit card instead of a video with timestamp and everything. Tell that to real cops and they will laugh your behind out of California. Even the woman said on the news, that she was identified from the video. This investigator must be smoking the same $hit that Mayor Rob Ford was smoking.Crazy

                          Did you notice the part of the story that says the lottery officials were able to locate her because she used the credit card? The video was another piece of evidence, and might have let them locate her if they had publicized it, but it was the credit card that let them track her down.

                          Real investigators love credit card receipts, electronic tolls, and other things that are registered to people, because that can let them identify people easily. Video only provides evidence that somebody with an often vague appearance was at a location at the time the video was captured. That time may or may not be the same as the time stamp, because there's no guarantee that every video device is set to the correct time. Maybe you recall a recent article about the CA (?) lottery failing to locate a player despite having video showing the purchase. Same thing for the Iowa jackpot that the lottery refused to pay.

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                            Posted: December 6, 2013, 3:40 am - IP Logged

                             This is not right. What if the ticket fell out of her purse when she walked out of the store and someone came along and saw it and picked it up. Since tickets are a bearer instrument whoever has the ticket should be entitled to the jackpot as long as they didn't steal it. What if now someone comes forward with the ticket? how would they deny them the jackpot? this sets a bad precedence. You should have to actually have the physical ticket to be able to claim the prize.

                            Your cash is a bearer instrument, too. Do you think it stops belonging to you the instant you drop it? Unless the woman deliberately disposed of the ticket it still belongs to her according to the laws in the majority of the developed world.

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                              Posted: December 6, 2013, 4:35 am - IP Logged

                              Lucky couple.

                               

                              Too bad America doesn't allow one to use Credit and Debit cards to buy tickets. Unless it's online. That 50 mill is also tax free.