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Man thought he scratched a $1,000 prize, really won $100,000

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Posted: January 10, 2014, 1:29 am - IP Logged

If it was me the news would say stupid player thought he scratched a $1,000, really won $1. Conehead

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    Posted: January 10, 2014, 10:36 am - IP Logged

    "Lane had scratched 24 of the game's 25 snowflake symbols."

    He and that woman from South Carolina should get together and raise a whole crop of bad ticket scratchers.


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      Posted: January 10, 2014, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

      Sent a m/0 for tags DMV supposedly never got my m/o so I had to pay 3x thamoun. Of the m/0 I sent btw my recipet to the m/o was no where To be found. DMV or post office is scandalous. Had no choice but to pay. It's not like I'm a ride a round with expired tags

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: January 10, 2014, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

        Sent a m/0 for tags DMV supposedly never got my m/o so I had to pay 3x thamoun. Of the m/0 I sent btw my recipet to the m/o was no where To be found. DMV or post office is scandalous. Had no choice but to pay. It's not like I'm a ride a round with expired tags

        There are people who actually trust the Post Office with getting their winning tickets to Lottery Headquarters.

        I wonder what the odds are of a winning ticket actually getting there as opposed to lost or stolen by a Post Office employee?

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          Posted: January 12, 2014, 9:35 am - IP Logged

          Sent a m/0 for tags DMV supposedly never got my m/o so I had to pay 3x thamoun. Of the m/0 I sent btw my recipet to the m/o was no where To be found. DMV or post office is scandalous. Had no choice but to pay. It's not like I'm a ride a round with expired tags

          They do that here in Michigan, if your late sending your payment in the tack on 10 bucks, really??? late for your birthday.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

                                                      From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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            Posted: January 12, 2014, 10:20 am - IP Logged

            Sent a m/0 for tags DMV supposedly never got my m/o so I had to pay 3x thamoun. Of the m/0 I sent btw my recipet to the m/o was no where To be found. DMV or post office is scandalous. Had no choice but to pay. It's not like I'm a ride a round with expired tags

            I just pay mine online much faster Patriot

            Let it Snow Snowman

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              Posted: January 12, 2014, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

              Im serious. I'd never ever mail a winning lottery ticket. It it has to be claimed at headquarters I'll kindly go pick it up myself thank you very much

              Years ago my mother in law won over 1K on Fantasy 5.  She and my then fiance asked me to claim it because I was single with 2 kids. I would pay less taxes was their rationale.  While thinking they had lost their darn minds I politely declined.  She then proceeded to mail it to Florida Lottery Headquarters.  Amazingly, she got a check back in the mail weeks later.   She managed a convinence store and said she couldn't get away to claim it (or was just using that as an excuse) It was only a 2 hour drive to the lottery headquarters.   Some people!

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                Posted: January 12, 2014, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                Years ago my mother in law won over 1K on Fantasy 5.  She and my then fiance asked me to claim it because I was single with 2 kids. I would pay less taxes was their rationale.  While thinking they had lost their darn minds I politely declined.  She then proceeded to mail it to Florida Lottery Headquarters.  Amazingly, she got a check back in the mail weeks later.   She managed a convinence store and said she couldn't get away to claim it (or was just using that as an excuse) It was only a 2 hour drive to the lottery headquarters.   Some people!

                You think she should have spent 4 hours and $100 in travel costs to claim $1000?

                I'm sure that ridge's friend in Kentucky has arranged for his mail to receive special treatment, but based on my experience I figure that the chance of regular mail being lost is well under 1 in 1000. I once had a check for my credit card payment take a week too long to arrive, but I don't know of anything I've mailed failing to get where it was going.

                Still, if you're worried, you can insure and send it registered mail for a small fraction of what it would cost to claim it in person.

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                  Posted: January 13, 2014, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                  You think she should have spent 4 hours and $100 in travel costs to claim $1000?

                  I'm sure that ridge's friend in Kentucky has arranged for his mail to receive special treatment, but based on my experience I figure that the chance of regular mail being lost is well under 1 in 1000. I once had a check for my credit card payment take a week too long to arrive, but I don't know of anything I've mailed failing to get where it was going.

                  Still, if you're worried, you can insure and send it registered mail for a small fraction of what it would cost to claim it in person.

                  I've lived all over the country and unless you're just lucky, problems with the mail are a fact of life. I've had credit card payments never get there at all. I've had important bills and documents delivered to neighbors and luckily gotten them back sometimes from honest neighbors. I have frequently received neighbors' mail and delivered it to them. A couple of times I have gotten mail addressed to people miles away and taken it to them.

                  I've long since learned not to complain to government payrollers because they don't really care and they more often than not take criticism as a personal affront and get all offended and you wind up with even worse service and more stuff missing from your mail. It's like sending back food that's not done just right at some dumpy cafe somewhere with some young illegal alien in the kitchen - you know he's going to spit in it, so you don't send it back, you just deal with it.

                  I'd gladly drive the distance rather than trust the post office with a high dollar ticket. I like going for drives with the little woman and a couple of the dogs anyway. We usually stop at the drive-thru at the leading hamburger joint somewhere and get each dog a plain double hamburger. They love 'em. But after pulling away from the drive-thru we open up the burgers for the dogs and about half of the time they have everything on them instead of being plain like we ordered them.

                  So we go back around and return them for what we ordered and we know there's a chance the new ones will have spit on 'em but the dogs don't seem to mind.

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                    Posted: January 13, 2014, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                    I just pay mine online much faster Patriot

                    Our DMV charges a fee to pay online, around $3 IIRC.  Well worth it to know it's paid, and on time.

                     

                    I used to have the same experience with mail as RR.  No exaggeration, I'd get someone else's mail at least a couple times a month, and a handful of times per year I'd get my mail that someone else wrote "delivered to wrong address."  Who knows how many pieces weren't written on and just dumped back into the outgoing mail.  Thank goodness we got a new carrier that never makes mistakes.  We've had him for about 10 years now, and I hope we can keep him till he retires.

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                      Posted: January 15, 2014, 7:32 am - IP Logged

                      I agree we refinanced our mortgage and they are sending us an escrow check in the mail.  It was issued a week ago yesterday...still nothing.  I'm paranoid it got lost already.  If I were one of those people who still got their income tax check in the mail I would be beside myself for weeks.  Thank god for direct deposit!

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                        Posted: January 16, 2014, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                        How cool!!!!  Enjoy the $100K

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                          Posted: January 19, 2014, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                          "His new advice for Scratch-It ticket players: "Scratch everything on the ticket.""

                          -You'll never know what lies ahead. Always think postive. Congratulations your 1000 dollars was added to 99,000 more. You should always expect the unexpected.