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Man threw away $1.25 million worth of lottery tickets

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Posted: April 13, 2014, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

"He was so mad he played $400 that day." GOOD LORD!! like luck was gonna automatically shine his way again LMFAO. Thinking of...Smash

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    Posted: April 13, 2014, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

    what did he say? I couldn't understand it.

    That's a shame. Said in a sacrastic manner.

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      Posted: April 13, 2014, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

      Too bad they can't use video evidence since those terminal tickets should be date/time stamped.

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        Posted: April 13, 2014, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

        Too bad they can't use video evidence since those terminal tickets should be date/time stamped.

        Why bother. He's a moron who does'nt deserve to win. Should of recognized those numbers right away.

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          Posted: April 13, 2014, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

          State lotteries should offer a registration system, as state lotteries in Australia do!

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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            Posted: April 13, 2014, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

            Poor guy. That's so unfortunate. No need to dance on this guy's grave.

            Hmmm...I wonder if he checked the tickets with one of those ticket scanners, and it said, "Sorry, not a winner..." Those things have been known to give false negatives.

            Just goes to show, always KNOW your numbers, and check and re-check if you are even close to dealing with a large amount.

            Funny the clerk knew the numbers all this time but never clicked tell him?

            " I wonder if he checked the tickets with one of those ticket scanners, and it said, "Sorry, not a winner..." Those things have been known to give false negatives".

            That's pretty tough especially when one is counting on those scanners to be correct. l read an article back in 2011 where a woman from NJ  sued a TV station for $75,000 for publishing wrong lottery numbers..

            l wonder if the lottery Post has ever posted wrong numbers or is there a mechanism in place to avoid such mishaps?

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              Posted: April 13, 2014, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

              Type nice to know your have company eh , DP1

              Agree with stupid

              I don't live anywhere near Eastern PA

              Never will

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                Posted: April 14, 2014, 2:27 am - IP Logged

                That's terrible. I play 12345, 86753, 75309, 01020 and 10200. I will be sure to claim by $150,000 when one each one hits.

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                  Posted: April 14, 2014, 7:25 am - IP Logged

                  Time to visit the the local garbage dump.

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                    Posted: April 14, 2014, 10:46 am - IP Logged

                    You know, this is actually a feel good story. From now on, when I get ticked off for having a bunch of losing tickets, I can always say "it could be worse, at least I wasn't the guy who threw away $1.25 million dollars". Then I'll feel all better againBig Grin

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                      Posted: April 14, 2014, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                      You know, this is actually a feel good story. From now on, when I get ticked off for having a bunch of losing tickets, I can always say "it could be worse, at least I wasn't the guy who threw away $1.25 million dollars". Then I'll feel all better againBig Grin

                      I am happy that the very few times that we have forgotten about a ticket and it has expired, it has not been a winner.  My husband does NOT want to know if it had been, but I have a morbid curiosity about them, and have always checked.   Thankfully, none of them have been winners. 

                       

                      Yes, I would feel bad that we let it expire, but at least I would know that lightning did strike.  Considering that I am from Colorado, and we have only had ONE powerball winner, and none from the megamillions.

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                        Posted: April 14, 2014, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                        Time to visit the the local garbage dump.

                        It would have been a little too late. He most likely threw it away in March, 2013 but the media wasn't alerted until this year.

                        I still can't fathom someone being that stupid especially with a number that he played religiously so I'm guessing that he may have scanned the tickets and it came back as a non-winner.

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                          Posted: April 14, 2014, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

                          I would have a hard time looking at myself in the mirror if I basically threw away that much money. Unhappy

                          I Agree!, soon I would be making the final exit.

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                            Posted: April 14, 2014, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

                            I Agree!, soon I would be making the final exit.

                            Final exit?

                            What you talkin bout, Baller?

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                              Posted: April 14, 2014, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

                              " I wonder if he checked the tickets with one of those ticket scanners, and it said, "Sorry, not a winner..." Those things have been known to give false negatives".

                              That's pretty tough especially when one is counting on those scanners to be correct. l read an article back in 2011 where a woman from NJ  sued a TV station for $75,000 for publishing wrong lottery numbers..

                              l wonder if the lottery Post has ever posted wrong numbers or is there a mechanism in place to avoid such mishaps?

                              This is what gets me:

                              Shortly after the drawing, she said, the man checked the numbers, but must have misread them and threw the tickets in the trash.

                              So where and how did he check the numbers? This implies he was in the store "shortly after the drawing" where the clerk observed his actions. So was he reading the results off the store monitor? Do they show that in PA? Did he ask the clerk for a Jackpot report printout? Did he scan with a self check scanner, if available? Did he check with his smartphone web browser?(probably not, why hang around in the store if you're mobile...)

                              I always try to keep an open mind and think of all the options, never just the narrow view. What made him discard the tickets? Were the results reported incorrectly immediately after the draw, but subsequently corrected a few minutes/hours later? Either in the display or in the system or on the web? If so, would that have been announced? Large amounts get published, but that is way too late to recover discarded tickets.

                              Another reason to always keep your tickets and NOT throw them away, if anything for tax purposes and budgeting.(I keep and document all my tickets)