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$12 million Texas lottery jackpot unclaimed

Topic closed. 22 replies. Last post 2 years ago by bigbuckswede.

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Posted: July 3, 2014, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

I just noticed I had written "jacked" instead of "jacket" in my previous post.  I'm really careful to proofread what I write now, so I don't know why that slipped past me.  I learned my lesson when I sent out a group email to family and friends and closed it with "Regards".   Did you know the "T" and the "G" are really close together on the keyboard?

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    Posted: July 3, 2014, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

    I live in sweden, as from june this year every time we buy a lottery ticket in store or make another bet ( scratcerhs excluded) we need to show a mandatory game card to register a bet, one of the reasons are to avoid situations like this. At the moment tourists or swedes not having their permanent resident in sweden can't play in Sweden. I know that people even in Sweden are upset over this new control over the player, but im for sure won't have any trouble with this if it makes me not lose an 50m eurojackpot win. (unclaimed winngis will be paid to the players bank account after 30 days) I noticed today that we even have to show the gamecard when we collect the win. I won 62kr today ($6) and had to show the game card.

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      Posted: July 3, 2014, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

      I live in sweden, as from june this year every time we buy a lottery ticket in store or make another bet ( scratcerhs excluded) we need to show a mandatory game card to register a bet, one of the reasons are to avoid situations like this. At the moment tourists or swedes not having their permanent resident in sweden can't play in Sweden. I know that people even in Sweden are upset over this new control over the player, but im for sure won't have any trouble with this if it makes me not lose an 50m eurojackpot win. (unclaimed winngis will be paid to the players bank account after 30 days) I noticed today that we even have to show the gamecard when we collect the win. I won 62kr today ($6) and had to show the game card.

      I was so hoping that Sweden would have qualified for the World Cup, its a pity some great players are missing- it's always a treat watching Ibahimovic play.

      *At the very least- the schools will get the  $12 mil. Absolutely outstanding behavior on the lottery's part for keeping their doors open an extra hour, albeit in vain.

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        Posted: July 3, 2014, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

        I live in sweden, as from june this year every time we buy a lottery ticket in store or make another bet ( scratcerhs excluded) we need to show a mandatory game card to register a bet, one of the reasons are to avoid situations like this. At the moment tourists or swedes not having their permanent resident in sweden can't play in Sweden. I know that people even in Sweden are upset over this new control over the player, but im for sure won't have any trouble with this if it makes me not lose an 50m eurojackpot win. (unclaimed winngis will be paid to the players bank account after 30 days) I noticed today that we even have to show the gamecard when we collect the win. I won 62kr today ($6) and had to show the game card.

        At the moment tourists or swedes not having their permanent resident in sweden can't play in Sweden.

        In the gambling industry, where losing is the norm, Sweden is cheating itself from a huge revenue. Lottery is the hope business. 

        Anyways it's a shame that someone who obviously needed $12M is not going to get $12M Evil

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: July 4, 2014, 1:51 am - IP Logged

          Authorites say that they will look into how tourists and swedes living in other countires shoulw be able to play. This new rules have already been questioned. I have enyoyed great soccergames this championship so Im not that sorry that swden are not in the cup.

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            Posted: July 4, 2014, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

            I sure am glad it wasn't me !!!!!......I check mine the next day..... Let the winning numbers be mine this weekend,
            I promise.......I wont forget and leave the ticket somewhere !!!  scouts honor

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              Posted: July 4, 2014, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

              I live in sweden, as from june this year every time we buy a lottery ticket in store or make another bet ( scratcerhs excluded) we need to show a mandatory game card to register a bet, one of the reasons are to avoid situations like this. At the moment tourists or swedes not having their permanent resident in sweden can't play in Sweden. I know that people even in Sweden are upset over this new control over the player, but im for sure won't have any trouble with this if it makes me not lose an 50m eurojackpot win. (unclaimed winngis will be paid to the players bank account after 30 days) I noticed today that we even have to show the gamecard when we collect the win. I won 62kr today ($6) and had to show the game card.

              On the plus side everyone who actually wins will get their money and expired tickets will be a thing of the past. On the negative side, you can never ask for someone to buy a ticket for you ever again. The lottery will identify the purchaser of the ticket as the winner, unless you have a signed contract with every 'friend' you go halveses with, people are going to get screwed.

              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: July 5, 2014, 4:08 am - IP Logged

                We can also play online in Sweden so this friend buying thing is not a big deal. I believe the biggest problem is elderly people not beeing able to come to the store, but they can sign a form allowing tickets to be bought in their name by a friend/relative. Some games like Viking Lotto, can't be played online. Even in US if you win big, the autorities will eventully know who you are, if you havent lost your ticket that is. So it's not a big deal to not beeing able to play anonymously.