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California store owner sues customer for half of $1M lottery prize

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Posted: March 5, 2015, 11:42 am - IP Logged

What a greedy, self-serving, unethical, dishonest dirt-bag this store owner is.  No No  This money belongs to the woman who bought the ticket, completely! Yes Nod This certainly sounds like a shake-down; an extortion attempt. Hit With Stick   I hope the courts rips this store owner a new one for his conduct.  I have heard that gift offerings are revocable anytime and are not binding in anyway.  This store owner should lose his lottery ticket selling license.

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    Posted: March 5, 2015, 11:52 am - IP Logged

    What a greedy, self-serving, unethical, dishonest dirt-bag this store owner is.  No No  This money belongs to the woman who bought the ticket, completely! Yes Nod This certainly sounds like a shake-down; an extortion attempt. Hit With Stick   I hope the courts rips this store owner a new one for his conduct.  I have heard that gift offerings are revocable anytime and are not binding in anyway.  This store owner should lose his lottery ticket selling license.

    Wut u said!!!!!!!!!!

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      Posted: March 5, 2015, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

      This is why you absolutely never ever ever make a promise of money to anyone, especially these <snip>s. This should honestly be thrown out of court. 

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        Posted: March 5, 2015, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

        Is sharing money with someone  another new way of winning the lottery?  LOL

        Trump 2016!

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          Posted: March 5, 2015, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

          Wut u said!!!!!!!!!!

          Suzy got it right.." A Dishonest Dirtbag!"

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            Posted: March 5, 2015, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

            Until someone can explain to me (with a logical and convincing argument) why this shop owner would be buying a perfect stranger tickets, for her to split with him, I don't care what she signed, he would not be getting a dime. They aren't related, they aren't friends, they aren't coworkers. Their relationship seems to only be that he sells tickets and she's generous and superstitious. His argument is full of holes. 

            If they really had an agreement, why did he wait until after she won to have her sign a contract? Why didn't he buy the tickets and give her half of them, why give her all the tickets? Why didn't he sign the ticket at the time he had her sign that agreement? Why did he make no mention of the win when he collected the store bonus? He figured out that this woman is not too bright and saw an opportunity to score big. 

            I feel sorry for Reyes, but I thank God for people like her who help to show the rest of us what not to do. Stop promising people money IF you ever win, even in jest, and don't sign anything unless it's in the lottery office and you've consulted with a lawyer.

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              Posted: March 5, 2015, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

              I know the best way to catch this clerk thief. I think he had similar agreements with all his customers this is not his only rip off he is a full time lotto thief and knows all the loop holes so set up 800 number for more victims to call and nail his a..Hit With Stick

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                Posted: March 5, 2015, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

                A Sad lesson to learn.

                Never make written or oral statements to pay a lottery retailer or "runner" (someone who offers to buy the ticket(s) for you for a fee), in the event you hit a big jackpot.

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                  Posted: March 5, 2015, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                  Something really stinks here. Real fishy deal. I hope she did not quit her $14.20/hr job. The lawyers are going to be smiling all the way to the bank. Fools.

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                    Posted: March 5, 2015, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                    All the more reason to be wary buying lottery tickets from small independents, in particular, "mom & pop" owned convenience stores. I buy and cash most all my tickets, including instants, from self-service terminals located in large, chain owned businesses, such as Wawa, Weis, and Giant Foods. Any winner over $2,500 (biggest I ever get are $1,000; still hoping to hit big someday), I'd claim directly at lottery headquarters.

                    On a related note, this lawsuit brings to mind the risk of playing instant win on-line terminal games that some states offer. For example, say a ticket prints out as an instant winner, but the player hasn't yet handed over the money or the clerk refuses / hands the money back. Who owns the winning ticket?

                    Pennsylvania doesn't offer any instant on-line terminal games, but many states do. In my view, best to buy from self-service terminals whenever possible.

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                      Posted: March 5, 2015, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                      For the love of Ella! Stop making promises on money you haven't won yet. You bought the ticket. You positioned yourself in the right place at the right time and purchased the right scratch off for the win.

                       

                      The only thing I am signing is my ticket and paperwork at the official lottery headquarters in the presence of my attorney.

                       

                      I do wonder though if investigations will soon reveal that this store owner somehow figured out how to determine the winning scratch offs and partnered with this lady unknowingly to share in her winnings. Hmmm....

                       

                      I eagerly await the court's ruling on this drama.

                      I Agree!

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                        Posted: March 5, 2015, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

                        Awful.

                        I can picture the opportunistic jerk. At the risk of sounding very bad here, I do not like Indian retailers. They run

                        these smoke shops and some of them are very pushy. They have no modesty when it comes to statements like

                        You'll be splitting with me if you win, right? or I get half of what you win on that ticket, right? or If you win, I get

                        some, right? Selling tickets doesn't put you in a position to go 1/2 and 1/2 on what anyone buys from your shop.

                        It's the buyer's ticket. If this lady was presented something to sign and signed it, she probably was elated and

                        didn't even think of being scammed or set up to owe this guy anything at all. So how many people have said

                        to shut up a pushy clerk: Yeah, I'll split it with you...I'll bet not ONE person really meant it. This is hogwash

                        and I hope she doesn't have to give the greedy azz a dime. He should have the ability to sell lottery taken

                        away from him and that way maybe he can mind his own business and make his own money.

                        I don't take kindly to people that want a share of anything I buy. There are some that know not to talk to me other

                        than to say: Thank you for the money I push over the counter, that's the way I like it. Leave me and my money alone.

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                          Posted: March 5, 2015, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                          I never buy tickets in stores, I only play by subscription. This story supports ny position.

                          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                            Posted: March 5, 2015, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

                            Awful.

                            I can picture the opportunistic jerk. At the risk of sounding very bad here, I do not like Indian retailers. They run

                            these smoke shops and some of them are very pushy. They have no modesty when it comes to statements like

                            You'll be splitting with me if you win, right? or I get half of what you win on that ticket, right? or If you win, I get

                            some, right? Selling tickets doesn't put you in a position to go 1/2 and 1/2 on what anyone buys from your shop.

                            It's the buyer's ticket. If this lady was presented something to sign and signed it, she probably was elated and

                            didn't even think of being scammed or set up to owe this guy anything at all. So how many people have said

                            to shut up a pushy clerk: Yeah, I'll split it with you...I'll bet not ONE person really meant it. This is hogwash

                            and I hope she doesn't have to give the greedy azz a dime. He should have the ability to sell lottery taken

                            away from him and that way maybe he can mind his own business and make his own money.

                            I don't take kindly to people that want a share of anything I buy. There are some that know not to talk to me other

                            than to say: Thank you for the money I push over the counter, that's the way I like it. Leave me and my money alone.

                            i wouldn't give him shyt.............. sorry clerk.

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                              Posted: March 5, 2015, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

                              Awful.

                              I can picture the opportunistic jerk. At the risk of sounding very bad here, I do not like Indian retailers. They run

                              these smoke shops and some of them are very pushy. They have no modesty when it comes to statements like

                              You'll be splitting with me if you win, right? or I get half of what you win on that ticket, right? or If you win, I get

                              some, right? Selling tickets doesn't put you in a position to go 1/2 and 1/2 on what anyone buys from your shop.

                              It's the buyer's ticket. If this lady was presented something to sign and signed it, she probably was elated and

                              didn't even think of being scammed or set up to owe this guy anything at all. So how many people have said

                              to shut up a pushy clerk: Yeah, I'll split it with you...I'll bet not ONE person really meant it. This is hogwash

                              and I hope she doesn't have to give the greedy azz a dime. He should have the ability to sell lottery taken

                              away from him and that way maybe he can mind his own business and make his own money.

                              I don't take kindly to people that want a share of anything I buy. There are some that know not to talk to me other

                              than to say: Thank you for the money I push over the counter, that's the way I like it. Leave me and my money alone.

                              dr65 I Agree! and I'll go you one better,

                              the winner should have a say in weather or not the store gets to collect the 1/2 of 1% or whatever the store gets when they sell a winner.

                              Then ticket buyers would be treated w/ much more respect.

                               

                              Yea right, like that'll ever happen. Thud

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