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

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Posted: March 6, 2015, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

We are talking California Law,  there is that lunacy to contend with.

The Judge freezing the assets, says it will move forward to trial.

Anyone know if both persons were given exact executed copies of the contract?

Not a fan of the lady going public with comments. She should have been warned to neither admit or comment during trial time.

As a lawyer said once, you can't get in trouble for what you do not say.

Freezing the assets is normal procedure. The judge and lawyers will get money and publicity .They will listen to the crap this retail thief has to say b4 putting final nails to his cof... You see.Bash Everyday this retailers are coming up with new tricks to still customer lotto money. Talk to all his customer and check how many winning tickets him and his relatives have cashed and you see a pattern if behaviour. They are not relatives or married they met at his store where he should have been ban from playing or contract writing in the first place and I hope his name is not Patel then am going to kick his butt myself .

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    Posted: March 6, 2015, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

    We are talking California Law,  there is that lunacy to contend with.

    The Judge freezing the assets, says it will move forward to trial.

    Anyone know if both persons were given exact executed copies of the contract?

    Not a fan of the lady going public with comments. She should have been warned to neither admit or comment during trial time.

    As a lawyer said once, you can't get in trouble for what you do not say.

    "Not a fan of the lady going public with comments."

    There has to be a reason why the judge froze part of the assets and she did say something about giving him $50,000. Compare that to a Florida judge.

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      Posted: March 7, 2015, 4:38 am - IP Logged

      This behaviour is totally unacceptable. The lottery should cancel this agency.

      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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        Posted: March 7, 2015, 6:51 am - IP Logged

        This behaviour is totally unacceptable. The lottery should cancel this agency.

        I agree. After reading this, if anyone who sold me a ticket even joked about getting part of my money if I won, I would tell them off. Also, always read anything someone asks you to sign.

        J'aime La France.

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          Posted: March 7, 2015, 8:55 am - IP Logged

          I think this is crazy and since this thief thinks he deserves this then i say she should also get half of his store commission for selling the ticket as well.

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            Posted: March 7, 2015, 9:39 am - IP Logged

            We've seen stories like this so many times that I feel it's high time the lottery vendor rules get changed. The owner of any establishment selling lottery tickets should be prohibited from making lottery claims. It should be enough that they are awarded a percentage of a winning ticket amount. They should not be allowed to purchase tickets, nor should they be allowed to make a claim on a customer's ticket. Contract or not. I am sick and tired of hearing about these shopkeepers taking advantage of customers who don't know any better. Nip it in the bud once and for all. 

            All those who feel it's okay for the lottery to make a winner's identity public in order to safeguard the "integrity" of the game, THIS is what you should be up in arms about. Where's the integrity of constantly allowing situations like this? They should have put measures in place ever since that Willis Willis incident. Integrity my backside.

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              Posted: March 7, 2015, 10:07 am - IP Logged

              We've seen stories like this so many times that I feel it's high time the lottery vendor rules get changed. The owner of any establishment selling lottery tickets should be prohibited from making lottery claims. It should be enough that they are awarded a percentage of a winning ticket amount. They should not be allowed to purchase tickets, nor should they be allowed to make a claim on a customer's ticket. Contract or not. I am sick and tired of hearing about these shopkeepers taking advantage of customers who don't know any better. Nip it in the bud once and for all. 

              All those who feel it's okay for the lottery to make a winner's identity public in order to safeguard the "integrity" of the game, THIS is what you should be up in arms about. Where's the integrity of constantly allowing situations like this? They should have put measures in place ever since that Willis Willis incident. Integrity my backside.

              I Agree!total bull s--t

              i want to be a millionaire a second time!

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                Posted: March 8, 2015, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

                Unless I read it wrong why would a store owner buy you 80 dollars worth of tickets but you must share half.  He could of bought the tickets himself and kept it all.  There's got to be more to the story...

                I get tired of these different store owners say (and they are foreigners) how much did you win me today.  I hate to be rude but I just do not say anything back to them...I hear different horror stories quite often.

                I Agree!TOTALLY, things are rarely what they seem!

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                  Posted: March 8, 2015, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                  Lottery retailers should be treated the same way by law that lottery employees are. They shouldn't be able to receive any lottery prize money whatsoever.

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                    Posted: March 9, 2015, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

                    The state lottery is equally at fault here besides the crooked store owner. The state lottery needs to word the contract with the various retailers to limit their role to selling tickets and cashing winners and any other sort of lottery transactions with a customer (advancing money, having them sign anything, etc.) would be in violation of their written lottery retailer agreement. Then if a store owner tries this again, you cannot enforce an illegal act (in violation of their contract).

                    J'aime La France.

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                      Posted: March 9, 2015, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

                      "Not a fan of the lady going public with comments."

                      There has to be a reason why the judge froze part of the assets and she did say something about giving him $50,000. Compare that to a Florida judge.

                      She admitted to offering him $50,000- this guy "added" a 3 in front of the 50,000 & that is what is being fought about here. Who in their right mind gives a total stranger, in this case a retailer HALF your winnings? His trying to say that it is " her pattern" to give in 50% sums to total strangers, as though her 4 children don't need it,  which is why he said that she did not give him $100.00 of her original win of a Grand. He said she gave him $500.00.This guy lies lies like a dog.

                      l just hope that she has a great legal team that will dismantle this retailer's account of what actually happened. I wouldn't mind 2nd chair. Big Smile

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                        Posted: March 10, 2015, 9:55 am - IP Logged

                        The state lottery is equally at fault here besides the crooked store owner. The state lottery needs to word the contract with the various retailers to limit their role to selling tickets and cashing winners and any other sort of lottery transactions with a customer (advancing money, having them sign anything, etc.) would be in violation of their written lottery retailer agreement. Then if a store owner tries this again, you cannot enforce an illegal act (in violation of their contract).

                        No I dont think they need to re-word their contract with retailers. Im sure they have things in place that would void their contract with the retailers when they pull things like this. The commission's lawyer's probably will state some moral's clause and that retailer would lose his liscense anyway. Now the state prosecutor's office needs to probably do more than the lottery commission in this case. Losing the right to sell lottery tickets should be the last thing this particular retailer should be worrying about. he should be worrying if he will lose his freedom for a few years in the very least


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                          Posted: March 14, 2015, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                          If you're signing an agreement,to share i.e.but not limited to:

                          Lawsuits;lottery etc.,signature is valid and not under a type of duress et.al, it is valid.

                          Or at least multiple cases prove and support wholly such in cali,to east coast.

                          I think the man will win,with his lawyer,and the lady is quite obtuse for doing this.

                          What an idiot.But a 'deal is a deal,simple as that,as one caselaw adage,"in writing that is."

                          Unless also she didn't know what she was signing with him.But i think it is pretty clear she knew.

                          SMH

                           

                          adios

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                            Posted: March 14, 2015, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                            All she had to do and this goes for any lottery player. Simple rule to play by

                             

                            1. DON'T PROMISE ANYONE ANY MONEY "IF" YOU WIN, PERIOD!!
                            2. DON'T PROMISE ANYONE ANY MONEY "IF" YOU WIN, PERIOD!!
                            3. DON'T PROMISE ANYONE ANY MONEY "IF" YOU WIN, PERIOD!!
                            4. DON'T PROMISE ANYONE ANY MONEY "IF" YOU WIN, PERIOD!!

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