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Calif. man knew he won $1M but lost the lottery ticket

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Posted: March 13, 2015, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

This is worse than playing consistently all your life and never winning. It must hurt like Hell

That money's gone fo ever

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    Posted: March 13, 2015, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

    That's terrible.

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      Posted: March 13, 2015, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

      Even though it is in california,  I wouldn't want to be in that situation either.  Dude better tear the place apart looking for the ticket,  or start looking for something else and usually what you're looking for will show up.

      It's too late now the deadline has passed.

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        Posted: March 13, 2015, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

        That will haunt him the rest of his life

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          Posted: March 13, 2015, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

          I can't imagine, it would drive me crazy

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            Posted: March 13, 2015, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

            I imagine the lottery has the rule to avoid being entangled in litigation with multiple claims over one ticket.  Or the do it to screw winners. Maybe both. 

             

            How do other states handle it?

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              Posted: March 13, 2015, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

              Wow. I would be sick to my stomach.

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                Posted: March 13, 2015, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

                Always check your tickets, simple as that. Frown

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                  Posted: March 13, 2015, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                  That would truly suck!  Especially if he works a crappy job he hates going to every morning.  It would be a very long time before I'd come out of that depression.  POOR GUY!  That is awful being known as a person that won a million FINALLY but missed out on the chance to actually get it.

                  To God be the glory... 

                  When you're winning you're being blessed by Him!

                   

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                    Posted: March 13, 2015, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

                    Always check your tickets, simple as that. Frown

                    So true!  I always check mine very next day and I always put it in an easily accessible place.

                      Bondi Junction
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                      Posted: March 13, 2015, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                      The California Lottery could learn a thing or two from the state lottery of Western Australia

                       

                      Lotterywest Player’s Card  -  We want to make it easy for you to collect your prize.

                      A Lotterywest Player’s Card can:

                      • make it easy to receive any prizes you win
                      • store your favourite numbers
                      • provide you with some protection if you lose your ticket

                       

                      Lost or stolen tickets and Player's Cards

                      If you lose a ticket you have registered on your Player’s Card, please contact Lotterywest Customer Services as soon as possible. You will need to provide them with your details plus any specific information on when and where you bought your ticket plus what game and type of ticket it was.  If the ticket is a winner and providing it hasn’t already been claimed, we can ensure that the winnings are not claimed by anyone else.

                      If you lose your Player’s Card, please call Lotterywest Customer Services  as soon as possible and we will arrange for a new card for you.

                      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                        Posted: March 13, 2015, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                        From now on when he buys a ticket he should glue it to his forehead until after the draw just to make sure.

                        Do You Want To Win Today?  http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/286011

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                          Posted: March 13, 2015, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

                          First he lost the ticket, then he really lost it!

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                            Posted: March 13, 2015, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                            They know he bought the ticket, by way of the video.  Since he came forward, why can't they wait until the day after the deadline, and if no one has come forward with a ticket to claim the prize, give it to him.  Remember the case (in Texas?) where a lottery employee was in the video buying the ticket and someone else tried to claim the prize for him?  Didn't they end up charging fraud?

                            It all comes down to the greed of the people running the lottery.

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                              Posted: March 13, 2015, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                              They know he bought the ticket, by way of the video.  Since he came forward, why can't they wait until the day after the deadline, and if no one has come forward with a ticket to claim the prize, give it to him.  Remember the case (in Texas?) where a lottery employee was in the video buying the ticket and someone else tried to claim the prize for him?  Didn't they end up charging fraud?

                              It all comes down to the greed of the people running the lottery.

                              This is awful, but "you snooze you lose."  I've been taking my clothes to the dry cleaners for many years and even they tell me "No ticky, no washy."  You must present the ticket to claim your item.  No exceptions....Unhappy