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

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Posted: March 13, 2015, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

A winner becomes  an involuntary donor by accident, must be painstaking but a wonderful story to learn from .Winner don't feel bad this lessen is  more valuable than monetary value, you will now become the most watchful and careful person in the world. 800 million unclaimed is nothing compared too anyone who could have been a winner buying a ticket after or before a winner, same location, same town. There was a young girl in Florida behind Gloria Mackenzie which the media thought could have been the only winner  and another person ahead  in line which no one ever mentioned,as if winning have anything to do with being there early. Just being there at the right time is all it takes. He had a ticket lost it same as loosing but a California wining lost is not actually a lost feel great that it went to students.So if you ever win you don't have to donate.

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    Posted: March 13, 2015, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

    A winner becomes  an involuntary donor by accident, must be painstaking but a wonderful story to learn from .Winner don't feel bad this lessen is  more valuable than monetary value, you will now become the most watchful and careful person in the world. 800 million unclaimed is nothing compared too anyone who could have been a winner buying a ticket after or before a winner, same location, same town. There was a young girl in Florida behind Gloria Mackenzie which the media thought could have been the only winner  and another person ahead  in line which no one ever mentioned,as if winning have anything to do with being there early. Just being there at the right time is all it takes. He had a ticket lost it same as loosing but a California wining lost is not actually a lost feel great that it went to students.So if you ever win you don't have to donate.

    Huh???

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

    A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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      bel air maryland
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      Posted: March 13, 2015, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

      Oh well. Easy come, easy go...  Banana   Sad

      "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

      The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

      Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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        Posted: March 13, 2015, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

        Wow! What a great loss.

        Yes, I imagine it to be the coldest possible feeling one can stand.  I feel badly or him, because
        I imagine it happening to me, some day. But worse than his case, is if I should forget to play, and
        my numbers come up.

         

        They should have one of those phone booths you used to see in the mall.    Every time you buy a ticket,
        the lotto commission should document your purchase with a clear photo, of the buyer.

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          Posted: March 13, 2015, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

          they should add a rule, if someone comes forward and they're pretty sute its the same person they get an extra year to find the ticket.

          also 2 words   P L A Y E R  C A R D S

          2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

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            Posted: March 13, 2015, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

            Very sad situation.  My heart aches for his loss and chronic suffering! Disapprove

            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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              Posted: March 13, 2015, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

              Wow what a  heart break to know you had the winning ticket and to miss place it.

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                Posted: March 14, 2015, 12:07 am - IP Logged

                This

                is why you don't wait to check your ticket

                and why you don't wait to claim your prize

                 

                Hit With Stick

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                  Posted: March 14, 2015, 12:09 am - IP Logged

                  He probably knew he had the longest of odds in collecting that money and deep down he knows he only has himself to blame.Come on - you have 6 months to collect...

                  People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                    Posted: March 14, 2015, 12:16 am - IP Logged

                    Wow what a  heart break to know you had the winning ticket and to miss place it.

                    I've misplaced winning tickets but nothing ever worth more than $10 but even that hurts when you've brought so many tickets worth absolutely nothing. 

                    Apparently as many prizes that unclaimed every year a lot of players do the same thing and never know.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
                                 Evil Looking       

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                      Posted: March 14, 2015, 1:01 am - IP Logged

                      I feel pretty bad for the guy because no one expects to win the lottery (especially powerball) I threw away a ticket that was worth over $2,000 before and I can't even imagine what he must be going thru.

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                        Posted: March 14, 2015, 1:15 am - IP Logged

                        The answer is, play by subscription, I play the Massachusetts Megabucks Doubler, by subscription. If win a jackpot or large prize, they will contact me. The down side is, Massachusetts does not allow winners to remain anonymous. I hope they work on that and change the policy.

                        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                          Posted: March 14, 2015, 1:20 am - IP Logged

                          Even if he finds the ticket it's already expired.

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                            Posted: March 14, 2015, 1:22 am - IP Logged

                            Looking on the bright side.......

                             

                            Unclaimed prizes remaining after the claim period expires always go to supporting California’s public schools. As of the end of FY 2013-14, a total of $793.5 million in unclaimed prizes have been awarded to education.

                             

                            At least the money didn't go to waste!

                            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

                              Bondi Junction
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                              Posted: March 14, 2015, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                              Looking on the bright side.......

                               

                              Unclaimed prizes remaining after the claim period expires always go to supporting California’s public schools. As of the end of FY 2013-14, a total of $793.5 million in unclaimed prizes have been awarded to education.

                               

                              At least the money didn't go to waste!

                              Which is the reason for lotteries in the first place!

                              We all get a lot out of lotteries!