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

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Posted: March 14, 2015, 2:11 am - IP Logged

So, what happens if your house with the ticket burns down? Or your wallet with the ticket is stolen and the prize never claimed by the thief? Doesnt sound fair.

The same thing that happens if your house burns down or your wallet is stolen when you don't have a lottery ticket that's worth a lot of money. It's your property, and it's up to you to keep it safe.

If this guy is lucky he might have a homeowners policy that includes "mysterious disappearance" in which case he might be able to get something from  the insurance coverage. He'd have to prove that he  owned the ticket, but it sounds like the CA lottery should be willing to say that they believe he purchased the ticket. It's also very unlikely that  he's got enough coverage for the full value, but even 100 to 200k is a lot more than nothing, and as reimbursement for a loss it may be tax exempt.

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    Posted: March 14, 2015, 2:45 am - IP Logged

    Good thing they don't have power play or he might have lost 3mill.

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      Posted: March 14, 2015, 3:02 am - IP Logged

      OMG, that hurts and its not even me! lol! That's why when you buy it always put it in a safe place and consistently check the #'s. That's what I do. If we can consistently show up to work for someone, then we should make every effort to make this a part of our life. I know somoene that participates in the games, but hardly ever checks them. Before that, I swear the person never checked them! I dont even know why the person bothers even buying them if they aren't going to consistently check the #'s.  If the person doesn't they're gonna end up like this dude.

      You gotta be in it to win it! Hurray!

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        Posted: March 14, 2015, 6:49 am - IP Logged

        My gosh. It's even too late to check the trash. If this guy knew they were his numbers, why hadn't he approached anyone

        on it earlier? Was he looking for the ticket? HOW did he know they were his numbers? Did he have no access to winning number

        results or didn't he care to check? If I had a set of numbers I always play and know what I play, I know when I win BUT I

        know where my ticket is too though. I don't get it, you only remember your numbers when they splash your face on the

        news?

        Time to get a new set of numbers and try again. Fat chance he'll be struck by lightning twice but hey, anyone can win.

        Sick story.

        246 ~~ 485 ~~ 369 ~~ 890 ~~ 705 ~~ 357 ~~ 129 ~~ 165 ~  007 ~ 225 ~ 818 ~ 440 ~  7775 5557

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          Posted: March 14, 2015, 7:26 am - IP Logged

          My heart goes out to this poor guy but what a great reminder to all ticket purchasers. I know I would have a real sick feeling in my stomach for a day or two. Glad I only have 2 spots where my tix would be. As we all know, this isn't the first time this has happened and it won't be the last. I truly enjoy reading about the people who left their ticket "someplace" and found it or forgot to check their ticket and turned it in just in time.
              Hopefully in the future, someone will win a large amount/jackpot, tell their story to include," I remember hearing about that guy who lost a million dollars in California" and say how they learned from his blunder to be exact in where they leave their ticket.

          Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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            Posted: March 14, 2015, 7:44 am - IP Logged

            Ouch! That's got to sting. Hope he gets a lottery envelope.

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              Posted: March 14, 2015, 9:16 am - IP Logged

              So, what happens if your house with the ticket burns down? Or your wallet with the ticket is stolen and the prize never claimed by the thief? Doesnt sound fair.

              I carry my tickets in my wallet in my front pocket just so I can never be pick pocketed. For advance draw tickets, I put them in a fireproof safe in my house. I will never lose a winning ticket.

              Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

              The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                Posted: March 14, 2015, 9:54 am - IP Logged

                My mom is one of those people that buys a bunch of tickets then doesn't check them.  She mails them to me to check.

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                  Posted: March 14, 2015, 10:32 am - IP Logged

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

                  You can't buy happyness!

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                    Posted: March 14, 2015, 10:34 am - IP Logged

                    My mom is one of those people that buys a bunch of tickets then doesn't check them.  She mails them to me to check.

                    Buy her a subscription for her birthday!

                    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                      Posted: March 14, 2015, 10:37 am - IP Logged

                      My mom is one of those people that buys a bunch of tickets then doesn't check them.  She mails them to me to check.

                      Why don't you suggest she just mail you the money to buy them and then you could buy and check them and return any winnings she had coming.  Save her some time too.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: March 14, 2015, 11:24 am - IP Logged

                        My mom is one of those people that buys a bunch of tickets then doesn't check them.  She mails them to me to check.

                        That is dangerous as well.  Mail gets lost all the time.  We have  PO Box at work and we get other people's mail all the time even though it clearly has an address on it.  At home I received someone tax return.  I could imagine someone getting an envelope full of lottery tickets.  They would look at it as a sign from GOD and check them immediately!  And if one happens to be a huge winner your mom is completely out of luck.  She wouldn't even know it was her ticket that won.

                        To God be the glory... 

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

                         

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                          Posted: March 14, 2015, 11:49 am - IP Logged

                          Had this guy made copies of his ticket * back & front -way back when- would that have been enough to claim his prize? 

                          ..Just asking. ..

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                            Posted: March 14, 2015, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                            It's too late now the deadline has passed.

                            Yep,  it would be better not to find it at that point.

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                              Posted: March 14, 2015, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

                              Yep,  it would be better not to find it at that point.

                              anyone know if he's on suiside watchWhat?

                              sad ,sad indeed

                              i want to be a millionaire a second time!