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

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Posted: March 15, 2015, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

We were pickpocketed in Greece a few years ago in a front pocket that was even secured.  They were so good!  Be careful and never say never.

We visited South Africa about 6 years ago and noticed that many of the African women carried their purses in their bra's.We thought it funny  - but l think that spot is " pickpocket" proof SG.Unless the person is surrounded by other PP who could box that person in & pick them clean. 

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

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    Posted: March 15, 2015, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

    I've won the jackpot too, but I keep losing 6the ticket!!  And those <snip> lottery officials will not take my bet slip as proof! :(

    Bottom line, no ticket no win!!  End of story  - millions of people lost their tickets!!

     

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      We visited South Africa about 6 years ago and noticed that many of the African women carried their purses in their bra's.We thought it funny  - but l think that spot is " pickpocket" proof SG.Unless the person is surrounded by other PP who could box that person in & pick them clean. 

      Noise-gate that is the best place for a women to carry her money!  I actually cut a slit into my bra and tucked my money and credit cards they were safe.  It was my 6'2" partner that they got.  He was stunned he is very cautious and had taken precautions, we didn't even realize it had happened until we got to the cruise ship terminal.  They weren't able to get it all some bills and one credit card.  But we beefed up our security from that point on.  We had traveled in Europe many times before this so perhaps we had let down our guard somewhat. 

      Hearsetrax - that was a great video you posted.  I don't think many people realize how good they can be, you never feel a thing.

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        Posted: March 15, 2015, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

        l think the winner came forward- if not, l can see someone jumping from a Skyscraper.

        Missing out on a Million- ** no biggie- but $130 mil?

        That's a" Prepare to meet thy Doom" moment!

        noise-gate is right. Unfortunately, this website warned me when I tried to post a link to the story at the New York Lottery's official website, so I'll just copy and paste it below. It looks like the official Powerball website needs to be updated. What a shocker.

         

        Brooklyn Man Wins $130.3M Powerball Jackpot Prize

         

        Maksim Nikolayev of Brooklyn has claimed a $130,300,000 New York Lottery jackpot prize from the November 16, 2013 Powerball drawing.

         

        Nikolayev is a regular player of the New York Lottery’s jackpot games. He plays twice a week regardless of the size of the jackpot. Nikolayev purchased his jackpot winning ticket on Thursday, November 14, 2013. The store he usually buys his tickets was closed, so he decided to go to the Brighton Beach Bakery Deli at 117 Brighton Beach Avenue in Brooklyn instead.

         

        The Sunday after the November 16 drawing, Nikolayev went to his regular store to check his ticket in the ticket scanner. The readout said “Big winner. See retailer.” Nikolayev said he quietly left the store and went home. Nikolayev then went about his normal routine at home, and about an hour later he decided to check the winning numbers on the Internet.

         

        After checking several times, Nikolayev said he wasn’t convinced. “I kept saying something is wrong. I’m looking at the wrong date or the wrong game. This can’t be right,” he said.

         

        When he finally realized he had won the $130,300,000 jackpot prize, Nikolayev said, “I was shocked. That’s all I can say. I was shocked.”

         

        Nikolayev claimed his prize on December 17, 2013 at the Lottery’s Plainview Customer Service Center.

         

        Nikolayev chose to receive his $130,300,000 prize in one lump sum totaling $45,704,140 after required withholdings. He said his plans for the prize money are to save for the future.

         

        Nikolayev is the 141st New Yorker to claim a New York Lottery prize of $1,000,000 or more so far in 2013.

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          Posted: March 15, 2015, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

          This guy has a different opinion:

          This guy is good.

          "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 15, 2015, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

            Although it sucks for his guy, the rule is in place for a reason, even if the result can come across as inequitable.

            For example, what if the guy who bought the winning ticket sold the ticket to someone else for $500,000 and then claims he lost the ticket.  If the lottery commission pays the first guy, they could be on the hook when the second guy who bought the ticket also comes forward to claim the prize.  Treat the tickets like cash.

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              Posted: March 15, 2015, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

              This is BS, if you are clearly identifiable as the person that bought the ticket and the winner, you should get the money. This should be a good test case for a lawsuit against the lotteries. There are many scenarios where you could lose the ticket through no fault of your own, theft of your wallet, house fire, theft of your car etc. I believe that guy that won in Canada and did not know was notified by the lottery that he won because they had some sort of registration system which is good. 

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                Posted: March 15, 2015, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                "There are many scenarios where you could lose the ticket through no fault of your own"

                There are about zero scenarios where you could lose a ticket through the fault of the lottery. If you don't like the rules nobody will force you to play the game.

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                  This is BS, if you are clearly identifiable as the person that bought the ticket and the winner, you should get the money. This should be a good test case for a lawsuit against the lotteries. There are many scenarios where you could lose the ticket through no fault of your own, theft of your wallet, house fire, theft of your car etc. I believe that guy that won in Canada and did not know was notified by the lottery that he won because they had some sort of registration system which is good. 

                  These are exactly some of the reasons why I always make copies of my tickets. Takes just a few minutes to scan and upload them to the cloud as well as my cell phone. I feel better about fighting the lottery with a real copy of the ticket because the bar codes can still be read instead of having nothing at all to show them.

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                    Posted: March 16, 2015, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                    These are exactly some of the reasons why I always make copies of my tickets. Takes just a few minutes to scan and upload them to the cloud as well as my cell phone. I feel better about fighting the lottery with a real copy of the ticket because the bar codes can still be read instead of having nothing at all to show them.

                    Would the lotto officials even accept copies of a winning ticket that is not the original. I somehow doubt it. Plus cloud service can get hacked or corrupted. They are not 100 % foolproof. And phones get stolen and lost all the time. The best option to protect a winning ticket is putting it in a fireproof/ waterproof box that is well hidden in your house. Or a safe deposit box at a bank, if you trust them.

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                      Posted: March 16, 2015, 10:29 am - IP Logged

                      Word of advice,when you buy a lottery ticket always think you have the winning ticket. And guard it with ur life.lol

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                        Posted: March 16, 2015, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                        Whatever you wrote there, literally makes no sense. Also, they are people like yourself in life that rollover and die and there are others that fight and effect change. These lotteries are not a charitable organization, they are a business that is run based on customers buying their product with their money, without customers, they go out of business. A good example of this recently was the Monopoly Millionaires game. If everything in life was ironclad and final just by you writing it down and saying it is so, then attorneys would be out of business, but as you can see, that is not so. If you can prove within a reasonable amount of doubt that you did purchase the ticket and it seems that the lottery even admits it is likely this man was the purchaser, if no one else comes forward with the winning ticket by the deadline I don't see why he should not get the money? The lottery should also account for the fact that the scenarios I mentioned that can happen, do exist and have some sort of system that does not cheat players out of their winnings. The system records a time stamp and location down the the second of when a ticket is bought, if everything matches up under investigation, then that should be sufficient. 

                        What they should do is have a system like any basic department store rewards system, have a scanner where you scan your card before purchasing tickets and it would record the tickets you buy and their numbers, date, time, location, etc. The reason that they don't have a simple system like this is for one reason and one reason only, they are counting on people losing or not checking their tickets so they don't have to payout the money. 

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                          Whatever you wrote there, literally makes no sense. Also, they are people like yourself in life that rollover and die and there are others that fight and effect change. These lotteries are not a charitable organization, they are a business that is run based on customers buying their product with their money, without customers, they go out of business. A good example of this recently was the Monopoly Millionaires game. If everything in life was ironclad and final just by you writing it down and saying it is so, then attorneys would be out of business, but as you can see, that is not so. If you can prove within a reasonable amount of doubt that you did purchase the ticket and it seems that the lottery even admits it is likely this man was the purchaser, if no one else comes forward with the winning ticket by the deadline I don't see why he should not get the money? The lottery should also account for the fact that the scenarios I mentioned that can happen, do exist and have some sort of system that does not cheat players out of their winnings. The system records a time stamp and location down the the second of when a ticket is bought, if everything matches up under investigation, then that should be sufficient. 

                          What they should do is have a system like any basic department store rewards system, have a scanner where you scan your card before purchasing tickets and it would record the tickets you buy and their numbers, date, time, location, etc. The reason that they don't have a simple system like this is for one reason and one reason only, they are counting on people losing or not checking their tickets so they don't have to payout the money. 

                          Sounds like something the stores could offer ticket buyers for a fee, like the extended warranties offered by retailer on TV's, computers and stuff.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Noise-gate that is the best place for a women to carry her money!  I actually cut a slit into my bra and tucked my money and credit cards they were safe.  It was my 6'2" partner that they got.  He was stunned he is very cautious and had taken precautions, we didn't even realize it had happened until we got to the cruise ship terminal.  They weren't able to get it all some bills and one credit card.  But we beefed up our security from that point on.  We had traveled in Europe many times before this so perhaps we had let down our guard somewhat. 

                            Hearsetrax - that was a great video you posted.  I don't think many people realize how good they can be, you never feel a thing.

                            I Agree!- My Wife & sisters started doing the same when we got back. My Sisters call it a " Bra Safe".

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

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                              Posted: March 16, 2015, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                              This is BS, if you are clearly identifiable as the person that bought the ticket and the winner, you should get the money. This should be a good test case for a lawsuit against the lotteries. There are many scenarios where you could lose the ticket through no fault of your own, theft of your wallet, house fire, theft of your car etc. I believe that guy that won in Canada and did not know was notified by the lottery that he won because they had some sort of registration system which is good. 

                              I agree with you. The person should sue. I hope he does. The California lottery released the video/picture and that is something a lawyer can use to get his client that money.  It's an admission that the man is the rightful winner. I mean they already use camera evidence to convict criminals, no? Why not use it to give the guy his money?

                              That money's gone fo ever