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

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Posted: March 17, 2015, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

To be honest, I had no idea of the concept of "spirit of the law" and now I do. I just think that this guy should give it a try in the courts of law because the lottery already released an image of him believing him to be the winner.

M- A few years ago California released a picture of the winner 45 days after the jackpot drawing.The winner had 365 days in which to come forward and claim, but apparently that was too much of a wait for the lottery Officials, so what did they do? They showed up at the convenience store, demanded that the store Owner supply them with the video of the winner coming into the store and they put his face out there on TV.. with the " Hey, where are you, we want you to come forward and claim your $52 mil". This action on their part led to this guy being hounded out of the city because before he even claimed his money * it takes 6-8 weeks to get your check out here.. People were lining up outside his apartment, bringing gifts, flowers, letters begging for money. All because of their actions. They changed their tactics of "outing a winner". What the CA Lottery is attempting to do nowadays is "reach out to the winner" they say: before the ticket expires.They expected this person to show up " with the ticket"- enough said. 

***Remember that scene in one of the Indiana Jones movies where he throws the Nazi Officer from at least 40 feet onto luggage below the Zeppelin for having " No Ticket "..same difference.

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    Posted: March 18, 2015, 12:19 am - IP Logged

    M- A few years ago California released a picture of the winner 45 days after the jackpot drawing.The winner had 365 days in which to come forward and claim, but apparently that was too much of a wait for the lottery Officials, so what did they do? They showed up at the convenience store, demanded that the store Owner supply them with the video of the winner coming into the store and they put his face out there on TV.. with the " Hey, where are you, we want you to come forward and claim your $52 mil". This action on their part led to this guy being hounded out of the city because before he even claimed his money * it takes 6-8 weeks to get your check out here.. People were lining up outside his apartment, bringing gifts, flowers, letters begging for money. All because of their actions. They changed their tactics of "outing a winner". What the CA Lottery is attempting to do nowadays is "reach out to the winner" they say: before the ticket expires.They expected this person to show up " with the ticket"- enough said. 

    ***Remember that scene in one of the Indiana Jones movies where he throws the Nazi Officer from at least 40 feet onto luggage below the Zeppelin for having " No Ticket "..same difference.

    Can you give me an article/press release on that? I've tried teh Google before but no success.

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      Can you give me an article/press release on that? I've tried teh Google before but no success.

      I remember that incident.  We were all sitting at the dinner table watching the news and couldn't believe our eyes/ears.Scared  This $52M winner was being plastered all over the media endangering his safety just a few weeks after winning. What wreckless action by the CA lottery. No No   Do a Google search and use the words "CA $52 million winner." 

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        PRESS RELEASE ( CA-LOTTERY)

        August 31, 2012

        See more press releases:

        August, 2012 | Winners Stories | Northern California

        Mystery $52 Million MEGA Millions Winner Revealed!

        Sacramento – Chalk this one up to the power of the media.  Mere hours after Lottery officials released a photo to the media asking for help in identifying a potential $52 million Lottery winner did that person walk into the Lottery’s Sacramento District Office to claim their colossal prize.

        The winning ticket was for the MEGA Millions draw on July 27. Marita and Bladimir Agnite of Fremont said they didn’t know that they had hit the jackpot until a relative called Bladimir to tell him that they thought they had seen his picture on the news. The picture was a snapshot image taken from surveillance video from Kwik Stop located at 3157 Walnut Avenue in Fremont, which is where the winning ticket had been sold. Lottery officials released the image after noting that someone had checked the ticket multiple times at area Raley’s and Safeway stores, but had failed to claim the win.

        “I scanned it multiple times. 'See the clerk'. We didn’t see the amount, just 'see the clerk'. We didn’t know,” said Bladimir explaining why they had waited over a month to come forward. He heeded the advice from his in-laws to go on the Lottery’s website to see the photo image for himself. Once he saw himself on the screen he immediately got his wife out of bed to share the news. “He said, ‘We’re wanted!’” said Marita who added that she was also floored when she saw the picture too. “My stomach started … I started crying. He hugged me and we just cried and cried,” said Marita.

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          Posted: March 18, 2015, 1:32 am - IP Logged

          It does not matter whether this individual scanned his winning ticket 100 times- he had a Year to collect. Something the CA lottery failed to comprehend.

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

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            Posted: March 18, 2015, 10:44 am - IP Logged

            It does not matter whether this individual scanned his winning ticket 100 times- he had a Year to collect. Something the CA lottery failed to comprehend.

            Maybe they thought he was trying to send a message by scanning it so many times and they wanted him to know message received.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: March 18, 2015, 11:15 am - IP Logged

              Maybe they thought he was trying to send a message by scanning it so many times and they wanted him to know message received.

              I think you got it right RJ- that was funny nonetheless Big Smile

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                Posted: March 18, 2015, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

                They use video evidence to convict criminals. Maybe a court can use this video evidence to get the guy paid

                You can't convict somebody of a crime simply because a video shows that they were at some particular location. The video needs to show them committing the crime, and it probably needs to appear to have been filmed at the correct time.

                The video of this guy may offer convincing evidence that he bought a lottery ticket(s), and it may purport to show that happening at the time the winning ticket was sold, but that's not an absolute guarantee. Maybe the equipment was set for the wrong time and he's shown an hour before or after the time at which the winning ticket was sold. Even if he  was definitely there and bought a ticket at the right time, how can you be positive that he didn't buy a ticket that had been printed 6 hours earlier? Maybe there's video that clearly shows a clerk handing him a ticket directly from the machine, but I can't even make out a lottery terminal in the picture that accompanies the story.

                Either way, the rules say that you have to produce the actual ticket. Not a copy of the ticket. Not proof that you bought the ticket.  Today's story about the guy from Connecticut should  make it clear that lottery rules aren't going to be struck down by the courts when those rules are reasonable.

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                  Posted: March 22, 2015, 6:39 am - IP Logged

                  Hey KY Floyd:

                   

                  Did you see on KY lottery website that Lucky 4 Life will start on 26 MAR 15?  The big self service lottery machines still have Monopoly Millionaire's Club on them, would think they'd upgrade these all week long.

                  I can hardly wait!


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                    Posted: March 24, 2015, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

                    Scary Chick good evening ..y' si.chica...(yes) you're right on that.

                     

                    however you would be surprise as how many on net,even anonymously concede to the fact,they have either:

                     

                    1.)mis-place a prior pick 4 or other winning tickets! smh 

                     

                    2.)simply lost it then later find it, "much later"by then it's too late smh.

                     

                    I feel sorry for the man who would have been living so comfortably-rich

                    compare to many others,yet his fault. My father goes,"He is stupid so he deserve to lose it.)

                     

                    But i feel kinda bad for this guy, still.

                     

                    I read online several who simply"never "rush to check em,at tims for months or a year."i do not get it.i really don't.What?

                     

                    adios...

                    Noche.

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                      Posted: March 25, 2015, 10:48 am - IP Logged

                      I am going to think of this in a positive light. It automatically goes to California public school. It go to help a lot of children.