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Quest for lottery jackpot denied again

Topic closed. 41 replies. Last post 2 years ago by larry3100.

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January 22, 2015
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Posted: March 19, 2015, 8:59 am - IP Logged

myturn, looked on NJ website and as far as I can tell they do not offer subscription service.  Best of my knowledge is Massachusetts where my Brother can get Powerball and Megamillions.  I can buy Mega Bucks Doubler out of state.  Maryland offers subscription (still?).   Unlike your progressive country of Australia, we are forbidden to purchase out of state lottery tickets that are multi-state lottery (Powerball, etc) over the phone or Internet.  this is from an outdated 1961 law.  Someday I'm hoping the Dept of Justice will turn a blind eye to this antiquated law.


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    September 28, 2010
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    Posted: March 19, 2015, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

    Wow Clarence you are still fighting ,its been along time.I understand your frustration but there are rules and responsibility on your part.They usually notify winners on the news . Don't you have a lawyer. you don't have rights to break lottery rules,the least  you could have said was that you only want the jackpot and waive all interest. and that 10% of the winnings will be donated to the new park.

      HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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      July 17, 2010
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      Posted: March 19, 2015, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

      Even mortgage companies give you a 15 day grace period.  Evil Looking

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        June 13, 2012
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        Posted: March 19, 2015, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

        Even mortgage companies give you a 15 day grace period.  Evil Looking

        They already gave him a year!  He was lucky to have a year in Indiana it is only 180 days. 

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          Member #10029
          December 31, 2004
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          Posted: March 19, 2015, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

          I believe Mr Jackson could have received his money if he had 1. took the ticket back to the store he bought it from and had them try to validate it, the machine would kick it back out  telling him  he would have to take it to the lottery headquarters to get it validated, he couldn't do that because the office was closed which prevented him from being able to get it validated thru no fault of his own. He may have had time to get to the office if it were open.

          There may be video and a record in the machine that he tried.

          2. Mr Jackson's sister found the ticket on Sunday, the lottery office was closed, it was also closed that Monday for a Holiday, if Mr Jackson had taken his winning ticket in on the next business day Tuesday I think a court would have awarded him his money by now, but again Mr Jackson didn't try to get his ticket validated. Wednesday Mr Jackson decide to take his ticket to lottery headquarters and they say sorry you are three days to late.

          The lottery say you have 365 days to get your ticket validated, then they should make a way for you to get your ticket validated on weekends and Holidays when their office is closed. I think waiting that one extra day got you Mr Jackson, I don't see a court not ruling in your favor if you could not possibly turn in your ticket  because lottery headquarters was closed preventing you from turning in your ticket, in fact they did not give you 365 days to redeem your ticket, you got 363 days with Sunday being the last day the 365 th day.

          I still think 363 days was enough time for you to turn in that ticket. Again you are a day late and 5 million dollars short.

          Winning K.

            HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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            Posted: March 21, 2015, 1:28 am - IP Logged

             Mr. Jackson's sister found the ticket after learning that there was an unclaimed ticket in the community. She found it forty five minutes before the deadline to get it "Validated". The two did not know then that they could have validated the ticket by going to the store where it was purchased. The store was still open at 11:15 pm.

              On a separate note... I have learned to make a mental note of where my ticket is and at what time of day it is.  So, when it becomes a winning ticket I will not be worried about fantasy robbers lurking in the dark.

             Plus my other "to do" list.Party

            Actually, Mr. Jackson could have "validated" his Powerball lottery ticket that Friday in the late evening, at ANY lottery vendor within the original state of lottery ticket purchase!

            Then, the lottery vendor/clerk would need to give Mr. Jackson their state lottery's "Claim Form" to be filled out before being delivered -- along with the "validated receipt" and "original lottery ticket"-- on that following Tuesday or Wednesday morning or afternoon to the Lottery Headquarters.  [It was so long ago, that .pdf files of this document weren't available online, unfortunately, if the lottery retailer was a goof and couldn't find any copies of the official blank claim form].

            The FIRST problem was that way back when this happened, most folks didn't know about "validation receipts" ... they only knew about "claim forms" or merely "winning lottery ticket" being turned into the Lottery Headquarters [or one of their 3 Satalite Locations/Offices]!

            The SECOND problem was that their wasn't much publicity from Powerball or his State's Lottery Headquarters about an unclaimed jackpot winning ticket 2 months after the drawing, nor even to 2 weeks before the ticket was due/deadlined!

            I can understand this terrific situation from both sides. Agree with stupid

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


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              Posted: March 21, 2015, 2:19 am - IP Logged

              I would have been devastated like Clarence if I lost that much money, but 19 years of fighting??? Just move on and keep playing. I know its hard and you might need therapy (not trying to be funny) for what happen and the continuous need to keep fighting. 

              You gotta be in it to win it! Hurray!

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                Posted: March 22, 2015, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                fart! oh excuseeeee me! well i may have lost a $100,000 on a scratch off ticket. Yes i was in some kind of a coma or something i dunno! I did take it to the store to be validated, and the clerk ripped it up! oh well what are u going to do? nothing it happened.. i'm not even sure that it was a winner although i thought that it was!?Evil Looking

                  cbr$'s avatar - maren
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                  Posted: March 23, 2015, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                  They already gave him a year!  He was lucky to have a year in Indiana it is only 180 days. 

                  I Agree!, he was blessed with a whole year to claim it. You're right about IN. Don't come with a winning tickets on day 181, They don't make exceptions. You might as well throw it a way. You're not getting paid.

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                    Posted: March 25, 2015, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Clarence let it go,you screwd yourself,waiting that long.Just try ur luck again.

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                      Posted: March 25, 2015, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                      I bet (pardon the pun) his attorney is having a field day with this one.

                      LOL some people are just a glutton for punishment

                        larry3100's avatar - larry icon2.jpg
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                        Posted: March 29, 2015, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                        I'll tell you this, if I knew I had a scratch-off ticket that was worth $100,000, and took it to a lottery sales clerk and was told it wasn't a winner and ripped it up, I would have said to the clerk " Excuse me " and decked him.