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Time running out for $7 million NY lottery winner to claim prize

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Any unclaimed prize should go straight back to the players pot. The lottery suits rake in billions of dollars every year that they can donate to any worthy cause of their choosing. They should not pretend to be doing good by giving away the players money when they actually rake in billions that they can use for a real worthy cause. No No

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    Any unclaimed prize should go straight back to the players pot. The lottery suits rake in billions of dollars every year that they can donate to any worthy cause of their choosing. They should not pretend to be doing good by giving away the players money when they actually rake in billions that they can use for a real worthy cause. No No

    It's easy to blame the "suits" for what happens to the money in cases like this. I still blame the person who buys the ticket and can't be bothered to check it. There's a guy in our pool at work who tells me "I bought a lotto ticket last week but I still haven't checked it". I tell him he's dumb. He claims he gets busy. Really? 

    My wife knows where I keep my tickets, so if I croak, she can check them.

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      Thinking of...

       

      Hard to believe but it may happen again.

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        I'd like to know what they mean by the money goes back into the pot. C4L is a fixed jackpot. How would you win part of the 7mill.

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          Hope someone find it in time. Time to clean out the dresser , the purse, the wallet, over the sun visor, glove compartment.......etc.

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            I'd like to know what they mean by the money goes back into the pot. C4L is a fixed jackpot. How would you win part of the 7mill.

            I'm not aware of NY ever doing anything specifically to give unclaimed prizes back to players, but they often have incentives of some sort. Things like buy 5 or 10, get one free, or increased prizes for P3 one week. Its possible that unclaimed prizes are used to fund things of that sort, instead of funding them from marketing costs, or general operating expenses.

            Of course the way politicians do accounting it might just mean the money gets put into a general prize fund that's used to pay out various prizes, and at some point the remainder is transferred to a fund that pays other state expenses. That would make it technically true that the money was "put back in the pot", while still keeping it as extra profit a the end of the day.

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              This doesn't seem fair, with today's technology, most stores have cameras that could identify a winner.

              I guess a small deli might not have a camera.

               

              Does this mean the store owner doesn't get a bonus for selling the winner? I hope not.

               

              And lastly, my nephew mentioned that he thinks an unclaimed jackpot should go to a worthy cause.....

              It looks run down from the outside but most convenience stores in NYC have cameras. Whether they work or not is another thing. I pass this store all the time but it looks so bad I never bothered to buy tickets from there. Never judge a book...