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Police official tried to cash in stolen lottery ticket

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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: August 11, 2015, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

If that's really her ticket then this guy has got to be one dumb cop.  The truth will come out

"Someone gave it to me but I can't remember who."

"I found it under my car seat."

Dumb indeed.

    mypiemaster's avatar - 2015021003pileofcash
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    Posted: August 11, 2015, 7:13 pm - IP Logged

    This is why you keep a win as big as this to yourself until you have cashed in the ticket and moved the heck out of town. Money can change the people around you pretty quickly. I know it may seem exciting to let others know of your win but you just never know how far someone will go including your family to take it away from you. I hope she got the ticket back.

    I Agree! Keep your mouth shut, and only tell on a need to know basis, after the money is already in your bank. You absolutely do not have to tell friends and family members. You tell one person, they tell another, who tells another and before you know it, every dick and jane in town knows about it.

    Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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      mypiemaster's avatar - 2015021003pileofcash
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      Posted: August 11, 2015, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

      TurkeyThanksgiving and Xmas  Noelthis year will be very interesting in that family. There certainly will be a lot to talk about. Unless of course, it's one of those whacked out families in which nothing really matters.

      Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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        Posted: August 11, 2015, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

        I think for all the people who held a firm belief that there were friends who could be trusted when it came to large sums of money, I hope they are paying attention to this, because if a family member who just happened to be a police commissioner could do this, then it goes to show really no one should be trusted.

        Don't rely on an honor code, don't rely on handshakes, don't tell anyone your financial business unless absolutely necessary, and keep eyes on everyone. A police commissioner, seriously. The whole thing is just wrong on so many levels. A person who is simply unprincipled may try to rip off a total stranger, but he did this to his niece. His NIECE. Again, wrong on so many many levels. This goes beyond unprincipled. This is amoral and conscienceless. Thank goodness she had the foresight to report it stolen, otherwise he may have gotten away with it.

          duckman's avatar - ducklogodrake64x64
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          Posted: August 12, 2015, 12:01 am - IP Logged

          Another instance where the real winner should have signed the ticket ASAP...

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            Posted: August 12, 2015, 12:26 am - IP Logged

            This is why you keep a win as big as this to yourself until you have cashed in the ticket and moved the heck out of town. Money can change the people around you pretty quickly. I know it may seem exciting to let others know of your win but you just never know how far someone will go including your family to take it away from you. I hope she got the ticket back.

            i agree ,she should have kept the win to her self .I hope shes not bothered by relatives or others   harassing her for money either .Nothing wrong with helping people as long as they dont try to take advantage  of you .Money can  make some people do crazy things .

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              Posted: August 12, 2015, 7:04 am - IP Logged

              I think for all the people who held a firm belief that there were friends who could be trusted when it came to large sums of money, I hope they are paying attention to this, because if a family member who just happened to be a police commissioner could do this, then it goes to show really no one should be trusted.

              Don't rely on an honor code, don't rely on handshakes, don't tell anyone your financial business unless absolutely necessary, and keep eyes on everyone. A police commissioner, seriously. The whole thing is just wrong on so many levels. A person who is simply unprincipled may try to rip off a total stranger, but he did this to his niece. His NIECE. Again, wrong on so many many levels. This goes beyond unprincipled. This is amoral and conscienceless. Thank goodness she had the foresight to report it stolen, otherwise he may have gotten away with it.

              Yeah right...I have a family member going on a trip in a couple weeks and thought for a sec how about giving her some money to get me some tickets...but hard to trust...

              Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

                sully16's avatar - sharan
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                Posted: August 12, 2015, 7:28 am - IP Logged

                Next family reunion should be loads of fun. Not!

                What a dirtbag.

                Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

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                  Raven62's avatar - binary
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                  Posted: August 12, 2015, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                  I Agree! Keep your mouth shut, and only tell on a need to know basis, after the money is already in your bank. You absolutely do not have to tell friends and family members. You tell one person, they tell another, who tells another and before you know it, every dick and jane in town knows about it.

                  What makes you think you can trust your Bank? Thud

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                    gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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                    Posted: August 12, 2015, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                    I Agree!

                    I Agree!

                      gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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                      Posted: August 12, 2015, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                      I Agree!....makes one wonder what else he has done in the past that may or may not be brought to light! I seriously doubt this was his first rodeo.

                      I Agree!

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                        Posted: August 12, 2015, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                        This was posted on another forum I am on, discussing someone winning big, and not sharing with family:

                         

                        "While it was nowhere like the BrotherInLaw's situation, a few years ago, we won a tidy sum. We did some of the usual things with it, investments, house, that sort of thing. But we helped family. A lot. Siblings. Parents. We took them on trips, hosted holidays, and lent sums for medical issues, for college classes. Bought them much-needed cars and helped pay for relocations.

                        Not one single member of our family actually made productive use of the opportunities. They accepted the loans, and, in some cases, made cursory steps toward the medical treatments or education. Then nothing. The cars were not taken care of, or, in one case, crashed after 2 months. College classes were unfinished, degree programs abandoned. The things that were supposed to be building blocks to better situations pretty much just patched things up for a few years, and now all of the people we helped are in the same or worse situations than before. They complain that we "never get together any more" for holidays or trips to Orlando-ville parks, all things that happened on our dime.

                        And this isn't counting the slew of "It must be nice" comments we STILL hear from other family members, even though it is clear our financial situation is much reduced, mostly BECAUSE we helped our family out. "

                         

                        It is sad that sharing the money did not work out well.

                          HaveABall's avatar - rocket

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                          Posted: August 12, 2015, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

                          This was posted on another forum I am on, discussing someone winning big, and not sharing with family:

                           

                          "While it was nowhere like the BrotherInLaw's situation, a few years ago, we won a tidy sum. We did some of the usual things with it, investments, house, that sort of thing. But we helped family. A lot. Siblings. Parents. We took them on trips, hosted holidays, and lent sums for medical issues, for college classes. Bought them much-needed cars and helped pay for relocations.

                          Not one single member of our family actually made productive use of the opportunities. They accepted the loans, and, in some cases, made cursory steps toward the medical treatments or education. Then nothing. The cars were not taken care of, or, in one case, crashed after 2 months. College classes were unfinished, degree programs abandoned. The things that were supposed to be building blocks to better situations pretty much just patched things up for a few years, and now all of the people we helped are in the same or worse situations than before. They complain that we "never get together any more" for holidays or trips to Orlando-ville parks, all things that happened on our dime.

                          And this isn't counting the slew of "It must be nice" comments we STILL hear from other family members, even though it is clear our financial situation is much reduced, mostly BECAUSE we helped our family out. "

                           

                          It is sad that sharing the money did not work out well.

                          Well, shadowlady, as long as these jackpot winners don't regret their monetary "gifts" to their relatives, and kept enough to have a current net worth of $4M or so, I think they will be fine until the end of their days!   Gifting should occur, if able, but the gifter shouldn't get too 'hung-up' on their gift bringing only positive things to their receiver!  And, of course, those who receive monetary gifts should strongly resist assuming that there will be more to come at a later date(s)!

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

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                            Posted: August 13, 2015, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                            Well, shadowlady, as long as these jackpot winners don't regret their monetary "gifts" to their relatives, and kept enough to have a current net worth of $4M or so, I think they will be fine until the end of their days!   Gifting should occur, if able, but the gifter shouldn't get too 'hung-up' on their gift bringing only positive things to their receiver!  And, of course, those who receive monetary gifts should strongly resist assuming that there will be more to come at a later date(s)!

                            Sorry, I semi-disagree. I think the gifter has every right to be disappointed in what was essentially a waste of money. I think people really need to get out of the mindset of lottery winnings being some kind of play money to just throw away. Money is money. And it's obvious that the gifter understood that. 

                            I know that most people think that if a gift is given, there should be no strings attached. But in this case, he didn't just hand them wads of cash and tell them to go hog wild with it. He gave the money for a specific purpose. To go to school or get medical treatment or make sure they had reliable transportation. If they didn't honor the gift in the spirit in which it was intended and earmarked for, then yeah, being regretful seems perfectly reasonable to me. So many people in this world are in serious need of help and these people took an opportunity and threw it away.

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                              Posted: August 15, 2015, 2:41 am - IP Logged

                              But he had not lost his pension since he resigned.

                              Another good advice to protect a big lottery win ticket after signing it, take picture/video it with yourself in view, is put it in a bank safety deposit box......till that person ready to collect the winning ticket.

                              Always pay forward, it's a good start in life that make everybody happy.