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UPDATE: $15 million winning Florida Lotto ticket expires tonight

Topic closed. 26 replies. Last post 12 months ago by hearsetrax.

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Posted: October 19, 2015, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

May have been a Military member who was shipped out overseas and lost the ticket.

See your story mentions the road, Military Trail.

Always a sad story when these winning tickets get lost,misplaced, or thrown away in error.

Thinking of...

Military Trail is a major road in Palm Beach County and is used as an alternative to the highway. Its name lies in its origin, as an actual military trail back in the 1800s, not with anything recent. Since it's in Palm Beach, I'm wondering if a snowbird bought a ticket in Florida then flew back to a northern state and forgot all about it.

I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

The odds are about the same.

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    Posted: October 19, 2015, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

    These kinds of stories can be heart- breaking, but they don't have to be. Now IF the holder just happens to be a member of LP/ visitor & he/ she reads this piece- hopefully the brain can reset to lead them to their hideout and retrieve that ticket in time.Having their Rip Vanwinkle moment interrupted would be well worth it....don't you think?

    Here's to hoping! 

    Don't these lottery places close by a certain time? What happens if a person attempts to present the ticket but can't because the office is closed?

    In any case, I thought of you when I read the article because one does have to wonder if a higher power has anything to do with who wins the lottery when stuff like this happens. A person who isn't going to claim the ticket won, while there are so many people who are desperate to hit it, big didn't win. Strikes me as a tad unfair. I'd hate to think a deity was messing with us like this. I thought only the Greek gods were this mischievous.

    I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

    The odds are about the same.

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      Posted: October 19, 2015, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

      Don't these lottery places close by a certain time? What happens if a person attempts to present the ticket but can't because the office is closed?

      In any case, I thought of you when I read the article because one does have to wonder if a higher power has anything to do with who wins the lottery when stuff like this happens. A person who isn't going to claim the ticket won, while there are so many people who are desperate to hit it, big didn't win. Strikes me as a tad unfair. I'd hate to think a deity was messing with us like this. I thought only the Greek gods were this mischievous.

      Teddi :   l * Think a few rules should be put in place before one purchases lottery tickets.

      Rule # 1: Be Sober and Cleared headed .

      Rule #2 : Put your tickets in a safe place,more importantly let your significant other Know in advance where this spot is in the event that you become loaded and forget. If confused about the rules- refer to Rule # 1. Its explains it all.

      **  I thought only the Greek gods were this mischievous.-......well  NASA's Curiosity Rover captured an image of 'Buddha' on Mars- try and top that for mischievousness!

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

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        Posted: October 20, 2015, 6:11 am - IP Logged

         Well, another one bites the dust. $5,000,000.00 cash is lost. Will we ever hear from the winner?Angry

         I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

         Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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          Posted: October 20, 2015, 8:45 am - IP Logged

          Lottery sleeves are useful, I don't understand why these lottery players don't have one. Confused

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            Posted: October 20, 2015, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

            May have been a Military member who was shipped out overseas and lost the ticket.

            See your story mentions the road, Military Trail.

            Always a sad story when these winning tickets get lost,misplaced, or thrown away in error.

            Thinking of...

            A Player's Registration Card would be ideal for people in the military, especially for forward plays. Any small prizes could be credited to the card. For any large winnings, the lottery will have the player's contact details.

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: October 21, 2015, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

              I pray someone claim the prize.

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                Posted: October 22, 2015, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

                Let's hope they never find out.

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                  Posted: October 25, 2015, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                  The ticket was purchased at a liquor store. The poor schlep who bought it probably got some booze at the same time, went and got drunk, then misplaced or lost the ticket. If he ever finds that ticket and realizes what happened, he'll want to stay drunk for a long time! Big Grin

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                    Posted: November 6, 2015, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

                    I wonder why the winner didn't claim there prize.  Maybe they were a tourist, deceased, lost there ticket and didn't realize they had a winner?  Either way, it's a shame but at least the money is going to help some other organization.


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                      Posted: December 6, 2015, 6:09 am - IP Logged

                      Please  always check the date when you check  your tickets, never had a big win but have found that some time, have look back at the tickets to see that I had 2 or 3  right, check winning draw date

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                        Posted: December 6, 2015, 8:14 am - IP Logged

                        Let's hope they never find out.

                        Razz I hope the person/s does find out