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California Lottery officials seized surveillance footage from store that sold Powerball ticket

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Posted: January 21, 2016, 4:28 am - IP Logged

I don't much like the wording "seized".  That just is an uncomfortable word to me.

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    Posted: January 21, 2016, 4:39 am - IP Logged

    9 times out of 10 if they R smart they're holding off and getting a team together to come forward and claim it in a trust...

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      Posted: January 21, 2016, 4:55 am - IP Logged

      BS The California Lottery is doing the same thing they did a few years ago. Seizing footage of the winner for no apparent reason.  The winner has a full freaking year before he or she decides to come forward.The Last time they ran into a firestorm for putting the winner face on TV without the winner's permission- will these people ever learn? What on earth is the hurry? I swear- if l ever won and l am told to come forward: l will, with a Nixon mask or Gorilla Suit. 

      I Agree!  what is rush to "find" the winner?  The ticket is not about to expire--they just won.  There is something offensive about this to me. The winner will claim their prize (or not) when they are ready.

      Also--what is the video about?  A lottery ticket is a bearer instrument.  Doesn't matter who bought it.  Who signs it and turns it in is what matters. 

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        Posted: January 21, 2016, 5:11 am - IP Logged

        I think it's a good thing, there is no limit to what some will do to get the identity of a winner. 

        If you want to stay hidden wear a cap and don't look up when you are buying the tickets. 

        Also don't park near the front of the store, as cameras can record your car and license plate.

        Know where the security cameras are located before hand.   Buy your tickets at a place where

        your not a regular customer etc...  Even if you don't mind others knowing who you are, this at

        least can give you some time to sort things out before letting everyone else know.

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          Posted: January 21, 2016, 5:16 am - IP Logged

          I Agree!  what is rush to "find" the winner?  The ticket is not about to expire--they just won.  There is something offensive about this to me. The winner will claim their prize (or not) when they are ready.

          Also--what is the video about?  A lottery ticket is a bearer instrument.  Doesn't matter who bought it.  Who signs it and turns it in is what matters. 

          What are the odds the winner doesn't want someone to see his face. May have a warrant out for them, in a divorce case. There are a lot more reasons.

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            Posted: January 21, 2016, 7:09 am - IP Logged

            US state lotteries should offer player registration cards, so players have a choice. They can use a card when they purchase a ticket, if they wish.

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: January 21, 2016, 7:26 am - IP Logged

              US state lotteries should offer player registration cards, so players have a choice. They can use a card when they purchase a ticket, if they wish.

              I Agree! and follow UK's example of TAX-FREE winnings.

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                Posted: January 21, 2016, 8:10 am - IP Logged

                TWO TICKETS OUT!!!

                 

                Where are they?    All the hype for the Billion Dollars and two tickets are still out?   I didn't hear about the second party claiming, so I could be wrong?     

                But with my suspicious mind if no one comes forth for those winning tickets I think it would be fraud involved.    But on the other hand, experts said to take your time and get advice and set up a situation so you and your money will be safe.   Maybe these winners are the smart ones?   

                The saga continutes...................

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                  Posted: January 21, 2016, 8:41 am - IP Logged

                  I think also  media outlets may pay a  good price to get that video, and  the Ca lottery may not want the images out before , or at all. they get a winner claim their prize.

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                    Posted: January 21, 2016, 9:02 am - IP Logged

                    The PDR California wants to seize everything

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                      I Agree! and follow UK's example of TAX-FREE winnings.

                      Cheers

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                        Posted: January 21, 2016, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                        I'm surprised they took a week. A store owner told me they show up the next day, take the tape, and then put up banners saying the store sold the winning ticket.  Must be because so many people were coming to the store to congratulate the owner and buy more tickets, the lottery decided to wait.

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                          Posted: January 21, 2016, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                          I heard maybe it was a Canadian truck driver but not sure because thats the rimor going around.

                           

                           

                          Maybe they are just thinking of what m to do before coming forward.

                          Who knows!

                          we shall see!

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                            Posted: January 21, 2016, 11:21 am - IP Logged

                            I'm so glad they took the tape, because before you knew it, some employee would have had it posted all over Youtube and Facebook.  It's not just the winner who is at risk, so are their family and anyone else related.  After, the 900 million...I was too paranoid to even play the Powerball or Mega Millions.

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                              Posted: January 21, 2016, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                              BS The California Lottery is doing the same thing they did a few years ago. Seizing footage of the winner for no apparent reason.  The winner has a full freaking year before he or she decides to come forward.The Last time they ran into a firestorm for putting the winner face on TV without the winner's permission- will these people ever learn? What on earth is the hurry? I swear- if l ever won and l am told to come forward: l will, with a Nixon mask or Gorilla Suit. 

                              Too doggone funny, man.

                              "Either a Nixon mask", yeah,   Good old   "Well, I'm not a crook".

                              Or, a gorilla suit.  Yeah, that'll do it.   Cuz they say Big Foot, the hoax was really just Elvis in a gorilla suit.


                              Thank you for that bit of comedy, though in reality, it's really not a bad idea.

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

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