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With $63M jackpot expiring today, Calif. Lottery sued by owner of damaged ticket

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Posted: February 5, 2016, 12:38 am - IP Logged

His numbers are out of order, is that possible?

No, but the 30 is the only number on the ticket that actually looks like the number he claims it is. That means the only possible way for him to claim the ticket has all 6 numbers is by claiming the 33 is in the wrong place.

Remember: you won't collect any prize you didn't win if you never claim that you won it.

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    Posted: February 5, 2016, 12:39 am - IP Logged

    How did his numbers melt and run down the paper? Probably because of the solvent he used.

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      Posted: February 5, 2016, 1:55 am - IP Logged

      This guy is blatantly dishonest and the CA lottery did the right thing in rejecting it.  The guy needs some "time-out" in a jail cell for awhile.

      No No

      BTW, in the lower part of a CA lottery ticket there is an number starting with the letter"R" that identifies the "retailer" who sold the ticket, another number for the ticket itself, a bar code, and on the back a serial number in red ink.  All of these numbers play a part in the validation process. 

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        Posted: February 5, 2016, 2:31 am - IP Logged

        That ticket and that guy is a fraud. He needs to be charged appropriately.

        Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

        The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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          Posted: February 5, 2016, 9:41 am - IP Logged

          Can anyone even see any numbers?  I can't. Strange they would tell him he won then change their minds but not state the reasons as to why they changed their opinion. 

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            Posted: February 5, 2016, 10:03 am - IP Logged

            I just read the signature on OldSchoolPa which states the following:

            The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

             

            My reply is:  Yeah but it's all soon to be over in terms of traveling on Air Force One.  He still will have the Secret Service guarding him but the annual salary of $400,000 is gone. His $50K per year expense account is gone.  His $100K non-taxes travel account is gone.  Also every gift he EVER received from anybody from another country is gone UNLESS he pays for it as that is considered the property of the U.S. Government and not Obama. 

            I don't think he won the lottery however when Obama ran for President it was stated that the average for a President to end up being worth would be about $100 million (but the internet doesn't show this to be true) because he can now charge for speaking fees and other appearances.  So in that case you could say he won the lottery well sort of.  At this particular time his net worth is estimated at somewhere between $2 to $7 million and I'd guess it's probably somewhere in between so let's call it $5 million.  So he still has to earn another $95 million before he becomes like the other Presidents.  If you Google Bill Clinton they have him worth $80 million.  George W. Bush as only $20 million.  I'd say that G.W. Bush's monies are probably hiding in some trust funds that the media has no way of finding.  Bill Clinton too probably has money stashed away too.  Surely G.W. Bush's dad is worth a lot more than advertised publicly also. Remember that George H.W. Bush was in the C.I.A. so they've probably got some money hidden overseas if not a lot of money hidden overseas.  Not saying that our Presidents are crooks but then again aren't most politicians crooked in some way or another.

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              Posted: February 5, 2016, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

              The only way I would not toss his lawsuit out in the first 30 seconds is if he has time stamped video showing that he bought the ticket. 

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                The only way I would not toss his lawsuit out in the first 30 seconds is if he has time stamped video showing that he bought the ticket. 

                Use to be a person making a claim of winning a jackpot without a ticket was assisted by the states to prove his claim but with so many false claims now days it's up to the claimant to prove his claim and states to make sure he's not lying.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: February 5, 2016, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Why couldn't the Lottery use the 863255334  on the ticket it was purchase on a Sat. and see if it match what was print at the winning store. No two tickets have the same number, see if it is a fraud that way?

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                    Posted: February 5, 2016, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                    Why couldn't the Lottery use the 863255334  on the ticket it was purchase on a Sat. and see if it match what was print at the winning store. No two tickets have the same number, see if it is a fraud that way?

                    I don't know about California but Ohio uses those red numbers to identify the roll of paper and the position of the printed ticket on it.  They would know which store used that paper to print that ticket.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: February 5, 2016, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

                      This guy should go to McDonalds and spill a hot coffee on himself, he'd have better luck collecting.  Those numbers aren't in order and they look hand written.  Scam!  Put that guy in jail!  He gives lottery players a bad name.

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                        Posted: February 5, 2016, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                        This guy should go to McDonalds and spill a hot coffee on himself, he'd have better luck collecting.  Those numbers aren't in order and they look hand written.  Scam!  Put that guy in jail!  He gives lottery players a bad name.

                        Well, I'm surprised this news actually made it to CNN com.
                        They didn't even mention the obvious error.  The controversy surrounding all of this is making me
                        apprehensive to play, any lotto.  And yet, I know I have to play.

                        • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                        • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                        • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                  (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                          Posted: February 6, 2016, 7:22 am - IP Logged

                          A man who claims he purchased the winning $63 million SuperLotto Plus ticket purchased in Chatsworth has taken legal action to be declared the winner as lottery officials continue their search for a last-minute winner.

                          The winning ticket for the Aug. 8 drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven store located at 20871 Lassen Street and whoever bought that ticket has 180 days to claim their prize, Lottery Post reported.

                          The ticket matched all of the winning numbers: 1, 16, 30, 33, and 46, with Mega number 24.

                          If no one comes forward with the winning ticket by 5 p.m. Thursday, the winnings will be forfeited and redirected to California public schools, according to the news release.

                          Meanwhile, a Los Angeles County man said he has the winning ticket and has already turned it in to lottery officials who have rejected it as being "too damaged to be reconstructed."

                          In papers filed Wednesday morning in Los Angeles County Superior Court, plaintiff Brandy Milliner said he already submitted the winning SuperLotto Plus ticket to lottery officials, and even received a congratulatory letter. 

                          However, Milliner said the lottery office later reneged on his payment. In January, they sent him a second letter informing him that a review of the ticket found it "too damaged to be reconstructed."

                          Milliner is now asking a judge to declare him the winner of the jackpot.

                          The lawsuit comes as the California Lottery amps up its public outreach efforts to find the ticket-holder before a 5 p.m. deadline Thursday. After that, the winner forfeits the prize and the $63 million goes into the state's education fund.

                          Lottery officials have insisted that nobody has claimed the jackpot.

                          On Wednesday afternoon, lottery officials said they were reviewing the matter.

                          "The last-minute timing of this is suspicious," said lottery spokesman Russ Lopez. "I am not saying it's not real."

                          The winning ticket was sold Aug. 8 at a 7-Eleven store at 20871 Lassen St. in Chatsworth. The winning numbers are 1, 16, 30, 33, and 46, with Mega number 24.

                          In his lawsuit, Milliner claims he presented the ticket to the California State Lottery Commission within the claim period. The commission then sent him a letter congratulating him, and saying he would receive a check in six to eight weeks.

                          Milliner claims that even though officials told him the ticket was too damaged to be reconstructed, they have refused to return it to him despite repeated demands. He insists that they have destroyed the ticket, which is the reason they can't return it.

                          Lopez said it is standard procedure for the lottery to send congratulatory letters to all winners claiming a prize. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that they have won.

                          An investigation performed by a team of former law enforcement and security officials is immediately launched into any claims made by potential winners.

                          A win is only secured after the investigation proves the ticket holder was the lawful winner, Lopez said.

                          Lopez said lottery officials were "taken aback" by the lawsuit and have not received any documents regarding a legal claim.

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                          Meanwhile, a Los Angeles County man said he has the winning ticket and has already turned it in to lottery officials who have rejected it as being "too damaged to be reconstructed."

                           

                          If the lottery had a player's club card, it would benefit both sides, it would solve the issue one way or the other.

                          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                            Posted: February 6, 2016, 8:29 am - IP Logged

                            Those red numbers on the back of the ticket are enough proof of the lottery numbers on the front of the ticket.  I mentioned this here before.  One of my lottery pool members was copying the tickets for our group and one of the tickets came out black on the side where the lottery numbers are.  He called the lottery office and was told they could use the red numbers on the back to check the numbers on the front. 

                            CA Lottery is pulling a fast one it seems.  These are the same folk who run around confiscating videos to see who winners are.  What's up with that?

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                              Posted: February 6, 2016, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                              Well, congratulations to the schools on getting the money.