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Man buys wrong lottery ticket, wins $169 million

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LottoBux's avatar - 2elh5if
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Posted: July 4, 2016, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

If they claimed the ticket on March 10th, why is this story only hitting Lottery Post on July 1st?

hmmm

If You Won That Much Money,Wouldn't You Take The Time To Decide What You Would Do With It?

These Things Take Time To Plan

Especially Finding Someone To Help You Finance Your Winnings.

                       

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    Posted: July 4, 2016, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

    If You Won That Much Money,Wouldn't You Take The Time To Decide What You Would Do With It?

    These Things Take Time To Plan

    Especially Finding Someone To Help You Finance Your Winnings.

    Hey LottoBux, Yes I would take the time to plan before i claimed the ticket. But have you ever seen someone claim the prize on March 10th and the lottery hold off on publicizing their story until June 29th?

    That was nice of the NY Lottery to do that but I've never seen it happen before.

    Has anyone ever seen that happen before?

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      Posted: July 5, 2016, 7:14 am - IP Logged

      Hey LottoBux, Yes I would take the time to plan before i claimed the ticket. But have you ever seen someone claim the prize on March 10th and the lottery hold off on publicizing their story until June 29th?

      That was nice of the NY Lottery to do that but I've never seen it happen before.

      Has anyone ever seen that happen before?

      Hey Golfer- that was my point as well. It seems many here didn't even realize the discrepancy from the tim the ticket was redeemed until the media published the story granted they did take two months prior to claiming their winnings which should have given that enough time to consult with experts and get their financial planning in order.

      This case would be a nice precedent for future jackpot winners- giving three month headstart after claiming before revealing their names.

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        Posted: July 5, 2016, 7:25 am - IP Logged

        Hey LottoBux, Yes I would take the time to plan before i claimed the ticket. But have you ever seen someone claim the prize on March 10th and the lottery hold off on publicizing their story until June 29th?

        That was nice of the NY Lottery to do that but I've never seen it happen before.

        Has anyone ever seen that happen before?

        I do remember there was a winner in NY in Sheephead (?) Bay who claimed very late, the PB or MM site years later didn't show claim status as "claimed" or expired" but as "pending", no info given on the winner.

        Noise-gate found an article on it when I brought it up, but I don't remember where. The whole story seemed very hush-hush. Think it was a 130M$ jackpot.

        It was this one: http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winners/2013/NY_Nikolayev111613.shtml

        But like I said the "Winner's Stories" section didn't show any info on it until 2015 or so.

         

        EDIT:

        I think this post is about that winner too:

        https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/282918/3864196?q=Brighton+Beach&rp=search

         

        Initially, the claim time passed but he still got his money? How?

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          Posted: July 5, 2016, 11:57 am - IP Logged

          Hey Golfer- that was my point as well. It seems many here didn't even realize the discrepancy from the tim the ticket was redeemed until the media published the story granted they did take two months prior to claiming their winnings which should have given that enough time to consult with experts and get their financial planning in order.

          This case would be a nice precedent for future jackpot winners- giving three month headstart after claiming before revealing their names.

          Hi D, I agree with you 100% that giving all winners a 3-month or 6-month head start would be great. New Jersey was considering the 6-month option but I never heard anything else about it.

          My first reaction was that LP received the information late but the MM website didn't even publish the article until 6/29/16. So MM held off on discovery.

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            Posted: July 5, 2016, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

            I do remember there was a winner in NY in Sheephead (?) Bay who claimed very late, the PB or MM site years later didn't show claim status as "claimed" or expired" but as "pending", no info given on the winner.

            Noise-gate found an article on it when I brought it up, but I don't remember where. The whole story seemed very hush-hush. Think it was a 130M$ jackpot.

            It was this one: http://www.powerball.com/powerball/winners/2013/NY_Nikolayev111613.shtml

            But like I said the "Winner's Stories" section didn't show any info on it until 2015 or so.

             

            EDIT:

            I think this post is about that winner too:

            https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/282918/3864196?q=Brighton+Beach&rp=search

             

            Initially, the claim time passed but he still got his money? How?

            Wow, good work Max. I wasn't aware of that prior incident in Brooklyn, NY. The common denominator in both delayed public notification cases is that both times it happened in the State of New York.