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Suit seeks $213M in lottery winnings

PowerballPowerball: Suit seeks $213M in lottery winnings

Clarksdale City Commissioner Charles "Buster" Moton has already thought about what he would do with a $213 million Powerball winning.

Build state-of-the-art recreational facilities for young people, help churches repair or rebuild and assist families that can't afford decent housing, he said.

He must convince a judge and jury, however, that he is a jackpot winner in the May 8 Tennessee Powerball lottery.

Moton filed suit last week against the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp. saying he lost a Powerball ticket worth $213 million after the lottery's telephone voice recording gave him the wrong winning numbers.

"I am the winner," he said. "I did win that day."

He won't discuss how he is going to prove he had the winning ticket, saying that is confidential.

Kym Gerlock, vice president of communications for the Tennessee Lottery, said the firm knew about Moton's claim; however she could not discuss it because the company had not been served as of Friday.

"I can say, we have not sold a Powerball jackpot ticket in this state since April," Gerlock said.

Gerlock also said Lottery Tennessee has never been the subject of a lawsuit based on claims similar to those alleged by Moton.

In his lawsuit, Moton said he went to Memphis on May 8 and "made play purchases at several different retail locations and obtained the matching game tickets." The following morning he called the lottery's toll-free telephone number to find out the winning number.

Based on what he was told, Moton said he didn't secure the game tickets, "one of which in fact was a jackpot-winning ticket."

Moton said he bought lottery tickets again for the May 12 lottery. When he checked that evening to see if he had the winning ticket for that drawing, he learned the ticket he had for the May 8 drawing was the jackpot winner for that day.

Moton, 51, a city commissioner for about three years, said he's played the lottery before in other states when he's gone on vacation.

Is he still playing the Tennessee Powerball lottery? He's not saying.

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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: November 8, 2004, 9:18 am - IP Logged

The lottery has no knowledge of this tickets existence.  They dont have any record of a winner.  How could he have had a winner?  I think he is just crazy.  haha

Brad

    urbossmanpimpin's avatar - batman49
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    Posted: November 8, 2004, 9:36 am - IP Logged

    He probably had some sort of special strategy for pickin the numbers. That still wont hold up in the court. They are going to look at him like he is crazy. He didn't buy the ticket......too bad, so sad. 

      DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
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      Posted: November 8, 2004, 10:00 am - IP Logged

      the loteries keep track of the winning tickets in their database. if they did not sell a winning ticket, then he did not have a winning ticket. i wonder how it would play out if in fact he did have a winning ticket.

      I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

        fja's avatar - gnome1

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        Posted: November 8, 2004, 10:28 am - IP Logged

        The winning ticket was sold in PA for 213 million, how this guy is going to prove he had a winning ticket when there is no record of it for that state is beyond me!

        "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

          hgabel's avatar - motomedia motclub.com
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          Posted: November 8, 2004, 10:32 am - IP Logged

          Quote: Originally posted by DoctorEw220 on November 08, 2004







          the loteries keep track of the winning tickets in their database. if they did not sell a winning ticket, then he did not have a winning ticket. i wonder how it would play out if in fact he did have a winning ticket.







          AND besides that: if he supposedly had a jackpot winner but was given

          some numbers wrong - he still would have had some fairly sizeable winnings!

          It's called pari-mutel, subsidiary....what have you ....

          Sounds like a crock to me and there was a similiar case not too long ago,

          woman claims she lost her ticket, yadda yadda, turned out it was a big

          fat lie: "I'm not a bad person" she let people know.

            DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
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            Posted: November 8, 2004, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

            sounds to me like this guyy is having delusions of grandeur. better get him checked out to see if he's a schizophrenic.

            I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

              LOTTOMIKE's avatar - cash money.jpg
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              Posted: November 8, 2004, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

              i live here in tennessee,i think maybe just maybe he might've had all five numbers but didn't have the powerball numbers,there could be a good chance he was a 100,000 dollar winner...........but no ticket,no money.......


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                Posted: November 9, 2004, 9:31 am - IP Logged

                Except for the jackpot, Powerball is not pari-mutuel.

                  mayan27's avatar - Lottery-009.jpg
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                  Posted: November 9, 2004, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

                   

                      hello your i'm glad to be back at lottery post.i think that guy may have won in his dream!!!!


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                    Posted: November 15, 2004, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                    You may be right.