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lost jackpot ticket

Topic closed. 72 replies. Last post 11 years ago by LOTTOMIKE.

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what would you do if you found a jackpot ticket

keep it [ 60 ]  [86.96%]
return it [ 1 ]  [1.45%]
not sure [ 8 ]  [11.59%]
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Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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Posted: April 24, 2005, 7:57 pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by MMGuy on April 24, 2005


Wait till someone sets up a reward for the lost lottery ticket.




Ahh I see. Haggle time

Btw, if it is signed, is it illegal to not come forward with the winning ticket, to hand it over to the owner who signed it?

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    Posted: April 24, 2005, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

    I don't think so....but you maybe right, Maverick

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      Posted: April 24, 2005, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

      A signed ticket is classified as misplaced if the owner has some idea where he or she had it last.  As soon as you pick up the ticket would be classified as an voluntary bailee which means that you owe the owner of the ticket a duty to hold onto the ticket and make best efforts to see that its returned...If its not signed...then i can't think of any way the true owner would be able to establish ownership. 

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        Posted: April 25, 2005, 9:51 am - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by ineed9million on April 24, 2005


        A signed ticket is classified as misplaced if the owner has some idea where he or she had it last.  As soon as you pick up the ticket would be classified as an voluntary bailee which means that you owe the owner of the ticket a duty to hold onto the ticket and make best efforts to see that its returned...If its not signed...then i can't think of any way the true owner would be able to establish ownership. 



        The only true way that a person could prove ownership of a ticket is if his/her purchase was videotaped on an accurately or precisely timed video.  The coding on the ticket would be matched up to video timer.Of course, this would be done in Federal Court after the machinery has been tested. The coding tells were the ticket was purchased and at what time and what machine.( I reviewed a case concerning lottery wins in court some years back). Also witnesses are also questioned.

        litebets

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          Posted: April 26, 2005, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

          the first finder of a lost or mislaid piece of property has superior ownership rights over everyone except the true owner.  all the true owner would have to do is establish by a preponderance of evidence that he or she is in fact the true owner (in other words convince the jury to a 51% degree of certainty)  once that happens the finder of a lottery ticket would not only have to give the ticket back, but restitution for lost interest, in addition to paying legal fees and court costs.

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            Posted: April 26, 2005, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

            Just a slight twist to the question...what if you observed someone accidently leave the ticket on the counter or even watched it fall from their pocket to the ground. Would you let the person know or would you palm the ticket for yourself? And perhaps another question is...could you honestly live with yourself knowing you was reaping a reward that was not honestly yours? Or do you set aside all of your ethics and "not worry about it"?

            Perhaps a statement to consider is this...A man who is good does right when all is watching...a Good Man does right even when no one is watching.

            Sir Metro

            If you can not stand by your ethics...what do you stand by?

              Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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              Posted: April 26, 2005, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

              It seems lottery officials (in NY at least) don't care who the true winner is... meaning losers weepers, finders keepers. The rear of the playslip says:

              A game ticket is deemed to be a bearer instrument. Neither the Lottery nor its contractors shall be responsible for lost or stolen game tickets or for game tickets redeemed by a retailer in error.

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                Posted: April 26, 2005, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                Finders keepers!!! If the person did not sign the ticket, I'm keeping that baby!!!


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                  Posted: April 26, 2005, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

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                    Posted: April 26, 2005, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                    Keep that bad boy!!!! Then its off to the Caymans for the rest of my life of Rum, coconut juice, and tanned hard bodies!

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                      Posted: April 26, 2005, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes, I guess I'll repent on my deathbed

                      (just a lil humor... you religious extremists please calm down).


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                        Posted: April 27, 2005, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

                         

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                          Posted: April 29, 2005, 5:07 am - IP Logged
                          Quote: Originally posted by Maverick on April 26, 2005



                          Yes, I guess I'll repent on my deathbed

                          (just a lil humor... you religious extremists please calm down).




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                            Posted: April 29, 2005, 5:09 am - IP Logged

                            36 people would keep it,0 would return it.....4 were not sure.....i think it would be dumb to not be sure if you wanna keep millions of dollars...


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                              Posted: April 29, 2005, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

                              Who's not greedy?