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Reason for NM Lottery Authority secrecy

Topic closed. 16 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Chewie.

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Why won't the NM Lottery Authority reveal where the ticket was sold, whether it was QP?

They're afraid the winner will remember [ 1 ]  [5.56%]
They're just used to a lot of secrecy around there [ 4 ]  [22.22%]
They want to tell but they can't remember [ 2 ]  [11.11%]
Powerball officials won't tell them [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
A NM Lottery Authority official has the ticket [ 2 ]  [11.11%]
They just don't like winners [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Their reasons are legit, but they don't make sense [ 6 ]  [33.33%]
They want the money to go back to the State [ 3 ]  [16.67%]
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Sparta, NJ
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Posted: September 15, 2005, 9:30 am - IP Logged

Part of the rules in NJ is that they have to post the location of where any winning ticket, or scratch off over a certain amount. It's updated on the website on a daily basis. There is also a searchable database, where you can search by city or county for winners name, amount won, or where the item was sold.

There was a $125K winner in Park Ridge NJ last April (?) and since I found the store, I have made sure I buy one set of tickets there for every draw. Worth noting, I haven't won a nickle from that store. I am more inclined to say it is me,not the store.

Cheers

|||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice

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    Sparta, NJ
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    Posted: September 15, 2005, 9:34 am - IP Logged

    I always thought that in order to collect a prize you had to have a ticket. It seems doing it any othr way pens up a can of worms.

    I would think, that if I had used a slip, and had the date of the purchase and the location of the purchase on the original slip, I would be finding a hungry lawyer. For $250M (minus the government), I am positive I would find a lawyer willing to go to the Supreme Court for me. Needless to say, it is one of the reasons I use slips, date them, mark the location, and save them.

    Cheers

    |||::> *'`*:-.,_,.-:*''*:--->>> Chewie  <<<---.*''*:-.,_,.-:*''* <:::|||

    I only trust myself - and that's a questionable choice