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Topic closed. 7 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: August 16, 2005, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

I don't think this ever happened but I am not sure.  Say there was more than one winning tickets ex 2.  One person claims the prize and the other person doesn't.  In my opinion the person that claimed it should get all of the prize instead of the other half going back to the lottery(ies).  I mean if two tickets won the prize but one went unclaimed it should be just like one winning ticket was sold.  Any other thoughts on this?

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    Posted: August 16, 2005, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

      That is the way it should be - unfortunately, I don't know how they'd be able to enforce it.

      Litebets27's avatar - power
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      Posted: August 16, 2005, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

      I don't think any State would give up one red penny that might float back to the State's coffer. I don't know of any State that has a governing body that is that sensative to "the people".

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        Posted: August 17, 2005, 12:51 am - IP Logged

        Unclaimed prizes even if it's half of a jackpot should roll into the next jackpot once the money is past the claim date (with one or two extra months just in case).

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          Posted: August 18, 2005, 10:52 am - IP Logged

          I don't think any State would give up one red penny that might float back to the State's coffer. I don't know of any State that has a governing body that is that sensative to "the people".

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            Posted: August 18, 2005, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

              Yep, they figure, "Oh, the person who won half the jackpot is already rich enough because of it." lol

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              Posted: August 18, 2005, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

              If there's only one winner and he doesn't claim the money the state keeps the money, why would anyone expect a different rule for more than one winner?  I'm sure there are players who would think the co-jackpot winners had enough and the extra money should be shared with all the other players.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: August 22, 2005, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                In CA, an unclaimed MM and/or SLP jackpot winning ticket after 6 months will be transferred to educaion. Regardless, if I win a jackpot for MM and/or CA SLP, Uncle Sam will take some money away. If more than 2 winners won a jackpot and one is unclaimed like the one on September 2003, the cash value of $28.5 million in CA SLP went directly to education.