|Posted: October 20, 2005, 9:18 am - IP Logged|
Great, thanx. If they have employees holding onto tickets in other states then how do they guarantee that the employee does not claim the ticket as their own?
I found the site -- other than the lotteries listed do they service other states??
Again thank you for the information.
That's naturally everyone's biggest worry, and one of the things that I posed some very heavy questioning on. According to them, the people who buy the tickets are under a legal contract, which is all worked out in advance.
The good thing about a government lottery is that everything is done very publicly, so there's no way someone can clandestinely claim a jackpot before the rightful owner has a chance to intervene.
You can look at it like a lottery pool: if your lottery pool has a written agreement, every court in the country will honor it. If there's no written agreement, you may be in trouble, and the one holding the tickets may be able to claim them. However, even in cases where there was no written agreement, some courts have STILL upheld the rights of the group.
They have such a written agreements, as you do when you make your purchase (through their legal language on their web site, and through the confirmation e-mail you get). So you're covered, and you would indeed get your prize if you won.