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Lost a winning ticket, what do I do?

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Posted: December 3, 2005, 8:57 am - IP Logged

Family member won the the NJ pick 6 lottery but is unable to locate the winning ticket.  He photocopied the back of the ticket with the S/N and his signature.  He just misplaced the ticket.

 Is that enough to go to the Commission with?  Does he have to bring a claim to through the courts?

 Any advice would be greatly appreciated.   

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: December 3, 2005, 9:21 am - IP Logged

    The S/N on the back of the ticket identifies the section and roll of paper that the ticket was printed on and it can be traced to the retailer that used it but not what was printed on the front of it.  Check with your lottery commission, you probably won't be the first person who tried to claim the jackpot that way.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: December 3, 2005, 9:58 am - IP Logged

      Tell your relative to keep looking for the ticket and find it! That's the surest and simplest way to present a claim for the winnings.

      Your relative should get an attorney and immediately put the lottery corporation on notice of what has happened. True, the back of the ticket offers no direct proof of what was printed on the front, but it would be rather compelling evidence if someone else tried to claim the winnings using a ticket with that serial number and your relative's signature (or the appearance that your relative's signature had been altered or marked out). That would seem to be very good proof that your relative is the rightful owner of the ticket.

      I don't know how much money is at stake, but I would think the winnings from a pick six game would be worth the expense of hiring an attorney.

      Of course, if the actual ticket isn't found by your relative or presented by someone else, I'd say he has no chance of claiming the winnings.

      aye'

        onenumber's avatar - swordgirl
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        Posted: December 3, 2005, 10:21 am - IP Logged

        If your relative was smart enough to photocopy the back of the ticket, he should have been smart enough to copy the front.  What good is the back without the actual numbers!@!!!

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          Posted: December 3, 2005, 10:36 am - IP Logged

          The Ticket was left in the copy machine: It's anyone's guess who has it now.

           

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            Posted: December 3, 2005, 10:53 am - IP Logged

            Nobody has claimed it yet and its been about a month already.   

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              Posted: December 3, 2005, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

              Wow...  Was he making copies before or after he knew he won?

               

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                bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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                Posted: December 3, 2005, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                I agree he should have photocopied the front and back. You can go to the lottery commission, but without the actual ticket or bot sides printed, you'll probably be out of luck.

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