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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: April 30, 2006, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

I would imagine as time goes by when the clerk tells that story that amount will be bigger and bigger!

That's usually the case when ever anyone tell a story about the ones that got away.

I Agree!

However, I worked with an 81 yr old woman who told me one week she changed one number in her regular set of 6.  The jackpot was $15M and she got 5/6 and won a little over $5,000. I figured it was one of those "I came so close" stories. The odds of winning are so high, so the odds of your numbers being chosen the one night you skip or change them must be astronomical. (That said, I think the odds are the same as any other week right?) Anyway, when this lady looked in my eyes, with hers full of tears, swore on her grandchildren that she was telling me the truth, I figured it had to be true. 

    savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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    Posted: May 6, 2006, 1:01 am - IP Logged

    if you have a legity claim, and know what time and date the wining ticket was bought, also a stat declaration by several people , you may get a payout from the lottery comission.

    the lottery knows when and where the winning ticket was bought, you would just have to prove the guy was the one who actually bought it. with all these witnesses, it sounds do-able.

    jeeze 15k tell him to call the legal or claims dept of the lottery, and ask about a lost ticket. and how to claim

     

      luckieStarr's avatar - darven
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      Posted: May 6, 2006, 11:59 am - IP Logged

      SirMetro

      No No

      "Ye shall not mention system and winner and leave everyone hanging without an explanation"

      Lottery Discussion 3:27

      My apologies, I had made the mistake of assuming everyone had read the same posts I had. Information about the "ClairCash" can be found here http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/132487 

      The name was assumed to provide appropiate credit to Clairvoyance and Cashman87. I did a spreadsheet and Paurths was kind enough to write and give away a cool little program that followed the idea  http://www.sportdienstprovant.be/download/ls/minus12plusn.zip .

      In GA, when you purchase Straight/Box, you now receive 2 tickets. One for the number BOX and one for the number Straight. I guess this was to let folks be able to collect on the smaller portion of the payout without having to pay taxes on it. I consider that ruther generous that the State would actually develop a way to help the player increase their payout.

      luckieStarr, the story I told is an honest story, not something I fabricated. And RJOh, I was only sad I didn't have any money that nite to have bought tickets for myself. And for the rest, I personally would have been hunting that garbage truck down for those tickets, no way would I had just shrugged my shoulders like that guy did.

      Good Luck & Have fun Folks

      Sir Metro

      I believe he brought the tickets...i do not believe he threw the tickets away...I think he just told YOU he threw them away...oh, just to keep you off balanceThudand from asking for a cut...after all you did give him the number.Shifty

      Leaving  Keep It In until It Wins!

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: May 7, 2006, 12:13 am - IP Logged

         I doubt if a clerk would do that because it would the same as some one playing a LP predictions and winning big.  I would think any gratuity more than a "thank you" would not be wanted or expected.  If such a reward was wanted, it should be mentioned up front other wise it shouldn't be offered even if expected. 

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: May 7, 2006, 1:14 am - IP Logged

          The worst story I heard happened at a 7-11 on Lake City Way in Seattle.

          Before the early 90's you could get lottery tickets the day of the drawing and 15 minutes before the tickets would automatically convert to the next drawing date. Almost every clerk knew this and would warn players that the tickets were for the next drawing.

          A woman bought tickets at the above 7-11 and wasn't warned (or so she said). The tickets were purchased before the drawing but since they were within the 15 minutes they were for the next drawing not the one being held on Saturday. Her tickets had the winning numbers but she won nothing since they were for the next drawing.

          Now no tickets are sold in the 15 minutes between the cutoff and the drawing. She later sued and lost. The ticket was a quick pick. 

            justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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            Posted: May 7, 2006, 3:47 am - IP Logged

            dvdiva - I agree! That IS the worst story I've ever heard on this subject. OMG! I would have gone crazy.

              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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              Posted: May 7, 2006, 10:23 am - IP Logged

              Ohio lottery have published stories about mistakes on customer ticket who requested it be canceled only to find out later that the canceled ticket would have won the jackpot had only the customer been willing to eat the cost of the mistake.  As a result, I think there are less cancellation of tickets now.

              Note: Ohio rules are only local lottery tickets can be canceled and a MegaMillions tickets can never be canceled

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: May 7, 2006, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

                same here.....tn tickets can be canceled but the big jackpot games can't be cancelled once they are printed.

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                  Posted: May 7, 2006, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

                  As this thread goes on this story has tabloid written all over it. I can see the Weekly World News in the near future;

                  "Should have been lottery winner cancels ticket, needed another $1 for cigarettes."

                  Cletis J. Johnson told the WWN that he had played a $1 lottery ticket but then he thought cigarettes were $1 cheaper than what they were and had already opened the pack he just bought as he really needed a smoke. So he had the clerk cancel the ticket and those were the numbers that came in. Cletis would have won $3,690,000 before taxes.

                    dvdiva's avatar - 8ball

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                    Posted: May 7, 2006, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                    Well I can't blame him. Cigarettes are way more addictive than the lottery and he needed a smoke.

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                      Posted: May 8, 2006, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                      $3 million worth?

                        savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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                        Posted: May 9, 2006, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                        HEHEH  i didnt have enough for smokes once so bought a spot 2 keno, the prize was $12. enough for smokes and a coke.

                         

                        i let out a large WOOO HOOO HOOO , when i won, and someone excitedly asked what did i win?

                        i was kinda embarrased to say enough for some smokes. but i did.