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someone is a millionaire and they don’t know

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Posted: August 1, 2006, 5:50 am - IP Logged

A big surprise awaits one lucky Lotto player who purchased their entry in West Ryde after their ticket picked up over $1.2 million in last night’s Lotto draw.

The registered winner is still oblivious to their windfall as NSW Lotteries were unable to reach them by telephone – a letter notifying them of their big win will be mailed.

The player purchased their prize-winning ticket from the Rydedale Road Newsagency at 31 Rydedale Road, West Ryde.

“This is crazy – it’s more than a million dollars which makes it the biggest winning ticket we’ve ever sold,” said newsagency owner Danny Xie.

“We will put some signs outside the shop to let our customers know that someone is a millionaire and they don’t know it yet. That should encourage them to check their tickets and maybe we can personally congratulate the lucky winner,” he told a NSW Lotteries official this morning.

http://www.nswlotteries.com.au/news/index.html

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    Posted: August 1, 2006, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

    Hopefully whoever won won't have a bunch of problems after they come forward.

    Dance like no one is watching.

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      Posted: August 2, 2006, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

      A big surprise awaits one lucky Lotto player who purchased their entry in West Ryde after their ticket picked up over $1.2 million in last night’s Lotto draw.

      The registered winner is still oblivious to their windfall as NSW Lotteries were unable to reach them by telephone – a letter notifying them of their big win will be mailed.

      The player purchased their prize-winning ticket from the Rydedale Road Newsagency at 31 Rydedale Road, West Ryde.

      “This is crazy – it’s more than a million dollars which makes it the biggest winning ticket we’ve ever sold,” said newsagency owner Danny Xie.

      “We will put some signs outside the shop to let our customers know that someone is a millionaire and they don’t know it yet. That should encourage them to check their tickets and maybe we can personally congratulate the lucky winner,” he told a NSW Lotteries official this morning.

      http://www.nswlotteries.com.au/news/index.html

      This is something new to me.

      How does the Lottory people know the name and address of the person buying a ticket?  Must a player give his/her/its name when they purchase a lottory ticket? 

      Inquiring minds don't want to know but I do.

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        Posted: August 2, 2006, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

        I was wondering the same thing myself, unless the store videotapes everything at the cash register counter, and they played the tape back to the minute and second of when it was sold (which is in the barcode of every ticket sold), and the clerk that sold it recognized the person.

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          Posted: August 3, 2006, 4:30 am - IP Logged

          Alot of people become millionaires and don't know it.  they buy a lottery ticket and forget about it and then after like a week or so they check the numbers and they find out they won, it happens all the time

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            Posted: August 3, 2006, 4:45 am - IP Logged

            This is something new to me.

            How does the Lottory people know the name and address of the person buying a ticket?  Must a player give his/her/its name when they purchase a lottory ticket? 

            Inquiring minds don't want to know but I do.

            this is over in england somewhere.what i'm thinking is over there they might have to show identification when buying a ticket and the information is stored for later use or in case they do have to notify the winner.england and america are complete opposites in a lot of things we do.i can say one thing i'm glad i live in the land of the free and home of the brave!

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              Posted: August 3, 2006, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

              Alot of people become millionaires and don't know it.  they buy a lottery ticket and forget about it and then after like a week or so they check the numbers and they find out they won, it happens all the time

              True, but the Lottory does not mail them a letter informing them they won.  Nor do the various lottories try to telephone the winner. 

              Evidently lottories Down Under have the name, address and phone number of everyone who buys a ticket. 


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                Posted: August 4, 2006, 7:40 am - IP Logged

                Players Club

                The Players Club is the convenient registration card system for all NSW Lotteries games sold through the terminal. Your Players Club card ensures all your prizes are automatically mailed to you if not claimed (see Claiming Your Prizes section below). You can even store your favourite entries against the card. 

                http://www.nswlotteries.com.au/playersclub/index.html

                 

                It's completely voluntary, but very convenient.

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                  Posted: August 4, 2006, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                  Players Club

                  The Players Club is the convenient registration card system for all NSW Lotteries games sold through the terminal. Your Players Club card ensures all your prizes are automatically mailed to you if not claimed (see Claiming Your Prizes section below). You can even store your favourite entries against the card. 

                  http://www.nswlotteries.com.au/playersclub/index.html

                   

                  It's completely voluntary, but very convenient.

                  Thanks for clearing that up.  I did not know that New South Wales, Australia, had a Players Club. 

                  Is the Club sponsored by or linked by other means to the actually Lottory?

                  Is this Club something we should be lobbying for over here? 

                  Sounds like such a club would be a good idea intra-state wise.  We have anti-bookie laws which would prohibit inter-state sales of lotto tickets.

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                    Posted: August 4, 2006, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks for clearing that up.  I did not know that New South Wales, Australia, had a Players Club. 

                    Is the Club sponsored by or linked by other means to the actually Lottory?

                    Is this Club something we should be lobbying for over here? 

                    Sounds like such a club would be a good idea intra-state wise.  We have anti-bookie laws which would prohibit inter-state sales of lotto tickets.

                    its ran by the state lottery commissions, in ea state. or a private company in the case of tattersals.

                    i remeber b4 computers being popular, we had a name and address section on the carbon copy lotto tickets. we had to enter our details, and tick a box to remain anonymous. we kept s copy and the other copy was sent on by the agent!

                     

                    when it all became electronic, my state added a  members or players club. where your details where linked to the ticket. prizes cant be claimed without your members card. and the ticket.

                    in case of lost tickets they will pay u still, and if u dont claim within a designated period will forward checks to your home address for a small fee.

                     

                    ive prob had about $100 of checks for prizes i  didnt notice over the years.

                     

                    so , if that sounds like something you  would like , maybe you should be lobbying for it.