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Grave Lotto prize problem

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Posted: August 2, 2006, 12:08 am - IP Logged

Speculation is rife around Greymouth that a big winning Lotto ticket is six feet under in a local cemetery. The New Zealand Lotteries Commission confirmed that someone bought a winning $250,000 ticket from Greymouth New World in the June 3 draw, and that it remained unclaimed. The word around town was that the ticket went down with the casket in a recent funeral. One West Coaster who works in the funeral industry said he knew of people being buried with Lotto tickets, cigarettes, lighters and teddy bears. Greymouth Anglican Archdeacon Robin Kingston said "all sorts of things" were placed in the coffin with the body. "But why in the world they would put in a ticket that couldn't be claimed, I can't begin to imagine?" Lotto winners have one year to claim their prize and generally have to produce the ticket.

However, the Lotteries Commission said there was a disputed claims process if tickets were lost or destroyed.

 

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/search/story.cfm?storyid=00015801-6624-14B7-872483027AF1010E

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    Posted: August 2, 2006, 12:42 am - IP Logged

    Now this might be a good case for someone who wants to DIG UP the truth behind it!
    LOL

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      Posted: August 2, 2006, 12:49 am - IP Logged

      Now this might be a good case for someone who wants to DIG UP the truth behind it!
      LOL

                LOL

      I was once offered a job working in a funeral home and I told them I was afraid I'd be buried in work. 

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        Posted: August 2, 2006, 1:02 am - IP Logged

        Why are there fences around cemetaries ?

         

        Folks are just dying to get in.......

         

        I read the old joke about an old man wanting to be buried with all of his thousands of dollars in cash, but his wife took all the cash and wrote a check and placed it in the casket.   'If he can cash it, he can have it' she said. 


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          Posted: August 2, 2006, 1:16 am - IP Logged

          It's a dead end job. Absolutely no future in it.

          I had a friend who worked in a couple of them and was stiffed by the employers. The only way he got paid was because he knew a few guys from the underground and set them straight.

          There are a few reputable employers out there who will treat their employees right, however, to find them you'll have to do a little digging around.......LOL

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            Posted: August 2, 2006, 1:38 am - IP Logged

            Well the good news is the dead don't pay taxes, just the estate. So once they are in the ground they are perfectly free to claw their way out and claim that ticket and who's going to argue with a zombie over taxes. Odds are he would just be looking for brains not the lottery office however.


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              Posted: August 2, 2006, 1:44 am - IP Logged

              Well the good news is the dead don't pay taxes, just the estate. So once they are in the ground they are perfectly free to claw their way out and claim that ticket and who's going to argue with a zombie over taxes. Odds are he would just be looking for brains not the lottery office however.

              Sounds like a scene from the movie "Night of the living dead".

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                Posted: August 2, 2006, 2:11 am - IP Logged

                It's a dead end job. Absolutely no future in it.

                I had a friend who worked in a couple of them and was stiffed by the employers. The only way he got paid was because he knew a few guys from the underground and set them straight.

                There are a few reputable employers out there who will treat their employees right, however, to find them you'll have to do a little digging around.......LOL

                ;p;

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