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Karafa v, NJ State Lottery

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colonia, nj
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Posted: September 6, 2006, 12:59 am - IP Logged

Does anyone in Legal land actually have the wording to Karafa v. New Jersey State Lottery, 129, N.J. Super. 499, 502-03 (Ch. Div. 199) ............  holding that a winning ticket must be presented for payment and unless that is done, payment cannot be made, and NJL is not rsponsible for lost or stolen tickets.  Is there an exception to this ruling?  and how does one mitigate if there were?

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    Posted: September 6, 2006, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

    Does anyone in Legal land actually have the wording to Karafa v. New Jersey State Lottery, 129, N.J. Super. 499, 502-03 (Ch. Div. 199) ............  holding that a winning ticket must be presented for payment and unless that is done, payment cannot be made, and NJL is not rsponsible for lost or stolen tickets.  Is there an exception to this ruling?  and how does one mitigate if there were?

    All lotteries put the responsibility of making sure your ticket is what you want when you purchase it in the hands of the purchaser.  The lottery pamphlets and retailer are their to guide you to your place of proper selection.  But the responsibility is in you to make sure you first understand the game that you purchase and that you get the numbers that you want with the options that you want.  You should never play a game that you do not first take the time to understand.  Their is also another point to be made here and that is every lottery in the United States advertises and puts disclaimers on their tickets that the ticket itself is the only bearer of instrument that you have as a lottery player to collect winnings.  It is your responsibility to make sure before you pay for the ticket you get that you check the ticket and make sure it is correct.  They also go on to say that if the ticket is altered they will not pay and if the ticket is LOST or STOLEN it is not the responsibility of the lottery.

    You must face the facts that you were careless with your winning ticket and even if someone dug it out of your trash as you suggest.  It is then STOLEN and you can not hold the lottery responsible for your carelessness.-weshar75