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What happens if you forgot where you bought your jackpot ticket.

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Posted: November 19, 2006, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

I buy my lotto tickets and scratch-offs from many stores.  I was wondering if I forget where I bought my jackpot ticket, will there be a problem when I claim my jackpot.   There have been lots of scams recently.

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    Posted: November 19, 2006, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

    I buy my lotto tickets and scratch-offs from many stores.  I was wondering if I forget where I bought my jackpot ticket, will there be a problem when I claim my jackpot.   There have been lots of scams recently.

    NO problem whatsoever... It does'nt matter where you buy your ticket.

                                                 

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      Posted: November 19, 2006, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

      It should not matter, it's ONE of the first questions they ask when verifying if you have a legit ticket or not, you can probably list 3-4 places where you might have bought it.

      They will ask you if it was a QP or if you picked the numbers as well, etc.

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        Posted: November 19, 2006, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

         When you hit a jackpot they'll ask you the questions guesser suggested....then you'll name places where you buy your tickets.....

        they they'll tell you none of those places are lottery outlets, some odd music will start playing, and Rod Serling will appear. then you'll know you're in

        The Twilight Zone 

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          Posted: November 20, 2006, 9:45 am - IP Logged

          I buy my lotto tickets and scratch-offs from many stores.  I was wondering if I forget where I bought my jackpot ticket, will there be a problem when I claim my jackpot.   There have been lots of scams recently.

          Did you win the jackpot?

          Good Luck!

          Stavros

           

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            Posted: November 20, 2006, 9:50 am - IP Logged

            When the pot is hit..

            The state will know the place and time the ticket was bought.. Even down to the minute..

            Cameras will even tell if the person is male/female, young/old.. etc..

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              Posted: November 21, 2006, 2:54 am - IP Logged

               When you hit a jackpot they'll ask you the questions guesser suggested....then you'll name places where you buy your tickets.....

              they they'll tell you none of those places are lottery outlets, some odd music will start playing, and Rod Serling will appear. then you'll know you're in

              The Twilight Zone 

              White Bounce

              "I bought my ticket here in Willoughby." 

              "There is no Willoughby around these parts."

              "But the conductor on the train said last stop Willoughby."

              "You are in Pittsburgh."

              "I stopped for lunch. Someone must remember me. The sign on the diner said "To Serve Man."

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                Posted: November 21, 2006, 4:10 am - IP Logged

                All kidding aside, this isn't a bad question at all.  AFAIK, if someone is the ticket bearer and no crime has been committed, he is the rightful owner, but it's a good idea to keep track of where you buy tickets. I always suggest that anyone who wins a large amount of money should get legal help anyway before claiming the money. However, there have been a few instances where someone falsely claims to be the winner saying "I lost my ticket" so if you have all your facts straight, I assume it would be helpful and might move things along faster. As already posted, the lottery keeps track and often there is a video of the transaction (as in the case of Robert Sehested in CA) so it's pretty tough to lie and get away with it. 

                As far as purchasing tickets in someone's regular stores goes, I'm sure the lottery is used to people who travel hundreds (or even thousands) of miles to get PB or MM tickets, so they just want to make sure no theft, fraud or other violation has been committed. Many people from all over the world buy tickets here, and I doubt it they remember it was on Tuesday in Publix at 6:00 from someone named Cathy.

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                  Posted: November 21, 2006, 4:15 am - IP Logged

                  "I bought my ticket here in Willoughby." 

                  "There is no Willoughby around these parts."

                  "But the conductor on the train said last stop Willoughby."

                  "You are in Pittsburgh."

                  "I stopped for lunch. Someone must remember me. The sign on the diner said "To Serve Man."

                  I remember those episodes justxploring, does that mean we are getting a little age on us?

                  Heck I have been in the twilight zone for years just living in this world.

                  Even if you bought your ticket in Willoughby, the Lottery folks would know it, they know everything by the number codes on the ticket.  They created the twilight zone to protect themselves.   Their are no secrets when you play the lottery.

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                    Posted: November 21, 2006, 7:10 am - IP Logged

                    If you hit a big jackpot on line and not a scrach off they know where it was sold and what time it was sold.You can look at the bottom of the ticket and see what time you bought it.Probably the same with a scrach off,but not sure?

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                      Posted: November 21, 2006, 9:19 am - IP Logged

                      Lottery tix are bearer instruments, are serialed (see tntea on thread), and have a place on the back for name,address, and signature, if you hit big, sign it, don't tell anyone, guard it with your life, and don't go to the corner store.  You go to the lottery headquarters, remember wear sunglasses Cool and bring a trusted attorney Big Grin Angel. LOL jarasan

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                        Posted: November 21, 2006, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                        "I bought my ticket here in Willoughby." 

                        "There is no Willoughby around these parts."

                        "But the conductor on the train said last stop Willoughby."

                        "You are in Pittsburgh."

                        "I stopped for lunch. Someone must remember me. The sign on the diner said "To Serve Man."

                        "Gee, I don't know mister, any store that won't let me in with my dog....." 

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                         "C'mon, let's go."

                         "Let me ask this genie one more question....it's only a penny" 

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                         So justxploring's numbers finally hit, she had indeed played them....and decided to take her lunch in the bank's vault, with a good book. 

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                          Posted: November 21, 2006, 11:34 am - IP Logged

                          jarasan hit it on the head..If you hit big do as jarasan says......

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                            Posted: November 22, 2006, 5:24 am - IP Logged

                            I buy my lotto tickets and scratch-offs from many stores.  I was wondering if I forget where I bought my jackpot ticket, will there be a problem when I claim my jackpot.   There have been lots of scams recently.

                            This is not even anything to worry about.  The govt will know from the computer coding on the ticket exactly where, and when it was bought.  And whether you know it or not when you purchase a ticket, yuo are on camera surveillance. The only question they will be looking at is whether or not the ticket is legitimate or not.

                            The ticket is like a bearer bond. That means, if it is a legitimate ticket, and you lose it, and someone else finds it, they can likely cash it. That's why they urge you to write your name and info and sign it on the back just as soon as you know it's a winner.

                             If it was a big jackpot winner, the next thing I would do is put it in a safety deposit box in a bank's vault somewhere. You would need to acquire the services of a CPA and a lawyer first, rather than just run out and cash it. When we're talking millions, we're talking serious money.

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                              Posted: November 22, 2006, 9:13 am - IP Logged

                              I buy my lotto tickets and scratch-offs from many stores.  I was wondering if I forget where I bought my jackpot ticket, will there be a problem when I claim my jackpot.   There have been lots of scams recently.

                              I would be more concerned if I forgot where I put the ticket rather than where I bought it.....