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if you found a winning ticket that wasn't yours

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if you found a winning ticket that wasn't yours that was worth millions what would you do?

keep it for yourself [ 69 ]  [65.71%]
return it to the lottery office [ 5 ]  [4.76%]
ponder the possibilities [ 10 ]  [9.52%]
give it to the store owner [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
offer it to passerby [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
give it to charity [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
smoke a cigar [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
call a lawyer [ 9 ]  [8.57%]
get a number 3 on the dollar menu(frosty included) [ 4 ]  [3.81%]
other [ 8 ]  [7.62%]
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Possession is 9/10's of the law (isn't it?). My guess is that if the ticket isn't signed on the back, then whoever finds it (and signs it) is the "legitimate" owner. If the ticket is already signed on the back, then you may wanna contact a lawyer to "negociate" a settlement.Wink

 

I find it rather amusing how many of these hypothetical "what if" situations are posted in these forums, testing the moral and/or common sense aspects of the people here at lottery post. I think that just because a person wants to win money without neccessarily "earning" it doesn't make him or her "immoral". It might mean that we're lazy, or it might just mean that we all understand the importance of the "almighty" dollar in a society as capitalistic as our own.

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    That's not what bearer instrument means. A bearer instrument  is simply a monetary instrument for which ownership isn't registered, just like the cash in your wallet. Ownership is a completely different  matter that is independent of what type of instrument it is.  It's really extremely simple. Do you lose ownership of your cash simply because somebody else comes into possession of it? 

    KY  - hate  to  burst  your bubble but  in  terms  of  a  lottery ticket  its  a  legal document  which  promises to pay  a  fixed value  of  its  worth  to who-so-ever -owns  it or  ie....holding it : 

     Main Entry: bear·er
    Pronunciation: 'ber-&r
    Function: noun
    : one that bears : as a : PORTER 1 b : a plant yielding fruit c : PALLBEARER d : one holding a check, draft, bond, or other order for payment especially if marked payable to bearer -- often used attributively <bearer bonds>

     

    Main Entry: 1in·stru·ment
    Pronunciation: 'in(t)-str&-m&nt
    Function: noun
    Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin instrumentum, from instruere to arrange, instruct
    1 : a device used to produce music; also : a singing voice
    2 a : a means whereby something is achieved, performed, or furthered b : one used by another as a means or aid : DUPE, TOOL
    3 : IMPLEMENT; especially : one designed for precision work
    4 : a formal legal document (as a deed, bond, or agreement)
    5 a : a measuring device for determining the present value of a quantity under observation
    b
    : an electrical or mechanical device used in navigating an airplane; especially : such a device used as the sole means of navigating
    synonym see IMPLEMENT

    the  same  as  with  your  question  :It's really extremely simple. Do you lose ownership of your cash simply because somebody else comes into possession of it?

      DAMM  SKIPPY ...you  lose  it  .....if  not  you  would  just  go

    back  and  get  your  money back  everytime  you  bought  something ;

    every lose  a  dollar  or  more  out  of  your  pocket  ?//do  you  own  it  after  you  no  longer  have  possession  of  it  ??///

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      KY  - hate  to  burst  your bubble but  in  terms  of  a  lottery ticket  its  a  legal document  which  promises to pay  a  fixed value  of  its  worth  to who-so-ever -owns  it or  ie....holding it : 

       Main Entry: bear·er
      Pronunciation: 'ber-&r
      Function: noun
      : one that bears : as a : PORTER 1 b : a plant yielding fruit c : PALLBEARER d : one holding a check, draft, bond, or other order for payment especially if marked payable to bearer -- often used attributively <bearer bonds>

       

      Main Entry: 1in·stru·ment
      Pronunciation: 'in(t)-str&-m&nt
      Function: noun
      Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin instrumentum, from instruere to arrange, instruct
      1 : a device used to produce music; also : a singing voice
      2 a : a means whereby something is achieved, performed, or furthered b : one used by another as a means or aid : DUPE, TOOL
      3 : IMPLEMENT; especially : one designed for precision work
      4 : a formal legal document (as a deed, bond, or agreement)
      5 a : a measuring device for determining the present value of a quantity under observation
      b
      : an electrical or mechanical device used in navigating an airplane; especially : such a device used as the sole means of navigating
      synonym see IMPLEMENT

      the  same  as  with  your  question  :It's really extremely simple. Do you lose ownership of your cash simply because somebody else comes into possession of it?

        DAMM  SKIPPY ...you  lose  it  .....if  not  you  would  just  go

      back  and  get  your  money back  everytime  you  bought  something ;

      every lose  a  dollar  or  more  out  of  your  pocket  ?//do  you  own  it  after  you  no  longer  have  possession  of  it  ??///

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        Possession is 9/10's of the law (isn't it?). My guess is that if the ticket isn't signed on the back, then whoever finds it (and signs it) is the "legitimate" owner. If the ticket is already signed on the back, then you may wanna contact a lawyer to "negociate" a settlement.Wink

         

        I find it rather amusing how many of these hypothetical "what if" situations are posted in these forums, testing the moral and/or common sense aspects of the people here at lottery post. I think that just because a person wants to win money without neccessarily "earning" it doesn't make him or her "immoral". It might mean that we're lazy, or it might just mean that we all understand the importance of the "almighty" dollar in a society as capitalistic as our own.

        Your guess is wrong. A ticket not being signed only means that it may be difficult (or even impossible) for the righthful owner to prove their ownership. The cliche that possession is 9/10 of the law is certainly based on truth, but most people don't understand the real meaning, and simple possession doesn't  determine ownership of property . The vast majority of people understand that easily enough about most forms of property, but forget their common sense when they hear the  term "bearer instrument". What the cliche really means is that a great deal of the law is about ownership of property and related matters. That so many people use such a simplistic response  to questions about ownership probably says a lot about their actual understanding of the matter.

        As far as contacting a lawyer if you found a signed ticket, why bother? You can ask for a reward all by yourself without having to pay a lawyer. Of course the fact that you chose to put  quotes around "negotiate" suggests that  you are referring to doing more than simply ask for a reward. I'm sure you know that some of the law is also about "extortion".

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          KY  - hate  to  burst  your bubble but  in  terms  of  a  lottery ticket  its  a  legal document  which  promises to pay  a  fixed value  of  its  worth  to who-so-ever -owns  it or  ie....holding it : 

           Main Entry: bear·er
          Pronunciation: 'ber-&r
          Function: noun
          : one that bears : as a : PORTER 1 b : a plant yielding fruit c : PALLBEARER d : one holding a check, draft, bond, or other order for payment especially if marked payable to bearer -- often used attributively <bearer bonds>

           

          Main Entry: 1in·stru·ment
          Pronunciation: 'in(t)-str&-m&nt
          Function: noun
          Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin instrumentum, from instruere to arrange, instruct
          1 : a device used to produce music; also : a singing voice
          2 a : a means whereby something is achieved, performed, or furthered b : one used by another as a means or aid : DUPE, TOOL
          3 : IMPLEMENT; especially : one designed for precision work
          4 : a formal legal document (as a deed, bond, or agreement)
          5 a : a measuring device for determining the present value of a quantity under observation
          b
          : an electrical or mechanical device used in navigating an airplane; especially : such a device used as the sole means of navigating
          synonym see IMPLEMENT

          the  same  as  with  your  question  :It's really extremely simple. Do you lose ownership of your cash simply because somebody else comes into possession of it?

            DAMM  SKIPPY ...you  lose  it  .....if  not  you  would  just  go

          back  and  get  your  money back  everytime  you  bought  something ;

          every lose  a  dollar  or  more  out  of  your  pocket  ?//do  you  own  it  after  you  no  longer  have  possession  of  it  ??///

          Jeez, scooter...  It's too bad you didn't think to look up the definition of "lose" while you were at it. Since it seems that you didn't know, losing something and giving (or trading) it away are different.  Suppose you went out and bought $10 worth of gas. On the way inside to pay you lose the ten dollar bill you had, so you give the cashier a fifty. It's a bearer instrument, and they're now in possession of it. Do they need to give you back $40 or can they just keep it? Before you even walked inside, the gas was in your car and therefore in your possession. Why would you pay somebody else for something that you own?


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            Jeez, scooter...  It's too bad you didn't think to look up the definition of "lose" while you were at it. Since it seems that you didn't know, losing something and giving (or trading) it away are different.  Suppose you went out and bought $10 worth of gas. On the way inside to pay you lose the ten dollar bill you had, so you give the cashier a fifty. It's a bearer instrument, and they're now in possession of it. Do they need to give you back $40 or can they just keep it? Before you even walked inside, the gas was in your car and therefore in your possession. Why would you pay somebody else for something that you own?

            Jeez, scooter...  It's too bad you didn't think to look up the definition of "lose" while you were at it.  (KY)Troll

             

            I  see  you  answered  your  own  mis-conception  as  to  who  owns  what....and  my  name  ain't  scooter....Mad

            like  the  original  post  said  -  if  you  find  a  winning  ticket  would  you  turn  it  in ???  did  you  read  that  ???/  and  none 

            of  the  post  was  about  a  signed  ticket , thats  ownership of  who-so  ever  signed  it  but  he  must  have  possession  of  the  ticket  to  turn  it  in  and  get  paid  ; the  ticket  which  if  you  look  on  the  back  end  where  the  legal  writting  is  even  a  local  5th. grader  could  telll it  says THIS  TICKET  IS  A  bearer instrument ; A  legal document  that  will  pay  a  monatary  amount  of  the  fixed  value....the  lottery  dont  care  who  bought  it  or  they  dont  ask  how  you  came  into  possession  of  the  ticket  either  they  just  pay  it ;

            Question : DO  YOUR  CHILDREN  KNOW  YOUR  ON  THIS  POST ?//

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              Jeez, scooter...  It's too bad you didn't think to look up the definition of "lose" while you were at it. Since it seems that you didn't know, losing something and giving (or trading) it away are different.  Suppose you went out and bought $10 worth of gas. On the way inside to pay you lose the ten dollar bill you had, so you give the cashier a fifty. It's a bearer instrument, and they're now in possession of it. Do they need to give you back $40 or can they just keep it? Before you even walked inside, the gas was in your car and therefore in your possession. Why would you pay somebody else for something that you own?

              Jeez, scooter...  It's too bad you didn't think to look up the definition of "lose" while you were at it.

               

              I  see  you  answered  your  own  mis-conception  as  to  who  owns  what....and  my  name  ain't  scooter....

              like  the  original  post  said  -  if  you  find  a  winning  ticket  would  you  turn  it  in ???  did  you  read  that  ???/  and  none 

              of  the  post  was  about  a  signed  ticket , thats  ownership of  who-so  ever  signed  it  but  he  must  have  possession  of  the  ticket  to  turn  it  in  and  get  paid  ; the  ticket  which  if  you  look  on  the  back  end  where  the  legal  writting  is  even  a  local  5th. grader  could  telll it  says THIS  TICKET  IS  A  bearer instrument ; A  legal document  that  will  pay  a  monatary  amount  of  the  fixed  value....the  lottery  dont  care  who  bought  it  or  they  dont  ask  how  you  came  into  possession  of  the  ticket  either  they  just  pay  it ;

              Question : DO  YOR  CHILDREN  KNOW  YOUR  ON  THIS  POST ?//

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                "Ownership" and "Possession". 

                For examples:

                1.  You "possess" stolen property.  That does not mean you "own" that property.

                2.  You "possess" lost property.  That does not mean you "own" that property.

                3.  You "possess" abandoned property.  You "own" that property.

                It boils down to the INTENTION of the original owner.  In the first 2 examples, the original owners of the stolen or lost properties did not INTEND to relinquish ownership of the properties.  Thus, ownership is retained by them.

                In the 3rd example, the original owner intended to relinquish ownership of the property when he abandoned the same, thus, posessor of abandoned property is owner thereof. 

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                  "Ownership" and "Possession". 

                  For examples:

                  1.  You "possess" stolen property.  That does not mean you "own" that property.

                  2.  You "possess" lost property.  That does not mean you "own" that property.

                  3.  You "possess" abandoned property.  You "own" that property.

                  It boils down to the INTENTION of the original owner.  In the first 2 examples, the original owners of the stolen or lost properties did not INTEND to relinquish ownership of the properties.  Thus, ownership is retained by them.

                  In the 3rd example, the original owner intended to relinquish ownership of the property when he abandoned the same, thus, posessor of abandoned property is owner thereof. 

                  when  a  person  finds  something  on  the  ground  it  matters  not  the  intention  of  the  person  who  lost  it ;

                  Most  people  will  not  intentionaly  loose  a  dollar  out  of  their pocket  or  a  million dollar  winning  lottery ticket;

                  but  if  you  buy  a  stack  of  lottery  tickets  monday  and  when you  get  into  the  car  you  place  them  on  the  dash  or  tuck  them  on  the  seat  beside  you  and  drive  down  the  road  and  the  wind  blows  them  away  it  don't  matter  to  the  lottery or  to  the  person  who  finds  it  ,the  persons  who  find  the  ticket  now  own  and  possess  the  ticket  which  is  the only  proff you  need  to  collect  the  money!!!!


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                    Jeez, scooter...  It's too bad you didn't think to look up the definition of "lose" while you were at it.  (KY)Troll

                     

                    I  see  you  answered  your  own  mis-conception  as  to  who  owns  what....and  my  name  ain't  scooter....Mad

                    like  the  original  post  said  -  if  you  find  a  winning  ticket  would  you  turn  it  in ???  did  you  read  that  ???/  and  none 

                    of  the  post  was  about  a  signed  ticket , thats  ownership of  who-so  ever  signed  it  but  he  must  have  possession  of  the  ticket  to  turn  it  in  and  get  paid  ; the  ticket  which  if  you  look  on  the  back  end  where  the  legal  writting  is  even  a  local  5th. grader  could  telll it  says THIS  TICKET  IS  A  bearer instrument ; A  legal document  that  will  pay  a  monatary  amount  of  the  fixed  value....the  lottery  dont  care  who  bought  it  or  they  dont  ask  how  you  came  into  possession  of  the  ticket  either  they  just  pay  it ;

                    Question : DO  YOUR  CHILDREN  KNOW  YOUR  ON  THIS  POST ?//

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                    Don't waste your time with Kyfloyd. He is the all knowing and all powerful genius who is also an authority on the definition of a bearer instrument.

                    If he found a thousand bucks on the street with no names attached, he'll stand there waiting for people to pass by and ask them if it's theirs...lol

                    The mere simplicity escapes him. There must be some oddball reason it's printed on the back. Definitely not to be taken literally. The officials are just trying to stir up arguments around the country....lol.

                    He'll just keep coming up with poor analogies to satisfy whatever it is inside him that needs it.

                    Like I asked before, but no answer. Does he take a flashing sign at the crosswalk that says "Don't walk" seriously, or does he read something else into it? "Well....don't walk really doesen't mean that"...lol "It's just a polite way to tell people that you have 5 seconds to run across at your own risk"...lol 

                    It's like Bill Clinton's version of the definition of what sex really means...lol

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                      Jeez, scooter...  It's too bad you didn't think to look up the definition of "lose" while you were at it.

                       

                      I  see  you  answered  your  own  mis-conception  as  to  who  owns  what....and  my  name  ain't  scooter....

                      like  the  original  post  said  -  if  you  find  a  winning  ticket  would  you  turn  it  in ???  did  you  read  that  ???/  and  none 

                      of  the  post  was  about  a  signed  ticket , thats  ownership of  who-so  ever  signed  it  but  he  must  have  possession  of  the  ticket  to  turn  it  in  and  get  paid  ; the  ticket  which  if  you  look  on  the  back  end  where  the  legal  writting  is  even  a  local  5th. grader  could  telll it  says THIS  TICKET  IS  A  bearer instrument ; A  legal document  that  will  pay  a  monatary  amount  of  the  fixed  value....the  lottery  dont  care  who  bought  it  or  they  dont  ask  how  you  came  into  possession  of  the  ticket  either  they  just  pay  it ;

                      Question : DO  YOR  CHILDREN  KNOW  YOUR  ON  THIS  POST ?//

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                      "thats  ownership of  who-so  ever  signed  it  but  he  must  have  possession  of  the  ticket  to  turn  it  in  and  get  paid"

                      I bought a PA raffle ticket a couple of weeks ago and was given a receipt saying where I got it and to put my name, address, and phone number on the back of the raffle ticket.

                      Most people probably don't put their names on the back of their tickets and might not notice they lost a $1 ticket, but they might remember they bought a ticket with 5 or 10 combinations, especially after reading where the winning combo was sold at the store where they bought their tickets.

                      However this discussion is about finding a "winning ticket" and that means after the results are known so the ticket they found was probably discarded. If anybody knew they lost a "winning ticket" they would certainly notify the state lottery commission. From that point the “winning ticket” would be in dispute and they could go to court and find out if the “finders-keepers” rule applies.


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                        Don't waste your time with Kyfloyd. He is the all knowing and all powerful genius who is also an authority on the definition of a bearer instrument.

                        If he found a thousand bucks on the street with no names attached, he'll stand there waiting for people to pass by and ask them if it's theirs...lol

                        The mere simplicity escapes him. There must be some oddball reason it's printed on the back. Definitely not to be taken literally. The officials are just trying to stir up arguments around the country....lol.

                        He'll just keep coming up with poor analogies to satisfy whatever it is inside him that needs it.

                        Like I asked before, but no answer. Does he take a flashing sign at the crosswalk that says "Don't walk" seriously, or does he read something else into it? "Well....don't walk really doesen't mean that"...lol "It's just a polite way to tell people that you have 5 seconds to run across at your own risk"...lol 

                        It's like Bill Clinton's version of the definition of what sex really means...lol

                        THANKS  PACMAN  ..that  KY-  guy  realy  has  me  worried  about  intelligent  life  on  this  planet;

                        been  to  your  website  several  times  you  got  a  lot  of great  videos  on  there  I  like  the  75 million dollar  house  a  lot  ;

                        which  reminds  me  if  you  should  see  a  multi-million dollar  lottery  ticket  on  the  ground -  would  you  please  mail  it  to  me ?//I 'm  sure  its  a  real  big  legal  issue  in  most  states so  no  bother  -I  HAVE  NO  MORAL  ISSUES  OVER  a  million  dollars ;


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                          "thats  ownership of  who-so  ever  signed  it  but  he  must  have  possession  of  the  ticket  to  turn  it  in  and  get  paid"

                          I bought a PA raffle ticket a couple of weeks ago and was given a receipt saying where I got it and to put my name, address, and phone number on the back of the raffle ticket.

                          Most people probably don't put their names on the back of their tickets and might not notice they lost a $1 ticket, but they might remember they bought a ticket with 5 or 10 combinations, especially after reading where the winning combo was sold at the store where they bought their tickets.

                          However this discussion is about finding a "winning ticket" and that means after the results are known so the ticket they found was probably discarded. If anybody knew they lost a "winning ticket" they would certainly notify the state lottery commission. From that point the “winning ticket” would be in dispute and they could go to court and find out if the “finders-keepers” rule applies.

                          Good  luck  crying  to  the  state  lottery office  about  your  lost  ticket  ....they  will  also  refer  you  to  reead  the  back  of  the  ticket  ................sign  it  and  you  might  get  your  ticket  back  but  unsigned  you  no  longer  own  it  ;no  court  will  dispute  the  issue , in  my  opinion;


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                            THANKS  PACMAN  ..that  KY-  guy  realy  has  me  worried  about  intelligent  life  on  this  planet;

                            been  to  your  website  several  times  you  got  a  lot  of great  videos  on  there  I  like  the  75 million dollar  house  a  lot  ;

                            which  reminds  me  if  you  should  see  a  multi-million dollar  lottery  ticket  on  the  ground -  would  you  please  mail  it  to  me ?//I 'm  sure  its  a  real  big  legal  issue  in  most  states so  no  bother  -I  HAVE  NO  MORAL  ISSUES  OVER  a  million  dollars ;

                            You mean blogs, not a website. I do have a cheesy website, but no one has a clue about it's existence though...lol

                            Even if it was taken to court, the first thing i would ask the judge if he or she ruled against me, is why have something printed on the back if it's not binding?

                            Why bother?

                            The way I see it is that a person is willing to go to the lengths in fighting for the ticket, then they can prove it was theirs. Atleast most of the time. You have to be aware of the scheisters who will come out of the wood work.

                            I have no problem relenquishing a ticket that has been proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that it belongs to them.

                            I think that some here like floyd read me wrong. He's defining a fine line where morality meets greed and selfishness. That line can vary from person to person. The original question was finding a winning ticket.

                            On the other hand...I also believe that if someone was that  astute..they wouldn't be in that position in the first place, because of their disciplined ways. And never even lost the ticket in the first place.

                            It's a catch 22. 

                             

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                              Good  luck  crying  to  the  state  lottery office  about  your  lost  ticket  ....they  will  also  refer  you  to  reead  the  back  of  the  ticket  ................sign  it  and  you  might  get  your  ticket  back  but  unsigned  you  no  longer  own  it  ;no  court  will  dispute  the  issue , in  my  opinion;

                              That's the point I was trying to make; if they knew the ticket was a winner, they should have signed the back and how could anybody claim they lost an unsigned winning ticket before the drawing?

                              I'm pretty sure that most stores selling lottery tickets have waste basket full of losing tickets after players checked the results of the draw. If a clerk decided to go through the trash and found a winning ticket, they found an unsigned discarded ticket. Don't you give up ownership when you discard something?

                              There is plenty of discussion on hiring lawyers and financial planners after hitting a jackpot but signing the back of the ticket should be the number 1 priority.

                              In Ohio we had a woman claim somebody stole her MM ticket in the parking lot where she bought it after the draw. Said she had played those numbers for years too. But the winning ticket was a QP. The lottery commission took her claim seriously but apparently the woman had a mental problem and was getting professional help.

                              "no  court  will  dispute  the  issue , in  my  opinion;"

                              Many courts have settled disputes over claims made by people saying they are entitled to a portion or all of the lottery winnings.

                                 
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