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Would you bury a winning ticket?

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Would you put an active PB ticket in a coffin?

Yes [ 2 ]  [6.90%]
NO [ 24 ]  [82.76%]
Only if I played the numbers [ 3 ]  [10.34%]
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Posted: March 12, 2008, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

I just came back from the funeral home.

A friend, Sara, passed away on Monday.

Someone had laid a PB ticket next to her.

She was known to buy one ticket each draw for the PB.

Makes one wonder:  Could tonight be the night her numbers come?

Would you send a ticket away in a coffin with a love one?

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    Posted: March 12, 2008, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

    My Dad loves the lottery.  I think I would send one.  I would have it put inside his coat pocket though.  I wouldn't want anyone seeing the numbers. 

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      Posted: March 12, 2008, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

      Only if I played the same numbers twice,  and kept one ticket for myself.

      Of course, if it hits,  I would not reveal the fact that the second ticket is in the ground.

      I could see the grave being dug up by everyone in town.

      litebets

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        Posted: March 12, 2008, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

        Only if I played the same numbers twice,  and kept one ticket for myself.

        Of course, if it hits,  I would not reveal the fact that the second ticket is in the ground.

        I could see the grave being dug up by everyone in town.

        litebets

        I didn't even think about the other half would be loss forever.

        Best that no one even knows period.

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          Posted: March 12, 2008, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

          Only if I played the same numbers twice,  and kept one ticket for myself.

          Of course, if it hits,  I would not reveal the fact that the second ticket is in the ground.

          I could see the grave being dug up by everyone in town.

          litebets

          with two tickets having the winning numbers 50% would still be lost as unclaimed.

          This whole thing does not sound logical to me.

          This thing belongs in the mystical forum under the title the twilight zone.

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            Posted: March 12, 2008, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

            May the twilight zone would be most appropriate.

            I just couldn't believe there was a lottery ticket in the coffin tonight.

            I was thinking: "maybe someone should suggest to her hubby to put the ticket with her registry book in the event the ticket hits in a few weeks." 

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              Posted: March 13, 2008, 12:17 am - IP Logged

              I think it would be a nice thing to do in theory, but if it happened to be a winner it would be a waste.

              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                Posted: March 13, 2008, 12:42 am - IP Logged

                You could try to bury a winning ticket. It'd have about as much chance of staying in the ground as those silver handles people used to put on the sides of coffins, or the bling people may think they buried their someone wearing.

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                  Posted: March 13, 2008, 1:51 am - IP Logged

                  Even if the ticket they buried had won, they didn't bury a winning ticket. The better question is would you dig up the grave to recover a winning ticket. If you knew the numbers you'd know if it turned out to be a winner. Imagine you had just bought a QP and didn't pay attention to the numbers, then find out the jackpot winner was sold where you bought the ticket, and a month later no winner has come forward.

                  For a jackpot or 5+0 it would be easy. Even after digging it up and burying them again, you'd still  have a profit. Of course there's a very good argument that the prize belongs to the estate and should pass to the heirs (less estate taxes, of course). For a $10,000 prize you'll turn a profit, but it will be much more modest. For a $150 prize you might as well have just buried the cash.

                  Personally, I'm not Egyptian, so I'm not especially likely to send anyone on their way with anything of serious value. I also agree with time*treat. Unless you watch them close the lid and bury the coffin it's a reasonable bet that items of value will be recovered.

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                    Posted: March 13, 2008, 1:51 am - IP Logged

                    Sorry you lost your friend, tntea. 

                    My answer is no, but it would be hard to explain without getting into a religious discussion.  It's just that I would see it as a sacrilege because of my upbringing. ("Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return.")

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                      Posted: March 13, 2008, 1:57 am - IP Logged

                      "Personally, I'm not Egyptian.."

                      If you were, would burying a ticket & digging it up be part of a pyramid scheme?


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                        Posted: March 13, 2008, 7:59 am - IP Logged

                        Maybe thats what happened to the winning Powerball ticket in January in Louisiana.No one has come forward to claim it yet.What?

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                          Posted: March 13, 2008, 9:11 am - IP Logged

                          "Personally, I'm not Egyptian.."

                          If you were, would burying a ticket & digging it up be part of a pyramid scheme?

                          hilarious

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                            Posted: March 13, 2008, 9:21 am - IP Logged

                            Maybe thats what happened to the winning Powerball ticket in January in Louisiana.No one has come forward to claim it yet.What?

                            I don't know man, but i know what you're sayin, nobody's claimed it yet.

                            But this person could very well be a GENIUS, just waiting this long for someone else to win a big one, or close to or even high-records, is very smart. This person has a year to claim, and someone else winning a large one is bound to happen withen the course of a year, and what did this person win approx. 90 mill, thats nothing compared to 300+ mill so nobody would even care about this person. Or this person could be waiting for a big news story, which also could happen in the course of a year, either way this person's very smart.

                            I have a feeling that we're not going to know ANYTHING about this person. Now that's intelligence, and this person knows that PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE.

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                              Posted: March 13, 2008, 9:29 am - IP Logged

                              Justxploring

                              "pyramid scheme" - you need to do stand up!

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                               Human nature being human nature, it would be no surprise if someone absconded with the ticket before it ever got buried, especially a live ticket with a$275 million jackpot.

                              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                              Lep

                              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.