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Losing ticket found...

Topic closed. 22 replies. Last post 7 years ago by ca-dreamin*.

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What would you do If you found a losing ticket?

Definitely not tell friends [ 3 ]  [11.11%]
Won't take a chance and blow it [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Throw it away [ 9 ]  [33.33%]
Keep it [ 5 ]  [18.52%]
Tell friends and family [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Call a local Newspaper [ 4 ]  [14.81%]
Start a local Telethon [ 2 ]  [7.41%]
Nothing [ 4 ]  [14.81%]
Total Valid Votes [ 27 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 5 ]  

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Posted: May 3, 2010, 1:13 am - IP Logged

Personally, I wouldn't tell anyone. I just don't need the headache.

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    CA
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    Posted: May 3, 2010, 1:22 am - IP Logged

    If a ticket was a losing ticket (not matching numbers) why would I keep it??

    Or were you asking about a lost ticket that you found??

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      Posted: May 3, 2010, 1:24 am - IP Logged

      ummm not sure I understand your question - if it was a losing ticket why bother to make any fuss at all - just toss it in the trash. If you mean a winning ticket - well that's a whole other story .... and one I probably would not tell to anyone until after I'd collected it ;)

      Djklaugh

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      "I have not failed. I have just found ten thousand things that don't work".  Thomas Edison

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        Posted: May 3, 2010, 1:30 am - IP Logged

        If it was a losing ticket, I would throw it away. No point of doing anything with it.

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

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          Posted: May 3, 2010, 1:58 am - IP Logged

          Personally, I wouldn't tell anyone. I just don't need the headache.

          Wooooooooooo Hooooooooooo!

          I love crazy people and you are certifiably NUTS!

          What the hell are you drinkin, Joker? 

          I want summa that stuff!


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: May 3, 2010, 2:03 am - IP Logged

            Personally, I wouldn't tell anyone. I just don't need the headache.

            Just for the record, I said I would start a local telethon.

            I feel it's the least I should do.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                        --Edmund Burke

             

             

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              Posted: May 3, 2010, 2:23 am - IP Logged

              joker17,

              You needed the "Other" option. I voted discard vote, but I would try to take the ticket to the parallel universe, where it would be a winner! Something like Seinfeld's Bizzaro World!

              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.

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                Posted: May 3, 2010, 7:43 am - IP Logged

                I find lots of losing tickets, they are usually in my purse , my husband finds them in his wallet. I think they are really aliens from another planet and they are trying to take over the world. In fact i've been seeing more and more people laying on the ground with losing tickets stuck to their faces, they wake up later and more losing tickets come bursting out of their chests. I ignore them because personally I don't need the headache either.Conehead

                 HyperBe Happy.

                  konane's avatar - wallace
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                  Posted: May 3, 2010, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                  joker17,

                  You needed the "Other" option. I voted discard vote, but I would try to take the ticket to the parallel universe, where it would be a winner! Something like Seinfeld's Bizzaro World!

                  I Agree!  Great idea .... where's that wormhole?

                  Good luck to everyone!

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                    Posted: May 3, 2010, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

                    Personally, I wouldn't tell anyone. I just don't need the headache.

                    Joker a losing ticket will not be a headache, unless it's your own!  You know the money you spent on it, only to have to throw it away!

                    forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                    Now, does it count??

                     

                     

                    *Jr$ina

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                      Posted: May 3, 2010, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

                      Curious thread...the first post before jokers' is missing....joker, I think that has happened to you before.

                      Strange.

                      I think the poster realized the question did not make sense.

                      If they meant found a winning ticket...THEN what would you do?

                      I'd have to keep it because if you turned it in at the store, you know darn well they w/couldn't put the APB out for the real owner.

                      They'd pocket it.

                      No Nod

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                        Posted: May 3, 2010, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                        Personally, I wouldn't tell anyone. I just don't need the headache.

                        Does the date on the losing ticket matters?  In Ohio, if it's over six months old it's s loser even with a winning combination.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: May 3, 2010, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                          I find lots of losing tickets, they are usually in my purse , my husband finds them in his wallet. I think they are really aliens from another planet and they are trying to take over the world. In fact i've been seeing more and more people laying on the ground with losing tickets stuck to their faces, they wake up later and more losing tickets come bursting out of their chests. I ignore them because personally I don't need the headache either.Conehead

                          i can relate to this statement more than any other one in this whole lottery post. that really hit home sully, i try to throw away my tickets once in a blue moon, but i find that alot of people throw away their scratch off tickets, and they could enter them in a 2nd chance drawing, one mans trash could be one mans treasure.

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                            Posted: May 3, 2010, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                            I probably make $5 for every $100 I spend (and that takes several months except for the recent PB and MM being so big), so I know ALL about losing lottery tickets. I can even count on one hand how many times I've actually gotten the PowerBall in my life.

                            But I really think it's going to happen sometime soon!

                            "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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                              Posted: May 3, 2010, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

                              I used the "Losing Ticket" to start My Bar-B-Que. Did not see that one in your voting list.

                              CutlassBob Out.

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