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You Found Some Lottery Tickets - Now What?

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Let's say you found five unscratched $5 scratchers in front of a store. What would you do with them?

Give them to the store owner or clerk [ 2 ]  [2.67%]
Leave phone number so owner can call and identify [ 6 ]  [8.00%]
Scratch them and keep any money won [ 57 ]  [76.00%]
Scratch them and give any money won to charity [ 2 ]  [2.67%]
Other (explain) [ 8 ]  [10.67%]
Total Valid Votes [ 75 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: June 11, 2011, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

Here's the question that remains for me:

 

If you bought the tickets and lost them aren't they still your lost property even if you didn't sign them?

Let's say they were PB or MM tickets that you lost and you heard somebody cashed in a big winner that was sold at the place you bought the ones you lost.

Could you contest their win and ask for proof such as video that they actually bought the tickets?


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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

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    Posted: June 11, 2011, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

    I agree, keep the tickets. regardless of the fact, that they are most likely losers anyway.

    as for karma, what a laffer, theres no such thing. its just our values that are tugging at us. 

    yesterday I bought some pick3 tix and was handed the previous players pick3 also with my pile by mistake. well, the player came back to the store and asked the clerk where his pick3 tixs were. I checked my pile and I had them, while they were unknowningly checking the history. I handed the guy his tixs and explained, the clerk must have given it to me by mistake. well, i saw his numbers. he didnt win. guess what else, I didnt win.  karma, lol.

    Joker, if u come across $400 with no id, now u know what to do....                  call me and we'll split it, lol

    why does this crap happen... i just wrote this the other day and i hit the numbers next day for $$$$s. i still can't give the credit to karma, just a coincidence....... maybe. life is funny.

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      Posted: June 13, 2011, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

      I once found $100 bucks worth of lotto quick picks in the parking lot of a grocery store in one of those clear lotto pouches. no info whatsoever regarding who the owner may be. so i kept them and they ended up winning over $240 bucks. 

      however ive found literally dozens of cellphones on the ground over the years (including 3 iphones). i gave all those back to the owners even though i could of easily sold them.... 

      I consider lotto as cash but phones and other stuff as personal property.

      2014 Highest Winner: $500

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        bel air maryland
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        Posted: June 13, 2011, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

        "When I gave it to him the first thing he did was count the money."

        Sounds like a real classy guy.

        Next time throw it in a mailbox.

        That way he won't have any money to count if he even gets it back.

         I have no idea how much was there, I didn't look. Could have been a thousand bucks for all I know. Wouldn't you have done the same thing if you had that much?

         If you lost YOUR wallet wouldn't you like to get EVERYTHING back?

         I sure would!!!

        "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

        Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: June 13, 2011, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

           I have no idea how much was there, I didn't look. Could have been a thousand bucks for all I know. Wouldn't you have done the same thing if you had that much?

           If you lost YOUR wallet wouldn't you like to get EVERYTHING back?

           I sure would!!!

          No, I think I'da been a little more subtle. I'm just sayin' the guy acted like he wanted to see if you robbed him before being relieved and thankful that you returned it.  I wasn't disagreeing with anything you did, I've done it before too,  just his reaction to it. I thought he could have been a little more subtle about checking his money, that's all.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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

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            Posted: June 13, 2011, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

            Here's the question that remains for me:

             

            If you bought the tickets and lost them aren't they still your lost property even if you didn't sign them?

            Let's say they were PB or MM tickets that you lost and you heard somebody cashed in a big winner that was sold at the place you bought the ones you lost.

            Could you contest their win and ask for proof such as video that they actually bought the tickets?

            u sure can if all checks out with a hungry lawyer

            Thegee

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              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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              Posted: June 13, 2011, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

              u sure can if all checks out with a hungry lawyer

              Yeah, but then does an unsigned ticket being a bearer instrument trump proof that you bought and lost it?


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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

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                bel air maryland
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                Posted: June 13, 2011, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                  Well he didn't actually set the wallet down and count it out lol. And I saw his name on his pay stub so he could have been making sure his check was there. He did thank me, and as far as I was concerned every thing was there. Now some one else could have taken the $$$ and just put his wallet back on the floor. It would not be the first time someone had $$$ stolen at work and I wasn't planning on being accused of anything. Which is why I never looked at anything after I saw his name, I figured it was none of my business and I could honestly say I did not know what he had if I was accused.

                "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                    Well he didn't actually set the wallet down and count it out lol. And I saw his name on his pay stub so he could have been making sure his check was there. He did thank me, and as far as I was concerned every thing was there. Now some one else could have taken the $$$ and just put his wallet back on the floor. It would not be the first time someone had $$$ stolen at work and I wasn't planning on being accused of anything. Which is why I never looked at anything after I saw his name, I figured it was none of my business and I could honestly say I did not know what he had if I was accused.

                  You're an honest man, gr.  Sometimes it seems like there ain't many of us left.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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

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                    Posted: June 13, 2011, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                    A guy I know dropped his money clip in a parking lot of gas station.Realized it when he got home his money clip was gone,freaked out, and started back tracking .He got to the gas station,and went in and asked if anybody had seen his money clip.The store manager told him no,but he would check the stores cameras.And sure enough they saw it being picked up by a unhonest person.But they checked the rest of the cameras found the guy getting into his car and driving away.The guy I know called the state police,and they went to the guys house that took the money clip.When the state police first asked the guy for my friends money clip he denied knowing anything about any money clip.Then the state police told him they have a video of him picking up the money clip.My friend got his money clip back ,when the guy fessed up.The crazy part of all this the guy asked for a reward.

                    Cash with know ID ,most people would probably take it.

                    But the moral of the story you just never know who is watching.

                    cashbuckets of cash

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                      Posted: June 13, 2011, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

                      A guy I know dropped his money clip in a parking lot of gas station.Realized it when he got home his money clip was gone,freaked out, and started back tracking .He got to the gas station,and went in and asked if anybody had seen his money clip.The store manager told him no,but he would check the stores cameras.And sure enough they saw it being picked up by a unhonest person.But they checked the rest of the cameras found the guy getting into his car and driving away.The guy I know called the state police,and they went to the guys house that took the money clip.When the state police first asked the guy for my friends money clip he denied knowing anything about any money clip.Then the state police told him they have a video of him picking up the money clip.My friend got his money clip back ,when the guy fessed up.The crazy part of all this the guy asked for a reward.

                      Cash with know ID ,most people would probably take it.

                      But the moral of the story you just never know who is watching.

                      I'da gave him a reward - right upside the head.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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

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                        I'da gave him a reward - right upside the head.

                        From the stories I'm reading the best solution is to walk on by and let the next guy worry about it. If the tickets were given to some clerks, they would probably scratch them and cash in any winners and when the true owner asked about them, they give the description of whomever turned them in.

                        Sure is a "catch-22".

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                          Posted: June 14, 2011, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                          Judging by the poll so far, if you lose your tickets, about 75% of the people who might find 'em are gonna scratch 'em and keep the money.

                          So don't lose 'em, folks!

                          But if you do, check with the owner or clerk to see if anybody left the tickets or a phone number to call and identify them cuz a small percentage of people will do that.

                          If you know you're a Klutz who loses stuff a lot, it might be a good idea to sign the tickets before you leave the store (if you haven't lost your pen).


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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

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                            Posted: June 14, 2011, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                            Judging by the poll so far, if you lose your tickets, about 75% of the people who might find 'em are gonna scratch 'em and keep the money.

                            So don't lose 'em, folks!

                            But if you do, check with the owner or clerk to see if anybody left the tickets or a phone number to call and identify them cuz a small percentage of people will do that.

                            If you know you're a Klutz who loses stuff a lot, it might be a good idea to sign the tickets before you leave the store (if you haven't lost your pen).

                            Judging by the poll so far, if you lose your tickets, about 75% of the people who might find 'em are gonna scratch 'em and keep the money.

                             

                            And 25% lie about it....Green laugh

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                              Judging by the poll so far, if you lose your tickets, about 75% of the people who might find 'em are gonna scratch 'em and keep the money.

                               

                              And 25% lie about it....Green laugh

                              Doesn't sound like you have much faith in human nature, lol.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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

                                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke