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Returning a lotto ticket.

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Posted: January 24, 2012, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

If you were to find an unsigned winning lotto ticket, (worth say 5 million dollars), would you return it, if you heard that someone had lost ticket in the location you found it? Also if they were able to remember where they purchased ticket and the winning numbers??  What?   Eek   Blue Angel

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    Posted: January 24, 2012, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

    If you were to find an unsigned winning lotto ticket, (worth say 5 million dollars), would you return it, if you heard that someone had lost ticket in the location you found it? Also if they were able to remember where they purchased ticket and the winning numbers??  What?   Eek   Blue Angel

    i dont know, maybe... but i would expect a hefty reward.  they were so lucky to have won, but foolish to drop it and not have signed it... and i would consider myself equally so lucky to have found it.

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      nah id get a NY high flying lawyer type guy, and  get him to claim it under trust.

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        Posted: January 24, 2012, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

        If you were to find an unsigned winning lotto ticket, (worth say 5 million dollars), would you return it, if you heard that someone had lost ticket in the location you found it? Also if they were able to remember where they purchased ticket and the winning numbers??  What?   Eek   Blue Angel

        No. If you asked "Hey, did anyone lose this winning ticket?", worth millions or not, many people would claim that it is theirs. What if they remember the winning numbers? The winning numbers are available to everyone after the drawing. lol

        Gonna win.Big Smile

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          Posted: January 24, 2012, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah, if I knew someone could prove it was theirs, I'd give it back.
          Nothing good ever comes from something you steal.
          Honesty is the best policy.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: January 24, 2012, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

            1st thing to say is  how many lines where bought. and as you remeber the winning line of numbers you MUST also remeber the other lines numbers, so what where they?

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              Posted: January 24, 2012, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

              Yeah, if I knew someone could prove it was theirs, I'd give it back.
              Nothing good ever comes from something you steal.
              Honesty is the best policy.

              I think you just earned your halo rdgrnr.   Blue Angel

              If I should ever lose my unsigned $100 million dollar lotto ticket, I pray you will be the finder!   Cheers

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                Posted: January 25, 2012, 12:43 am - IP Logged

                If you were to find an unsigned winning lotto ticket, (worth say 5 million dollars), would you return it, if you heard that someone had lost ticket in the location you found it? Also if they were able to remember where they purchased ticket and the winning numbers??  What?   Eek   Blue Angel

                mcginnin56,

                There's been a few posts here at LP about questions the lottery people ask jackpot winners to verify that they are indeed the person who bought the ticket.

                There's a number on the ticket that lets them know exactly where it was purchased, for one thing.

                Then there's surveiallance cameras.

                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: January 25, 2012, 7:12 am - IP Logged

                  If you were to find an unsigned winning lotto ticket, (worth say 5 million dollars), would you return it, if you heard that someone had lost ticket in the location you found it? Also if they were able to remember where they purchased ticket and the winning numbers??  What?   Eek   Blue Angel

                  If it was known that someone had lost it, yes of course I'd return it. You are asking for all kinds of legal troubles if the real winner knows he lost it, then here comes Jim-bo 2 weeks later claming he has the winning ticket.

                   

                  The lottery commision will investigate it and find out who bought it. You would have had to lie the whole time and the truth will come out.

                   

                   

                  Now if you find a winning ticket and the real winner has no idea they purchased the winner, it would be hard to find the actual winner if they never knew.

                   

                  Hard to say in that situation


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                    Posted: January 25, 2012, 7:48 am - IP Logged

                    mcginnin56,

                    There's been a few posts here at LP about questions the lottery people ask jackpot winners to verify that they are indeed the person who bought the ticket.

                    There's a number on the ticket that lets them know exactly where it was purchased, for one thing.

                    Then there's surveiallance cameras.

                    You speak the truth Coin Toss.

                     

                    When claiming a second prize for Powerball a few years back, I presented my signed ticket with photo I.D., and SS#.

                    The first question they asked was where did you purchase your ticket?

                     

                    A person who legitimately purchased a winning ticket should remember these security issues upon reporting it lost.

                    The lottery ticket is a bearer instrument. Unlike currency however, if you could prove the time/date/location and other pertinent information about the winning ticket, such as other lines or numbers that appeared on the ticket; You should legally have claim to said ticket.

                     

                    Although if someone found a winning ticket, then signed it, unless someone else came forward to dispute this claim.........finders keepers.    Lep

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                      Posted: January 25, 2012, 8:14 am - IP Logged

                      but there is also the question , what else did you buy with this ticket?

                      often people buy their lotto games, and say the cost comes to $12, they may add 3x $1 scratchers.

                       

                      thew real purchers may actually hace a habbit of always buying $12 lotto, and $3 of scratchers, and know this routine.

                       

                      someone finding the ticket would not. and although not proof that the person isnt the original  buyer, would add weight to the case against them.

                      after all isnt civil court  the  wieight of evidence enough? and not the same as criminal court. where its beyond resonable doubt?

                       

                      there a lot of variables. and if i was lotto comission id keep it all close to chest and expect claimant to know all the answers.

                      2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297


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                        Posted: January 25, 2012, 8:30 am - IP Logged

                        but there is also the question , what else did you buy with this ticket?

                        often people buy their lotto games, and say the cost comes to $12, they may add 3x $1 scratchers.

                         

                        thew real purchers may actually hace a habbit of always buying $12 lotto, and $3 of scratchers, and know this routine.

                         

                        someone finding the ticket would not. and although not proof that the person isnt the original  buyer, would add weight to the case against them.

                        after all isnt civil court  the  wieight of evidence enough? and not the same as criminal court. where its beyond resonable doubt?

                         

                        there a lot of variables. and if i was lotto comission id keep it all close to chest and expect claimant to know all the answers.

                        Good point savagegoose.

                         

                        We are all creatures of habits and routines. Those routines undoubtedly would carry over to the way you would purchase your tickets/scratchers at a favorite gas station/convenience store. Thumbs Up

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                          Posted: January 25, 2012, 8:39 am - IP Logged

                          Karma, fate has a way of paying you back , so I say find the owner, they will know where the ticket was purchased and the lottery can verify the date, place and time.

                          Why go through all the crazy lawsuit stuff anyway, they might give you a reward.

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                            Posted: January 25, 2012, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                            If you were to find an unsigned winning lotto ticket, (worth say 5 million dollars), would you return it, if you heard that someone had lost ticket in the location you found it? Also if they were able to remember where they purchased ticket and the winning numbers??  What?   Eek   Blue Angel

                            Its the right thing to do.  Its the right thing for me to do.

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                              Watch out for the wanna-be's - like in CT, the guy who swore they were his numbers.

                              I'd return it but would want to know a few key pieces of information...which someone said something about

                              the store cameras (good idea if the tapes were running) - I'd want to know the time of the ticket purchase

                              too.

                              If they had a quick pick, chances are they don't know the numbers. To get to the very bottom of the case,

                              a person could always incorporate the services of the Iowa security department's one man wonder.....

                              Steve Bogle.