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Posted: March 28, 2012, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

Someone found a Jackpot winning MM ticket on the ground, and it was signed.

Could they demand half, threatening that if you didn't agree that they would simply rip it up? What would you do in that situation?

 

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    Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

    I think that's called extortion, lol.

    I'd make a deal with him and then I'd knock him into next week after I got the ticket in my hand.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: March 28, 2012, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

      What would happen if the rightful owner of the ticket had proof that you  tried to extort money from them and that you willfully destroyed property worth $500 million? If you think your life sux now, just imagine how much worse it could be.

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        Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

        If I found the ticket, i'd write my name on it also and let the lottery work it out. However I would tell the truth about finding it with a name on it.  When they asked me why I would write my name on it, i'd say because It said so on the back and I was afraid i'd lose it. lol...And when the rightful owner of the ticket saw the two signatures on the back, they might get the feeling of we are halfway there from splitting it anyway so why not.

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          Posted: March 29, 2012, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

          Plus theres always a very slim chance that the person who signed the back of the ticket is somehow connected to the lottery and wouldn't be allowed to play. But got drunk and bought a ticket and signed it. lol

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            Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

            Someone found a Jackpot winning MM ticket on the ground, and it was signed.

            Could they demand half, threatening that if you didn't agree that they would simply rip it up? What would you do in that situation?

             

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            They could, they would probably go to jail, but they could.  OR they could hold a press conference AT the lottery headquarters and make a big to-do about turning it in, and ask the lottery officials - in front of the press - if, since a ticket is a bearer-instrument, if somehow they would qualify for some of it?  and let the press deal with the mess.

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              Posted: March 29, 2012, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

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                Posted: March 30, 2012, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                break out the liquid paper....lol kidding..

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                  Posted: March 30, 2012, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                  If I found the ticket, i'd write my name on it also and let the lottery work it out. However I would tell the truth about finding it with a name on it.  When they asked me why I would write my name on it, i'd say because It said so on the back and I was afraid i'd lose it. lol...And when the rightful owner of the ticket saw the two signatures on the back, they might get the feeling of we are halfway there from splitting it anyway so why not.

                  Ohhh I like this idea.  I would sign my name out it too. 

                  I'd think the other guy would be thrilled to get half the prize after losing the <snip> ticket in the first place.

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