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Where should the money go?

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Two winning tickets by two different people, one goes unclaimed, where should the money go?

Claimed ticket holder should get all money? [ 11 ]  [30.56%]
Stay with lottery and used for future jp prizes? [ 11 ]  [30.56%]
Sent on to help fund schools? [ 9 ]  [25.00%]
I'm not sure [ 1 ]  [2.78%]
Other, please explain below [ 4 ]  [11.11%]
Total Valid Votes [ 36 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
mediabrat's avatar - 18z0typ
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Posted: July 14, 2012, 4:58 am - IP Logged

I don't know, I feel the person that had to split the prize (with no one) got screwed.  Now if a JP gets hit with just 1 ticket and it goes unclaimed, then yeah, by all means fund the schools.

That can be another conspiracy theory we can add to the list, when big JP's get hit with several tickets and a few go unclaimed, the lottery only has to pay out 1/3 of monstrous prize and conveniently getting to keep the rest. hmmm....Isn't that special?

I Agree!

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    Posted: July 14, 2012, 5:06 am - IP Logged

    To me of course, I lost that ticket in the washing machine.

    RL

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    I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

    they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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      Posted: July 14, 2012, 9:55 am - IP Logged

      Whatever is written in their bylaws is what should be done. They have a right to do what the contract says when they formed the states lottery. Some lottery web sites have these by laws on their web pages.

      Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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        Posted: July 14, 2012, 10:22 am - IP Logged

        I voted to give to the schools.

        The schools are in big need of money for technology funding.

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          Posted: July 14, 2012, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

          Since conspiracy theories have been mentioned, what's not to say the pther 'jackpot' winner is a phantom conjured up by the lottery commission?

          Just a thought.

          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: July 15, 2012, 4:51 am - IP Logged

            To me of course, I lost that ticket in the washing machine.

            RL

            It has already been established that the winnings go to MCg..

            if you have a claim RL and you have a valid receipt from the laundromat...we can arrange the first LP...no holds barred, chairs and ladders cage match, to decide the victor!!

            BoxingChair


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              Posted: July 15, 2012, 5:52 am - IP Logged

              It has already been established that the winnings go to MCg..

              if you have a claim RL and you have a valid receipt from the laundromat...we can arrange the first LP...no holds barred, chairs and ladders cage match, to decide the victor!!

              BoxingChair

              Thank you Boner.    Cheers     Let's get ready to RUUUMMMMMBBBBBLLLLLEEEEE!!!

               

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                Posted: July 15, 2012, 6:26 am - IP Logged

                Since conspiracy theories have been mentioned, what's not to say the pther 'jackpot' winner is a phantom conjured up by the lottery commission?

                Just a thought.

                I think we are on the same page CT, that is what I was talking about. Say the game doesn't get hit for a while and the money starts rolling in due to the large JP. As soon as there is a real winner, the lottery just adds an extra winning ticket or two. They can make the (other) winners from the states that can remain anonymous or say the winner(s) set up a blind trust or the likes (for the states that can not hide). If they add two tickets they have kept 2/3 of the prize and potentially more. Because the real winner will likely take a lump sum so the lottery gets to keep half of that money as well. That is why I said the real winners should get the unclaimed money, then again, the lottery could say they were claimed anyway. 

                When it comes to conspiracy theories, we got'em. lol Wink

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                  Posted: July 15, 2012, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                  Good points, Dead_Aim.

                  You really have me wondering about unclaimed jackpots now.

                  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: July 16, 2012, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                    I think we are on the same page CT, that is what I was talking about. Say the game doesn't get hit for a while and the money starts rolling in due to the large JP. As soon as there is a real winner, the lottery just adds an extra winning ticket or two. They can make the (other) winners from the states that can remain anonymous or say the winner(s) set up a blind trust or the likes (for the states that can not hide). If they add two tickets they have kept 2/3 of the prize and potentially more. Because the real winner will likely take a lump sum so the lottery gets to keep half of that money as well. That is why I said the real winners should get the unclaimed money, then again, the lottery could say they were claimed anyway. 

                    When it comes to conspiracy theories, we got'em. lol Wink

                    You're 100% right. The only rational possibility for somebody not presenting the winning ticket is that dozens of people at the state lottery conspired to create a fictional winner, and not one of them will ever let the secret slip.

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                      Posted: July 16, 2012, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                      You're 100% right. The only rational possibility for somebody not presenting the winning ticket is that dozens of people at the state lottery conspired to create a fictional winner, and not one of them will ever let the secret slip.

                      What do they get out of it ?

                      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                        Posted: July 16, 2012, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

                        You're 100% right. The only rational possibility for somebody not presenting the winning ticket is that dozens of people at the state lottery conspired to create a fictional winner, and not one of them will ever let the secret slip.

                        lol. You did see the wink didn't you floyd? Wink

                        Don't Chase... Compare and Narrow

                        The Cheaper the Cost the Higher the Profit

                        Many Winners to You.

                        D_A

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                          Posted: July 17, 2012, 7:06 am - IP Logged

                          What do they get out of it ?

                          Since we are having fun with this anyway (unlike Floyd). They get bonuses at the end of the year to keep their mouths shut and save as much money as they can for the state. The first time they did it was for the extra money, now they do it for self preservation, everybody has to keep quite about it now, so they don't go to prison. Wink

                          Don't Chase... Compare and Narrow

                          The Cheaper the Cost the Higher the Profit

                          Many Winners to You.

                          D_A


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                            Posted: July 17, 2012, 8:27 am - IP Logged

                            Since we are having fun with this anyway (unlike Floyd). They get bonuses at the end of the year to keep their mouths shut and save as much money as they can for the state. The first time they did it was for the extra money, now they do it for self preservation, everybody has to keep quite about it now, so they don't go to prison. Wink

                            "Oh what a tangled web we weave"

                             

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                              Posted: July 17, 2012, 10:09 am - IP Logged

                              I voted other. The money should rightfully go to me. I've been putting in for far to long now. I'm  overdue, show me the money.   Banana

                               

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