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Florida Fantasy 5 Ticket to Expire

Topic closed. 4 replies. Last post 4 years ago by justxploring.

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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: March 11, 2013, 12:20 am - IP Logged

I want to start banging my head against the wall when I turn on the news and hear "if you're holding the winning ticket drawn on 9/12/2012...."

This is at least the second time this year that a Florida Fantasy-5 jackpot worth more than $200,000 has gone unclaimed, as far as I know.  Anyone have a clue why this happens so much?   

I'd be happy just winning the money back that I've spent over the past 20 years, so when I just heard again last night that nobody has come forward and a pick-5 ticket worth $233,570.43 (just one winner) will expire on Monday at midnight, I started shaking my head.  Did they lose the ticket?  Die?  Throw it away? 

I usually don't pay much attention to this, since I check my tickets regularly, but the ticket was purchased in a local Publix supermarket I pass all the time.

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    Posted: March 11, 2013, 2:01 am - IP Logged

    Let's look at the possibilities;

    Tourist buys ticket, goes to Everglades and rides airboat, ticket blows out of pocket and alligator eats it.

    Scared

    or

    One of the four people that were in line to buy Miami Marlins season tickets when they went on sale (this is true, four people showed up) lost the ticket when they took their money out of their wallet.

    or

    A snowbird tucked the ticket away somewhere and forgot about it.

    or

    The lottery conpiracy buffs are right and Florida is the first state to start using paper that dissolves if a ticket is a winner! This is really advanced technology and the paper that the ticket is prinited on has a micro - micro RFID chip. Thus far 'they' are just experimenting with tickets that are about to expire. This is all still in beta.

    :Tin hat:

    Scared

    or

    ?

    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.

      justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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      Posted: March 11, 2013, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

      Tickets that dissolve?  LOL    So that's what happens to my keys!  LOL

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        Posted: March 11, 2013, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

        The Weekly World News, when it had hard copies, once did an artilce on "spasoids" - they're like lerprchuans but they get a real kick out of hiding things on you.

        Justx,

        I can't believe you didn't use this emotie  Bang Head   with this,

        "I want to start banging my head against the wall when I turn on the news and hear "if you're holding the winning ticket drawn on 9/12/2012...."

        Green laugh

        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.

          justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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          Posted: March 12, 2013, 3:44 am - IP Logged

          There's another Fantasy 5 ticket that will expire on March 15th in Pensacola for over $171,000.   I don't get it. 

           

          I don't know if the one I mentioned above expired at midnight or if someone claimed it.   I don't see anything about it in the news.