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Would you hand back the winning MM/PB ticket you picked up to someone chasing it down the street?

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Posted: April 9, 2013, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

The ticket is UNSIGNED....and worth $200 mil.

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    Posted: April 9, 2013, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

    How do I know the person chasing the ticket is the rightful ownerWink

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      Posted: April 9, 2013, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

      The ticket is UNSIGNED....and worth $200 mil.

      Unless there was a story in the news that someone local won a jackpot recently, I doubt if anyone would pick up any lottery tickets.  There are always lottery tickets blowing around the gas stations where I buy my tickets and no one gives them a second look.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: April 9, 2013, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

        I never pick up any lottery ticket I didn't purchase because I don't feel comfortable cashing a lottery ticket I didn't purchase. It may be legal but I just don't think it is right for me to cash it.

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          Posted: April 9, 2013, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

          The ticket is UNSIGNED....and worth $200 mil.

          Honesty is the best policy.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: April 9, 2013, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

            yes I would hand it back to whomever bought the ticket. If you claim the winning ticket, lottery officials will ask you how you got the ticket. Telling them that you picked it up off the ground sounds like a shady answer.

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              Posted: April 9, 2013, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

              If it was thiers, yes... Karma is a...

              whiteballz... I just noticed your Cali PB poll- whoops... didn't mean to hijack your threadConfused

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                Posted: April 9, 2013, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                If it was thiers, yes... Karma is a...

                whiteballz... I just noticed your Cali PB poll- whoops... didn't mean to hijack your threadConfused

                no sweat. The more the merrier, right? Cool

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                  Posted: April 10, 2013, 9:36 am - IP Logged

                  I would watch the chase for awhile, c'mon, admit how much fun that would be to watch....

                  I would fork it over.

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                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

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                    Posted: April 10, 2013, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

                    yes, but how would i know it was the winning ticket. of course id  hand it back, what else is there to do ? crack ther person over the head and take it??

                    I have handed back money people left, purses women dropped etc.  although i have felt insulted when they looked thru and counted their cash before  thanking me.  I guess im somewhat strange.

                     

                    when metal detecting, i found a wallet, with $20 in it on the beach, more than i found in the sand that morning,. I rang the guys school and asked them to get him to call me as i found his wallet. He looked at like i was an alien!

                    I just treat people with the respect i like to be treated.

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                      Posted: April 10, 2013, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                      yes I would hand it back to whomever bought the ticket. If you claim the winning ticket, lottery officials will ask you how you got the ticket. Telling them that you picked it up off the ground sounds like a shady answer.

                      As long as the ticket is unsigned, it's legal to cash it in. At least here in florida, the ticket is a "Bearer" instrument, meaning whomever has that ticket (unsigned) in their possesion is the legal owner. This is why they urge people to sign it as soon as possible.

                      Now, on the moral side of the story, If the person was told by the clerk that he or she won the JP, and the person got so excited by flailing their arms, dropping the ticket as they bolted out the door in excitement, then of course I'd run after him or her to give it back. It's not just a moral obligation, but a legal one as well. The cameras, If any, will clearly show who won so there's no chance to cash it in. Well, unless I was ignorant about how the law works and took the chance.


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                        Posted: April 10, 2013, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                        yes I would hand it back to whomever bought the ticket. If you claim the winning ticket, lottery officials will ask you how you got the ticket. Telling them that you picked it up off the ground sounds like a shady answer.

                        So if you did find one on the street or where ever and it was an unsigned winning ticket....you wouldnt turn it in....people find treasure in the trash allll the time...if ticket is unsigned it is a bearer document in my state


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                          Posted: April 10, 2013, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                          The ticket is UNSIGNED....and worth $200 mil.

                          I would give it to them to sign of course after I signed it....Hey I could just keep the darn thing and all that cash to myself....If I hadnt picked it up they may have gotten nothing at all A lesser individual might would have kept it to themselves LOL

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                            Posted: April 10, 2013, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                            I would give it to them to sign of course after I signed it....Hey I could just keep the darn thing and all that cash to myself....If I hadnt picked it up they may have gotten nothing at all A lesser individual might would have kept it to themselves LOL

                            Bad medicine.


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: April 10, 2013, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                              The ticket is UNSIGNED....and worth $200 mil.

                              Finding a ticket someone was looking for depends on your honesty and intelligence. You know the ticket was lost, the lottery will publish the store location selling the ticket, and the person losing the ticket knows they bought it there. I'd tell the lottery officials exactly how you came into possession of the ticket and it's possible the ticket could go unclaimed and you could get the prize. The person losing the ticket might give you a nice reward. 

                              Even if you thought you'll get nothing for your efforts, you could still put an ads in your local and state newspapers "Found: Unsigned lottery ticket worth $200 million" and give the phone number of someone you dislike. Hiding Behind Computer