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Why do some States have up to a year to claim your jp while others do not?

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Posted: May 23, 2013, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

In California one has up to a year to claim while others States have 180 days for the exact same win. Why the difference in coming forward & what happens if you don't pick up your check,  where does your winnings end up- obviously not the landfill.

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    Posted: May 23, 2013, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

    its up to lottery

    that is how many days

    simple as that, 

     

    and also if no one claims a jackpot who won it, lottery's win the jackpot for themself's

    all money won in unclaimed MM/PB go back to states  who collected the money

    aka ever state gets amount of money they collected for prizes"the jackpot cash" back

    and they spend it however they wish

    a few states try to give it away, but must just keep it for bottom line, 

    in short state lotteries win  the jackpot we BUILT AND PAID FOR, its beyond stupid

    and money should just be put into NEXT rollover

    but god forbid lottery did right thing to players who paid for these jackpot's and give us a real winner

    market it like crazy, Come X  next draw, X amount returning to jackpot , 

    but nooooooooooooooooo sir, lottery cant put the jackpot money  that goes unclaimed and we helped BUILD back into jackpot money pool

    they take the money for themselfs and runs away with it, greedy beeps

    its 1 thing i hate about pb/mm , if some moron wins who never checks to see if hes a winner" some people buy tickets and never check them, i know its beyond stupid, and it has happened before i  know of pb jackpot going unclaimed.. etc

     

    will we all get beeped out money we paid in to jackpot, no winner but state govt

    No bees, no honey.

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      Posted: May 23, 2013, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

      Not sure but i noticed States that have a 180 day limit, have other games like raffles to get unclaimed prizes back out to the public.

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        Posted: May 23, 2013, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

        When states first started having lotteries, they only had their own and made their own rules.  When multi-state lotteries came along, each state ran them according the rules they had already approved thus states have different rules for the same games.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          Posted: May 23, 2013, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

          TN gives you only 6 months cuz they hope you procrastinate and they get to keep it so they can buy more black helicopters to keep an eye on complainers.

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            Posted: May 23, 2013, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

            The government does not want people to have money. With this knowledge it is easy to see why they have a time cap on collecting prizes. Some state governments are greedier than others. 

            Read here about  Clarence Jackson Jr. who was three days late in turning in the winning $5.8 million ticket  http://www.lotterypost.com/news/182485

            That money's gone fo ever

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              Posted: May 23, 2013, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

              When states first started having lotteries, they only had their own and made their own rules.  When multi-state lotteries came along, each state ran them according the rules they had already approved thus states have different rules for the same games.

              California has local lotto long before they joined MM and PB. All local lotto have 180 days deadline but they still have 365 days for MM and PB. So, at least in CA, the decision to make allow full 365 days deadline for MM and PB has nothing to do with the deadline of the local lotto.

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                Posted: May 23, 2013, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                California has local lotto long before they joined MM and PB. All local lotto have 180 days deadline but they still have 365 days for MM and PB. So, at least in CA, the decision to make allow full 365 days deadline for MM and PB has nothing to do with the deadline of the local lotto.

                Red- when l am discussing the lottery and one year to claim the prize, l am ONLY focusing on MM & PB, not local games.Very rarely do l discuss local State lotteries because there is not enough meat on the bone to get excited about,  in my opinion.

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                  Posted: May 23, 2013, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                  When states first started having lotteries, they only had their own and made their own rules.  When multi-state lotteries came along, each state ran them according the rules they had already approved thus states have different rules for the same games.

                  RJOh,

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                  you're dead on

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