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Be sure to check your tickets, because the state won't make any effort to find you if you win

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Posted: October 9, 2013, 10:58 am - IP Logged

I was just reading the article about the expired 1 million dollar ticket in Indiana and I noticed this little quote....

"McFarland told CNN that the state makes no special effort -- such as reviewing Circle K's surveillance tape -- to try to figure out who this, or any other "winner," is."

the state just wants the money for their selves.

Bull<snip>

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    Posted: October 9, 2013, 11:00 am - IP Logged

    If you buy a ticket and are too stupid to check your numbers you deserve to lose the money.  I <snip> sure don't need anyone especially the state or federal gov't reviewing surveillance tapes posting some poor saps mug all over the place. 

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      Posted: October 9, 2013, 11:05 am - IP Logged

      If you buy a ticket and are too stupid to check your numbers you deserve to lose the money.  I <snip> sure don't need anyone especially the state or federal gov't reviewing surveillance tapes posting some poor saps mug all over the place. 

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      its funny how they will review that tape if you steal a Snickers bar

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        Posted: October 9, 2013, 11:29 am - IP Logged

        If you buy a ticket and are too stupid to check your numbers you deserve to lose the money.  I <snip> sure don't need anyone especially the state or federal gov't reviewing surveillance tapes posting some poor saps mug all over the place. 

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        I agree with you and I am from the state of Indiana.  I would be more upset to have my video and picture of me purchasing said lottery ticket and have it blasted all over the media then to let it expire.  I am always appaled when states do this.


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          Posted: October 9, 2013, 11:37 am - IP Logged

          If you buy a ticket and are too stupid to check your numbers you deserve to lose the money.  I <snip> sure don't need anyone especially the state or federal gov't reviewing surveillance tapes posting some poor saps mug all over the place. 

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          Im with you on that one...Why play if you're not gonna check the tickets...


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            Posted: October 9, 2013, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

            You guys are harsh.
            So youd really rather that money go to the state, than the lady with 3 kids who bought the ticket and left it in an old purse???

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              Posted: October 9, 2013, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

              You guys are harsh.
              So youd really rather that money go to the state, than the lady with 3 kids who bought the ticket and left it in an old purse???

              If it means intrusion into my personal life by having video clips blasted on television stations then the answer is yes.  I don't always check my tickets but it is my responsibility to check to see if I have won.

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                Posted: October 9, 2013, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                You guys are harsh.
                So youd really rather that money go to the state, than the lady with 3 kids who bought the ticket and left it in an old purse???

                Correct. Although, I think unclaimed prizes shoud be put in a pool and then they can sell raffle tickets to all the unclaimed prize money.

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                  Posted: October 9, 2013, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                  I was out today and was behind a lady who passed her tickets over to the clerk. He was scanning them and telling her after each

                  'not a winner'..she accepted it and said okay give me so and so for tonight. Well 2 of those tickets showed - draws remaining..

                  the clerk tossed them. I stopped the lady and told her to get those tickets from him, she said oh I just let him tell me if I won or

                  not, and that she didn't know. HOW can you not know? That's 2 people not knowing. And they would have been in the trash.

                  Not sure if they'll win but in that case, how does a winner find their winning ticket when they don't even know they had it thrown

                  away on advice from a 20 something clerk who read or misunderstood the machine.

                  If people want to waste money, let them. If they are just going to fork tickets over to know-nothing clerks, let them. Let them

                  take whatever they're told and live with it, it's their fault.

                  While I wouldn't want my photo splattered all over the news like some kind of sick manhunt where people are looking for you..I

                  wouldn't want to lose a jackpot either.

                  SOOOOO...check you OWN tickets. Make sure the dates are right. DON'T hand tickets over to a clerk to check for you. And keep them

                  at a safe place where you'll REMEMBER where you put them.

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                    Posted: October 9, 2013, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

                    I was just reading the article about the expired 1 million dollar ticket in Indiana and I noticed this little quote....

                    "McFarland told CNN that the state makes no special effort -- such as reviewing Circle K's surveillance tape -- to try to figure out who this, or any other "winner," is."

                    the state just wants the money for their selves.

                    Bull<snip>

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                    According to the LP news article the story was sent out to news services, that's how it appeared here.  The amount of the win, the date and location of it purchased were included in the story.  Even if the winner read the story and brought a quick pick and lost it, they would have had a hard time proving they were the winner because they probably had no idea of what was on their ticket.

                    If this case went as others I have read about, the main offices was flooded by people claiming to be the winner with no verifiable proof.  States require winners to sign their winning ticket and get it verified before collecting their winnings.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: October 9, 2013, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

                      I was out today and was behind a lady who passed her tickets over to the clerk. He was scanning them and telling her after each

                      'not a winner'..she accepted it and said okay give me so and so for tonight. Well 2 of those tickets showed - draws remaining..

                      the clerk tossed them. I stopped the lady and told her to get those tickets from him, she said oh I just let him tell me if I won or

                      not, and that she didn't know. HOW can you not know? That's 2 people not knowing. And they would have been in the trash.

                      Not sure if they'll win but in that case, how does a winner find their winning ticket when they don't even know they had it thrown

                      away on advice from a 20 something clerk who read or misunderstood the machine.

                      If people want to waste money, let them. If they are just going to fork tickets over to know-nothing clerks, let them. Let them

                      take whatever they're told and live with it, it's their fault.

                      While I wouldn't want my photo splattered all over the news like some kind of sick manhunt where people are looking for you..I

                      wouldn't want to lose a jackpot either.

                      SOOOOO...check you OWN tickets. Make sure the dates are right. DON'T hand tickets over to a clerk to check for you. And keep them

                      at a safe place where you'll REMEMBER where you put them.

                      When ever I've taken my winning tickets in to be cashed or verified for cashing at an approved bank, the terminal response is "WINNER! WINNER!" loud enough to be heard 20 ft. away.  I always have already checked them myself and highlighted the winning numbers in pink since the terminals can't see red.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: October 9, 2013, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

                        Correct. Although, I think unclaimed prizes shoud be put in a pool and then they can sell raffle tickets to all the unclaimed prize money.

                        I Agree!  And I think they used to do that, then they got greedy !

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

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                          Posted: October 9, 2013, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                          You guys are harsh.
                          So youd really rather that money go to the state, than the lady with 3 kids who bought the ticket and left it in an old purse???

                          At least this way the father(s) of the kids who never paid any support won't show up expecting to share it.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: October 9, 2013, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                            Once it says " Expired"- game over. One should stop fighting once that is self evident.
                            Expired means " its done- stick a fork in it"- remember when you got dumped,  l mean really dumped? You knew there was no going back, same thing. Drop the curtains, its Bye Bye Broadway.

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                              Posted: October 9, 2013, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

                              I was out today and was behind a lady who passed her tickets over to the clerk. He was scanning them and telling her after each

                              'not a winner'..she accepted it and said okay give me so and so for tonight. Well 2 of those tickets showed - draws remaining..

                              the clerk tossed them. I stopped the lady and told her to get those tickets from him, she said oh I just let him tell me if I won or

                              not, and that she didn't know. HOW can you not know? That's 2 people not knowing. And they would have been in the trash.

                              Not sure if they'll win but in that case, how does a winner find their winning ticket when they don't even know they had it thrown

                              away on advice from a 20 something clerk who read or misunderstood the machine.

                              If people want to waste money, let them. If they are just going to fork tickets over to know-nothing clerks, let them. Let them

                              take whatever they're told and live with it, it's their fault.

                              While I wouldn't want my photo splattered all over the news like some kind of sick manhunt where people are looking for you..I

                              wouldn't want to lose a jackpot either.

                              SOOOOO...check you OWN tickets. Make sure the dates are right. DON'T hand tickets over to a clerk to check for you. And keep them

                              at a safe place where you'll REMEMBER where you put them.

                              Hi dr,

                              Throwing the exchange tickets in the garbage can is one of their scams. They pull them out later if no one says anything. I had it pulled on me one time when I got distracted by someone while cashing tickets. I went back and the clerk acted like he didn't know what I was talking about and tried to blow me off but when I wouldn't relent he went in the can and pulled out my exchange ticket saying he didn't know what it was so he threw it away. Yeah, right.