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Should lotteries have a cooling-off period before paying out jackpots?

Topic closed. 16 replies. Last post 3 years ago by maringoman.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
mid-Ohio
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Posted: January 26, 2014, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

In my state, winners aren't required to make a claim the day after the drawing, they have up to 180 days to make their claims unless they are a jackpot winner who want the cash option.  The option to take cash  instead of an annuity is only good for 60 days.  Other states have similar rules that may last up to a year.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
    Massachusetts
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    Posted: January 26, 2014, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

    the only cooling off period i want is in  this

    You know it! Cheers

    That money's gone fo ever