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Someone just lost out on $130 million.

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Posted: November 17, 2014, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

For a Powerball ticket. Deadline just past on Sunday. There is no way you can forget you have a winning ticket worth that much. They most likely lost it or it was stollen. I remember reading about that story from last year and the store said they knew who bought the winning ticket. I wonder if that was the highest amount that ever went unclaimed.

Deadline just past on Sunday.

 

You mean "Passed" ?


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    Posted: November 17, 2014, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

    It doesn't get any more pathetic and Ironic as this...lol

    Those events happen quite often, and it's such a shame. Talk about being in the top 5 group of worst luck of ALL time. 

    Now what are the odds of that happening?

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      Posted: November 17, 2014, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

      @ Scarychick- It was from a store in Brooklyn, NY and they released the name and address of the store. The deadline has already passed so it's obvious that the lotto office or the store didn't try to find the winner. And I'm sure the store would have cameras. 

       

      @WesternRed- Thanks for the welcome but I've been reading this forum for a while. I just created a new account since I couldn't log into the old one.

      The deadline has already passed so it's obvious that the lotto office or the store didn't try to find the winner.

      Why would they when all the lotteries are suffering a major sales deficit due to the lack of big Powerball jackpots and hence big sales? Wink

      Kidding of course, but would not surprise me if they secretly celebrated the deadline. The returned money will pad their bottom line. $73.3 million, yeah buddy!

      If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
      If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

      2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
      P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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        Posted: November 18, 2014, 12:39 am - IP Logged

        Wow! I would have claimed that in a second!!

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          Posted: November 18, 2014, 12:57 am - IP Logged

          Wow! I would have claimed that in a second!!

          I would hope so Noahwill-you guys are 19 hours ahead of us anyway...

          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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            Posted: November 18, 2014, 1:15 am - IP Logged

            Most likely something happend to the winner or the ticket for them not to claim it. Maybe the person died, got into an accident, developed amnesia, went to jail, or left the country etc... The possibilites are endless. Unless you're rich and play for fun and not claim any prizes then I don't think regular people would do the same.

            " The possibilities are endless..well said SoleWinner21.

            Awhile back Todd posted a article on this " German/ Dutch" person who ended up getting half of  a lottery jackpot despite being estranged from the other party  for years who had since remarried** l think.

            Perhaps this could be one of those times where the " other" party decided to pass on this jackpot in order to spite the other.

            Like you said " The possibilities........"

            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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              Posted: November 18, 2014, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

              You know the clown left the ticket in his jeans. His not so patient wife was itching to get the laundry done. That winning ticket went through the wash

              then the dryer and probably ended up being a $130 Mil dollar piece of lint in the dudes belly button.