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The pool you a part of wins the Powerball jackpot : The only problem is...

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Posted: April 18, 2016, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

The holder of the original ticket cannot find it, he/ she has searched " everywhere"  but has come up empty. Apologies have been flying left & right but everyone is ticked off. The entire pool has copies of all the tickets purchased- but in order to claim the prize- the lottery insists on having the original ticket presented as verification of the win..copies won't do. What would be your options or next move?

 

  1. ***Have a Great Week People and stay healthy while you at it. 

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

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     How big was the jackpot won? How many are in the pool? Is it time to take our Australian's suggestion to change our lottery system?Cussing Face

     I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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      Posted: April 18, 2016, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

      The holder of the original ticket cannot find it, he/ she has searched " everywhere"  but has come up empty. Apologies have been flying left & right but everyone is ticked off. The entire pool has copies of all the tickets purchased- but in order to claim the prize- the lottery insists on having the original ticket presented as verification of the win..copies won't do. What would be your options or next move?

       

      1. ***Have a Great Week People and stay healthy while you at it. 

      What would be my next move?  Beat the crap out of the ticket holder.  LOL!  Don't know why the lottery needs the "original ticket"?  A copy shows the numbers and the bar code, which can't be scammed because that info is held in the confidential computer system.  Seems just an excuse for the state to further rape its citizens.

      Never give up.  Banana

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         How big was the jackpot won? How many are in the pool? Is it time to take our Australian's suggestion to change our lottery system?Cussing Face

        Fair enough- lets throw out a seductive number like a $300 million jackpot. How many in the pool?- 6.

        Concerned  enough Music?

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

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          Buy her some really good knee pads.

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            Fair enough- lets throw out a seductive number like a $300 million jackpot. How many in the pool?- 6.

            Concerned  enough Music?

             Are you saying something about pools? I led one during the record-breaking PB jackpot. Never again. 

             I should have billed the pool for the expenses I incurred. Solo for me, no more pools.

             I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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              Posted: April 23, 2016, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

              Good question. I would ask lottery officials if they could not use video tape from the store and compare it to the time stamp on the ticket and the person who bought the ticket and the show the copy of the ticket.  Other than that, dont think much more

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                 Are you saying something about pools? I led one during the record-breaking PB jackpot. Never again. 

                 I should have billed the pool for the expenses I incurred. Solo for me, no more pools.

                What expenses did you incur other than spending gas to go to the store?

                Jan Powerball pool contributions -$194 + $38 win = - $156 Net;  Feb -$320 TBD

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                  Posted: April 24, 2016, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                  What expenses did you incur other than spending gas to go to the store?

                  I would imagine gas to go the store (and back), time waiting on line with all the other people hoping to win $1.5 billion, photo copies (or paper & ink if scan & printing)

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                    Good question. I would ask lottery officials if they could not use video tape from the store and compare it to the time stamp on the ticket and the person who bought the ticket and the show the copy of the ticket.  Other than that, dont think much more

                    I agree--contact the lottery and see what they say.  Who knows, maybe in 6 months the person may find the original ticket.

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                      Keep close tabs  for sure.

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                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

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                        What expenses did you incur other than spending gas to go to the store?

                         TheMeatMan2000 answered correctly. Mostly toner and copy paper. I did not use the computer to send emails to each player. Plus the gas and time spent on the game. It did make that draw a memorable one.Shocked

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                          Posted: April 27, 2016, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                          The holder of the original ticket cannot find it, he/ she has searched " everywhere"  but has come up empty. Apologies have been flying left & right but everyone is ticked off. The entire pool has copies of all the tickets purchased- but in order to claim the prize- the lottery insists on having the original ticket presented as verification of the win..copies won't do. What would be your options or next move?

                           

                          1. ***Have a Great Week People and stay healthy while you at it. 

                          I'm not gonna lie, I've debated for a while before making any comment on this. Simply because it's an excellent question to which I have no answer and in responding to it, I'm probably giving it enough weight and credence for the universe to make sure it to happens to me. 

                          I'm sure regardless of outcome, there's a part of me that would want the person weeded out of the gene pool permanently. Though I'd hope I would accept the situation with civility and grace with the mindset that it wasn't meant to be. But odds are I'd probably end up weeping into a pint of Hagen Daz and start calling lawyers.

                          I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                          The odds are about the same.

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                             TheMeatMan2000 answered correctly. Mostly toner and copy paper. I did not use the computer to send emails to each player. Plus the gas and time spent on the game. It did make that draw a memorable one.Shocked

                            Really ? Are you serious?
                            Expenses??

                            I have brought tickets for going on 5 years every week for 'my' club.. 

                            Gas to go to the store?  I go BY the store on the way home from work.  And I make one copy and ask someone at work to make the remaining copies.. And if I don't get the copies made I text or email them.  Not really a huge deal.

                            As for the ticket question?  Mine sit in my printer at home till the next draw ..
                            If I am 'in charge' I best know where the ticket is !

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                              Posted: April 28, 2016, 3:05 am - IP Logged

                              The holder of the original ticket cannot find it, he/ she has searched " everywhere"  but has come up empty. Apologies have been flying left & right but everyone is ticked off. The entire pool has copies of all the tickets purchased- but in order to claim the prize- the lottery insists on having the original ticket presented as verification of the win..copies won't do. What would be your options or next move?

                               

                              1. ***Have a Great Week People and stay healthy while you at it. 

                              You take the state lottery to court.