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Non claimed winnings thoughts

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Posted: July 8, 2016, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

I think that any money that is unclaimed in a state, should tally the money at the end of the year and hold raffles with it instead of giving it to the state.   The money is logistically, (in my mind anyway), the players money, not the states.    If a state has 5 million in non-claimed money then raffle it in 1 million prizes or 1 million then some lower prizes.   Don't know how that would work though.  Maybe for every dollar you spend on lottery the next year, you get in on the raffle or every ten you spend on lottery, you get in on the raffle.    I don't know.,  All I know is that I really think the money should go back to the players not the state.

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    Posted: July 8, 2016, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

    Interesting topic but it'll never happen.   Ever try taking candy away from a baby?

    Never give up.  Banana

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      Posted: July 8, 2016, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

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        Posted: July 9, 2016, 12:23 am - IP Logged

        YES!I Agree! They should put the money back if no one claims it.

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          Posted: July 9, 2016, 12:25 am - IP Logged

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            Posted: July 9, 2016, 8:10 am - IP Logged

            I made a comment to the story about the unclaimed Virginia 50,000 dollar tix... The reason this frustrates me that people are not claiming winnings like this is more to do with people in general... How darn stupid can you be to invest your time and money even if it was a dollar ticket or whatever... And your ignorance must be set on autopilot to not even realize you have 50,000 dollars sitting there for you... Might as well stand next to someone and watch them dump 50k in cash threw a paper shredder... I don't see where there is too big a difference.

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              Posted: July 9, 2016, 10:47 am - IP Logged

              I made a comment to the story about the unclaimed Virginia 50,000 dollar tix... The reason this frustrates me that people are not claiming winnings like this is more to do with people in general... How darn stupid can you be to invest your time and money even if it was a dollar ticket or whatever... And your ignorance must be set on autopilot to not even realize you have 50,000 dollars sitting there for you... Might as well stand next to someone and watch them dump 50k in cash threw a paper shredder... I don't see where there is too big a difference.

              I always wonder if it's a Truck driver buying them tickets and forgets about them.

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                Posted: July 9, 2016, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                I always wonder if it's a Truck driver buying them tickets and forgets about them.

                That would be a great job for a hardcore lottery player.  You could just buy tickets only in "Can't lose" states while avoiding "Can't win" states.


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                  Posted: July 11, 2016, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                  For what it's worthI Agree! it should be returned to players in some fashion. Yet, I have a sneaky feeling they waited until the last day and then overslept. Oops! Bed

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                    Posted: July 12, 2016, 8:03 am - IP Logged

                    I think that any money that is unclaimed in a state, should tally the money at the end of the year and hold raffles with it instead of giving it to the state.   The money is logistically, (in my mind anyway), the players money, not the states.    If a state has 5 million in non-claimed money then raffle it in 1 million prizes or 1 million then some lower prizes.   Don't know how that would work though.  Maybe for every dollar you spend on lottery the next year, you get in on the raffle or every ten you spend on lottery, you get in on the raffle.    I don't know.,  All I know is that I really think the money should go back to the players not the state.

                    That's how it's done over here. They set-up surplus jackpots or raffles.

                    Often it's cars though, so they might still skim through a rebate from the manufacturer...

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                      Posted: July 13, 2016, 1:43 am - IP Logged

                      I think it should go into a raffle style game. It can be done with todays computers. Spread it around and boom the USA will be great again.

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