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If you won a really huge jackpot... Millions.

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How would you safeguard that ticket until you turned it in?

Put it into a safe deposit box at the local bank. [ 20 ]  [44.44%]
Keep it in my fire safe at home. [ 5 ]  [11.11%]
Keep it my wallet/purse, it will be safe there. [ 8 ]  [17.78%]
Hide it somewhere in the house. [ 2 ]  [4.44%]
Give it my ex-spouse to hold for me. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I'd turn it in the same day. [ 2 ]  [4.44%]
Other. [ 8 ]  [17.78%]
Total Valid Votes [ 45 ]  
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Posted: August 5, 2016, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

Maybe where you live they still use ink ribbons and plain paper. 

In NYS, they use laser printers with laser paper. It is heat sensitive and will turn black in a hot car.

That's interesting, perhaps NY lottery does that hoping any winning tickets not claimed or checked within a few days meets its untimely demise. I am surprised New Yorkers haven't complained about this?

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    Posted: August 5, 2016, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

    I voted other beacuse I play online in Sweden. If I choose to register my play with player card in store, I can rip my ticket in pieces and still would get paid the jackpot. Convinient!

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      Posted: August 5, 2016, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

      I play with two other people and we have our agreed on percentages figured out based on who the buyer/holder of the winning ticket is.  So, we would be going to the office within days to collect the cash amount and divide it up as agreed upon.  We would also keep it as low key as possible.

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        Posted: August 5, 2016, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

        Most lottery tickets are printed on laser paper. If you put them in your car, the heat would turn the whole ticket black and unreadable.

        Not a wise choice, especially during the summertime. No No Thumbs Down No Nod

        Either you're wrong, or Arizona's tickets are not typical. I've left tickets in my car several times, including at least one full day in the sun in Phoenix, and never had one go black.

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          Posted: August 6, 2016, 8:13 am - IP Logged

          Either you're wrong, or Arizona's tickets are not typical. I've left tickets in my car several times, including at least one full day in the sun in Phoenix, and never had one go black.

          • No THEMEATMAN is correct!  Arizona does use regular Paper and Printer, I thought all states used the same thank you for the info. Try it with a gas pump receipt it's black in minutes also depend on where in the Vehicle it's put? Even in the house after a few months the receipt's are non readable!

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            Posted: August 6, 2016, 11:02 am - IP Logged

            You know this might be the reason why so many tickets go unclaimed. Think about it, a lot of us do leave our tickets in our vehicles.

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              Posted: August 7, 2016, 10:57 am - IP Logged

              You know this might be the reason why so many tickets go unclaimed. Think about it, a lot of us do leave our tickets in our vehicles.

              Maybe the lottery does it on purpose for just that reason.

              When I buy my ticket(s), they go into my wallet until I get home. Then they go onto my computer table until drawing time. No chance of losing or having an unreadable ticket.

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                Posted: August 8, 2016, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                I bought a mega millions ticket today at the grocery store.  I stuck it into my shirt pocket and almost forgot about it... Tomorrow is laundry day.  Shocked

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