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Expired winning tickets....

Topic closed. 2 replies. Last post 14 years ago by RJOh.

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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
Atlantic Mine, Michigan
United States
Member #416
June 23, 2002
1614 Posts
Posted: March 16, 2003, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

Just a thought:

What happens when one ticket wins the jackpot?  They get the whole amount.

What happens when more than one ticket wins the jackpot?  They share the amount.

If a winning ticket is not claimed....is it really a winning ticket then?

So what I was thinking if 2 tickets were sold for a drawing and one was claimed and the other one expired....what would be wrong with that one person that claimed the only "jackpot given" ticket the entire amount?  It makes since doesn't it?

What do you guys think?


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    Chief Bottle Washer
    New Jersey
    United States
    Member #1
    May 31, 2000
    23277 Posts
    Posted: March 16, 2003, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

    Emotionally, it would be


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      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
      United States
      Member #9
      March 24, 2001
      19831 Posts
      Posted: March 16, 2003, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

      I read about a similiar case a few years ago concerning a state lottery where I think there were 3 winning tickets and one went unclaimed.  The decision in that case was that each ticket won a potion of the jackpot and each ticket holder was only due 1/3 of the jackpot, because that situation was covered in the rules of the games.  I would bet that the Powerball game have a rule to cover that situation also.