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If you found a winning lottery ticket what would you do?

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If you found a winning lottery ticket what would you do?

Give it to the lottery [ 2 ]  [2.04%]
Give it to the police [ 5 ]  [5.10%]
Give it to charity [ 1 ]  [1.02%]
Redeem it as your own ticket [ 73 ]  [74.49%]
Never turn it in to anyone [ 2 ]  [2.04%]
Other [ 15 ]  [15.31%]
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Posted: January 13, 2004, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

no idea what i would do - but would like the opportunity to find out.

love to nibble those micey feet.

 

                             

    four4me's avatar - gate1
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    Posted: January 13, 2004, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

    What is the difference between finding a 2.00 winner and a 200,000 winner?

    About 199,998 more dollars worth of fun you could have spending it.

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      Posted: January 14, 2004, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                           If i found a winning lottery ticket i would be at the claims office before the employees get there i would be so excited! after i cashed the ticket i would give to my favorite charity and give my church money if they will except it and im sure the will.

       

       

                         Bugg

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        Posted: January 14, 2004, 10:13 am - IP Logged

        In all likely-hood, I too, would 'cash', the ticket if it was 'unclaimed' as lost. I  find it very imporable that some, knowing they they had such a 'substantial' winning would then 'misplace it' ! 

         The question ? I have is what would you do with it?

        "It's not easy, being, GREEN! "


         

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          Posted: January 14, 2004, 10:40 am - IP Logged

          I can't say what I would do.  I found five $50 travelers checks signed on both lines once when I worked in a Hotel...I could have easly cashed them in...but I turned them in,,,I have also found a couple of folded $20 bills on the floor in a crowded bar,,,and I kept them.....no, i really couldnt tell you what i would do with the ticket....maybe just wait 170 days and claim it on the last day,,,,

          "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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            Posted: January 14, 2004, 10:40 am - IP Logged

            Cash option of course!

            "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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              Posted: January 14, 2004, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

              In my opinion, no one can ever claim a lost ticket. Can someone claim a lost mortgage? Possesion is 9/10ths of the law, this is a reason for this. I will cringe if someone ever wins a lost lotto suit.

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                Posted: January 14, 2004, 7:17 pm - IP Logged
                Quote: Originally posted by JAZZY JASPER on January 14, 2004

                <FONT color=black size=4>In all likely-hood, I too, would 'cash', the ticket if it was 'unclaimed' as lost. I  find it very imporable that some, knowing they they had such a 'substantial' winning would then 'misplace it' ! 

                <FONT color=black size=4> The question ? I have is what would you do with it?






                jazzy - government, daughter, church and moi.   

                love to nibble those micey feet.

                 

                                             

                  four4me's avatar - gate1
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                  Posted: January 14, 2004, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

                  In my opinion, no one can ever claim a lost ticket. Can someone claim a lost mortgage.

                   


                  Yes in some case if one lost their mortgage it could become assumable

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                    Posted: January 14, 2004, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                    Imagine the circus that would erupt if you put an ad in the newspaper - "FOUND - $100,000 lottery ticket - found at (place) at (when). The clowns'd be coming out of the woodwork.....

                    Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

                    Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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                      Posted: January 15, 2004, 7:15 am - IP Logged

                      I dont think the burden should be on the finder of the ticket....If you lost one, the burden would be on you to make it known that you lost it, by whatever means possible...

                      "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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                        Posted: January 15, 2004, 7:49 am - IP Logged

                        Bottom line is :

                        If the ticket was not signed then it is a bearer instrument that belongs to the holder. So jump with joy and cash it.

                        73% poll says cashing is ok..I agree

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                          Posted: January 15, 2004, 10:04 am - IP Logged

                          There is always the chance that the person who lost it didn't even know they had a winner. Maybe it was a quick-pick. But if the person always played the same numbers they would definitely know they won. If no one claimed it by the deadline I would assume it would be yours. And if you advertise for the person who lost it; then people will come out of the woodwork to claim it. I would definitely watch and wait.

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                            Posted: January 15, 2004, 2:59 pm - IP Logged
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                            Good luck to everyone!

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                              Posted: January 15, 2004, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

                              No such thing as a lost mortgage four4me, I was being facetious. I was refering to the fact that documnets themselves are not worth anything, therefore someone would have to make a claim to a document which itself is worthless. Therefore the only I feel any claim would have any legeitimacy is if someone reported it lost the day they purchased it not the day of the drawing. For clairification assumable mortgages are notes transfered from one owner to another to assume the debt of the note, it is not a lost document. Cheers. all