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This would piss you off...

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Pack93z, May 18, 2007.

  1. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    They should do the right thing if it is a misprint.. and pay out the winnings... however if it has been altered... NO SOUP FOR YOU :)

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18728793/?GT1=9951

    OCALA, Fla. - The Florida Lottery is refusing to pay a $500,000 prize until it can inspect the $20 scratch-off ticket, which officials said Thursday appears to be a misprint.

    Joe Curcio, 56, says he got the ticket at a service plaza Sunday on Florida's Turnpike.

    The Gold Rush ticket has the numeral 1 on the top row and a numeral 1 above the $500,000 scratch-off piece, making the ticket appear to be a winner. But when Curcio had it scanned, the ticket's bar code indicated it wasn't.

    Curcio, who owns a used car dealership, said lottery officials told him the top number actually was a "13" that was misprinted.

    "They're saying it's a misprint. How do I know it's a misprint?" he asked. He has hired an attorney to press his claim.

    Lottery spokeswoman Jacqueline Barreiros said Curcio still needed to turn over the ticket for a full inspection.

    "We can't say whether we will pay the jackpot or not until we go through the process," she said.
     
  2. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I think they should give the guy a settlement, like he said how does he know if its a mis print..
     
  3. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

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    Geez.....thats bogus!
    Even if it IS a "misprint", whos responsibility does that fall on?
    The guy WON according to their own game.
    And think about it........how many millions do these lotterys take in? And they are crying about 500 grand????
    PAY THE MAN!!!!
     
  4. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    hahahaha I agree Cheesey
     
  5. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

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    Thanks GBP!
    To me, that guy should get ALL the money. Why settle, when the ticket he got says he won?
    If it was me, i'd go after them with everything i had. The most i ever won playing the lottery was $100. Heck, i would have fought for THAT if they tried to rip me off!
     
  6. yooperfan

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    Pay the man, he put up his money and the ticket, misprint or not, indicates to him he won.
    Seems like the company that prints the tickets should be held responsible.
     
  7. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

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    Good point!
    If they screwed up, it's the printers fault.
    I think the guy should get the money, AND whoever printed the tickets should lose their contract for printing them. Let the ones running the lottery go after the printer in court AFTER they pay the guy what he deserves.
     
  8. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    yeah he does deserve the money it aint his fault its the lottery's fault
     
  9. hoos

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    It really depends on what their rules of the game state and whether you can say that the buyer had either actual or constructive knowledge of the rules.

    I feel like most judges from a public policy standpoint though would side with the lotto player. I don't think the average joe reads the fine print or bothers to find the rules before buying the ticket.
     
  10. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

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    Well......they can choose to do the right thing and pay the guy, or choose to do the wrong thing and risk everyone figuring they will also get screwed and stop playing their lottery.
    They will probably not pay him, and take the risk, figuring most people won't hear about this, or can't break the habit of playing.
     
  11. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    i know that for a fact my Nan and Grandad have being playing the lottery for a long time, its a habit but you arent going to win so why bother
     
  12. MontanaBob

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    Let's see.....it was Florida. Hmm, remember that election and the hanging chads? Bet he doesn't see a dime.
     
  13. cheesey

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    I myself am not much of a gambler. I used to buy a scratch off ticket once in awhile. I went to a casino once, lost $40 in about 10 minutes, and said "I could have had alot more fun with that $40 than THIS!"
    2 years ago while at a tavern up north during deer hunting season, i bought $5 worth of lottery pull tabs. A guy in our hunting party had just put about $15 in, and won back I think $2. So i figured what the heck, and gave it a shot. Thats when i won the $100. I quit then!
    I think alot of people win a little, then that makes them think they will win the "big one". It keeps them pulled in, and they usually end up spending what they won, and even more then that.
     
  14. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    yeah i read in the paper about a guy who won the lottery and he quit his job and bought loads of nice stuff only to be back in his job 15 years later so he wasted his millions
     
  15. cheesey

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    My niece and her husband won $250,000 in the lottery. They pissed it away in about a year, and have NOTHING to show for it. They put a down payment on a duplex (where they SHOULD have bought it outright). Within 2 years, they ended up selling it to their renter who lived above them, and now have to pay HIM rent every month.
    I didn't even find out about them winning it until it was all gone.
    Stupid.......they could have had their house paid for, and never would have had to worry about a house payment again. And they are in their 20's.
     
  16. Green_Bay_Packers

    Green_Bay_Packers Cheesehead

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    it wont make me angry as i am not old enough to play the lottery LOL
     
  17. Raider Pride

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    The Guy Owns A USED Car Lot.

    He bought a LEMON.

    It is KARMA baby!
     
  18. vikesrule

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    :rotflmao:

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