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Phillip Allen
05-02-2012, 10:08 AM
http://www.4029tv.com/news/30991086/detail.html

I have not formed an opinion yet... I don't know much about these things

two women battling in court over ticket

Phillip Allen
05-02-2012, 10:13 AM
Very hard to judge this one. The MA lotterly laws say that the owner of the ticket is the person who presents it to the lottery commission, unless there's a written or verbal agreement among multiple parties to share the proceeds of the ticket. There have been numerous cases in which a ticket holder has been sued by co-workers or friends who claimed that the ticket holder had previously promised to share the winnings.... and verbal contracts are enforceable (but difficult to prove).

I'd say that the person who presents the ticket should be the recipient of the winnings.... in the absence of any other agreement, or facts which would contradict that rule.

you are probably right but I wonder what the whole story is? Did the woman who recovered the ticket work at the store?

wardd
05-02-2012, 10:21 AM
how was it lost?

and if it was lost how did she prove that she bought it?

B_B
05-02-2012, 10:23 AM
Weird decision by the judge. The ticket had been discarded into a trash can.

Similar but different:

In March 2006, two families were fighting over the Toyota RAV4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_RAV4) SUV (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sport_utility_vehicle) prize of C$ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_dollar)32,000 value after their daughters found a winning "roll up the rim" coffee cup in a garbage bin of an elementary school in Saint-Jérôme (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-J%C3%A9r%C3%B4me,_Quebec), north ofMontreal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal). The younger girl had found a cup in the garbage bin and could not roll up the rim, so requested the help of an older girl. Once the winning cup was revealed, the older girl's family stated that they deserved the prize. Tim Hortons originally stated that they would not intervene in the dispute. A further complication arose when Quebec lawyer Claude Archambault (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Claude_Archambault&action=edit&redlink=1) requested a DNA test (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_fingerprinting) be done on the cup. He claimed that his unnamed client had thrown out the cup and was the rightful recipient of the prize.[82] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hortons#cite_note-cbc1-81) On 19 April 2006, Tim Hortons announced that they had decided to award the prize to the younger girl who had initially found the cup.[83] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hortons#cite_note-cbc2-82)

Phillip Allen
05-02-2012, 10:31 AM
Weird decision by the judge. The ticket had been discarded into a trash can.

Similar but different:

ain't greed amazing!!!

B_B
05-02-2012, 10:46 AM
On the other hand, there have been many cases in Canada where a store owner/employee will tell someone that a ticket is not a winner then keep the ticket and cash in the winnings. It became such a big issue that they've changed all the redemption terminals so that there is a screen facing the buyers and the terminal gives an audible sound sound for winners.

So, absent more info wrt the OP, one can only surmise that the ticket was voluntarily discarded by the person who bought it without having checked if it was a winner.

Phillip Allen
05-02-2012, 10:49 AM
On the other hand, there have been many cases in Canada where a store owner/employee will tell someone that a ticket is not a winner then keep the ticket and cash in the winnings. It became such a big issue that they've changed all the redemption terminals so that there is a screen facing the buyers and the terminal gives an audible sound sound for winners.

So, absent more info wrt the OP, one can only surmise that the ticket was voluntarily discarded by the person who bought it without having checked if it was a winner.that thought occured to me...

David W Pratt
05-02-2012, 10:54 AM
Winning lottery tickets do seem to be the contemporary equivalents of the golden apple of discord.

Phillip Allen
05-02-2012, 10:58 AM
we used to pool our coins at work to buy a single ticket... 25 cents apiece
the point was just a joke that we would tell the reporters that we had done just that. all for fun as we never expected to win anything