LOSER: Woman claims $162 million Mega Millions ticket lost..

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  1. Waluigi macrumors 6502

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  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If it fell on the store's floor, it's probably at the local dump.

    Not many people would bend down to look at the crap they're sweeping up, especially when it gets wet from the snow -- unless it look's like money.

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    Is this a couple big Mega Millions Jackpots that'll likely unclaimed. ;)
     
  3. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    Ah. A woman after my own heart....:rolleyes:
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Its like a bad nightmare - you picked the winning numbers, bought the ticket, yet you lost it.....

    And it probably won't ever be found and the whole bit will be rolled back into the MegaMillions game in 180 days....

    Sad - and you have to feel for her a little, but damn, talk about two extremes of luck - the good, the bad - ugly would be all the hoards of people descending on the town hoping to find the ticket in the dumpsters, dump and everywhere in between...:rolleyes:

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  5. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    It's almost like the urban legend where the guy buys a lottery ticket and wins, but loses the ticket.

    His wife berates him and calls hima failure, and he ends up hanging himself.
     
  6. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Or he fakes his death, and moves to an island. ;)
     
  7. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    You know all about my island fantasies....
     
  8. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    yeah... ;)

    but looks like an intersting turn of events unfolding...click me.
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Hahaha, damn....this could get really ugly....I wonder what the person with the winning ticket will have to say for themselves....;)

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  10. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    At least there's some time before the money gets put back into the pot. But still, it's going to be a very interesting case to see.
     
  11. Juventuz macrumors 6502a

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    The lady has produced a receipt for her purchase so it would seem that she would have the upper hand. You also have to see when she contacted the attorney and accountant.

    From what I've read I'm going to side with the lady who presented the ticket.... for now.
     
  12. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you drop a $100 bill -- how much effort do you expect somebody to make to find you?

    If you drop a $1 bill -- would you expect somebody to look for you? No...

    So this -- I lost a $1 ticket, and now expect somebody to give me 160 million for the utter stupidity.

    If she knew she dropped the ticket, she could have went out bought a new one -- it was only a $1.

    Face it the ticket is only worth $1 until the drawing, maybe less -- unless you can find somebody who likes the numbers on it.

    After the drawing the found tickets are usually worth nothing.

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  13. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    and the plot thickens...

    turns out she was lying about the lost ticket... :rolleyes:

    story here
     
  14. Juventuz macrumors 6502a

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    Funniest thing I'veheard today.

    Truth is though, what she's going through right now probably outweighs any punishment anybody could give her.

    I think Homer says it best to describe her situation (and I dont mean the poet)

    DOH!
     
  16. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    Hell yeah it is. It wouldn't surprise me to see a judge give no sentence for it, but for her to live with the embarrassment.
     
  17. Sayhey macrumors 68000

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    I'm glad she wised up and didn't pursue the case. I don't know what the penalty for filing a false police report is, but I think that is the most she can be charged with. Hopefully, the DA has better things to do than prosecute such a case. She had her 15 minutes of fame, time to move on.
     
  18. Frohickey macrumors 6502a

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    The report that I read said that Elecia Battle was arrested for credit card fraud, as well as assault. Tack on filing a false police report on top of this, and being a general scum-sucking loser.

    Lotto Losers

    Here is the loser in full color. [​IMG]

    And her mugshot. [​IMG]

    I guess she got more than her 15 minutes of fame worth. :p
     
  19. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    She finally admitted it was all a lie.

    Hopefully they send her ass to jail, after spending he 15 minutes in front of the judge.

    The $300 Million Lottery idiot Jack Whittaker was arrested for threatning to kill a bar employee, and his entire family. :p

    So there was quite a bit of Lottery stupidity this past week, though Jack has been enjoying a life full of stupid human lottery tricks since he won.
     

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