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    California Lottery refuses to pay out $5M Scratch ticket winner

    Was the ticket counterfeit?? NOPE
    Was the ticket a misprint??? NOPE

    So WHY would California refuse to pay out the $5M winning ticket???

    The California Lottery claims the ticket was purchased by the claimants underage son.. The man sent his son in with a couple low level cash winners to exchange for what would be the winning ticket and a couple others.. The CA Lottery said they investigate all winners including surveillance footage to ascertain if anything untoward happened when the ticket was purchased (in otherwards we have winning tickets out there and we want to find any loophole to NOT PAY out our obligations under the Lottery program)

    The claimant is now suing both the Lottery and the store where the ticket was "exchanged" for what is stated as >50K each..

    I get the lottery doesn't condone underage purchases but the argument could be made the minor didn't buy anything he simply exchanged the other tickets for more tickets.. Going to be interesting to see how this plays out and if Cali settles it out of court..

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    It was a purchased. Bet they are fucked. Probably will noose himself.

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    It's a slippery slope because the owner of the establishment who exchanged the tickets for the kid to get new ones leading to the winner is the real fuck up here.

    While the dad should know the rules this situation would never come up if his son brought back $100 worth of winners instead of $5 million.

    The dad will probably get screwed over in this spot but what happens to the 5 million dollars?

    The lottery should have to give this money away to a winner(s) somehow and not just keep it for themselves but you know that's not likely to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerAndPoker View Post
    It's a slippery slope because the owner of the establishment who exchanged the tickets for the kid to get new ones leading to the winner is the real fuck up here.

    While the dad should know the rules this situation would never come up if his son brought back $100 worth of winners instead of $5 million.

    The dad will probably get screwed over in this spot but what happens to the 5 million dollars?

    The lottery should have to give this money away to a winner(s) somehow and not just keep it for themselves but you know that's not likely to happen.
    The guy has a legit beef with the shop that knowingly sold his underage kid the ticket, but imo the California Lottery is in the right here. The "fair" thing to do would be to just put an extra winner in circulation with the next batch.

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