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Man charged with forging lottery ticket claims it was a joke

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I guess this joke backfired big time. Maybe it should have been a fake Unlucky for Life ticket.

bluedog's avatar - animaniacs30

Even though this guy seems to be a practical joker he should still be prosecuted for forgery it's the law.
This hopefully will teach him a lesson

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What a Jerk-Ass, I hope he rots in prison.

SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012

What would he have done if that poor man had a heart condition and had a heart attack after all this crap  I  think that the law is doing the right thing

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I'm a little curious about the 4-to 6 week wait.

Is this standard protocol for cashing a winning ticket in PA, or was it part of the investigation once the lottery commision saw the ticket ?

I mean, if the ticket was real, would one have to wait 4 to 6 weeks ???

DD

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk

This should be a lesson to all, "Never cash in a lottery ticket you didn't buy".

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 I think was part of the investigation once the lottery commision saw the ticket, cause normally, they will just write you a check.

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It's my understanding that,depending on the prize tier,it can take that long to get your money.It's absolutely true if you win the Powerball or MM.They have to collect monies from all the states in that group.It takes time to get the money from those states,so the waiting period.

Lurk More N00b's avatar - ummm

I'm sure "Bubba" and "Leroy" will have a few funny jokes of their own to show this guy when he gets to prison. Love

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don't play with dreams, send him to jail

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I'm sure "Bubba" and "Leroy" will have a few funny jokes of their own to show this guy when he gets to prison. Love

4/6/2006

lolololololol........now , that's funny.....I'm lovin it....lololololololol

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It's my understanding that,depending on the prize tier,it can take that long to get your money.It's absolutely true if you win the Powerball or MM.They have to collect monies from all the states in that group.It takes time to get the money from those states,so the waiting period.

4/6/2006

But, can we start spending the money, as soon as the Lottery officials write the check??

How soon can you start spending the money.....I guess it's safer to wait until after you have personally pushed the button that electronically deposits the money to your account...I do not know I am just guessing, but I welcome anyone's imput on that ?????

What?

justxploring's avatar - villiarna

 "Miller is awaiting a May trial in Dauphin County."

 Am I misunderstanding this?  Why would the man who found the ticket be charged once it was established that he was fooled by a scam?  That doesn't make any sense to me. Remember the man in MA who found a ticket in the trash and then someone said he accidentally threw it away? If the ticket was fake and just a prank, it would have simply been an honest mistake, right?  I don't know why someone who finds what he thinks is a legitimate winning ticket would go to jail. I think it's really stupid to think that, by some miracle, you found a winning ticket and he deserves to be punished just for being an idiot, but technically I really don't think he's a criminal.

A former neighbor of mine (thank goodness for the "former" part) once gave me a scratch ticket that said I won a million bucks. It looked very real, but I know better. Some people who aren't lottery players don't.  In fact, he told me he's fooled a lot of people.

"The four were part of an 18-member group of employees who played Powerball every day, buying tickets at various stores around Carlisle. On Oct. 21, they showed up with what appeared to be a "second-tier" winner worth $853,942."

Again, I don't think Mr. Miller was trying to be a crook or fool anyone, especially since he shared his good fortune with his fellow co-workers. Koons, on the other hand, should be punished for the prank and for practically ruining the life of his coworker and also to discourage future acts of fraud, although compared to child rapists and murderers, it's not a major felony.

 

justxploring's avatar - villiarna

"But, can we start spending the money, as soon as the Lottery officials write the check??"

 

Good question, Libra!  Before claiming my prize I would definitely give notice and move out of my apartment, but I'd need money to live on. Maybe that's why people always say to act normally, don't tell anyone, and keep your job, but I'd probably just use my Visa for a month. I always assumed it would be available a few days after the money was claimed, but I guess I was wrong. 4 to 6 weeks seems like a long time if that's a normal delay. Sounds as if they want to run a person's credit history and criminal background. In this day where everything is wired electronically, I would think 5 to 7 days would be enough time to transfer any amount of money.

 

First article: The Powerball jackpot continues to climb. Even though the grand prize was not hit Wednesday evening, 853,497 players across the nation won a total of more than $7.5 million in prizes in "America's Game".

Second article: "...they showed up with what appeared to be a "second-tier" winner worth $853,942."

 

 

Notice that the number in the 2 articles posted are almost identical? 

 

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