Share

Woman accuses son of taking $51 million lottery ticket

Avatar

She went into a feeding frenzy with an UNSIGNED TICKET?

 

HRH Todd - You should facilitate a course.

 

Why did she feel she had to go public (Dog and Pony Show)? If she was that overwhlemed she should have taken a few weeks to confer with consultants (investment/tax/legal). It will prove a hell of a lot cheaper than the attorneys they have representing them now!

 

Plan to win and have a plan!!!

Cletu$2's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg

What a dysfunctional family!!!

Cletu$2's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg

This story should be good for a few laughs as it plays out.I'm guessing that we'll see more of these folks on "How The Lottery Ruined My Life."

KY Floyd's avatar - sunflowers avatar.jpg

"Why did she feel she had to go public (Dog and Pony Show)?"

There's something really bizarre about that part of the story. There's no way the lottery had her doing the publicity thing before the ticket was claimed through the usual process, so why was she meeting lottery officials at the gas station with a ticket that wasn't signed, and therefore must not have been presented to lottery officials yet? I saw another article that makes it sound like she checked the numbers and then went to the gas station, perhaps to confirm the numbers ar have a clerk check the ticket. That makes it sound like she bumped into the lottery officials by chance, which might explain them telling her she should sign the ticket.  That still leaves the question of why she would have the son sign it instead of her husband, or why she couldn't wait for a few minutes. There's also the question of why these lottery officials would tell her to sign the ticket and then stand around while her son signs his name on it.

At any rate, if her story is true there should be some lottery officials who can confirm most of her version.

rdgrnr's avatar - nw barkeep.jpg

If I had a son like that I'd knock him into next week.

Avatar
In response to Todd

She later checked her Mega Millions ticket against the numbers in a newspaper, and saw she had won, the lawsuit said.

Once Mrs. Urquhart saw that this was a winning ticket, why didn't Mrs. Urquhart and/or Mr. Urquhart, her husband sign the ticket?

 

Urquhart and her husband, Orender's stepfather, later went with Orender to the Mobil station where they met with lottery officials.

"Lottery officials requested the winning ticket be signed," the lawsuit said. "Etta May was overcome with emotions, she could barely talk and her body was shaking badly. Given her condition, Etta May asked Orender to sign the ticket on her behalf."

Why did the meeting take place at the Mobil station instead of the lottery offices? So not understanding that.

Why didn't Mrs. Urquhart tell her husband to sign the ticket? After all Mr. Urquhart (husband) was there with them and it would've made sense for the husband to sign the ticket since the wife was too emotional to sign it. Or better yet, wait until the wife had calmed down enough to sign the tickert herself.

 

But as it turns out Orender "signed the winning ticket in his own name and not on behalf of Etta May," the lawsuit said.

Later, he suggested that due to the "magnitude of the situation, and the likely attention and pressures" from family, friends and strangers, Etta May should "tell others that she bought the ticket for Orender," the lawsuit said.

She agreed to the plan, according to the lawsuit, filed April 23 in Kern County. Orender ultimately opted to take a lump sum cash payment of $32.3 million, and planned to "take care of his parents and other family as well," a statement last year from Mega Millions said.

Why did Mr. and Mrs. Urquhart agree to Mr. Orender's plan instead of correcting the mistake at the lottery office? Had the Urquharts spoke up once the mistake was discovered, the problem could have been corrected and things could've been back to normal by now.

rdgrnr's avatar - nw barkeep.jpg
In response to PERDUE

What it sounds like, PERDUE, is that she had complete faith and trust in her son.

And then found out he's really a jerk.

Avatar
In response to rdgrnr

But Ridge, WHY didn't she ask her HUSBAND to sign the ticket?

He was RIGHT THERE!!

The husband could've signed her name and they would'nt be in this mess.

Why not wait until she calmed down and sign the ticket herself?

It's not like they only had 10 minutes left before the ticket expired?

She could've signed the ticket when she checked the numbers in the newspaper.

All she had to do is flip the ticket over and sign her name.

This woman doesn't strike me as someone who's short mentally.

Trust or no trust girlie girl wouldn't be in this mess if she had signed the ticket herself.

This story is like the Willis-Willis nightmare all over again.

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
In response to rdgrnr

If she raised him, she should have known he was a jerk.  People don't just all of a certain become a jerk.

maximumfun's avatar - Lottery-030.jpg
In response to RJOh

That's true... but aren't there degrees of jerk-dom?  My eldest child personifies ... everything I raised my kids NOT to be, but REALLY didn't show her true colors until she had some of what she considered "power", then she really went full-throttle... and no one expected what happened.

So what could have happened is that mom knew his proclivities, just not the degree to which he would succumb; or mom was just sadly blind to who/what her child was.  In the latter case, YIKES!  why oh WHY didn't she have her dh sign!!! (that has to be the question that she continually has going around in her brain.  not to mention the question that her dh is continually asking her morning/noon and night!)

Avatar
In response to RJOh

A Mother's love is blind. Happens all the time. She got her eyes opened now, that's for sure. However, I bet she is still making excuses for him.

Avatar

As to why didn't she have her husband sign? It could be that she wanted her children to be the ones to inherit later, not his. In this world of extended families, there exists a conundrum for older remarrieds regarding inheritance for their children from earlier marriages. Maybe she does not get along with his kids from an earlier marriage and did not wish for them to benefit from her winnings. 

Lessons learned: don't go to the place you bought the ticket to verify winnings. Verify yourself, then go to the lottery office after you have consulted an attorney, et al.

dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi

That sorry no good Ba*****!!!!!

dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
In response to rdgrnr

I Agree!

Last5Show page 3Page 4 of 6
maximumfun's avatar - Lottery-030.jpg
In response to VenomV12

LOL - Venom - thanks for explaining your reasoning behind signing the ticket-gifts that you give.  Quite frankly we (my small circle of associates) were quite puzzled and could not figure out any plausible potential reason behind it.  While it's not something that I believe I would do... I also would not go bungee-jumping while I would/have gone spelunking.  Different strokes for different folks.

Avatar

if you cant trust family who can you trust

Avatar
In response to Lucky SOB

Have any of you guys seen the promos for Dallas?

 

"Blood is thicker than water but OIL is thicker than them both!"

rdgrnr's avatar - nw barkeep.jpg
In response to VenomV12

Who is WE? I think WE is pretty much all of us here who happened to agree that you had to be a real cheapskate to give somebody a gift like that, the last time you brought it up.

I at first said I'd tell you to keep it but somebody else had a better idea: They said they'd go buy a ticket with the same numbers and throw away the original one, LOL.

That would make for some real poetic justice if those numbers won. And there wouldn't be a thing you could do about it either. It was a gift and they could say they didn't like your gift and threw it away. I would love to be there when they told you just to see the look on your face, LOL.

Nobody likes a conniving cheapskate. And that is a real weasel-like move.

golfer1960's avatar - Lottery-003.jpg

And here they are: Etta May Urquhart! Seems like a nice family but I'm also surprised they didn't seek counsel first. I will not make that mistake for fear of this type of screw up.

Etta May Urquhart

rdgrnr's avatar - nw barkeep.jpg
In response to golfer1960

I think the look on the old man's face as he looks at his step-son says a lot.

golfer1960's avatar - Lottery-003.jpg
In response to rdgrnr

You're right Ridge, I didn't notice that before. The step dad is not smiling at all while looking at the step son. I hope this turns out right for this woman. It's a shame if the son is ripping her off. Greedy son of a ....

CowboysFan's avatar - Cowboys

I've lived in Bakersfield the last 4 years and am not surprised. Most of the town is hillbilly USA except for a small part of it. They lived on the east side which is extremely poor so I'm not suprised the son is spending the money like crazy.

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
In response to rdgrnr

He's not grinning like the other two like he already knows how it's going to end up.

Littleoldlady's avatar - basket
In response to RJOh

He looks like he is mad as H3LL!  I think he knew how it would end also.  Look how the son looks.  He is laughing like crazy!  I guess so, his "ship" finally came in.  Bet he didn't give them anything and the husband has probably chewed her backside off for being an idiot!

Scary thought here-wonder if he would have taken their lives if he wouldn't have gotten the money.

Cletu$2's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
In response to rdgrnr

I wouldn't throw away the original ticket...I'd burn it.That way there would be NO proof that it ever existed and the cheapskate wouldn't get a dime.Now THAT'S poetic justice!

CDanaT's avatar - Nolz june15.jpg
In response to larry3100

Maybe she should have a V-8 ???  or as a result of how this played out maybe she should have had a lobotomy !!!  Bash

Avatar
In response to CDanaT

I think you meant to suggest TWO VALLIUM

rdgrnr's avatar - nw barkeep.jpg
In response to CowboysFan

Sounds like my kinda place.

Maybe you shouldn't have moved into a town with people you don't like.

Them are the Dust Bowl, Grapes of Wrath type people whose struggle is legendary.

I bet they're good people if you get to know them, unless years of California "government help" has taken it's toll.

 


I came here looking for something I couldn't find anywhere else

Hey, I'm not tryin' to be nobody I just want a chance to be myself

I've spent a thousand miles of thumbin'

Yes, I've worn blisters on my heels

Tryin' to find me something better

Here on the streets of Bakersfield

Hey, you don't know me but you don't like me

Say you careless how I feel

'Cause how many of you that sit and judge me

Ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

Spent some time in San Francisco

I spent a night there in the can

They threw this drunk man in my jail cell

I took fifteen dollars from that man

Left him my watch and my old house key

Don't want folks thinkin' that I'd steal

Then I thanked him as he was leaving

And I headed out for Bakersfield

Hey, you don't know me but you don't like me

Say you careless how I feel

'Cause how many of you that sit and judge me

Ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

~Buck Owens

Avatar
In response to Cletu$2

The only downside to that is that you would be sharing the jackpot with an imaginary friend who over time woud never claim but half a jackpot is bettern than none assuming you were the only other person to be a part of the win!

Welcome Guest

Your last visit: Wed, Jun 29, 2022, 7:55 am

Log In

Log InCancel

Forgot your username?

Forgot your password?