If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(My Fox DC)   Five million dollar lottery winner waits 6 years to cash in his winning ticket because he didn't want his "windfall to influence his engagement and subsequent marriage" or in other words, he wanted to see if his wife was a golddigger   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 20
    More: Unlikely, New York, Bubba the Love Sponge, immigration to the United States, Gallaudet University, New York Lottery, brothers  
•       •       •

9707 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Oct 2012 at 10:00 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Archived thread
2012-10-17 09:03:16 PM
5 votes:
Good on these guys. They knew that a huge windfall like that, without planning, can be disastrous. So they waited years until they absolutely HAD to get the extra cash. I think two guys who have that kind of fortitude and ability to delay gratification will do quite well with the money.
2012-10-17 10:12:11 PM
3 votes:
Two brothers from central New York have claimed a $5 million lottery prize for a scratch-off ticket they bought at their parents' Syracuse store six years ago, state officials said.

I smell some sort of fraudulent activity.
2012-10-17 08:48:12 PM
2 votes:
So, he just postponed the inevitable divorce and her trying to take all his money for six years.
2012-10-18 07:44:45 PM
1 votes:
I am pretty damn sure that every multi-million dollar winner is investigated and that if the circumstances are unusual they really get investigated.

Criminals usually don't don't wait six years to cash something in anyways. People with that kind of patience and the ability to defer gratification are far less likely than average to engage in criminal activity.


So I suspect fraud is unlikely. Admittedly I can't rule it out. But then again I can't rule out that Subby is a mass murder. But until thing called "evidence" comes up, he and lottery-winning couple are entitled to the right not to be treated as criminals.
2012-10-18 05:10:49 PM
1 votes:

leadmetal: puffy999:
I smell some sort of fraudulent activity.

There's only two ways that seem possible.
1) They found a way to read the tickets without scratching them off.
2) A customer won and brought it back to the store, they stole it from the customer, and the customer never complained about it.

I find both of these highly unlikely.


Actually, the second one is kinda what I was thinking.

(don't have the link), but I remember a story a while back where a customer had been coming in for years to the same store and instead of checking his tickets himself, he would hand them over to the cashier to see what he had won.

Long story short, the cashier told him he didn't win anything that day and tried to cash in on a prize worth millions of dollars.

Since they waited so long to cash these in, I would think this is a possibility here. For someone who comes into their store and does this, they can't possibly remember (or know) if this happened to them more than 5 years ago. If it was an old person, they might have died of old age already. Even if a regular customer realized/suspects they did this to them... No one will believe them after 5 years or so has passed.
2012-10-18 02:20:04 AM
1 votes:
FTFA. Brothers 6 million dollar winnings is the top prize of a scratch off game that was sold for several years. Unlike dated lottery games such as lotto, Mega Millions, Powerball, scratch off tickets are valid to cash in for a year after sales of a scratch off game terminates. It's hard to believe but brothers claim they bought ticket six years ago and waited one year after scratch off sales ended. Game terminated in March, 2011 and brothers cashed in ticket in March, 2012. It took several months for State Lottery Commission to investigate the sale of this ticket because brother bought ticket from their parents convenience store.

There are several aspects of the story that are difficult to believe. Unless someone is Donald Trump or a Rockefeller, hard to believe someone could wait 6 years to cash in a six million dollar winning ticket. Also fact that brothers' parents sold them the ticket sounds a little fishy
2012-10-18 01:39:40 AM
1 votes:
Work counter at parents store.
Check ticket from elderly customer.
Tell them. "Oh... sorry. No winner this time Harold. Thank you, come again."
Put 5 million dollar ticket in safe deposit box.
Wait 5 years for Harold to die and /or completely forget about ticket.
Profit.

/Senanigans
2012-10-17 10:49:00 PM
1 votes:
more like...
store owners told the bum his ticket was not a winner. or told them
'holy shiat man, you won 100 box!'

and waited this long for people to forget they bought a ticket at that store.
2012-10-17 10:45:34 PM
1 votes:

Madman drummers bummers: Godamnlimey: Would have made more sense to cash the ticket right away and bank the interest for 5 years

What is this "interest" of which you speak?


It's when your eyebrows go up slightly. There's a house for sale just down the street from me and the agent guy is asking for expressions of interest on it. It sucks, I don't want all these mimes coming through my neighbourhood with giant ladders. Probably at least half of them will accidentally take their imagination ladders and then do that ridiculous "climbing nowhere" crap that they do. They take so long to set them up. It's like, "F*ck you, mime, a real ladder doesn't even take that long to set up, and there's no reason to purse your stupid lips. Pretend suicide off the top, you f*cker." I'm angry just thinking about it. We're good people here, we don't need their kind whimsying up the suburb.
2012-10-17 10:35:12 PM
1 votes:

leadmetal: 1) They found a way to read the tickets without scratching them off.


It's possible that the store was committing some sort of lottery fraud, as well.

Of course, considering it was the kids of the store owners, microscratching isn't necessarily out of the question, depending on how the state runs their lottery.
2012-10-17 10:26:39 PM
1 votes:
Would have made more sense to cash the ticket right away and bank the interest for 5 years
2012-10-17 10:24:14 PM
1 votes:

puffy999:
I smell some sort of fraudulent activity.


There's only two ways that seem possible.
1) They found a way to read the tickets without scratching them off.
2) A customer won and brought it back to the store, they stole it from the customer, and the customer never complained about it.

I find both of these highly unlikely.
2012-10-17 10:22:29 PM
1 votes:
So you can claim a ticket after 6 years and have a relative sell you the winning ticket?

/that makes a lot of sense
//in texas if you are related to anyone involved in the lottery you are barred from playing. if you don't claim your prize within the allotted amount of time then you're SOL.
2012-10-17 10:17:17 PM
1 votes:
The wives now know that their husbands are sneaky and hide things. This duplicity works both ways. In some states it is grounds for divorce and as mentioned above, the wife is now entitled to half.
2012-10-17 10:13:44 PM
1 votes:
Are these tickets pre-printed and delivered to the store, which then sells them? I'm wondering if perhaps the parents' store had a stack of these lying around and realized they were worthless, so they "sold" them to their son? Am I a crazy conspiracy theorist?
2012-10-17 10:07:53 PM
1 votes:
FTA: "...with family and friends calling to express their surprise and excitement find out where the line forms and which hand to stick out."

Better.
2012-10-17 10:01:28 PM
1 votes:
Smart man.

*)
2012-10-17 09:32:31 PM
1 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: So, he just postponed the inevitable divorce and her trying to take all his money for six years.


Yeah the difference is that if she IS a gold-digger, now she is legally entitled to half as joint property. If he had cashed it single he could have protected it.
2012-10-17 09:12:05 PM
1 votes:

Ambivalence: I didn't even know you could claim it after that long.


FTFA: Unlike winning tickets for games such as Lotto and Mega Million that expire in a year, tickets for scratch-off games expire a year after a game is retired. The Extravaganza game was retired on March 12, 2011, Hapeman said.

Rincewind53: Good on these guys. They knew that a huge windfall like that, without planning, can be disastrous. So they waited years until they absolutely HAD to get the extra cash. I think two guys who have that kind of fortitude and ability to delay gratification will do quite well with the money.


I agree... they don't seem like the type to blow the money on customized double-wides with gold fixtures and Lamborghinis with rebel flag paint jobs. Actually they may be better off getting the money now than in 2006. At the time, the hot investment was sub-prime mortgage derivatives (and we all know how well that turned out).
2012-10-17 08:57:48 PM
1 votes:
I didn't even know you could claim it after that long.
 
Displayed 20 of 20 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report