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(Huffington Post)   Judge rules lottery winner must share winnings with psychic, in case which appears to be about medium level bullshiat   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 94
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2014-07-16 01:04:09 PM  
If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.
 
2014-07-16 01:15:36 PM  

EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.


Considering there was video showing that they picked the numbers together and the plaintiff was the one who actually went and bought the ticket, I'd say he has a fair amount of proof
 
2014-07-16 01:40:08 PM  

EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?
 
2014-07-16 01:41:35 PM  
Yeah, this is less about the guy being a "psychic" and more about him being a "partner."
 
2014-07-16 01:46:22 PM  

a particular individual: EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?


Actually I did, but I don't consider picking out numbers as proof of being entitled to any of it.  Either you helped pay for them, or have something in writing.
 
2014-07-16 01:59:21 PM  

ArkAngel: EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.

Considering there was video showing that they picked the numbers together and the plaintiff was the one who actually went and bought the ticket, I'd say he has a fair amount of proof


The person who buys the ticket owns it. Collaboration in number picking means jack shiat
 
2014-07-16 02:02:56 PM  
The nuns at St. Agnes predicted this.
 
2014-07-16 02:03:37 PM  
"In a legal ruling no one could have predicted, a judge in England  " ...ok, as soon as I heard it was in Europe it all made sense.
 
2014-07-16 02:04:16 PM  

ArkAngel: plaintiff was the one who actually went and bought the ticket


he didn't buy the ticket, the defendant did

 Kucukkoylu paid for the ticket and chose the winning numbers,

the other guy was on film and supposedly helped him pick out the numbers.
 
2014-07-16 02:05:14 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Yeah, this is less about the guy being a "psychic" and more about him being a "partner."


your posts are always so dirty!
 
2014-07-16 02:05:57 PM  

JeffDenver: "In a legal ruling no one could have predicted, a judge in England  " ...ok, as soon as I heard it was in Europe it all made sense.


i predicted it

now i want half

/keep dreaming
 
2014-07-16 02:06:36 PM  
Says right there on the ticket, that the bearer of the ticket at the time of the claim is the eligible winner.

If he wrote a bunch of numbers on ping pong balls and pulled them out of a hat, do the hat company and the ping pong ball company get a stake in the claim? No...

If the winning numbers came from a fortune cookie, does the restaurant or cookie company get a stake in the claim? No...

JUST because the numbers came from something other than his own head, doesn't make his claim less valid...

It's really sickening that JUST because someone won money under impossible odds doesn't mean that they aren't entitled to it. There have been numerous stories in the past about lottery winners who are sued into bankruptcy because everyone who ever crossed paths with the winner wants a piece of it...

I don't play very often, but when i do, and if i ever won, i would do my best to vanish without a trace before word got around...
 
2014-07-16 02:09:00 PM  

EvilEgg: a particular individual: EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

Actually I did, but I don't consider picking out numbers as proof of being entitled to any of it.  Either you helped pay for them, or have something in writing.


Well, it's on video. So I guess there's that.
 
2014-07-16 02:09:10 PM  
And this is why you keep your mouth shut if you have a big win
 
2014-07-16 02:09:47 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Yeah, this is less about the guy being a "psychic" and more about him being a "partner."


NTTAWWT
 
2014-07-16 02:10:04 PM  

ltdanman44: ArkAngel: plaintiff was the one who actually went and bought the ticket

he didn't buy the ticket, the defendant did

 Kucukkoylu paid for the ticket and chose the winning numbers,

the other guy was on film and supposedly helped him pick out the numbers.


Except...

Ozcan believed he was entitled to half of the winnings because he physically purchased the tickets after dreaming of the win.

What happened is Kucukkoylu and Ozcan picked some numbers, K. gave O. some money, saying "go buy these lottery tickets" and O. did so.
 
2014-07-16 02:10:52 PM  
They were buying the tickets together. The whole 'psychic' thing has NOTHING to do with the case other than to try to get clicks and incite derpy comments.
 
2014-07-16 02:13:20 PM  

CeroX: if i ever won, i would do my best to vanish without a trace before word got around


that's my plan.
Take a long vacation with a financial planner.
 
2014-07-16 02:14:27 PM  
I predict.... wait for it.... an appeal.
 
2014-07-16 02:14:32 PM  

EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.


Why read the article?
 
2014-07-16 02:16:22 PM  
Pocket Ninja


Yeah, this is less about the guy being a "psychic" and more about him being a "partner."


And luckier than a 35 year old man locked in a Swedish all girls college.
 
2014-07-16 02:17:04 PM  
The tickets would've never been bought without the psychics doing.
 
2014-07-16 02:20:35 PM  
Why didn't he just buy his own ticket? It's only £2.
 
2014-07-16 02:22:28 PM  
Their names hurt my brain. Can't get past it.
 
2014-07-16 02:23:10 PM  
Don't except tips from a waiter.
 
2014-07-16 02:27:15 PM  

EvilEgg: a particular individual: EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

Actually I did, but I don't consider picking out numbers as proof of being entitled to any of it.  Either you helped pay for them, or have something in writing.


It was better when it looked like you didn't RTFA. If you  did RTFA, and are still this ignorant about what actually happened, people are going to laugh at you. And rightfully so.
 
2014-07-16 02:33:00 PM  

jst3p: EvilEgg: a particular individual: EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

Actually I did, but I don't consider picking out numbers as proof of being entitled to any of it.  Either you helped pay for them, or have something in writing.

It was better when it looked like you didn't RTFA. If you  did RTFA, and are still this ignorant about what actually happened, people are going to laugh at you. And rightfully so.


I'm laughing at you because one of your knuckles is especially hairy.
 
2014-07-16 02:33:53 PM  
If you believe in the power of dreams, you win your case? How did this judge ever get to be a judge?
 
2014-07-16 02:36:31 PM  
I had a dream of very possible lottery combo there is. I guess I'm entitled to eveyone's winning ever.
 
2014-07-16 02:36:31 PM  

nytmare: jst3p: EvilEgg: a particular individual: EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

Actually I did, but I don't consider picking out numbers as proof of being entitled to any of it.  Either you helped pay for them, or have something in writing.

It was better when it looked like you didn't RTFA. If you  did RTFA, and are still this ignorant about what actually happened, people are going to laugh at you. And rightfully so.

I'm laughing at you because one of your knuckles is especially hairy.


oh my god! my mom said it wasn't that noticeable.
 
2014-07-16 02:37:05 PM  
mw2.google.com
 
2014-07-16 02:38:22 PM  

ArkAngel: EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.

Considering there was video showing that they picked the numbers together and the plaintiff was the one who actually went and bought the ticket, I'd say he has a fair amount of proof


This.  Both of the things I was thinking were covered in the Boobiess.

Really, at first, I didn't think the "psychic" had a claim at all.  But when you read past the fact that that was simply journalistic jargon, and we are not referring to an actual professional psychic, things change.  Especially when the guy in question was practically begging the guy to play, and then helped him choose the numbers.  And it's all on tape.

The winner should have offered half up without being a prick about it.  I guess human nature just never lets that happen.
 
2014-07-16 02:38:44 PM  

JeffDenver: "In a legal ruling no one could have predicted, a judge in England  " ...ok, as soon as I heard it was in Europe it all made sense.


That's funny, because when someone talks about some *amazingly stupid* judge influenced by supernatural rubbish, and making judgements against all common sense, I generally think 'USA! USA!'

I am an atheist and a skeptic and I agree with the judges decision..... this is less about paranormal predication and more about an implied contract, and the influence the plaintiff had on the decision to choose numbers and buy a ticket
 
2014-07-16 02:39:14 PM  
ts3.mm.bing.net
 
2014-07-16 02:40:02 PM  
A judge who believes in magic should not be on the bench.

But since he does... I *willed* that lottery win to happen while I was taking out yaks from 100 yards with mind-bullets.  I deserve a cut.  Oh, judge...
 
2014-07-16 02:42:05 PM  

oryx: If you believe in the power of dreams, you win your case? How did this judge ever get to be a judge?


Believing is important.  More important is the video tape of doing things together.
 
2014-07-16 02:45:31 PM  
Judge Ito is that you?
 
2014-07-16 02:45:55 PM  

Dragonflew: A judge who believes in magic should not be on the bench.


Does that include all the religious (and especially. creationist) Nutjob Judges too?
 
2014-07-16 02:46:22 PM  

John Hopoate: And this is why you keep your mouth shut if you have a big win


Oh, the psychic knew he had one.
 
2014-07-16 02:51:25 PM  
I thought gambling and lottery winnings were'nt taxed in the UK
 
2014-07-16 02:56:07 PM  
So, HP is trying to muscle in on The Mail's schtick of made-up bullsh*t now, are they? Looks like Arianna H. is gonna get a bloody horsey head in her bedsheets tomorrow morning as a message.
 
2014-07-16 03:01:10 PM  

CeroX: It's really sickening that JUST because someone won money under impossible odds doesn't mean that they aren't entitled to it. There have been numerous stories in the past about lottery winners who are sued into bankruptcy because everyone who ever crossed paths with the winner wants a piece of it...


That's why under the extremely long odds against winning, I don't add anyone else into the process.
Just good advice in general anyway.
 
2014-07-16 03:02:44 PM  

EvilEgg: a particular individual: EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

Actually I did, but I don't consider picking out numbers as proof of being entitled to any of it.  Either you helped pay for them, or have something in writing.


Know how I know you aren't a lawyer?
 
2014-07-16 03:05:54 PM  

TV's Vinnie: So, HP is trying to muscle in on The Mail's schtick of made-up bullsh*t now, are they? Looks like Arianna H. is gonna get a bloody horsey head in her bedsheets tomorrow morning as a message.


Is the message "breakfast in bed"?
 
2014-07-16 03:10:29 PM  

furterfan: Dragonflew: A judge who believes in magic should not be on the bench.

Does that include all the religious (and especially. creationist) Nutjob Judges too?


In my opinion, yes.
 
2014-07-16 03:24:56 PM  

Russ1642: They were buying the tickets together. The whole 'psychic' thing has NOTHING to do with the case other than to try to get clicks and incite derpy comments.


This. What this really is an example of is that oral contracts are in fact enforceable despite the Fark cognoscenti who think that everything must be in writing. Given the evidence in the article, I would have ruled for him too.
 
2014-07-16 03:34:35 PM  

John Hopoate: And this is why you keep your mouth shut if you have a big win


How do you pretend to not be worry free?
 
2014-07-16 03:37:01 PM  
I haven't read anything in the article or heard any arguments in the comments that changes my mind from my original opinion that whoever pays for the ticket is entitled to the winnings.
 
2014-07-16 03:38:27 PM  

Holfax: EvilEgg: a particular individual: EvilEgg: If I was the judge I would have laughed at the psychic and thrown him out of court.  Do you have some sort of proof that you're entitled to half?  No?  Then get out.

Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

Actually I did, but I don't consider picking out numbers as proof of being entitled to any of it.  Either you helped pay for them, or have something in writing.

Know how I know you aren't a lawyer?


Because only the sale of real property must have a writing? As well as certain stock transactions and sales? Is thaytha
t l
 
2014-07-16 03:39:36 PM  
And valid wills and trusts?
 
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