Sunday, September 19, 2010

Next He'll Go Stand on the Winner's Lawn - New York Store Clerk Keeps Elderly Man's $14M Lotto Ticket: "A New York convenience store clerk refused to hand back an elderly man’s winning $14 million Lotto ticket, the New York Post reported Saturday.

Milledge McCassell, 72, went to lottery vendor Dynasty Deli and Grocery to check his $2 ticket Aug. 26 and 'Big Winner!' flashed on the electronic scanner available to customers.

However, when he handed his winning ticket to the clerk to find out how much he had won, the clerk said he was not a big winner and refused to hand back the ticket."


Brent McKee said...

We had a rash of things like that happen here in Canada. People would bring their winning tickets to the store to see if they had a winner, the clerk would check it, tell the owner that it was a loser and keep the ticket, then later cash it themselves. It is now the law in Canada that you have to sign the ticket before the clerk can check it and once they do check it the clerk has to tear it and hand it and the slip that says whether or not its a winner back to you.

Bill Crider said...

Sounds like a good system. This isn't the first time in the U. S., either.