Unemployed man says he'll sue Lottery Commission

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by MadMo44Mag, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2009
    Stop crying - you were robbed and it was your own dam fault.
    He knew he had the winning numbers and let some dill-weed tell him otherwise - tough titty said the kitty.
    Not the states fault your an idiot!

    Unemployed man says he'll sue Lottery Commission over stolen $1 million ticket | Local News | S...

    The Associated Press
    AUSTIN — A 67-year-old unemployed man who lost out on a $1 million jackpot when a store clerk allegedly cashed in his winning lottery ticket and skipped town said Wednesday that he will sue the Texas Lottery Commission for the payout unless he gets his money.
    Willis Willis "should not be forced to sue to collect his prize," one of his attorneys, Sean Breen, wrote in a letter to the commission.
    Willis and his attorneys are scheduled to meet with the lottery’s general counsel Monday.
    A commission spokesman declined to comment.
    Pankaj Joshi, a former employee of the convenience store where Willis bought his lottery tickets, is accused of telling Willis that a $1 Mega Millions ticket that turned out to be a $1 million winner was worth $2.
    Authorities said Joshi cashed in the ticket, then disappeared, possibly back to his native Nepal, after receiving about $750,000.
    He is charged with claiming a lottery prize by fraud.
    About half the money has been recovered from U.S. banks. Prosecutor Patricia Robertson said some of it will be given to Willis.
    Willis, who has been playing the same set of numbers at the Lucky Food Store in Grand Prairie for about 10 years, said he is unemployed because of health problems and needs the money to help pay medical bills and send his daughter to college.
    "Millions of people just like Mr. Willis play the Texas lottery with the assumption that the system has a foundation of integrity," said Randy Howry, another of Willis’ attorneys. "It’s time for the lottery to accept responsibility and restore everyone’s faith."
    Willis said he still plays the lottery but at a different store.

  2. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Mar 28, 2008
    His beef is with the wrong entity. TLC isn't it. I'd be looking for mr Convenience store clerk. If he gets that settled, the money will come.
  3. Hawghauler

    Hawghauler Active Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    I think I should sue because I was going to play those exact numbers and donate half to TGT if I won.
  4. MadMo44Mag

    MadMo44Mag TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2009
    Thats a dam sight better reason than the one being used IMO!!!!
  5. okie556

    okie556 Well-Known

    Feb 12, 2009
    Longview, TX
    IMO if you are too stupid to realize that you have a winning ticket than you shouldn't buy one in the first place. With that said..........I also think the Texas Lotto Commission should have regulations in place that would make it illegal for a store employee to purchase lotto tickets (any and all kinds) at their place of employment and make it illegal to cash in winning tickets at their place of employment........or in this case........case a ticket that was purchased from their place of employment. Again just my opinion.
  6. Big country

    Big country TGT Addict

    Mar 6, 2009
    Cedar Park,TX
    Waaaach you talkin bout Willis? You should have known to check your own bitness instead of counting on the store clerk to be honest. He is likely funding a terrorist group with your 1 mill and the attack will be because of your laziness.
    The TLC said on TV that They made a mistake and the man should get his money So the TLC is likely going to cave and if they don't they will be called racist for not giving him the money. So Mr store clerk "Joshi" is in Nepal or Mexico on his way to somewhere else. Go find him and bring back that money he hasn't spent.
  7. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair
    Go get the store clerk, dip him in honey, and roll him in a mound of fire ants.
  8. cuate

    cuate Well-Known

    Jan 27, 2009
    Comanche Co., Texas
    Punjab or whatzizzname needed the stolen money to open a motel and convenience store in your hometown.....
  9. TxPhantom

    TxPhantom Active Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Frisco, Texas
    That store clerk is long gone back to the old country, to live like a king, with his money from the land of milk and honey and dumb asses.

    I heard on the news that TLC had recovered half of the money, about $350,000.00. Originally he had won about $750,000.00 after splitting with his partner (The IRS, who didn't have to pay anything for their share of the winnings). I guess TLC will just keep the $350,000.00 until the lawyers sort it all out.

    So, as I see it, the winners here are TLC, the IRS, a illegal alien, the lawyers and a hopefully much wiser, but broke, old man.
  10. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

    Nov 21, 2008
    The whole lottery thing is one sad moral joke.

    The people who play the lottery the most, shouldn't. It is simply a tax on the stupid.

    During times of economic depression, the lottery is just about the only state revenue that goes up.

    Simply put, it is wrong.


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