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Winning Lottery Purchased W/ Stolen Credit Card!  
User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

This is amusing.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/10/28/lottery.creditcard.ap/index.html

So, who gets the money? The "lucky" thief (after all, he picked the winning numbers) or the credit card's legitimate owner?



[Edited 2005-10-28 18:55:20]

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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

From the article, the legit owner of the card is dead.

And there's no way I think you can reward a thief. Just put the money back into the next drawing, I think.


User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6814 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

LOL!

The cops found meth too....

I didn't think you could buy lottery tickets with credit cards...that's the case in TX anyhow.


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

In the UK, you can only buy lottery tickets with cash, unless you play online, they they debit you account with your card.

User currently offlineUAcosCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 3):
In the UK, you can only buy lottery tickets with cash, unless you play online, they they debit you account with your card.

I was about to say the same thing, here in the US i do believe it is the same way.


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1852 times:

This is great!

In Oregon you can purchase lottrey tickets with a credit card?

Wow!?!

Like Slider said, in Texas, no credit cards accepted for lottery.

And the meth - oops!


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

In Wisconsin, you can't buy lottery tickets with credit cards, debit cards, or checks. Cash only.

Mark


User currently offlineAdam From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1828 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 2):
I didn't think you could buy lottery tickets with credit cards..



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
In Wisconsin, you can't buy lottery tickets with credit cards, debit cards, or checks. Cash only.

Same in Ohio.



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Well won't she be the laughingstock of the Oregon prison system?


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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Didn't someone in Vegas win a case against his credit card company for "allowing" him to use his card to get credit for gambling?


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26493 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 2):
I didn't think you could buy lottery tickets with credit cards...that's the case in TX anyhow.



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
In Wisconsin, you can't buy lottery tickets with credit cards, debit cards, or checks. Cash only.

Same in California, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Washington D.C.



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User currently offlineSpirtofalaska From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 192 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

being from oregon. I do belive you are more than welcomed to buy whatever you want on your card, As long as they get their money, they dont' care how your paying for it.

i've bought a few powerball tickets, along with gas at the gas station a few times, and used my debit card.



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User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1658 times:

Classic "good news, bad news" story. She is totally out of luck.

With respect to using credit cards for lottery purchases, aren't most transactions small, like $1 & $2? Would be a major pain for the banks and credit card companies.

Slightly OT, I've heard the lottery described as a "poor tax". Think about it...you can't get away (politically) with extending the state income tax to encompass all the lower income people, but you can have a lottery. Not only is there no real political uproar, but it generates hundreds of millions in revenues. Is this clever or what?



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User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1658 times:

Dont think there's any problem buying lottery tickers with a credit card in Australia. The only issue with some retailers is that the price of a ticket is less than the minimum spend, so you may have to buy a couple - or else a lottery ticket and some magazines, etc.
Cheers
Bill



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1647 times:

She probably bought several dollars worth of lottery tickets or it was part of a purchase of other items. Apparently the first payment of about $33,000 was already made (a $1 million anunity over 20 years, after taxes) and the cops are looking for it and apparently have to give that money back. She was using a credit card from a dead relative and somehow was able to keep the account open (shouldn't the bank that issued the Credit card have cancelled the card when they found out the original person to whom it was issued to was dead?). Apparently this idiot was into drugs and had problems. The principal as to denying her payment is based on a law that gives governments the right to seize any items or assets that it was believed were purchased or paid for with proceeds from illegal income. Maybe Oregon will have a bonus payout week or add that money to the next jackpot drawing.
I bet next time she be sure to use cash when purchasing lottery tickets.


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26493 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1614 times:

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 12):
Not only is there no real political uproar, but it generates hundreds of millions in revenues. Is this clever or what?

Except that their has been some uproar about just how much revenue is actually taken in. And remember, most states has as part of their lottery law that the revenue is supposed to go to schools

Quoting TNboy (Reply 13):
The only issue with some retailers is that the price of a ticket is less than the minimum spend

Most retailers don't have a minimum spend amount in the US these days. The thing you have to look at though, is that it is probably the lottery paying the credit card expense, not the retailer, as the special machines used to process lottery tickets are also supposed to take the payment



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User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

hmm, kaz did mention that she won the lottery  Silly

However, I don't think it was $1 mill Big grin


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 1):
From the article, the legit owner of the card is dead.

So the winnings, like the debt, would be come part of the estate. The question is who is the owner of the winnings. If there was any fraud protection on the card then the issuer/insurance company could possibly lay claim to the winnings if a claim was made before the owner of the card found out about it.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 2):

The cops found meth too....

Ha Ha Ha, dumbass.

Add insult to stupidity . . . .

World's most stupid criminal contestant right here.


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