Oklahoma lottery winners not in a hur...

Oklahoma lottery winners not in a hurry to claim prizes

There are 36 comments on the Lottery Post story from Jun 29, 2006, titled Oklahoma lottery winners not in a hurry to claim prizes. In it, Lottery Post reports that:

Oklahoma retailers have sold winning lottery tickets totaling nearly $110 million, but ten winners have yet to claim more than $102 million in prizes.

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Nice post SNJ

Miami, FL

#21 Sep 5, 2006
I am always shocked at those who condemn capitalism. In fact were it not for capitalism this guy wouldn't have a computer to type on or an internet to surf. How many have already forgotten to sham of the USSR? Makes me sad to know these people are my countrymen.
SNJ Norway

Oslo, Norway

#22 Sep 7, 2006
Nice post SNJ wrote:
I am always shocked at those who condemn capitalism. In fact were it not for capitalism this guy wouldn't have a computer to type on or an internet to surf. How many have already forgotten to sham of the USSR? Makes me sad to know these people are my countrymen.
Don't get shocked or ashamed. They have been around and will continue to be - at your place and mine. But we NEED them because they illuminate the necessity for us all to be prepared to nourish and defend our democracies and modern economies every day - to deserve them both.
North Korea is an endlessly tragic example of how terribly a society can develop if you don't.....
defend our democracies (and modern economies)
I completely agree

Miami, FL

#24 Sep 9, 2006
that the price of liberty is eternal vigilence. I remember listening to Dan Rather express dismay at how the North Korean government controls all facets of daily life as if it were a new trend of communist governments. If it weren't so sad and frightening it would be funny.
nash

Norman, OK

#25 Apr 25, 2007
We do not need to dislocate privacy for the sake of labeling the poor. furthermore, creating a process like that to reward the poor is misleading to process. do you honestly want that beggar next to 7-11 winning five hundred million dollars? Do we take into account the fact that he's poor isn't because he's 'down on his luck,' but in fact is because he recently got out of prison for child molestation -- he has no things because of the lawsuit, no one will hire him because he's a sex offender and he can't clear a background check to get a place to stay. Perhaps he's poor because he's got a gambling problem, or he prefers to spend his money on porn, booze, hookers and coke. We'd all like to see that good quality struggling family man win the life of his dreams to give to his wife and 2.3 kids (but not as much as we'd like it, ourselves :))-- but there's no way to rig that up. And if there is a way to rig it up, then a rigged lottery would bring much more troubles for the state than good for anyone else.
Native Pride

Shawnee, OK

#26 Apr 30, 2007
This Sucks wrote:
Well this system called "capitalism" doesn't work for ME or an awful lot of people I know.
But then again, we're all white. If we were another color then you would be right. We would have everything imaginable handed to us on a silver platter. But WE have to actually WORK for what we want.
YOU ARE NEGATIVE AND A RACIST!!!!!!!!!!
SNJ Norway

Oslo, Norway

#27 Apr 30, 2007
nash wrote:
We do not need to dislocate privacy for the sake of labeling the poor. furthermore, creating a process like that to reward the poor is misleading to process. do you honestly want that beggar next to 7-11 winning five hundred million dollars? Do we take into account the fact that he's poor isn't because he's 'down on his luck,' but in fact is because he recently got out of prison for child molestation -- he has no things because of the lawsuit, no one will hire him because he's a sex offender and he can't clear a background check to get a place to stay. Perhaps he's poor because he's got a gambling problem, or he prefers to spend his money on porn, booze, hookers and coke. We'd all like to see that good quality struggling family man win the life of his dreams to give to his wife and 2.3 kids (but not as much as we'd like it, ourselves :))-- but there's no way to rig that up. And if there is a way to rig it up, then a rigged lottery would bring much more troubles for the state than good for anyone else.
Don't worry - unless that's the way you make your living...

“I've got to be me.”

Since: Apr 07

Tulsa, OK

#28 Apr 30, 2007
Why not be better- not bitter???
Just Bill

United States

#29 May 1, 2007
You don't have to play the lottery.
Simple as that.

And for the person who said we have to many freedoms, if you was near me, I would bitch slap you into next week.
LOTS of good people fought and died for the freedoms we all can enjoy. You can take your happy ass to China and live there.
SNJ Norway

Oslo, Norway

#30 May 4, 2007
nash wrote:
We do not need to dislocate privacy for the sake of labeling the poor. furthermore, creating a process like that to reward the poor is misleading to process. do you honestly want that beggar next to 7-11 winning five hundred million dollars? Do we take into account the fact that he's poor isn't because he's 'down on his luck,' but in fact is because he recently got out of prison for child molestation -- he has no things because of the lawsuit, no one will hire him because he's a sex offender and he can't clear a background check to get a place to stay. Perhaps he's poor because he's got a gambling problem, or he prefers to spend his money on porn, booze, hookers and coke. We'd all like to see that good quality struggling family man win the life of his dreams to give to his wife and 2.3 kids (but not as much as we'd like it, ourselves :))-- but there's no way to rig that up. And if there is a way to rig it up, then a rigged lottery would bring much more troubles for the state than good for anyone else.
If you ask me I would honestly be happy on that beggars behalf if he won 5 millions or 500 millions - provided he could be assisted and
protected to make sure he gets a good life ever after and avoid the money being his tragedy.
With that money he could (hope he would) help another thousand beggars without hope out of their misery. That would be good for everyone - win/win - right? What's your problem actually?
mary k

Des Moines, IA

#31 May 21, 2007
The last I checked, the lottery did not have any reason to be made "fair" by players' income standards because it is a GAME of CHANCE.

No one forces you to spend your money and play.

You do not have to have a high school education, a college education, or two squirrels and a prairie dog to play.

The odds, while ever-so-slightly better for those who spend more money to purchase more, are still based on a mathematical calculation of numerical combinations. Some people win playing the first time (and it -has- happened), while others win after spending hundreds of dollars every week. But again - all chance. As if the machine can tell a "rich" person from a "poor" person! Insane!

Playing the lotto is not the same as filling out a job application. There are no prerequisites. You buy a ticket, and if it has the right combo, you win. That's it. ALL CHANCE.

To start a petition to request some type of income verification is absurd and a monumental waste of time. Yet some people say they have no time to get a better job or go back to school.

Whatever. If this is your attitude, than you lack as much common sense as dollars and cents, and that's a shame. With all the passion about this issue, that could certainly be channeled into bigger and better things.
Haha

Oklahoma City, OK

#32 Oct 20, 2010
Rich people don't play the lottery.
Thats why they are rich, the lottery is
an idiot tax.
Rydlanch

Muskogee, OK

#33 Feb 14, 2011
This Sucks wrote:
You don't call 120,000 rich ??? What planet are you from, Buddy ?
Everyone I know would think they were in heaven with that kind of money.
As for going back to school and "improving my life" once again you richies prove you are completely clueless to anything below your class line. Uh..if I quit my job and go back to school...I WOULDN"T BE ABLE TO PAY MY RENT OR BILLS. Hello !!! I love how your ilk just assume we can do all of the same things YOU can do. If that attitude wasn't so infuriating, it would be funny.
By the way, my attitude (and that of most people who work in retail or other customer service jobs) was gladly given to me courtesy of people like yourself. Customers who have a lot of money and think they are better then us humble little serfs.
Maybe if you started treating us better when you shop, we wouldn't have such bad attitudes. Ever think of that ? Because you can bet that we don't like walking around pissed off at people 99% of the time. Believe me, it isn't fun.
And another thing. Remember, the system is set up against the poor in the first place. Every minute detail is thought of and used to keep us exactly where we are. So don't blame us because we have "bad" attitudes. Bad attitudes come from getting the shaft again and again, ad nauseam.
I went back to school and got my degree, worked to jobs and gave up my social life for 4 yrs. Your problem my freiend is not that you can't do it, but you will not because it is too hard for you and you would have to take a good look at yourself,
Anonymous

Broken Arrow, OK

#34 Feb 15, 2011
wish i won hahah
This Sucks

Salem, OR

#36 Apr 30, 2012
Native Pride wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU ARE NEGATIVE AND A RACIST!!!!!!!!!!
Says the person whose tribe probably owns & operates a casino and spends his days scalping the white man.
BigMac

Altus, OK

#37 Jul 30, 2012
I bought every scratch off in my town once and hired a guy at minumim wage to scratch them and I more than tripped my money. Eat sh** you poor bastards. Start a company.
Dan

Enid, OK

#38 Mar 13, 2013
msattitude wrote:
I guess I'm greedy because I would camp out in the parking lot and be on the doorstep in the morning with my hand out for my check! You'd know it was me because youd hear my "WHOOO HAAAAA" in all states!
Oklahoma scratch offs suck. Hardly anyone wins anything. I buy $5.00 scraches and most of the time win nothing or a free ticket which turns out to be crap.(not a winner) They need to not be so fricken greedy and give more prizes. If they don't, people won't buy tickets. Texas lottery is much better and big prizes. Think I will start buying texas tickets from now on. I use to spend about $200 a week and might win $25. That sucks. Going to spend my money in texas.

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