Powerball, Lotto jackpots unclaimed

Powerball, Lotto jackpots unclaimed

There are 23 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 10, 2008, titled Powerball, Lotto jackpots unclaimed. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

None of the tickets sold for the latest Hoosier Lotto game match all six numbers drawn, so the jackpot rises to an estimated $15.5 million for Wednesday's drawing.

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BMM

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Mar 10, 2008
When will the writers and editors at the Star learn the meaning of the words used in the titles. The word "unclaimed" means 'not claimed or called for by an owner or assignee'. The title gives the impression
that the prize was won, but never collected. A better words would have been rolls over, Grows, Boosted, or Swells.
mayhew

United States

#2 Mar 10, 2008
sure hope the Indiana lottery is not held up another year, I have decided after last years lottery, never to play Indiana's lottery again...............one year is ridculous, and should embarass Indiana
Hahahah

Carmel, IN

#3 Mar 10, 2008
BMM wrote:
When will the writers and editors at the Star learn the meaning of the words used in the titles. The word "unclaimed" means 'not claimed or called for by an owner or assignee'. The title gives the impression
that the prize was won, but never collected. A better words would have been rolls over, Grows, Boosted, or Swells.
Its funny you say that as i have posted the same about a half dozen times.
john

United States

#4 Mar 10, 2008
BMM wrote:
When will the writers and editors at the Star learn the meaning of the words used in the titles. The word "unclaimed" means 'not claimed or called for by an owner or assignee'. The title gives the impression
that the prize was won, but never collected. A better words would have been rolls over, Grows, Boosted, or Swells.
Exactly
mre

Clayton, IN

#5 Mar 10, 2008
I looked to see how much was won.
I agree, the word unclaimed and its meaning.
concerned with society

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Mar 10, 2008
HERE WE GO AGAIN!!!
TIM Martin

Dubai, UAE

#8 Mar 10, 2008
Tips for the next lottery draw
Smartaleck

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Mar 10, 2008
BMM wrote:
When will the writers and editors at the Star learn the meaning of the words used in the titles. The word "unclaimed" means 'not claimed or called for by an owner or assignee'. The title gives the impression
that the prize was won, but never collected. A better words would have been rolls over, Grows, Boosted, or Swells.
I love it when a poster makes multiple grammatical errors in a post complaining about grammar.
Brick Tamland

Bloomingdale, IL

#10 Mar 10, 2008
I CLAIM BOTH!

Now pay up!!!
headline

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Mar 10, 2008
BMM wrote:
When will the writers and editors at the Star learn the meaning of the words used in the titles. The word "unclaimed" means 'not claimed or called for by an owner or assignee'. The title gives the impression
that the prize was won, but never collected. A better words would have been rolls over, Grows, Boosted, or Swells.
Yes, but if said "unclaimed" then who would read the article? We'd have a paper with headlines only.
Stanley Kahn

Dayton, OH

#13 Mar 10, 2008
BMM wrote:
When will the writers and editors at the Star learn the meaning of the words used in the titles. The word "unclaimed" means 'not claimed or called for by an owner or assignee'. The title gives the impression
that the prize was won, but never collected. A better words would have been rolls over, Grows, Boosted, or Swells.
When I read this headline I got the same Message. Won , but not claimed
marcus

Gary, IN

#14 Mar 10, 2008
give me the money
marcus

Gary, IN

#15 Mar 10, 2008
they need to be nice
won

Chicago Heights, IL

#16 Mar 10, 2008
17 not 7 get it straight
shirley wva

Bluefield, WV

#17 Mar 10, 2008
you need to check your powerball number
it is 17 29 31 34 49 powerball 16
Bottomfeeder- finder

Marion, IN

#18 Mar 10, 2008
BMM wrote:
When will the writers and editors at the Star learn the meaning of the words used in the titles. The word "unclaimed" means 'not claimed or called for by an owner or assignee'. The title gives the impression
that the prize was won, but never collected. A better words would have been rolls over, Grows, Boosted, or Swells.
By my estimate, I am currently about $5000 ahead on my lottery entries. You can all turn green with jealousy. I don't care.

My secret ...I have only purchased 5 lottery tickets in my life. They were gifts. No one one either.
Big Black Snake

Essex, MD

#19 Mar 10, 2008
I plan on buying all 146,107,962 possible combination of ticket numbers and taking a nice payday of roughly $50 mill afterwards.

So don't bother playing this Wednesday.

I will hunt you down and run you over with my jacked up 4x4 truck with extra bright KC roll bar lights if I have to split the pot with you.

“Faith is doubt.”

Since: Apr 07

Indianapolis

#20 Mar 10, 2008
I won $4. Yee haw!
W Tucker

Indianapolis, IN

#21 Mar 10, 2008
Not trying to be picky, but The Star needs better copy editors. The word "unclaimed" is awkward in the headline. It insinuates someone has won, but nobody has come forward yet. No one has actually won any of the lotteries in the last six weeks, and I'm willing to bet the last winners all have claimed their winnings.
Better to say, "No Winners in Latest Lottery drawings"
Or: "State & Regional Lottery Swindles People's money again for Six Weeks Straight"
W Tucker

Indianapolis, IN

#22 Mar 10, 2008
Stanley Kahn wrote:
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When I read this headline I got the same Message. Won , but not claimed
Sorry, I didn't realize made a comment on this same thing I wrote about (the wonderful editors at Indy Star).

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