Lotta lotto chaos in Spudderville March 21, 2007Posted by daveintexas in Economics, Humor.
A million spuds, er, bucks up for grabs in Boise.
But they’re keeping the fight in the family. The four parties arguing are two clerks at a Maverick’s Convenience Store, the store manager, and the Maverick chain itself.
Alledgedly a clerk rang up a ticket for a customer, but it was the wrong kind so she set it aside and rang up another and sent him on his way.
You already know what that set aside ticket on the counter is about to become.
Spudder state law says the store eats screwed up tickets. With a dash of Tabasco™. Technically, it’s their property.
Clerk A left, Clerk B shows up to work, sees ticket. Clerk B and manager check to see if it is a winner, and by golly it is, so they split the cost of the ticket and buy it after the fact.
They file a claim to win. So does Clerk A. So does Maverick, who asserts they owned the ticket at the time the game ended.
Interestingly (to me anyway, but I’m a moron) the Lottery Commission decided to let a local court figure it out. It’ll be interesting to see how it gets ruled. Apparently the commission doesn’t have a set rule on “who owns goobered up tickets”?
Hey, I think it belongs to Geezer, and I deserve a share for making him aware of it. Go get our money dude. I’ll be here. Have your people call my people.