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2 NY men suing lotto after throwing away $1M winning ticket

2 Men Suing Lotto After Throwing Away $1M Winning Ticket

MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) - Two New York men are suing the New Jersey Lottery after they threw out a Powerball ticket worth $1 million.

PIX11 reports: Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York, argue in their federal lawsuit that the lottery didn't quickly update its website with the winning numbers from the March 23 drawing.

2 Men Suing Lotto After Throwing Away $1M Winning Ticket

Cambria tells The Record newspaper he asked Onyango to check the website soon after the 11 p.m. drawing. Cambria tossed the ticket when the numbers didn't match. The men now think the site was showing the previous drawing's numbers.

They say they realized they had won the next day, but by then, their ticket was on its way to a landfill in Canada.

The men say they have two other tickets showing serial numbers that prove they had a winner.

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Rob June 27 2014 at 11:23 AM

These guys were not playing with a full deck. Oh yeah, we kept the other two losers but only threw away the winner.

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Chickiepoo June 27 2014 at 11:33 AM

Sooo.....they threw out the
"winning" ticket....BUT kept the other two losing tickets....hmmm....WHY ??

They would NOT want me on their
Federal Jury......they would NOT get
one dime.....

You either HAVE the ticket or you

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wnstnrace1 June 27 2014 at 11:12 AM

This is a HUGE case of "Too bad, so sad..." And as posted below, the #'s that come up on the website show the DATE of the drawing....what idiots.

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henrtny wnstnrace1 June 27 2014 at 7:15 PM

And now the whole nation knows what dummies they are!

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selena2v June 27 2014 at 11:04 AM

When they post the winning numbers they also have the date next to those numbers. Morons.

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abourge458 selena2v June 28 2014 at 5:27 AM

I play a local State DAILY lott and 99% of the time the site lists that day's winning numbers at 11:15 P.M. give or take a few minutes BUT >>>> You DO have to double check the date as a couple of times this year the new numbers didn't get posted till about 11:25.
I sign on the site regularly at about 11:20 to check AND.... One time I at first didn't look at the date and of course THAT DAY was one of the 11:25 postings. BUT...AS I was about to sign off I remembered. It turned out I didn't have a winner anyway, but it COULD have been one!
FOLKS, Make a habit of ALWAYS checking the date on the site's listing, even if it's an HOUR past the usual listing time!

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RXTOXICWASTE June 27 2014 at 11:17 AM

Give the million to Obama, I hear Michele has another trip planned.

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Buckingham's June 27 2014 at 11:38 AM

Why should the New Jersey Lottery be punished for these two idiots throwing away the winnig ticket?

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Deanna Buckingham's June 27 2014 at 2:28 PM

it's happened before (I dont beileve these jokers)
Throw the ticket away you get nothing.

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Randy June 27 2014 at 12:36 PM

Sounds like they are the typical New Yorkers.... expect to make an allegation without any proof (except their ignorance) and get a handout.

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Winelova Randy June 27 2014 at 1:28 PM

You, Randy, are a ******* moron.

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rolnutz Winelova June 27 2014 at 7:09 PM

You, Winelova must be a New Yorker !

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WallOfVoodoo Winelova June 27 2014 at 9:42 PM

There are alot of idiots in New York. You might be the exception...

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Daddy Randy June 28 2014 at 12:26 AM

winelova, you condone that stupidty of throwing away a winning ticket,
I think you are the moron here

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d1anaw June 27 2014 at 11:56 AM

There is just no end to the "gimme" mentality. What a load of crap.

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dwtomczyk June 27 2014 at 10:41 AM

did i tell you the one about when i threw out a winning multi million dollar lottery ticket? can i sue?

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hoofy53 June 27 2014 at 2:47 PM

Onyango,isn't that Obama's uncles last name ???

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