Man found lottery ticket worth $6.3M and turned it in
Posted by Shondell | Filed under Shondell
Did you hear about the man in Spain who found a lottery ticket and turned it in? Well if you haven’t, Manuel Reija Gonzalez found a lottery ticket which is worth 4.7 million euros, or $6.3 million. He was in a store and found it on the counter. He checked it and realized it was worth $6.3 million.
What’s interesting is that he is also a lottery ticket seller, but just happen to find it in another lottery ticket sellers store. In Spain, it doesn’t seem like lottery ticket owners have to sign the tickets like they do here, which will make it even harder to find the true owner.
I don’t play the lottery, simply because I think it’s a tax on the poor, but that’s another story for another day. I don’t know about you, but I would have definitely thought about keeping the ticket if I found out it was a winning ticket without a signature. Would I actually keep it, probably not? At the end of the day, it wouldn’t be mine.
The ticket was actually purchased on June 30, 2012, but no one claimed the prize. If no one claims the prize within 2 years, then Manuel gets the money. If the lottery administrators actually find the winner, I really hope he/she gives this honest man a portion of the winnings.
It will be interesting to see if someone claims the ticket, and how they will prove they actually bought the ticket over a year ago. There are so many fraudsters out there that I am sure are going to try and come up with a way to claim the prize. Maybe as a result of this incidence they will implement a new rule where the winner has to sign the ticket immediately after purchasing it.
What would you do if you found a winning lottery ticket?