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#1 Illinois Lottery Winners Get Stiffed When State Checks Don’t Cash01-07-2012, 02:54 PMEighty-five Illinois Lottery winners last week probably thought they were lucky — until they tried to cash in their winnings, that is.
Their checks, totaling $159,000 in lottery winnings, were no good.
Two days after Christmas, Maureen Furio of Lake Zurich bought an instant scratch-off ticket and won $1000. The next day, she got a check from the lottery.
“I deposited it the same day and went ahead and paid some extra Christmas bills,” Furio says. “And Jan. 3, it bounced.”
“Not bounced … returned,” says Mike Lang, spokesman for the Illinois Lottery. He says lottery officials failed to key in the required security verification on the checks issued on Dec. 28. ...
01-07-2012, 03:37 PM
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- Jun 2005
- Woodland Park, Colorado, United States
Illinois? That's a liberal state right? ;) Maybe the players should buy their tickets with personal checks.Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C. S. Lewis
Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
01-07-2012, 04:00 PM
I bet those welfare checks cleared no problem.Deplorably Proud To Be An American
01-07-2012, 09:15 PM“Not bounced … returned”
Now I know why they don't allow guns in Chicago.Be Not Afraid.
01-11-2012, 02:25 PMIn most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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