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Author Topic: Man wins lottery, dies before he could inherit it...  (Read 1833 times)

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Man wins lottery, dies before he could inherit it...
« on: April 26, 2007, 08:30:51 PM »
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3080336&page=1

Its so sad, right? Winning a million dollars and not having the ability to use it, even by saving your life?

And for what...Those bastards didn't want to bend the rules? Makes me sick...
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2007, 08:47:06 PM »
Aww poor guy :( :salut:
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2007, 09:08:58 PM »
That's indeed horrible, but you just have to look at it objectively. The hospitals couldn't just take his word that he'd pay them in the future, even though they would've known he could. However, the state may've been able to give him the money, but I have a feeling this happens much more than we hear about, just maybe in lesser extents (such as the person doesn't end up dieing, receives money elsewhere, etc). So if they give him the money, those who've begged and needed in the past throw up red flags.

Sadly, I think that the greed of humanity caused it, not the greed of the government.
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2007, 11:55:04 PM »
Why is the government get involved? You mean the lottery is managed by the government?

To me personally, it's more like the hospital's problem. Maybe that's due to the way the hospital works here. As they (local hospital) can let the patient pay later but I'm not sure how things work in US.
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007, 12:44:52 AM »
The lottery here is ran on a state-by-state basis, as there is no national lottery. I think private lotteries are banned now, because all I can find is that they 'were legal in the 80's'. So yes, they are governemt officiated.

Yeah, the hospital could've accepted payment later. Atleast in theory, not sure how it actually works.
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