Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Games & RecreationGambling · 1 month ago

When someone cashes in a jackpot winning ticket do the lottery booth company make sure they are the rightful winner and not a fraud?

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  • 2 weeks ago

    In the US a lottery ticket is a bearer instrument.  Whoever brings it for redemption is the owner.  If it is a counterfeit it will be easily detected.  If it is stolen,  unless the victim has undeniable proof,  the bearer is the owner.    However,  cashing a large prize will require showing valid identification, mainly so that the IRS can take taxes off immediately.

  • Rita
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    When someone cashes in a jackpot winning ticket, do the lottery booth companies make sure they are the rightful winner and not a fraud? ... Lottery tickets are bearer instruments. This means whoever holds the winning lottery ticket is the rightful owner of the ticket.

  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    A small prize winner, they just hand over the cash.

    A major prize claimed at the lottery office, they will verify you are the legitimate ticket buyer first.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    The penalty for turning in a fraud is very high since it is a felony so yes they must verify it’s authenticity.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No, they just hand over the money to anyone without confirming their identity first...

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, they do check to see it legit winning ticket holder.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    they ask where and when you bought your ticket.  all tickets are identifiable

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