When someone cashes in a jackpot winning ticket do the lottery booth company make sure they are the rightful winner and not a fraud?
- squeezie_1999Lv 72 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.
- RitaLv 53 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 PLv 73 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.
- Anonymous3 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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- scott bLv 74 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.
- Anonymous1 month ago
they ask where and when you bought your ticket. all tickets are identifiable