http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/WABC_042502_biggameticket.html

The details were argued over at work today (where we do the group lotto thing also.)

The man who bought the tickets for the group claims that he purchased the group and his own ticket with the quick pick after which he segregated his ticket from the group’s tickets. The drawing happened that very night, before he had the chance to show the group their tickets. And he won.

There are a few questions left to be answered. Did he throw in his five dollars with the group’s money and buy all the tickets at once? If so, how does he know which ticket was his? If he purchased his ticket separately, can the NJ State Lottery determine which numbers were purchased on the seperate ticket?

My contention is that, since he quick picked *all* the numbers, how can he then decide that *his* ticket was the winning one? If he purchased all the tickets on the same receipt and quick picked them all, there is no way he can say which ticket was his. And even if he purchased his ticket separately, if NJ State Lottery cannot determine which numbers were purchased on the seperate receipt, he still can’t claim his ticket won.