There was a recent case when two people went to court over the ownership of a lottery win. The court’s decision was that the money was to be shared because of the circumstances of the case. Happily, there are other instances where people have kept to their promises made in the event of a win. One such instance involved two workmates that always said they would help each other if either won. Willie Sibbald was the lucky man who won just over £7m in a rollover. His workmate of 17 years Rab Layden was also able to hand in his notice at their Edinburgh workplace after Willie kept his promise that Rab would benefit if he won.

They had both bought two tickets a week and had promised each other that if either won neither would ever have to work again. The biggest problem Willie had when he discovered he had won was not to decide whether to keep his promise but to ensure his aunt’s pet dog Sandy, a paper lover, didn’t eat the ticket. Fortunately Sandy got nowhere near the ticket and the claim was fully paid out.

Keep Safe

It should not be a risk to buy a ticket. It can always be kept in a safe place, checked when the numbers are announced then stored even more carefully if it is a winner. Sbobet is an alternative that is worth considering. One of the main things that have led to increased spending on lotteries has been the Internet. It allows anyone to go online and buy a ticket. The result has been higher gross takes and consequently bigger first prizes.

Online Account

For example, there are websites such as http://www.e-luk.co.uk that provide the opportunity for people to open their own accounts which cannot be accessed by anyone else. They will need to provide financial details so that the payments can be taken at an agreed time. However, no one will ever see those financial details because of encrypted payment gateways, the thing that has made e-commerce so popular.

Secure

The personal account will contain a history of every transaction including the wins and account holders will be able to withdraw their winnings back into their private bank accounts as they wish. Every winner will be informed automatically once numbers have been selected. No one knows how many people have won but have never claimed either because they have lost their ticket or because they simply haven’t checked their numbers.

Over the years there have been a huge number of unclaimed prizes and on occasions, it has been the big one that no one has come forward for. After six months unclaimed prizes go to the fund that distributes to worthy causes. That is fine but imagine if that money was in your pocket instead. If you have an account and you win, it will be. Just as it is now in the pockets of those two lucky Scotsmen.

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Rosalinda is a game theory analyst and an avid reader. She loves studying old casino cultural history. Her friends refer to her as an interesting nerd.