Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Group dispute over lottery jackpot win

Group dispute over lottery jackpot winAug, 24 2005 - 9:00 AM
VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) - Money is the root of all evil, and while evil may not be involved, the root bear may have to get involved.
Nine employees of an A&W restaurant in Mission are claiming this past Saturday's 14 and a half million dollar lotto 6/49 win. That is over 1.6 million dollars each.
But two other employees say they want a share of that and have complained to the BC Lottery Corporation.
Tanis Mcquillan and Megan Weisgarber say they're due a 1.3 million dollar share each because they consistently contribute to the restaurant'sweekly pool.
The other nine say they didn't get in this time, but Mcquillan and Weisgarber say contribution's are on an honour system and no records are kept.
They've hired a lawyer and the BC Lottery Corporation is investigating.
As they say, always be nice to those who play 6/49.

You just can’t trust your friends and co-workers when it comes to money. You should be able to, but you can’t. In a group-ticket situation like this, there is a really simple way for everyone to protect his own interests: get it on paper!

Seriously. When the tickets are bought, have them photocopied and give a copy to each person who contributed. Have everyone sign the master copy saying they received their copy of the tickets. Everybody else go away. And if your “consistent” contributions mean that sometimes you do and sometimes you don’t – too bad if you don’t and the ticket is a winner. On the other hand, if someone “consistently” contributes – late – but always: let them pay their usual late entry fee and split the damned pot!

And oh, more thing...since when is A&W a restaurant? A really good place for really good burgers really fast, yes. But a restaurant?


Blogger Dez said...

I have only 2 observations to make regarding this article:

1) Fast food workers are not the brightest of people, in general.

2) A&W is a restaurant in the same way that McDonald's and Burger King are restaurants. If it serves food and has a place for customers to sit, it's a restaurant. Domino's Pizza, therefore, is not a restaurant. It's just a delivery service for pizza.

Friday, August 26, 2005 11:31:00 AM  
Blogger Chimera said...

Would you believe this is going to court? Eleven people. Fourteen million. Still more than a million each.

Just how greedy can some people be?

Friday, August 26, 2005 8:16:00 PM  

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