Q: I am an advocate for a man who does not hear and is not able to speak. He works in strawberries and has raised a family.
He bought a lottery ticket and was paid $1,000. The rest was later collected by another person. The prize was $1,000,000.00. The lottery says that they have a time limit. How do we go after the person who collected on the ticket?
A: more info needed.
why would someone who won $1M wait a long time to collect? does he have a good reason?
you need to find him, make a demand, have proof, and then sue.
however, many lawyers would not take the case on a contingency if they don't feel there is a
good chance of collecting.
for instance, if the bad guy spent all the money, you could get a verdict and not be able to collect...........or the bad guy could file bankruptcy to wipe out the debt.
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