Who deserves the cash?
Here is the cliff note version of article:
A person walks into a store and purchases a $20 scratch off lottery ticket. They partially scratch off the ticket, scan it and are told its not a winner. The person tosses the ticket in the trash and leaves.
Another customer passes the trash can and notices the ticket unscratched. They grab the ticket, scratch it off and it's a million dollar ticket. The original customer finds this out and sues the customer who found the ticket and claimed the cash. They go to court and the judge rules against the customer who found the ticket and rewards the original customer (who tossed the ticket) the $680k.
My feeling is once that ticket was thrown away the original owner gave up ownership and it no longer belonged to them.
Oh, and the store owner thinks they deserve the winnings since the ticket was thrown out in their garbage.