In 1997 Pepsi ran a promotion in which one bottle cap out of 565 million revealed a win of 1 million dollars! It was called the 1997 Pepsi Cola Globe Buck Contest. There was excitement in the air and Pepsi sales sky rocketed!
Say you invited some friends to a BBQ on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in your backyard and while they were enjoying their food one of them opened a Pepsi bottle and SHE WON! She was thrilled… but you, not so much…
“Wait, you can drink the Pepsi as my guest, but the bottle cap and bottle are mine… I won that million dollars not you… It belongs to me.”
What do you think? Who would American and Jewish Law consider the rightful owner?
Upcoming class taught by Menachem Mendel Bluming in conjunction with JLI