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Kentucky store clerk wins $200,000 from duplicate lottery ticket

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Someone out there has the other ticket worth $200,000

David Lee Franey owns four Franey's Food Mart locations in Owensboro. From time to time, one of his clerks will misprint a Kentucky Lottery ticket. "Instead of going through the hassle of filing paperwork for a $1 ticket, I just always tell my clerks to tape them on the side of the terminal and I'll eat the cost myself," Franey said.

Little did he know yesterday that a $200,000 winning Powerball ticket had been taped to the side of the terminal at his Carter Road location for two days.

Franey said a player came into the store and asked for a Powerball ticket using the "Play It Again" feature. This feature allows players to present a ticket from a previous drawing and buy a new ticket with the same numbers for an upcoming drawing. "The clerk said when she initially scanned the ticket, there was a delay so she scanned it again," Franey said. "Since she scanned it twice, there were two tickets printed — but the player only wanted the one they'd initially asked for, so she taped the extra one on the side of the terminal for me."

After learning that a pair of $200,000 winners had been sold at the store, Kentucky Lottery security investigators initiated a series of procedures performed at any retailer that sells such a large winning ticket. "During the course of their work, one of the store employees pointed out a ticket taped to the side of the terminal and said it had been printed on the same day the winning tickets had been sold," said the Kentucky Lottery's Senior Vice President of Security Bill Hickerson. "Our investigator looked at the ticket, laughed, and told them it was a $200,000 winner."

Franey was shocked when he learned the news. "I've been getting these tickets every so often for years and never really won anything," he said at lottery headquarters where he came to pick up his check. When asked if he had any plans for the money, Franey smiled and said no. "I'm not an extravagant guy. I'm a saver," he said.

The Kentucky Lottery's operating statute has no provision that would prevent a lottery retailer from buying a ticket and winning a prize.

There is still one other $200,000 winning ticket from the store that has yet to be claimed. Kentucky Lottery officials say they have not been contacted by anyone claiming to have the ticket. The white ball winning numbers on the ticket from the December 14 drawing would be 2, 24, 46, 52 and 56. Players have 180 days from the date of a drawing to claim their prize.

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B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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Posted: December 16, 2011, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

This is awesome on many levels. Something about those "mistake tickets" that always makes me buy them. This is why.

 

If the clerk ever makes an error and produces the wrong # of lines, didnt add powerplay etc etc, I always say "thats ok Ill take those also"

 

You never know!

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    egg harbor twp.south jersey shore
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    Posted: December 16, 2011, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

    deserves every penny,a boss that doesn't sweat the small stuff.

    looks like a generous person,would not be suprised to find out he is sharing some w/ his workers.

    Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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      egg harbor twp.south jersey shore
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      Posted: December 16, 2011, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

      This is awesome on many levels. Something about those "mistake tickets" that always makes me buy them. This is why.

       

      If the clerk ever makes an error and produces the wrong # of lines, didnt add powerplay etc etc, I always say "thats ok Ill take those also"

       

      You never know!

      yep,i buy em,maybe we should call em "destiny tix".

      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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        Posted: December 16, 2011, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

        Yeah I agree with you about buying mistake tickets.  I buy them because you never know if they will be the winning one.-weshar75

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          frontenac, kansas
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          Posted: December 16, 2011, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

          I always buy the mistakes too.  I have seen where people come in to buy certain scratch offs and the clerk tares the wrong one off the roll.  So the clerk had to get the customer the right ticket she wanted.  Needless to say that ticket she didnt take the owner of the store scratched it and won 100,000 dollars.  From that day on I take any ticket thats printed or pull from a roll of scratchers.  Plus I have hit on them....nothing that big on a wrong ticket but have hit some 100 buck ones.

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            egg harbor twp.south jersey shore
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            Posted: December 16, 2011, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

            hey, is tiggs95 out there, don't know if you live near owensboro,

            but now i have to find it,since my GGF. is named owen.

            is this pure luck or what ?

            Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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              Posted: December 16, 2011, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

              I have bought mistake tickets on many occasions and LOSTSad Cheers

                RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                Posted: December 16, 2011, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                I seldom buy mistakes made while printing out other players tickets but I do buy the ones made printing out my tickets because I always feel I've picked a winner and I would hate to split the jackpot with someone else because I didn't buy the misprint of a duplicate of my picks.

                * you don't need more tickets * 
                * just the right ticket * 
                   Wink 

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                  Posted: December 16, 2011, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                  I have the habit of only bringing enough money to buy the tickets I intend to purchase, so my mistakes go off into the abyss.

                  EXMECHANIC

                  "My dollar buys hope, what does yours do?" 

                    savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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                    Posted: December 16, 2011, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

                    I seldom buy mistakes made while printing out other players tickets but I do buy the ones made printing out my tickets because I always feel I've picked a winner and I would hate to split the jackpot with someone else because I didn't buy the misprint of a duplicate of my picks.

                    yeah rjoh, i was thinking something similar about this story. id hate to share my pot with the store owner becuase i was too cheap.  and it only being a $1 ticket.but what if theres a doulbe print of one of your $25 wheels or something?

                    does the shop then " stick it to the machine "

                     

                    if the terminal was $1 short, it would mean the shop owner didnt actually pay for the ticket and as lottoery official i would void it.

                    2014 winnings

                    JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85;

                      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                      Posted: December 16, 2011, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

                      Good Golly Miss Molly, how many times must I repeat this...

                       

                      If the ticket's a mistake

                      It's a ticket you must take

                       

                      Let it be your mantra.

                      Learn it, live it, love it.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

                       

                       

                        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                        Posted: December 16, 2011, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

                        yeah rjoh, i was thinking something similar about this story. id hate to share my pot with the store owner becuase i was too cheap.  and it only being a $1 ticket.but what if theres a doulbe print of one of your $25 wheels or something?

                        does the shop then " stick it to the machine "

                         

                        if the terminal was $1 short, it would mean the shop owner didnt actually pay for the ticket and as lottoery official i would void it.

                        Since Ohio only print 5 lines per ticket and when I buy tickets locally I only play for one drawing, the most a misprint would cost would be $5.  The only two misprints that I've ever bought cost $1.

                        *Ohio may print 10 QP per ticket but I use play slips which only have 5 boards per slip.

                        * you don't need more tickets * 
                        * just the right ticket * 
                           Wink 

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                          Posted: December 16, 2011, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                          yeah i didnt think it thru ive never seen a 25 game entry coupon. most we have here are 18 games. and thats only cuz the games are less than $1 ea.

                          2014 winnings

                          JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85;

                            gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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                            Posted: December 17, 2011, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                            Good Golly Miss Molly, how many times must I repeat this...

                             

                            If the ticket's a mistake

                            It's a ticket you must take

                             

                            Let it be your mantra.

                            Learn it, live it, love it.

                            Love this saying......rdgrnr