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

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: December 17, 2011, 1:17 am - IP Logged

Love this saying......rdgrnr

Well thank you kindly, gocart1.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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

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    Posted: December 17, 2011, 4:53 am - IP Logged

    I've asked for $5.00 ticket on either PowerBall or MegaMillions and if the clerk had printed out a extra ticket for someone else and they asked me if I wanted that and $4.00 on another ticket or 4 seperate ones. I will take the extra ticket that was printed and let them print me four more. I always play quick pick any way.  Or I'll tell them give me my 5 and the extra one. Ya never know if don't take the chance.

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      Posted: December 17, 2011, 10:35 am - IP Logged

      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,"

      Would have been nice to read, "I'm going to share it with the clerk who misprinted the ticket, because I will also receive a bonus from the Lottery commission for selling the winning tickets."

      Nice present from the clerk to his or her boss. Congratulations Mr. Franey!

      Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

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        Posted: December 17, 2011, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

        nice hit Smash

        "You have to be in it to win it!"

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          Posted: December 17, 2011, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

          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,"

          Would have been nice to read, "I'm going to share it with the clerk who misprinted the ticket, because I will also receive a bonus from the Lottery commission for selling the winning tickets."

          Nice present from the clerk to his or her boss. Congratulations Mr. Franey!

          It was nice of him to tell his clerks to tape their misprints on the counter and he would buy them.  Where I buy my tickets, the clerks tell me they have to buy their misprints of MM and PB themselves if they can't sell them since they can't cancel them. 

          * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
          * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
               Wink 

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            Posted: December 17, 2011, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

            it says inb article that they can cancel  tickets, but that the paper work isnt worth the hassle for $1. ie the boss at your local is too lazy to file the paper work and its just easier just to bill the workers.

            2014 winnings

            JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.90; AUG -$144.10;  SEP - $127.30;

            total tics= -$1194won= $375.15profit= -$819.25

             

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              Posted: December 17, 2011, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

              it says inb article that they can cancel  tickets, but that the paper work isnt worth the hassle for $1. ie the boss at your local is too lazy to file the paper work and its just easier just to bill the workers.

              In Ohio only local games like Ohio Classic Lotto, Rolling Cash5, Pick3 and Pick4 can be cancelled once printed, multi-states games MegaMillions and PowerBall can't be cancelled.

              * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
              * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                   Wink 

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                Posted: December 18, 2011, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                ahhh ok , seems strange hearing how other places are ran. i cant conceive of a lotto game that doesnt allow me to cancel the ticket.  although i do know you cant cancel them at another store here.

                 

                i guess its just a matter of knowing how the rules work where you play.

                2014 winnings

                JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.90; AUG -$144.10;  SEP - $127.30;

                total tics= -$1194won= $375.15profit= -$819.25

                 

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                  Posted: December 18, 2011, 10:14 am - IP Logged

                  Finally a nice story about a clerk making a mistake! And hats off to the store owner for having a process in place so the costumers don't get hassled. I too have bought mistakes but some clerks are always making mistakes and that could get expensive.

                  "In Ohio only local games like Ohio Classic Lotto, Rolling Cash5, Pick3 and Pick4 can be cancelled once printed, multi-states games MegaMillions and PowerBall can't be cancelled."

                  Like the time I handed a clerk my MM playslip that should have cost $10 but the terminal showed $128. The printed ticket was for multiple drawings (which wasn't checked on my slip) and none of the lines were any of lines I marked. After it was decided it was hers or the machine's mistake, I left with my playslip and went to another store that printed the tickets correctly.

                  Don't know who paid for the tickets or if any of them won anything. I always thought the "no cancel" policy was a bad idea because of numerous problems with the card reader in the terminals or a simple miscommunication between the costumer and the clerk. I saw people asking for cigarettes and the clerk handing them the wrong brand, but the clerk or the costumer doesn't have to smoke the mistakes.

                  In January if players ask for 5 MM QPs and the clerk hands them 5 PB QPs will the players buy that $10 mistake?

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                    Posted: December 18, 2011, 10:17 am - IP Logged

                    Store clerk didnt win.. the OWNER DID...

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                      Posted: December 18, 2011, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                      Finally a nice story about a clerk making a mistake! And hats off to the store owner for having a process in place so the costumers don't get hassled. I too have bought mistakes but some clerks are always making mistakes and that could get expensive.

                      "In Ohio only local games like Ohio Classic Lotto, Rolling Cash5, Pick3 and Pick4 can be cancelled once printed, multi-states games MegaMillions and PowerBall can't be cancelled."

                      Like the time I handed a clerk my MM playslip that should have cost $10 but the terminal showed $128. The printed ticket was for multiple drawings (which wasn't checked on my slip) and none of the lines were any of lines I marked. After it was decided it was hers or the machine's mistake, I left with my playslip and went to another store that printed the tickets correctly.

                      Don't know who paid for the tickets or if any of them won anything. I always thought the "no cancel" policy was a bad idea because of numerous problems with the card reader in the terminals or a simple miscommunication between the costumer and the clerk. I saw people asking for cigarettes and the clerk handing them the wrong brand, but the clerk or the costumer doesn't have to smoke the mistakes.

                      In January if players ask for 5 MM QPs and the clerk hands them 5 PB QPs will the players buy that $10 mistake?

                      Finally a nice story about a clerk making a mistake! And hats off to the store owner for having a process in place so the costumers don't get hassled. I too have bought mistakes but some clerks are always making mistakes and that could get expensive.

                      If store owners had a policy of sharing any winnings from mistakes with clerks, they would probably just have more mistakes because it would allow clerks to play the lottery using the store owners' money.  It would be a win win for the clerks and a lose lose for the store owners.

                      * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
                      * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
                           Wink 

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                        Posted: December 20, 2011, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                        Finally a nice story about a clerk making a mistake! And hats off to the store owner for having a process in place so the costumers don't get hassled. I too have bought mistakes but some clerks are always making mistakes and that could get expensive.

                        If store owners had a policy of sharing any winnings from mistakes with clerks, they would probably just have more mistakes because it would allow clerks to play the lottery using the store owners' money.  It would be a win win for the clerks and a lose lose for the store owners.

                        I Agree!

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                          Posted: December 20, 2011, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                          maybe it shouod be store policy to  share mistakes with the clerks that make the least mistakes on thre lotto  terminal and  giving the highest mistake dood  NOTHING. this would forment competitive behavoir

                          2014 winnings

                          JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.90; AUG -$144.10;  SEP - $127.30;

                          total tics= -$1194won= $375.15profit= -$819.25

                           

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                            Posted: December 20, 2011, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

                            The first jackpot story I ever read before I started playing Mega Millions was about a couple whom were buying some QP's as "stocking stuffers" for some of their friends. The man asked for 3 separate $1 QP's and the clerk accidentally printed out a single ticket with 3 lines instead. This man did buy his own numbers that he said he habitually played too. Long story short, the couple won the jackpot for the Mega Millions Christmas drawing on that "mistake" ticket and were $137M richer (estimated annuity of course). Ever since then, I always bought those "mistake" tickets because you never know who's watching and it might not be a "mistake" after all. Cool

                            Good luck with this upcoming MM and Powerball! Smiley Santa

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                              Posted: December 20, 2011, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                              The first jackpot story I ever read before I started playing Mega Millions was about a couple whom were buying some QP's as "stocking stuffers" for some of their friends. The man asked for 3 separate $1 QP's and the clerk accidentally printed out a single ticket with 3 lines instead. This man did buy his own numbers that he said he habitually played too. Long story short, the couple won the jackpot for the Mega Millions Christmas drawing on that "mistake" ticket and were $137M richer (estimated annuity of course). Ever since then, I always bought those "mistake" tickets because you never know who's watching and it might not be a "mistake" after all. Cool

                              Good luck with this upcoming MM and Powerball! Smiley Santa

                              yep, gotta buy them mistakes,but sometimes i wonder,

                              do clerks know this and do it on purpose to sell more tix ?

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