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N.C. woman gets surprise lottery gift from brother

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Posted: January 1, 2013, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

You mean its possible to find out if a ticket is a winner before scratching it off? I sure hope not. The store clerks can become overnight millionaires by selling us the losers and keeping the winners to themselves

Actually they can....they have to scan each ticket to verify you won the amount you've won....as for overnight millionaires they have cameras right on the cash registers and lottery terminals  and also the cashier has to scan the ticket when you buy it to take it out of the system ....so they could but they go in and watch the tapes and could tell you were just scanning random tickets to see if you won....I know a few people here when they buy the scratchers they'll have it scanned even before thy scratch it to see if they won...if they do they just scratch off the serial number and cash it in

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: January 1, 2013, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

    Actually they can....they have to scan each ticket to verify you won the amount you've won....as for overnight millionaires they have cameras right on the cash registers and lottery terminals  and also the cashier has to scan the ticket when you buy it to take it out of the system ....so they could but they go in and watch the tapes and could tell you were just scanning random tickets to see if you won....I know a few people here when they buy the scratchers they'll have it scanned even before thy scratch it to see if they won...if they do they just scratch off the serial number and cash it in

    You make it sound like any clerk could get rich knowing what you think you know.

    * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
    * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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      Posted: January 1, 2013, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

      The box to reveal a winner is under the scratching surface.  Sure you can just scratch that small area to scan, but it's noticeable that the ticket has been scratched.  No state has a ticket that the clerk can tell if it's a winner without scratching.


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        Posted: January 1, 2013, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

        You make it sound like any clerk could get rich knowing what you think you know.

        And how is that....cause from your response....sounds like you misinterpreted what I said

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          Posted: January 2, 2013, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

          The box to reveal a winner is under the scratching surface.  Sure you can just scratch that small area to scan, but it's noticeable that the ticket has been scratched.  No state has a ticket that the clerk can tell if it's a winner without scratching.

          This makes sense because if the other option were true everybody would be applying for store clerk positions lol there would be a stampede to work at 7eleven

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            Posted: January 6, 2013, 9:56 am - IP Logged

            This was unbelievable...the woman was so lucky that her brother brought her a winning ticket! Wow, I just couldn't believe what I read here...