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Undercover officers catch store clerks keeping winning lottery tickets

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Posted: April 28, 2014, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

Slow news day I guess. The story highlights a sting that occurred in 2009 and 2010? There was a heartwarming story some years ago about an elderly woman playing a scratch-off ticket in NYC (Queens, I believe) who had a million dollar winner but threw it out mistakingly believing it was a loser. The store owner/clerk recognized it as a winner, knew the regular customer who had played it, and notified her- she later split it amongst her adult children.

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    Posted: April 28, 2014, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

    Bad boyz,.....Bad boyz ,.......whatcha gonna do when they come for you,......................................bookum Dano,......

    Pack you towels ,and ride your camel  back to the other side of the pond.

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      Posted: April 28, 2014, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

      I wish more states would do this.

      I Agree! I agree, would like to see Michigan get on board, I would take that job.

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        Posted: April 28, 2014, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

        I always check on my commputer by going to the nc website.

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          Posted: April 29, 2014, 11:36 am - IP Logged

          This would not happen IMHO if people just checked on their own, and signed their tickets.  In Georgia I once had a guy TRY to say my ticket was not a winner, but I had the winning numbers circled, and when he was going to say "Oh sorry you did not win" he happen to turn the tickets over and realized I signed my signature.  He was surprised.  LOL 

          When I win big, no one can pull the wool over my eyes.

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            Posted: April 29, 2014, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

            I wish more states would do this.

            Agree, I know in Oklahoma if you give your ticket to the cashier it makes a noise when the clerk sends the ticket throhgh the reader to let you know that you won.

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              Posted: April 29, 2014, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

              Agree, I know in Oklahoma if you give your ticket to the cashier it makes a noise when the clerk sends the ticket throhgh the reader to let you know that you won.

              That's a great idea if the clerk's machine makes some kind of winning noise or jingle.  No way for them to hide winners.  Ours in California don't make any sound, but places I go, stores' lottery terminals behind the counters are connected to small monitors that instantly displays our wins.  I still know beforehand exactly what I've won before redeeming.


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                Posted: April 29, 2014, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                Nice story Todd!

                I have a lot of deragotory, mildly racist, and politically oriented, and generallly wisdom infused bonehead comments to make with this one.

                BUTT first

                From my experience in NY, where I have in many posts complained about the scanners not being able to read the scratchies,

                I think its because you cant scratch the back, but you have to scratch the front.  ( I dont rememberm or know how I was scanning a scratcher since I hate them, BUTT!

                If you notice the reporter dude, tells you to scan it but he scanned the back.

                That doesn't work from my experience.

                You have to scratch the latex front and scan that.Idea

                SCTIM!!!

                (I just saved you some bandwidth there)Wink

                Hahaha dude is no lottery player


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                  Posted: April 29, 2014, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

                  Bad boyz,.....Bad boyz ,.......whatcha gonna do when they come for you,......................................bookum Dano,......

                  Pack you towels ,and ride your camel  back to the other side of the pond.

                  Camel    That's why I dont trust them ninjas they are dirty. They smell sooo bad how could you Trust a smelly  person.

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                    Posted: April 29, 2014, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                    Clerks stealing tickets. Is this really a news story anymore?


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                      Posted: April 29, 2014, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

                      This happens all the time them shady clerks doing this all the time.

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                        Posted: April 29, 2014, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                        Clerks stealing tickets. Is this really a news story anymore?

                        Yes and it needs to be in the news until all of the states start doing something about it.

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                          Posted: April 30, 2014, 12:19 am - IP Logged

                          Clerks stealing tickets. Is this really a news story anymore?

                          It will be News when players learn how to sign the back of the ticket and/or ask for it back if the clerk says no winner, especially if the player is not sure if it's a winner.

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                            Posted: April 30, 2014, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                            I wish more states would do this.

                            From the NY lottery:

                            "Never hand a lottery ticket to anyone without knowing how much it's worth. (If you have to give a ticket to anyone to assess its value or collect winnings, sign the ticket first and always keep your ticket in view.)"

                             

                            And it says about the same thing on the back of the tickets in every state lottery I played. Do all the state lotteries really need to set up sting operations on their retailers because some of their players aren't very smart?

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                              Posted: May 1, 2014, 10:39 am - IP Logged

                              Dont know why New York State will not do this