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If the person running the lottery machine rings your tickets up the wrong way do you still buy them?

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Posted: March 14, 2008, 9:31 am - IP Logged

They can make mistake of the wrong drawing(midday instead of evening), wrong numbers, wrong order of numbers etc....

Ok I have had this happen recently and ended up buying them anyway plus the ones that I wanted.

 

 

Thanks and Good Luck

IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED TRY N TRY AGAIN


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    Posted: March 14, 2008, 10:00 am - IP Logged

    They can make mistake of the wrong drawing(midday instead of evening), wrong numbers, wrong order of numbers etc....

    Ok I have had this happen recently and ended up buying them anyway plus the ones that I wanted.

     

     

    Thanks and Good Luck

    If a mistake was made after I handed the clerk my playslip it would have to be because of a malfunctioning machine.I'd take it as an omen.I'd insist that the numbers on my playslip be entered by hand,though.I'd just end up with two sets of number for that game.

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      Absolutely yes.  Imagine hearing someone else won from that store by buying a mistake ticket,  you would always wonder if it was your ticket that you turned down.  I consider it a possible fortunate mistake.

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        Posted: March 14, 2008, 10:33 am - IP Logged

        They can make mistake of the wrong drawing(midday instead of evening), wrong numbers, wrong order of numbers etc....

        Ok I have had this happen recently and ended up buying them anyway plus the ones that I wanted.

         

         

        Thanks and Good Luck

        Absolutely  YES!

        Fate and destiny steps into your life in whatever form is appropriate.  I'd  never turn that away; Of course I'd also purchase my orignal tickets as well.  That would be just one of those times that i'd purchase more than my budgeted amount.


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          Absolutely yes.  Imagine hearing someone else won from that store by buying a mistake ticket,  you would always wonder if it was your ticket that you turned down.  I consider it a possible fortunate mistake.

          I have read where people have bought "mistake" tickets and won.It does happen.

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            Posted: March 14, 2008, 10:38 am - IP Logged

            Yes I would. Imagine someone turning down a mistake ticket that won a jackpot.Thud

            Gonna win.Big Smile

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              Posted: March 14, 2008, 11:36 am - IP Logged

              Funny, this happened to me last week. For some reason the machine would not read my Cash 5 playslip, and the clerk entered my # by hand, but she got one of the # wrong. She couldn't cancel the ticket so I just played that one without buying my intended numbers. Turns out it didn't matter either way, none of the numbers hit. But I did think maybe it was fate so I wasn't upset about it. 

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                Posted: March 14, 2008, 11:39 am - IP Logged

                sometimes

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                  Posted: March 14, 2008, 11:40 am - IP Logged

                  I always buy the mistake ticket.  You never know.  My friend won a pick 4 straight off a mistake ticket that no one else wanted to buy.

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                    Posted: March 14, 2008, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                    Sometimes..depends.  At 7-11 I once asked for 5 QPs for Fantasy 5 and got Lotto. Why should I spend an extra $5?  I'm pretty easy-going, so I didn't play Fantasy 5 and just bought the Lotto tickets so I wouldn't hold up the line and nothing hit, not even 3 numbers.  Now I never say "Quick Pick" when I play my numbers. If I want a QP I fill out a card and check the box.  Just a side note..last time I did that, the clerk at Publix noticed and told me I didn't have to use a card for a QP. She was only trying to be helpful, but I remember when the same clerk ran an extra QP and then said not to cancel it because "it's bad luck."  That also didn't win anything.

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                      Posted: March 14, 2008, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                      If I play a number and retailer make i like to know what ticket they are cancelling.  It happened to me three times, First time they gave the wrong number and I won $40.  Second time the girl cancel the number and I ask her what number she cancel and told me I brought it back for 50cents box and the number came out straight.  the third time the retailer play the number straight and I told I wanted only box and the number came out straight.

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                        Posted: March 14, 2008, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes.  Idaho only has games that can't be cancelled AFAIK and I don't want to hear on the news that someone bought the ticket I turned down.

                        In fact, I just bought one yesterday.  Last week I handed the cashier playslips with quick picks.  He told me he preferred I just ask for a quick pick, I didn't need to fill out a playslip.  I told him I often get the wrong games if I just ask.

                        So yesterday I have the same cashier.  I tell him I'd like 5 Powerballs and 1 Hot Lotto, please.  What do I get?  5 Powerballs and 1 Powerball on a separate ticket.  Sigh.  I just bought it and left, now I have to get back to the c-store if I want to play HL for this drawing.

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                          Posted: March 14, 2008, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

                          It also happened recently to me. For last weeks Powerball drawing, I filled out my Powerball playslip and I had chosen 5 Powerball lines and NO powerplay, well the machine wasn't working or something and it read my slip as 5 Powerball lines w/ Powerplay. The cashier was like that is ten dollars and I say um, it should only be five because I didn't PP it. We both look at my slip and it isn't marked and she says sorry but the machine is acting up. she tells me I can fill out a new sheet and she will do it again, but that she will have to try and sell the other ones to someone else.

                          Needless to say, I didn't want anyone else playing my lines so I ended up spending more money then I had planned to buy my own numbers and it kind of upset me. If the machine had been doing this to people all day it should of been closed until fixed.

                          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."


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                            Posted: March 14, 2008, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

                            So glad you reminded me of this. That happened to me 6 times in the past 10 years, and in all 6 times, the one ticket I handed back for each of those 6 times won the JP. 3 of those tickets were over 30 million. Damn, I hate when that happens. From now on I'll keep the mistake.

                            Just think, I could have won the JP 6 times.

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                              Posted: March 14, 2008, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

                              They can make mistake of the wrong drawing(midday instead of evening), wrong numbers, wrong order of numbers etc....

                              Ok I have had this happen recently and ended up buying them anyway plus the ones that I wanted.

                               

                               

                              Thanks and Good Luck

                              Yes and no.

                              There is a clerk at the store where I usually buy my ticket that I guess relieves the regular clerks when they are on break or helps when there is a long line. Last week I handed her 10 play slips that should had 10 tickets but she handed me 11 tickets. I assumed she printed one of the tickets twice so instead of sorting through the tickets trying to figure out which one, I gave her the $11. She said I probably had marked the one of the tickets wrong, but I had used the same tickets in the same store the night before and the night after without any problems. When I checked the tickets at home, one of them was a quick pick that won nothing.

                              She was behind the counter again on Monday when I was getting my tickets so I told her about the 11th ticket, the QP and she had no idea why. When she put in the first play slip that night, 8 tickets were printed and she had to call the regular clerk because the total from the one play slip was $96 when it should have been $1. The 8 tickets were QPs for the next 12 drawings and again she had no idea how it happened. The regular clerk knew it was her mistake and told her she was lucky it wasn't Mega Millions tickets that can't be canceled and suggested that I go to another store because she had to cancel those tickets and it would take a while.

                              I went to another store, used the same 10 play slips and got the 10 tickets I wanted. So the problem wasn't my play slips and since the 4 or 5 other clerks in that store have never given me extra tickets, it can't be the machine. I'm not going to pay $96 because the clerk doesn't know what she is doing and I've had enough "bad luck" when she is working so there is no reason to assume she could accidentally sell me the "lucky" winner.