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Posted: March 28, 2010, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

Has anyone else done this just scratching the bar code first and checking to see if its a winner if its a winner i'll then scractch the whole ticket to see how much I won, if it's not a winner I just throw the ticket away without scratching the rest of the ticket. anyone else here do this just wondering thanks.

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    Posted: March 28, 2010, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

    I've noticed people do that...How do u know if it's a winner from the barcode?

     

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      Posted: March 28, 2010, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

      the Stores have machines now where you can scan the barcode and it tells you if its a winner or not.

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        Posted: March 28, 2010, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

        the Stores have machines now where you can scan the barcode and it tells you if its a winner or not.

        The Scanners here are for Scanning Lottery Tickets not Scratch-Off Tickets: You might be throwing out Winners! Thud

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          Posted: March 28, 2010, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

          I was told you can tell if it's winner by the letters that are on the tickets while scratching....know I've found lots of tickets that weren't scratched all the way, and they were not winners...

           

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            Posted: March 28, 2010, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

            Our scanners accept scratch offs and lottery tickets :-) I would never throw away a winner

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              Posted: March 28, 2010, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

              I was behind a lady today who would not buy a scratch ticket until she saw the back of it

              something about lines on it?    anyone heard of that ???     seemed like she looked under the bar code

              on the back of the ticket..............


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                Posted: March 28, 2010, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                I was behind a lady today who would not buy a scratch ticket until she saw the back of it

                something about lines on it?    anyone heard of that ???     seemed like she looked under the bar code

                on the back of the ticket..............

                 So what does she do go to every store and ask to look at the back of the ticket?  She has no idea what she is looking for with those "lines" yes, some states have a very small marking on the back of the ticket on big winning tickets but they do this for counterfeit purposes and only a select few know about the markings they are using and they may change the markings every year or so.  I hope she is willing to look at over 10 million + tickets and im sure the clerks get pissed when she refuses to buy after they peel it off the roll. 

                Another thing most people dont know is that when a grand prize ticket is printed (anything over $100,000 (in most states) a lottery official must be present during the printing of the book, then they will verify the ticket is got no errors on it (i.e. the computer didnt print out two big grand prize winners by accident on the same roll) make sure the serial number matches and make sure the ticket # matches there records and then they will put a small marking on the back of the ticket that even Season scratchers wouldnt even be able to tell, so this way when someone claims it and the official who was there during the printing of the ticket looks at the ticket and knows its not counterfeit or there was not an error.

                 

                Good luck and please play safe! See Ya!

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                  Posted: March 28, 2010, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

                  Has anyone else done this just scratching the bar code first and checking to see if its a winner if its a winner i'll then scractch the whole ticket to see how much I won, if it's not a winner I just throw the ticket away without scratching the rest of the ticket. anyone else here do this just wondering thanks.

                  I don't scratch off the barcode unless it's a winner. Also I don't scratch off the winning amount unless it's a winner.

                  I would be careful doing this because in other threads members have posted that in some states the coding is different for the bigger winners.

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                    Posted: March 28, 2010, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                     So what does she do go to every store and ask to look at the back of the ticket?  She has no idea what she is looking for with those "lines" yes, some states have a very small marking on the back of the ticket on big winning tickets but they do this for counterfeit purposes and only a select few know about the markings they are using and they may change the markings every year or so.  I hope she is willing to look at over 10 million + tickets and im sure the clerks get pissed when she refuses to buy after they peel it off the roll. 

                    Another thing most people dont know is that when a grand prize ticket is printed (anything over $100,000 (in most states) a lottery official must be present during the printing of the book, then they will verify the ticket is got no errors on it (i.e. the computer didnt print out two big grand prize winners by accident on the same roll) make sure the serial number matches and make sure the ticket # matches there records and then they will put a small marking on the back of the ticket that even Season scratchers wouldnt even be able to tell, so this way when someone claims it and the official who was there during the printing of the ticket looks at the ticket and knows its not counterfeit or there was not an error.

                     

                    Good luck and please play safe! See Ya!

                    Wow  thats interesting.....I didnt know that.....   Yeah that clerk didnt know what she meant by --the line-- ?

                    And she didnt buy the ticket either so  she wasnt  happy bout that.   And I always check  my own tickets

                    --not too trusting of the clerks after whats been said on LP...... BUYER BEWARE, RIGHT?    LOL

                    good luck everyone     : )


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                      Wow  thats interesting.....I didnt know that.....   Yeah that clerk didnt know what she meant by --the line-- ?

                      And she didnt buy the ticket either so  she wasnt  happy bout that.   And I always check  my own tickets

                      --not too trusting of the clerks after whats been said on LP...... BUYER BEWARE, RIGHT?    LOL

                      good luck everyone     : )

                       I know of a clerk at 7-11 who is spending 2 years in prison for trying to steal a cash 5 ticket, rang it up and said it was only $2 dollar ticket, come to find out the customer only wanted to see the clerks reaction and give him money for selling him the winning ticket when he heard it was only $2 dollars he asked for his ticket back and had a struggle doing it, the lottery investigated it, they got him on audio and video, come to find out he put a $2 dollar ticket next to the counter cause they knew they sold a big ticket and if the person came in they were ready...

                       Im sure the clerk got alot of time to think about that one...

                      Play safe everyone! See Ya!

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                        Posted: March 28, 2010, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                         I know of a clerk at 7-11 who is spending 2 years in prison for trying to steal a cash 5 ticket, rang it up and said it was only $2 dollar ticket, come to find out the customer only wanted to see the clerks reaction and give him money for selling him the winning ticket when he heard it was only $2 dollars he asked for his ticket back and had a struggle doing it, the lottery investigated it, they got him on audio and video, come to find out he put a $2 dollar ticket next to the counter cause they knew they sold a big ticket and if the person came in they were ready...

                         Im sure the clerk got alot of time to think about that one...

                        Play safe everyone! See Ya!

                        WOW! Good thing the customer knew what his ticket was worth!

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                          Posted: March 29, 2010, 12:56 am - IP Logged

                          Has anyone else done this just scratching the bar code first and checking to see if its a winner if its a winner i'll then scractch the whole ticket to see how much I won, if it's not a winner I just throw the ticket away without scratching the rest of the ticket. anyone else here do this just wondering thanks.

                          I would never throw away a ticket without scratching the whole thing off first. You risk throwing at a ticket that could be a winner.

                          "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 29, 2010, 11:56 am - IP Logged

                            I Agree!

                            Good luck to everyone!

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                              Posted: April 4, 2010, 12:48 am - IP Logged

                              Has anyone else done this just scratching the bar code first and checking to see if its a winner if its a winner i'll then scractch the whole ticket to see how much I won, if it's not a winner I just throw the ticket away without scratching the rest of the ticket. anyone else here do this just wondering thanks.

                              I tried that once and found it very unsatisfying, so much that I took the tickets home and scratched them there even though I already knew they had lost.