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are clerks supposed to scan scratch tickets before you pay?

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kyokushin187's avatar - evildead2
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Posted: June 18, 2012, 11:22 am - IP Logged

I was just wondering  this because i have been paying my states $10 ticket,but have noticed that  some clerk's scan the ticket before giving to you and sone dont.

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    Posted: June 18, 2012, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

    Noticed that too in CT. I think it's their way of keeping track of the money so clerks don't rip them off.


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      Posted: June 18, 2012, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

      I have always noticed that happening.  The same clerk at this same store, NEVER scans the scratchers, everywhere else I go, every single ticket

      is carefully scanned. I'm sure this is for keeping track of inventory and totaling your final purchase price.

       

      My theory is that those who are not scanning, are either the owners and very good at keeping track of all the math and inventory, or they are on

      the take from the stores till.  Hiding Behind Computer

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        Posted: June 18, 2012, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

        I've seen them scan new books but never individual tickets until they have been
        scratched and are checking if the customer won anything.

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          Posted: June 18, 2012, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

          They scan every ticket you buy here in MN.

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            Posted: June 18, 2012, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

            I would get in touch with your States Lottery Board and inform them .. Sounds kind of fishy to me !! They should not have to scan the scratch ticket till after ,to see the pay out only !! Never seen it done in LOUISIANA ..

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              Posted: June 18, 2012, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

              They don't scan the tickets in PA as you buy them. After you win on one, yes but for your state, I guess it's a way to keep track of

              the ticket count/sales by machine rather than by writing beginning/end numbers after a shift. They can just run a sales report to see

              exactly what type and how many were sold. You can always ask them too.

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                Posted: June 18, 2012, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                I was just wondering  this because i have been paying my states $10 ticket,but have noticed that  some clerk's scan the ticket before giving to you and sone dont.

                i would only start worryin if the clerk takes the scanned ticket back and hands you a different one.

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                  Posted: June 18, 2012, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Not sure if they're suppose to or not, but every single roll purchased by the store contains a batch number (serial number). The commissions know how many of that particular tickets there are, how much they are, and where they are registered to ( the store). In my opinion, there's no need for them to do anything but tear it, hand it to you, and total your cost for it. 

                   

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                    Posted: June 18, 2012, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

                    To activate the deck they have to scan it..

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                      Posted: June 18, 2012, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

                      i would only start worryin if the clerk takes the scanned ticket back and hands you a different one.

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                        Posted: June 18, 2012, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

                        In Oregon both Circle K and Big Apple stores scan the ticket as you buy it to keep track of what lottery was sold that day from the computer tills.  But they have to manually enter in the sales of other games like powerball, mega millions, megabucks, pick4, lucky lines and keno.  I think it just their way of keep track of how much lottery is sold on a given day.-weshar75

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                            Posted: June 19, 2012, 7:13 am - IP Logged

                            Here in Belgium, they scan when they are opening a whole roll of tickets.
                            That's a measure against theft.  When you steal a whole roll of tickets and it's not scanned, you cannot receive your earnings.
                            A single winning ticket will not be scanned, they only enter a number (on the ticket) in the lottery machine to check it's a winning ticket.

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                              Posted: June 19, 2012, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

                              I was just wondering  this because i have been paying my states $10 ticket,but have noticed that  some clerk's scan the ticket before giving to you and sone dont.

                              Where I buy my tickets, everything is scanned for the cash register including candy bars and papers before I pay.  A different scanner is used for scanning lottery tickets for winners and if they are scratch-offs, the codes have be uncovered before it can read them.

                              * 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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