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Physically damaged scratch off, winning ticket!! Help

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Posted: October 9, 2012, 9:08 am - IP Logged

We have (had) a winning ticket to the $1000 A Week for Life"(Game #925) in the state of PA for $750.  One problem, someone in our family was cleaning up and shredded the tickets thinking there was a no win on them.  Long story short, we have all the pieces of the tickets, took them out of the shredder and between the blades and we can put them back together, 10 tickets were shredded.  Question is, will the PA lottery accept these tickets??  We got so far as putting the little serial numbers on the front (located under the scratch off part of the tickets), if we give them these numbers can they tell us which ticket is the winning number so we don't have to put them all back together, just the winning one.  This is a slap in the forehead siutuation, but they were shredded by accident and I'd hate to see $750 be thrown out.  It's a puzzle piece, but it can be put back together.  Advice, please!!  New to forum.

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    Posted: October 9, 2012, 9:12 am - IP Logged

    Call the lottery and see what they say.

    My guess is they would want the bar code on the ticket put back together also.

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      Posted: October 9, 2012, 10:16 am - IP Logged

      From what I've heard from others in this same scenario, the lottery is very understanding of these situations.

       

      Similar to the US government refunding currency to those that had their money burned in a fire, etc.

       

      Most likely they will honor the ticket, as long as you bring in all the remaining shredded ticket.

       

      You might also consider posting that question to ChipP 2, from the Kentucky Lottery Commission. (you can find one his posts in the news forum).

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        Posted: October 9, 2012, 10:34 am - IP Logged

        You should be ok, but you might have a little challenge only because others have been busted trying to piece two tickets together to make a winner. Hide the shredder.


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          Posted: October 9, 2012, 10:49 am - IP Logged

          Run..... (do not walk) to your local lottery office with the ticket....... Best wishes.


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            Posted: October 9, 2012, 10:56 am - IP Logged

            You should be ok, but you might have a little challenge only because others have been busted trying to piece two tickets together to make a winner. Hide the shredder.

            Hide the shredder, bring in your dog as the culprit.


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              Posted: October 9, 2012, 11:03 am - IP Logged

              Hide the shredder, bring in your dog as the culprit.

              If she has to hide anything, something is wrong with this picture. lol. lol.


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                If she has to hide anything, something is wrong with this picture. lol. lol.

                Of course you will be bringing in a 'fixed" x-ray of another dog, who actually ate a scratch ticket recently.

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                  Posted: October 9, 2012, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                  We have (had) a winning ticket to the $1000 A Week for Life"(Game #925) in the state of PA for $750.  One problem, someone in our family was cleaning up and shredded the tickets thinking there was a no win on them.  Long story short, we have all the pieces of the tickets, took them out of the shredder and between the blades and we can put them back together, 10 tickets were shredded.  Question is, will the PA lottery accept these tickets??  We got so far as putting the little serial numbers on the front (located under the scratch off part of the tickets), if we give them these numbers can they tell us which ticket is the winning number so we don't have to put them all back together, just the winning one.  This is a slap in the forehead siutuation, but they were shredded by accident and I'd hate to see $750 be thrown out.  It's a puzzle piece, but it can be put back together.  Advice, please!!  New to forum.

                  Are you sure the family member actually shredded the winning ticket?

                  Or just told you they did?

                  Just sayin'...

                  And why would anyone go to the bother of shredding tickets instead of just throwing them away if they didn't want them?

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                    Posted: October 9, 2012, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                    Always check your tix. not once, not twice, but 3 times,

                    and then have a family member check them 3 times.

                    and don't shread them, even if they're losers, they're deductions if you have a big win.

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                      Posted: October 10, 2012, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                      This is the response we got from Harrisburg:

                       

                       

                      As a follow up to our phone conversation of yesterday, I wanted to explain in writing the dilemma put forth by the shredded tickets. The scans you submitted do show the VIRN numbers of the ticket. VIRN numbers are a security feature. We cannot tell from just a VIRN number if the ticket is a winning ticket or not. The shredded tickets represent a problem for the lottery on the following points:

                       

                      § 819.213. Ticket validation and requirements.

                      (a) To be a valid instant lottery game ticket, the presented ticket shall meet

                      the following conditions:

                      (1) A play symbol shall appear in each play area of the ticket in accordance

                      with standards on file.

                      (2) Each play symbol shall be captioned, and each play symbol and caption

                      shall agree with the play symbols and captions published in the Pennsylvania

                      Bulletin  under § 819.203 (relating to notice of instant game rules).

                      (3) Each play symbol and caption shall be printed according to Lottery

                      standards on file.

                      (4) The ticket shall be intact.

                      (5) The ticket may not be mutilated, altered, unreadable, reconstituted or

                      tampered with.

                       

                      This section of the PA Code renders a shredded ticket as invalid. I appreciate that you were trying to get a straight answer from us and that it’s been a frustrating experience. We do appreciate your enjoyment of the Lottery and wish you the best of luck playing your favorite PA Lottery games.

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                        I disagree with that answer. They could at-least look at it in person and try to verify it.

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                          Posted: October 11, 2012, 1:41 am - IP Logged

                          We have (had) a winning ticket to the $1000 A Week for Life"(Game #925) in the state of PA for $750.  One problem, someone in our family was cleaning up and shredded the tickets thinking there was a no win on them.  Long story short, we have all the pieces of the tickets, took them out of the shredder and between the blades and we can put them back together, 10 tickets were shredded.  Question is, will the PA lottery accept these tickets??  We got so far as putting the little serial numbers on the front (located under the scratch off part of the tickets), if we give them these numbers can they tell us which ticket is the winning number so we don't have to put them all back together, just the winning one.  This is a slap in the forehead siutuation, but they were shredded by accident and I'd hate to see $750 be thrown out.  It's a puzzle piece, but it can be put back together.  Advice, please!!  New to forum.

                          You say "we" this and "we" that. Who the hell owned the ticket? Do you live in a commune?

                          Was it your brother-in-law who said he accidentally shredded the ticket?

                          Uh-huh, yeah, that's what I thought.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            Posted: October 12, 2012, 12:50 am - IP Logged

                            We have (had) a winning ticket to the $1000 A Week for Life"(Game #925) in the state of PA for $750.  One problem, someone in our family was cleaning up and shredded the tickets thinking there was a no win on them.  Long story short, we have all the pieces of the tickets, took them out of the shredder and between the blades and we can put them back together, 10 tickets were shredded.  Question is, will the PA lottery accept these tickets??  We got so far as putting the little serial numbers on the front (located under the scratch off part of the tickets), if we give them these numbers can they tell us which ticket is the winning number so we don't have to put them all back together, just the winning one.  This is a slap in the forehead siutuation, but they were shredded by accident and I'd hate to see $750 be thrown out.  It's a puzzle piece, but it can be put back together.  Advice, please!!  New to forum.

                            I sent a winning $10 ticket once that the barcode on the back was ripped off and the scan box was damaged. They sent me a check 3 weeks later for it.

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                              Posted: October 12, 2012, 1:16 am - IP Logged

                              We have (had) a winning ticket to the $1000 A Week for Life"(Game #925) in the state of PA for $750.  One problem, someone in our family was cleaning up and shredded the tickets thinking there was a no win on them.  Long story short, we have all the pieces of the tickets, took them out of the shredder and between the blades and we can put them back together, 10 tickets were shredded.  Question is, will the PA lottery accept these tickets??  We got so far as putting the little serial numbers on the front (located under the scratch off part of the tickets), if we give them these numbers can they tell us which ticket is the winning number so we don't have to put them all back together, just the winning one.  This is a slap in the forehead siutuation, but they were shredded by accident and I'd hate to see $750 be thrown out.  It's a puzzle piece, but it can be put back together.  Advice, please!!  New to forum.

                              I like your name, misu, it reminds me of a time I was in a Japanese restaurant and I had been drinking a little that day.

                              I remember being in a big brawl with the waiters and the cooks about not getting fortune cookies (long story, don't ask).

                              Anyway, your name misu reminds me of the soup they had there.

                              It was brown water with little white cubes of congealed pus or something as I recall and I think it was called misu.

                              Anyway, I hope you get your money from that ticket!