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Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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Posted: February 18, 2005, 10:34 pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by Todd on February 17, 2005



Quote: Originally posted by four4me on February 17, 2005




I worked with a guy that won 500,000 on a scratcher. he had taken his wife and family to dinner there were 4 adults  and 2 children. his wife asked him to buy this ten dollar scratcher. The place where he bought the ticket for her was more of a restaurant than a bar and selling lottery tickets was a side line affair. So she scratches the ticket and they have uncovered 500.000 on the ticket three times. She doesn't know if it's a winner or not she hands it to him he looks at it and see's the three 500,000 windows also. and can't decide if it's a winner or not then he hands the ticket to the other couple who also look at the ticket and see the three 500,000 windows.  These people are all college educated hold high profile jobs. On the ticket it clearly says match three like amounts win that prize. They hand the ticket to the waitress and ask her to check it she leaves and returns shortly telling them the have a winner. No way they exclaim cant be the waitress says sure it is take it to the lottery and they will verify it.

Some people educated or not have trouble realizing that they have won something so easy from just spending a few bucks they can't believe their eyes or become dumbfounded when faced with having won an extreme amount of money.

If it were me that scratched the ticket i would have quietly finished eating and ran all the way home to stash the ticket and celebrate.  





I'd ask that couple, "When you shake your head does it rattle?"




    Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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    Posted: February 18, 2005, 10:35 pm - IP Logged
    Quote: Originally posted by qutgnt on February 17, 2005


    I also at the end of the year went through all my old tickets as I throw them out at end of year and found about 50 bucks in winners in scratch offs, so it happens a lot more than you would think.


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      Posted: February 18, 2005, 10:37 pm - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by fwlawrence on February 17, 2005


      I recently picked up 4 wadded up tickets and found one that wasn't even scratched off. Didn't even win anything though. 


      Wow. Jesus, that person must have needed to go to the bathroom quick
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        Posted: February 18, 2005, 10:40 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by lazyjim on February 18, 2005



         I agree that the clerk may have been involved, but in a different way.  The clerk may have seen it was a winner and knowing the buyer was naive, told them it wasn't a winner, knowing they would throw it away. The clerk then calls a friend  with the scheme to take it out of the garbage can and they split it on the sly.

        Why else in the world would the clerk not have scanned the ticket? The scanner won't look only for a $40 winner, it will tell you exactly what you've won.







        Ahhh, now we're getting somewhere. Calling Inspector Gadget, calling Inspector Gadget... do you copy?
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          Posted: February 18, 2005, 10:57 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by Maverick on February 18, 2005




          Quote: Originally posted by RJOh on February 17, 2005




          When you speak with a clerk working in the place where you buy your lottery tickets, you're not speaking to someone representing the lottery.  In some cases, you're not speaking to someone who even understand the games. 

          RJOh





          True, they're are sort of responsible, but I don't agree that they are "totally" responsible... kinda a sensitive subject.




          Last year, there was a case in Ohio where a guy bought 25 Buckeye5 tickets and all had the winning numbers for the same drawing.  The winning tickets normally paid $100k each unless there were more than 10 winners and then $1M was divided equally among all the winners.  The guy buying the ticket won $1M divided by 26x25 since there was one other winner instead of the 25 x $100K he expected.  He had been playing that way for some time and the retailer took his money and never told him of the rule so he suited him for not telling him about it even though it was posted on the back of the cards he used to play his numbers and I think he lost the case because he didn't prove the retailer deliberately try to trick him.  I've been searching for a link for the results of that lawsuit, but I can't find one.  Ohio has since changed Buckeye5 to Rolling Cash5 and that is not a problem any longer.

          RJOh

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            Posted: February 19, 2005, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

            Personally as one of the biggest skeptics of the lottery, I investigate things as entirely as I can! 

            I am not sure if anyone is aware. I am sure I mentioned it already, yet give this some thought.

            The security guy in an earlier game who was working for the lottery was busted with his two friends. the security guy in INDIANA told two friends where the winning ticket was at.

            Apparenty they have this info, so they know if the winning ticket is at a Safeway, Albertson, or Don's Deli on 5th and main.

            The security guy gave his two friends the store, they then went and purchased the $700 roll of tickets, went home scratched them all off, found the winnner.

            The day they went to turn in the ticket,one of the lottery workers recognized the security officers friend and got suspicious, this began an investigation. It was true! The security guy admited to the whole thing.

            So who's to say it is not happening again, in the Indiana lottery or another? who's to say?

            I am so tired of people not thinking that the lottery is a scam.

            In closing it goes without saying it is possible to win on a scratcher, My dad won $25,000. last year in Wisconsin.

            As far as thinking that any lottery could not be decietful is beyond rational clear thinking.

            As charming as some of you are, i wouldnt trust you with my $$$ so why would you TRUST them!

            Some times the government are truely the Biggest crooks, wheres Martha Stewart again? hmm? Hmm?

             

            Sure I realize that Martha is not a government offical, but still, if one of our own can do it why not them? Why not them?

             

            let me see in Washington State, they have pulled the plug on airing the lottery, they say due to budget cuts, they say, becasue there is not enough money, excuse me let me say that again, they SAY, it is they dont have ENOUGH money to air the show!

            I know people who work in the entertainment business and cable television, I have been on cable television and public access, and RADIO! And let me tell you, there is enough money for a 5 minute spot, and placement, they are LIARS!

            get this, they will pay for a commercial on radio which cost more for advertizment yet will not pay less to air the drawing. what is up with that?

            you know what is up with that dont you, there is something fishy going on in river city, thats whats up.

            They spent over $30,000 for their new website when the old website was fine, that is some inside INFO for you all.

            A good man would want to air it, a good man would find the money. A good man would make sure it was aired, before that next government dinner.

             

            A good man would want to make sure everyone see's the lottery as an on the level thing!

            they dont even video tape it either, whats up with that people!

             So in Washington we really have no way of knowing if the numbers THEY SAY came up in fact really came up?

            O well, isnt TRUSTING your GOVERNMENT officials what its all about!

            another thing.

            The above story Indiana story is NOT an isolated case the number of lottery scandels are record breaking. It happens all the time, we just dont hear about it, they fire the guy and brush it under the rug. They handle it themselves if they can before the public knows about it.

            But it is happening regularly.

            I should get you all the links one day so you can all read about the many government officals who have been involved in illegal practices, maybe this willl open your eyes!

             

            I believe they are in control and will only let people win small amounts and up to $1000 the big jackpot for Mega, Power, & Lotto's are set for a selected person!

            In otherwords its rigged, they get your money anyways whether in taxes or you losing every night, at the store. So whats the dif!

            The trick is not to try to win the jackpot but to have several tickets with $1000 winners or a $175,000 winner.

             

            Do you really think that they are going to let you win the entire Jackpot!

            Do you?

             

            Why? And dont tell me its becasue you all are so charming. We all know that,

             But come on now!

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              Posted: February 19, 2005, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

              Oh boy, here we go again.

              Let me ask you a question:  Did you ever sit outside a convenience store in Texas for an entire weekend, monitoring the number of people who go inside and buy lottery tickets?  Just curious.

               

              Check the State Lottery Report Card
              What grade did your lottery earn?

               

              Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
              Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                Posted: February 19, 2005, 7:42 pm - IP Logged
                Quote: Originally posted by biglooooser on February 19, 2005



                Personally as one of the biggest skeptics of the lottery, I investigate things as entirely as I can! 

                I am not sure if anyone is aware. I am sure I mentioned it already, yet give this some thought.

                The security guy in an earlier game who was working for the lottery was busted with his two friends. the security guy in INDIANA told two friends where the winning ticket was at.

                Apparenty they have this info, so they know if the winning ticket is at a Safeway, Albertson, or Don's Deli on 5th and main.

                The security guy gave his two friends the store, they then went and purchased the $700 roll of tickets, went home scratched them all off, found the winnner.

                The day they went to turn in the ticket,one of the lottery workers recognized the security officers friend and got suspicious, this began an investigation. It was true! The security guy admited to the whole thing.

                So who's to say it is not happening again, in the Indiana lottery or another? who's to say?

                I am so tired of people not thinking that the lottery is a scam.

                In closing it goes without saying it is possible to win on a scratcher, My dad won $25,000. last year in Wisconsin.

                As far as thinking that any lottery could not be decietful is beyond rational clear thinking.

                As charming as some of you are, i wouldnt trust you with my $$$ so why would you TRUST them!

                Some times the government are truely the Biggest crooks, wheres Martha Stewart again? hmm? Hmm?

                 

                Sure I realize that Martha is not a government offical, but still, if one of our own can do it why not them? Why not them?

                 

                let me see in Washington State, they have pulled the plug on airing the lottery, they say due to budget cuts, they say, becasue there is not enough money, excuse me let me say that again, they SAY, it is they dont have ENOUGH money to air the show!

                I know people who work in the entertainment business and cable television, I have been on cable television and public access, and RADIO! And let me tell you, there is enough money for a 5 minute spot, and placement, they are LIARS!

                get this, they will pay for a commercial on radio which cost more for advertizment yet will not pay less to air the drawing. what is up with that?

                you know what is up with that dont you, there is something fishy going on in river city, thats whats up.

                They spent over $30,000 for their new website when the old website was fine, that is some inside INFO for you all.

                A good man would want to air it, a good man would find the money. A good man would make sure it was aired, before that next government dinner.

                 

                A good man would want to make sure everyone see's the lottery as an on the level thing!

                they dont even video tape it either, whats up with that people!

                 So in Washington we really have no way of knowing if the numbers THEY SAY came up in fact really came up?

                O well, isnt TRUSTING your GOVERNMENT officials what its all about!

                another thing.

                The above story Indiana story is NOT an isolated case the number of lottery scandels are record breaking. It happens all the time, we just dont hear about it, they fire the guy and brush it under the rug. They handle it themselves if they can before the public knows about it.

                But it is happening regularly.

                I should get you all the links one day so you can all read about the many government officals who have been involved in illegal practices, maybe this willl open your eyes!

                 

                I believe they are in control and will only let people win small amounts and up to $1000 the big jackpot for Mega, Power, & Lotto's are set for a selected person!

                In otherwords its rigged, they get your money anyways whether in taxes or you losing every night, at the store. So whats the dif!

                The trick is not to try to win the jackpot but to have several tickets with $1000 winners or a $175,000 winner.

                 

                Do you really think that they are going to let you win the entire Jackpot!

                Do you?

                 

                Why? And dont tell me its becasue you all are so charming. We all know that,

                 But come on now!





                                                                 

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                  Posted: February 19, 2005, 8:06 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by Todd on February 19, 2005


                  Let me ask you a question:  Did you ever sit outside a convenience store in Texas for an entire weekend, monitoring the number of people who go inside and buy lottery tickets?  Just curious.


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                    Quote: Originally posted by lazyjim on February 18, 2005



                    Why else in the world would the clerk not have scanned the ticket? The scanner won't look only for a $40 winner, it will tell you exactly what you've won. 




                    In my area there is a restaurant and a coffe house  that sell scratch-off tickets only.  Since  they don't sell any of the on line games, they don't have an online scanner to scan any tickets and depend on visual checks.  I checked the Ohio website and found there were several places in my area that didn't have online facilities.

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                      Posted: February 20, 2005, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                      I just got done telling my son in law the other day, that this was a hard ticket to play and that every ticket bought should be double checked, and that there was probably people who were tossing winners, and here is the proof.

                      This was one ticket the lottery should have never came out with