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N.C. store clerk accused of stealing woman's winning lottery ticket

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reddog's avatar - patch
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Posted: August 13, 2006, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

The machines in N.C. are capable of scanning scratch-offs and you have to be sure to watch the little monitor for all it will do is write out on the disply " Congradulations, you are a winner." And then it saids something about paying the winner. But there are no bells and whisles. Needs to be.

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: August 13, 2006, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

    she left the store.

                  what in the world is so hard about checking your own ticket?

     

                  Roll Eyes

    I agree, Emily. Maybe I'm not reading this story correctly, but I thought that's what she did and then the clerk told her she was wrong. Leaving the store was probably not a good idea, and she should have asked for her ticket back right away. Obviously, since she returned to complain and the police got involved, there must be something missing from this article. People always say it's best to get tickets at a local convenience store, but this is one reason I prefer a place like Publix. If you have a problem with the clerk or cashier, there's always an assistant manager or manager around.

    I had a similar experience at a Sunoco station when I bought a Grouper and only got 5 slips. I wouldn't leave the store, but had no idea what to do. I finally found it in back of the terminal, so I think it was an honest mistake on her part. It had apparently shot out and fallen behind, but I kept saying "I'm supposed to have 6 tickets and I only have 5." She just shrugged. No manager was around and the other customers were getting angry at me for making a big deal out of a missing ticket.  I left this out of my last comment for the sake of brevity. Seriously, any comments on what I could have done?

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      Posted: August 13, 2006, 6:08 pm - IP Logged

      JXP said " I bought a Grouper and only got 5 slips".

       

      I didn't know they sold fish at Sunoco... LOL

      I feel like a fish with a hook in my mouth every time I get gas, so maybe that's the connection.....Eek

       

      DD

       

                                     

                    

       

       

        bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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        Posted: August 13, 2006, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

        justxploring, I think the only thing you could have done was call up the stores management. That is probably what I would have done if she didn't give me my other ticket and I paid for it. Hopefully you don't have to go through that again.

        Dance like no one is watching.

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          Posted: August 14, 2006, 8:02 am - IP Logged

          "A lottery ticket is a bearer instrument until signed."