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Arkansas woman tries to cash in fake lottery ticket, arrested

Topic closed. 24 replies. Last post 8 years ago by time*treat.

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fja's avatar - gnome1

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Posted: October 20, 2009, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

i thought the plan with fake lotto tickets is to sell to some schmoe on the street not the one guy in town who will know its a fake. ie the lottery comission.

Her middle name just might be SCHMOE....She may have bought it for $2999.00  and tried to cash it in for all that extra jack!!!

"Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

    Monkey Butt, USA
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    Posted: October 20, 2009, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

    Eh..... Nothing new. Happens all the time, especially when a state first starts a lottery. When the lottery first started here in TX, it happened so many times that it was no longer headline news. It just goes to show that there will always be folks who believe that everyone else has just fell off the dumb azz truck bound for i-wuz-juss-bern-yes-stir-dey-ville. Y'all know where dat iz....ova dare beehine taint know bodee smark butt me.

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      Posted: October 20, 2009, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

      It's a good thing I saw that article.

      I was just about to type the winning numbers on my Powerball ticket.


        computerhead723's avatar - lightbulb
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        Posted: October 21, 2009, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

        A woman is arrested inside the Arkansas Lottery Headquarters Monday afternoon, and the local media's cameras were there for the arrest.

        Police say Ruth Dennis, 56, tried to pass a fake winning ticket for the real thing at the claims center. Her friend, John Burch says he gave Dennis and her sister a ride from Camden with a $3,000 ticket.

        Lottery director Ernie Passailaigue says the ticket was clearly not real. He says she used the three times lucky scratch tickets and allegedly cut and pasted different numbers to make it appear like a winner.

        "There's no cure for stupid," Passailaigue said, "And that's what's going to happen. People are going to try and defraud the lottery and they're going to go to jail.

        Over the past three weeks, Passailaigue says Monday's incident was the first "fake" ticket arrest in the state. He says the best way to win the lottery is to play it.

        Police say the woman has been charged with one count of fraud in relation to the lottery ticket.


        people  will  do  anything  for  money.......Agree with stupid

        could  it  be  that  people  are  in  desparite  times  and  think  the  whole  nation  is  Stupid  as  some  republicans  who  twist  the  facts  into 

        what  appears  as  the  truth ????

        the  lottery  is  no  joke  ...it  protects  its  money  very  closely  ....wonder  if  she  will  continue  to  buy  tickets !!!!!!???

          dpoly1's avatar - driver
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          Posted: October 21, 2009, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

          What is the story? Give it to us.

          Lotterypost usually runs the story on the latest Powerball Winner ...

          Not this time for some reason ??????????????

          Roll Eyes


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            Posted: October 24, 2009, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

            1. They used to do that at Bingo (cut and paste) which is why now they just use the serial # in the free space to check against a database when someone wins. The only problem being you don't have time to take a sip of coffee before the next game starts.

            2. Maybe the ticket came out like that from the machine? Like the Blue Moon ticket in NY?

            3. Someday she can take boxing lessons from Elicia Battle.

            4. What happens though, like another case in NY, the ticket is misprinted so it looks like it won a million dollars that happened to that Sopranos dude that time, didn't they just defraud the customer? What about when the computerized RNG program error blocked certain numbers in TN? Shouldn't the Lottery then be brought up on charges?  Oops, Human Error.

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              adelaide sa
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              Posted: October 27, 2009, 11:14 am - IP Logged

              so is stupid a defense in the courts? I didnt think she bought hte thing off someone, but yeah prob did get scammed that way. sounded like she was accused of forging the ticket.

              anyhow another sad story

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                Hot Springs, Arkansas
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                Posted: October 27, 2009, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

                Lock her up and throw away the key, we got too many dumb people walking the streets as it is.

                Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what you can do for me...Banana

                  RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                  Posted: October 27, 2009, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                  It's a good thing I saw that article.

                  I was just about to type the winning numbers on my Powerball ticket.

                  If your Powerball tickets are printed like Ohio lottery tickets then they are printed on heat sensitive paper so numbers are literally burnt on, not typed.  I doubt if such printers are any longer sold as I've not seen that kind of paper selling for years.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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                    time*treat's avatar - radar

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                    Posted: October 28, 2009, 9:04 am - IP Logged

                    Our state puts all kinds of 'control' numbers on the tickets to indicate: Store number, valid date(s), total tickets sold that day, roll of paper the ticket came from, and a few more I haven't figured out yet -- all of which can be cross-referenced, of course. The story says age 56; I'd like to know how people get that old being that dumb.Stooges

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