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Store manager charged after winning lottery

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Posted: January 6, 2010, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

I finally figured out what rdgrnr means..Ridge Runner!!!!

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    Posted: January 6, 2010, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

    Nino, check out some of the articles in the "Related Stories" box at the top of this page.

    I don't like a lot of rules and regulations and laws either but there's a lot of crooks out there.

    I had one try to scam me not long ago as a matter of fact. I took 5 winning tickets in to cash them. They were all multi-picks, four were expired and one still had about 12 draws left on it. The clerk ran the tickets and while she was getting my cash someone asked me a question and I turned away momentarily. When I turned back around she handed me my cash and said congratulations. The cash was all there but the exchange ticket for the ticket with the remaining draws wasn't.

    When I asked her where the exchange ticket was she looked at me like she didn't know what I was talking about. I explained to her what it was (as if she didn't know) and she reached down in the garbage can, pulled out the ticket and said "This thing"? She said she didn't even look at it because she thought it was just a "receipt or something" and threw it in the garbage. (Yeah, right). She's been working the lottery terminal in this store for 3 years that I know of. She knew exactly what she was doing.

    It's because of people like that, that we have to have rules in place to make it a little more difficult for them to rip people off.

    A clerk try to run a similar scam on me when Ohio was running a promotion that gave players a free quick-pick when they bought a $5 ticket.  I bought four $5 tickets and that was all the clerk gave me even though four QPs had also been printed too.  When I asked where were my free tickets, she said she thought they belong to the clerk(herself).  After I threaten to call the store owner she gave me my tickets saying she didn't want any trouble.  The next time I was in that store, the owner said she fired that clerk because she was steeling from her too.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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      Posted: January 7, 2010, 3:28 am - IP Logged

      out here we had a store owner addicted to keno, he wona few lost a lot,  but the big thing that got him caught was the massivce tax debt the store owed  on the ticket purchases. i mean they ran up lke $50k on taxes.

      and non of the cash for ticket purchases actually ewent into the till. guess they where hoping fopr  the big one to pay it all when the balances came due.

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        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: January 7, 2010, 5:39 am - IP Logged

        I finally figured out what rdgrnr means..Ridge Runner!!!!

        I know some ol' Kentucky boys that run some ridges they own selfs.

        Watch out fer them revenooers up there now tiggs.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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          Posted: January 7, 2010, 7:09 am - IP Logged

          I didn't know that store owners couldn't buy instant tickets from their own stores.

           

          How would they know when the ticket was purchased to know whether the daughter would have been on video?

           

          Why is being against lottery policy an unlawful purchase?

           

          "We are one of the few states that doesn't allow retailers to play at their store"

          That is interesting.

          How would they know when the ticket was purchased to know whether the daughter would have been on video?

          At the time of purchase, tickets are scanned to make them "active" as being sold (and not stolen).
          That action ties a particular time and place of sale to the ticket.

          That's also why idgits get caught as soon as they try to cash stolen scratchers... unless they can find someone else to sell it to. 

          "Got this $100 winner (with the prize showing) I'll sell to you for a quick $50 bucks" ... You fall for that and your day just goes down hill from there.

          In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
          Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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            Posted: January 8, 2010, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

            Indiana woman pleads guilty to buying ticket from own store

            An Indiana woman who won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery game will be serving probation instead of spending her winnings.

            Betty Jacobi, 54, who managed the Cowboy's Gas and Convenience store in New Salisbury, bought the $20 ticket in June from her own store, a violation of lottery policy, 6News' Derrik Thomas reported.

            Because Jacobi couldn't legally claim the money, prosecutors said she gave the ticket to her daughter, Joni Magner, who collected the prize, including a $30,000 first installment.

            But the family's plan started to unravel when someone sent an anonymous tip to the Hoosier Lottery, telling them to check store surveillance video.

            When they did, investigators said they discovered that Magner wasn't even in the store on the day that the ticket was purchased.

            Jacobi pleaded guilty on Monday to a misdemeanor count of unlawfully purchasing a lottery ticket.

            Her plea deal calls for her to serve 60 days probation and perform 24 hours of community service.

            Hoosier Lottery Director Kathryn Densborn said prosecution in such cases is important.

            "We are one of the few states that doesn't allow retailers to play at their store," she said. "We always ask to prosecute because it is important that our players know that any time they put down a dollar, they have as good a chance as anyone to win that prize."

            Some customers at Jacobi's former store said they thought the punishment was reasonable.

            "I used to work at a gas station and everyone knows when you work at a gas station you can't buy tickets there, so that's fair," said Jennifer Williams.

            Magner has already repaid the money she received from the lottery.

            Thanks to orton for the tip.

            This seems like a slap on the wrist for this serious violation.  I am glad she was caught but she should have been fired as well. Unhappy

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              Posted: January 10, 2010, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

              Indiana woman pleads guilty to buying ticket from own store

              An Indiana woman who won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery game will be serving probation instead of spending her winnings.

              Betty Jacobi, 54, who managed the Cowboy's Gas and Convenience store in New Salisbury, bought the $20 ticket in June from her own store, a violation of lottery policy, 6News' Derrik Thomas reported.

              Because Jacobi couldn't legally claim the money, prosecutors said she gave the ticket to her daughter, Joni Magner, who collected the prize, including a $30,000 first installment.

              But the family's plan started to unravel when someone sent an anonymous tip to the Hoosier Lottery, telling them to check store surveillance video.

              When they did, investigators said they discovered that Magner wasn't even in the store on the day that the ticket was purchased.

              Jacobi pleaded guilty on Monday to a misdemeanor count of unlawfully purchasing a lottery ticket.

              Her plea deal calls for her to serve 60 days probation and perform 24 hours of community service.

              Hoosier Lottery Director Kathryn Densborn said prosecution in such cases is important.

              "We are one of the few states that doesn't allow retailers to play at their store," she said. "We always ask to prosecute because it is important that our players know that any time they put down a dollar, they have as good a chance as anyone to win that prize."

              Some customers at Jacobi's former store said they thought the punishment was reasonable.

              "I used to work at a gas station and everyone knows when you work at a gas station you can't buy tickets there, so that's fair," said Jennifer Williams.

              Magner has already repaid the money she received from the lottery.

              Thanks to orton for the tip.

              I don't agree with the law or the ruling it seems harsh to me. But I can understand why the rule is in place. If I worked in a place that sells lottery tickets, I would like to boost the lottery sales of my employer instead of the competitors. Besides who's to say the ticket was not given as a gift.

              I wonder exactly what the lottery says, what is the exact wording. Does this rule include purchasing tickets for family and friends also? Does this rule include family and friends purchasing from the store where you work? 

              I have one word to sum up this story: Harsh.