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Clerk tried to steal $14 million lottery ticket

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Posted: September 18, 2010, 8:11 am - IP Logged

Let's see now..A 72 year old man buys a lottery ticket scans it on a scanner and it says "big winner" he gives the ticket to a clerk and he says it's not a big winner and throws it in the trash so he could get it later?..So the 72 year old man goes to a clerk he trust????..Why diden't the old man go to the clerk he trusted first?..Also after the scanner said it was a winner take it to the lottery headquarters..Like tiggs has said many many times some people should not be buying lottery tickets if they don't have any common sense..The scanner said "BIG WINNER"..Would that not be a clue you had a BIG WINNER in your hand..

PS...and he diden't sign the ticket..Beam tiggs up Scottie this is to much!!!...

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    Posted: September 18, 2010, 8:27 am - IP Logged

    Let's see now..A 72 year old man buys a lottery ticket scans it on a scanner and it says "big winner" he gives the ticket to a clerk and he says it's not a big winner and throws it in the trash so he could get it later?..So the 72 year old man goes to a clerk he trust????..Why diden't the old man go to the clerk he trusted first?..Also after the scanner said it was a winner take it to the lottery headquarters..Like tiggs has said many many times some people should not be buying lottery tickets if they don't have any common sense..The scanner said "BIG WINNER"..Would that not be a clue you had a BIG WINNER in your hand..

    I agree with tiggy on this one

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      Posted: September 18, 2010, 8:33 am - IP Logged

      Check your tickets online! Don't be lazy, only after collecting your big winning!

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        Posted: September 18, 2010, 8:39 am - IP Logged

        That's why you should A. Check online but since not everyone has online access (I mean you could use the library but thats a bit of hassle. or B. Sign your tickets no MATTER WHAT.

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          Posted: September 18, 2010, 8:53 am - IP Logged

          I think a few lottery clerks spittin out teeth once in a while would do wonders.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Absolutely always sign your lottery ticket when you buy it, don't wait till you take it to any store, as well check your numbers beforehand- whether it is on the computer, the newspaper, or getting a print out of the draw numbers from a store- never trust any clerk by just handing over a ticket!!

             

            Good luck everybody with future winnings- I hope we all win large lottery winfalls!

             

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              Posted: September 18, 2010, 10:40 am - IP Logged

              "I knew something wasn't right so the next day, I went to another retailer I trusted and together, we called the Lottery to file a complaint."

              Apparently, a retailer he trusted wasn't his first choice where to cashed his ticket.  I wonder if he also bought the ticket at a retailer he didn't trust and allowed him to collect the commission for selling the winning ticket. If so the retailer he trusted that helped him got nothing.

              All the more reason to bust the guy some cash from your winnings, I'd do it.

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                Posted: September 18, 2010, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                I think a few lottery clerks spittin out teeth once in a while would do wonders.

                LOL, you got that right!

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                  Posted: September 18, 2010, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

                  "I knew something wasn't right so the next day, I went to another retailer I trusted and together, we called the Lottery to file a complaint."

                  Apparently, a retailer he trusted wasn't his first choice where to cashed his ticket.  I wonder if he also bought the ticket at a retailer he didn't trust and allowed him to collect the commission for selling the winning ticket. If so the retailer he trusted that helped him got nothing.

                  I do stuff like this from time to time. It is not that the trusted retailer is not my first choice, it is the fact they are closed when I get decide to go uptown sometimes to get my tickets for the evening. The store where I like to go closes at 6pm. The others are convenience stores that stay open to all hours of the night. It is possible that is what may have happen here, since he waited until the next day to talk to the trusted retailer he knew.

                  Don't Chase... Compare and Narrow

                  The Cheaper the Cost the Higher the Profit

                  Many Winners to You.

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                    Posted: September 18, 2010, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

                    I do stuff like this from time to time. It is not that the trusted retailer is not my first choice, it is the fact they are closed when I get decide to go uptown sometimes to get my tickets for the evening. The store where I like to go closes at 6pm. The others are convenience stores that stay open to all hours of the night. It is possible that is what may have happen here, since he waited until the next day to talk to the trusted retailer he knew.

                    Stop it will yah...SIGN THE TICKET!!!!...

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                      Posted: September 18, 2010, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                      Stop it will yah...SIGN THE TICKET!!!!...

                      No don't sign the ticket! Only sign the ticket if you're going to claim the jackpot in your name and not use a trust to claim the jackpot!

                      Because the lottery will use what's on the back of the ticket as to who or what is making the claim to the jackpot!

                      Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                        Stop it will yah...SIGN THE TICKET!!!!...

                        Tigg, I only meant the reason he didn't go to the trusted retailer first. There is one huge difference between Milledge McCassell and myself.

                        Out of the thousands of tickets I have purchased over my lifetime of lottery playing there may have been 3 tickets I have given to a store clerk

                        to check where I did not know the fate of the ticket already. Three...

                        Don't Chase... Compare and Narrow

                        The Cheaper the Cost the Higher the Profit

                        Many Winners to You.

                        D_A

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                          Posted: September 18, 2010, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

                          Tigg, I only meant the reason he didn't go to the trusted retailer first. There is one huge difference between Milledge McCassell and myself.

                          Out of the thousands of tickets I have purchased over my lifetime of lottery playing there may have been 3 tickets I have given to a store clerk

                          to check where I did not know the fate of the ticket already. Three...

                          You SHOULD always know if your ticket is a winner before you enter the store to check it..It's not that hard...There are crooks everywhere...As soon as the man checked the ticket on the scanner it said BIG WINNER..Can't he read??..

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                            Posted: September 18, 2010, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

                            Its funny how all these lottery winners dont have internet access... In fact in NY, they all have computers now that will show on screen all the winning numbers for ALL their gms (NY lotto, PB, MM, take 5, u name it) so theoratically he could just watch the screen until his games results were shown. Plus those scanners are a disgrace. I cant believe any real lotto player would trust a scanner to tell them if they won or not.

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                              Posted: September 18, 2010, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

                              You SHOULD always know if your ticket is a winner before you enter the store to check it..It's not that hard...There are crooks everywhere...As soon as the man checked the ticket on the scanner it said BIG WINNER..Can't he read??..

                              Yes, it sounds like he could and that is the reason he knew something was wrong, He ask for the ticket back and the owner/clerk wouldn't give it back to him. The man is 72 years old and if the clerk is the owner, the player may have had no other recourse, at the time. Even the self scanners here in MO say "See Clerk" when you have a prize bigger than the store is legally able to pay (anything above $600). The clerk is suppose to tell you the amount you have won on the ticket in question and give you the ticket back. So that could have easily happen here as well. The only part of the story that I don't get is why he didn't go directly to a police station or call the cops immediately when the clerk refused to return the ticket. Instead of waiting until the next day. That, I don't get.

                              Don't Chase... Compare and Narrow

                              The Cheaper the Cost the Higher the Profit

                              Many Winners to You.

                              D_A