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Florida shopkeeper accused of taking tourist's lottery winnings

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: December 11, 2010, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

I wonder what date AND time was listed on this 'receipt' for $600 [does anyone have a photo of it that they can upload for us?]

It wouldn't make any difference what it had on it since it wasn't official.  Sounds like Farah was set up for such situations but I would have thought he would have had $600 to complete the false transaction unless he was so greedy that he thought paying $600 for a $5000 ticket was too much.  Now he's feeling he was used because the guy acted like a dumb tourist that he could cheat and get away with it.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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    Posted: December 12, 2010, 2:46 pm - IP Logged


    The article reads:  "Farah told him the ticket was worth $600. ''When he looked, nothing came up on the machine,'' said the victim. ''But he printed out this piece of paper that said I had won $600.''

    I wonder what date AND time was listed on this 'receipt' for $600 [does anyone have a photo of it that they can upload for us?]  I wonder why the vacationing winner didn't also take a photo of this piece of paper before leaving the store for the final time that day.

    Agree with stupidPuke

    I wonder if the Farahs own more stores with lottery headquarter's terminal machines, where they continue to "help" their customers away from hundreds and thousands of dollars!

    Im curious as to how the store owner was able to print out a reciept showing a $600 win.

     

    Leads me to believe he previously had a winning ticket worth $600 and he held onto it for a situation like this. I would imagine lottery retailers cant just print a reciept with any winning amount so they could fool customers.


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      Posted: December 16, 2010, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

      SIGN your tickets people  that will  cut down on fraudulent acts at these convenient stores cause once they scam you  they can't get passed your signature  being on  the ticket so  the  scam can't  go any further.

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        Posted: December 29, 2010, 11:06 am - IP Logged

        Shame on this Lottery vendor. But it happens all across the USA. Recently Dateline NBC was trying to do an undercover story about this happening in New York. But the NY Lottery officials found out about it and sent WARNING notices through the terminals to all the vendors about what NBC was up to. Since then NY Lottery installed bar-code checkers at vendors so that people could check their own tickets.


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          Posted: December 29, 2010, 11:59 am - IP Logged

          It's  pure laziness  when you don't check your own tickets unless you go too a store where you can trust the clerks I always check my own tickets  at home on the  internret and I always  go too  Publix too use  the  stand-alone ticket scannner too double check I never ask clerks to check  my tickets,"NEVER"

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            Posted: December 29, 2010, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

            Well, the barcode checkers are relatively new. In fact, I'm not sure that every state has them. Before the internet, people would ALWAYS buy the newspaper to check their numbers. Perhaps another reason why newspapers are dying nowadays.