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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: June 3, 2011, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

"The only thing he did wrong and his biggest mistake was trusting the Texas Lottery people and their agents to be honest and fair."

I cashed a Ten-Oh ticket in Ohio that I thought was worth $52 but the clerk told me it was worth $407; I thought I matched 7 numbers on one of the lines but I matched 8. The clerk didn't know that I under valued the ticket when asked her to cash it, but what if I'd said "check the ticket"?

Sure, Willis' intelligence is questionable, but what about the intelligent people that buy some QPs, stick them under their sun visors and ask the clerk to check them a day or two later. Should we all assume every store and every clerk is dishonest, check and double check every ticket we buy before cashing them?

"They're not."

Or they're incompetent, but either way the store is acting as an agent of the Texas Lottery. It's obvious the Texas Lottery and probably every state lottery has no idea of who is selling and cashing their lottery tickets.

Last night I asked a clerk for a pick-4 number straight for a dollar 3 times and after the tickets were printed, I asked for the same number boxed for a dollar 2 times. The clerk even asked if I wanted them for $1 too. I put $5 on the counter while waiting for the box tickets to be printed. The clerk handed me 7 tickets and took the $5 and put it in the cash register. When I checked the tickets, she had given me four (not the 3 tickets I asked for and she verified) 50 cent straight tickets so I told her to give me another $1 straight ticket which she ran. She hands me the ticket and asks for another $1 so I had to spread the now 8 tickets she gave me on the counter to show her they added up to the $5 she had already put in the cash register.

The moral of the story is some store clerks have no clue how to run the lottery machine and some of the clerks that do are dishonest.

PS, don't ever hand a clerk a ten dollar bill and a quarter when the total is $8.24 unless you want to see their "deer in the headlights" look.

Roger that.

Gotta wonder what that clerk in Ohio would have done if you'd asked her to cash your winning ticket and told her it was a $52 winner.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: June 3, 2011, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

    Roger that.

    Gotta wonder what that clerk in Ohio would have done if you'd asked her to cash your winning ticket and told her it was a $52 winner.

    It was in a locally owned grocery store and I'm positive the clerk would have paid whatever the ticket was worth. The store was weird because the owners and all the people working there were born and raised in the area and spoke and understood English.

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      Posted: June 5, 2011, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

      When I go to a store to cash a winning ticket, I always say to the clerk; can you can cash a winner for me? It's for $ xxx.

      That way I'm telling them how much its for. None the less the last win I had two weeks ago, was two tickets. One was for $250 the other was for $500. When I gave them to the clerk he scanned (or looked) at the $250 ticket and set it down next to the register, then scanned the other and said "do you know you just won $500?" I told him it was for $750. I gave you two tickets.

       He was like; "oh thats right."  In all fairness it is a store I've been going to for years so I wouldn't want to see the owner get in trouble, I've never had a problem there before, and the clerk was new  and hadn't been there very long so maybe he made a mistake. And if I complained/ accused it would have been my word against his, and if I was wrong I would felt like crap.

      Either way, next time I will sign my tickets, especially if that same clerk is there. The bottom line is, ALWAYS check your tickets BEFORE  you give them to anyone, and KNOW what they are worth ahead of time. And do not trust the do it yourself scanners. They have been wrong too. If you don't know the winning numbers ask the clerk for a printout and check your tickets yourself.

      And even then PAY ATTENTION until you get your $$$.

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        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: June 5, 2011, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

        When I go to a store to cash a winning ticket, I always say to the clerk; can you can cash a winner for me? It's for $ xxx.

        That way I'm telling them how much its for. None the less the last win I had two weeks ago, was two tickets. One was for $250 the other was for $500. When I gave them to the clerk he scanned (or looked) at the $250 ticket and set it down next to the register, then scanned the other and said "do you know you just won $500?" I told him it was for $750. I gave you two tickets.

         He was like; "oh thats right."  In all fairness it is a store I've been going to for years so I wouldn't want to see the owner get in trouble, I've never had a problem there before, and the clerk was new  and hadn't been there very long so maybe he made a mistake. And if I complained/ accused it would have been my word against his, and if I was wrong I would felt like crap.

        Either way, next time I will sign my tickets, especially if that same clerk is there. The bottom line is, ALWAYS check your tickets BEFORE  you give them to anyone, and KNOW what they are worth ahead of time. And do not trust the do it yourself scanners. They have been wrong too. If you don't know the winning numbers ask the clerk for a printout and check your tickets yourself.

        And even then PAY ATTENTION until you get your $$$.

        I agree.

        I have had similar situations and when it's multiple winning tickets, it's more often than not.

        Whenever I have more than one ticket to cash I stand directly in front of the terminal and hand them one ticket at a time so there's no confusion on their part. I can tell some of them feel insulted by this practice but that's their problem.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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