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Store owner tried to scam woman out of lottery winnings

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: May 20, 2012, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

"I'd like to know how many winners he's cashed in his name previously."

Or how about all the free to $100 tickets he stole without signing his name. He was caught because he scratched off the winner's name. With thousands of stores in each state, there is no telling how many people are told their unsigned $600 plus tickets are losers and a clerk keeps the ticket and signs their name. The tickets that don't require signing probably amount to thousands in thefts every day.

The real problem is that many players don't even know the payoffs and the value of their tickets. Some will be happy if the clerk hands them $100 for matching 4 + 1. They are playing because of the multi-million jackpots and don't understand they can still can win something for matching less. It would be very difficult for these thieves to cheat, if every player knew the value of their tickets.

Good points, Stack.

I didn't even consider all the smaller prizes he was probably stealing for years that don't have to be officially claimed.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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

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    Posted: May 20, 2012, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

    Good for her ! I wonder if the thiefs sorry he did it or sorry he got caught.

    Just takes a few seconds to sign your name on the back.  Nice to know that if someone alters your ticket they can be charged .  Chair

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      Posted: May 20, 2012, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

      nice to hear she got her money

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        Posted: May 20, 2012, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

        Props to the LA lottery commission. I'm glad the REAL winner got her winnings. I, too, wonder how many under $600 winnings this POS stole from people. There will never be a way to tell. I always know how much winnings I'll get back when I hand the ticket to the clerk. I haven't had one try and cheat me unless you count the POS that tried to keep my freebie PB ticket a couple months ago.

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          Posted: May 20, 2012, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

          Props to the LA lottery commission. I'm glad the REAL winner got her winnings. I, too, wonder how many under $600 winnings this POS stole from people. There will never be a way to tell. I always know how much winnings I'll get back when I hand the ticket to the clerk. I haven't had one try and cheat me unless you count the POS that tried to keep my freebie PB ticket a couple months ago.

          I had a clerk keep a free entry ticket for another drawing on me in Harlan, Kentucky last year.

          Dirty bastage.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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

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            Posted: May 20, 2012, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

            Well! can she also get the fee he would be paid for selling her the ticket. If not she should be able to get that money also he surely shouldn't get it! Good job Lottery Officals.Now ! let's put that Scammer in jail.Red DevilSurrender

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              Posted: May 20, 2012, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

              Someone so at ease with telling a customer that a $10,000 ticket is worth $3 sounds very practiced to me.  My guess is that few of these pathetic crooks are caught their first time.  Their past "successes" surely make them feel like they'll continue getting away with it.

              He probably had only been knocking off smaller prizes that didn't require the kind of security checks that cashing in tickets at the lottery office required.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: May 20, 2012, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

                Clearly some folks shouldn't be playing the lottery.Don't get me wrong,a$swhippins o' plenty should be handed to the 'camel cowboy' who did it but stuff like this gets old.

                People really need to understand what they're playing.

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                for always sticking up for me.."

                 


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                  Posted: May 20, 2012, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                  Hey, PERDUE,

                  I think she was just one of those people who hands the tickets to the clerks to check for her and trusts them to tell her the truth.

                  Bad idea.

                  I'm inclined to agree with you Ridge.

                  This makes me wanna pull out my stupid stick and smack her a couple of times for not checking her tickets herself.

                  Just SMACK-SMACK-SMACK-SMACK-SAMACK.......

                  This is another Willis Willis story only with a wonderful ending.

                  Now the store owner is kicking himself for losing his licenses to sell lottery tickets in all four of his stores and possible prison time and the loss of everything he worked to build all because of a misguided sense of greed.

                  Now he's spending more than ten thousand dollars to clear his self-induced nightmare.

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                    Posted: May 20, 2012, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

                    And his name wasn't Patel,either.

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                    There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers

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                      Posted: May 20, 2012, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

                      Bad man...very bad man!!!


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                        Posted: May 20, 2012, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

                        Props to the LA lottery commission. I'm glad the REAL winner got her winnings. I, too, wonder how many under $600 winnings this POS stole from people. There will never be a way to tell. I always know how much winnings I'll get back when I hand the ticket to the clerk. I haven't had one try and cheat me unless you count the POS that tried to keep my freebie PB ticket a couple months ago.

                        POS...whats that point of sale?Jester

                        When i hand over my tickets i am just waiting for somebody to pull a fast one...

                        I will start cussing and yelling...and I will knock over the gum.  I dont especially like it when i hand over the winning ticket and they rip it up in front of me vigorously like i dont have any emotional attachment to that ticket....that ticket was a work of art!!

                        I do NOT like to feel disrespected at the lottery terminal after all the KUCFing hard work i put in!!!

                        Some of these guys need a real lesson in customer service!!

                        @ cletus...i think his first name was alhinda...but his full name probably was alhinda mohammed vishnu patel!!!

                        one time somebody stole my ticket...and i was sitting at the computer waiting to see if there was Big winner at that store...I was really prepared to go Apesh*t!!

                        and yes i agree...being a business man with poor judgement...he will get a slap on the wrist...

                        i mean if he has four stores...than he already has some sort of connections..

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                          Posted: May 20, 2012, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

                          POS...whats that point of sale?Jester

                          When i hand over my tickets i am just waiting for somebody to pull a fast one...

                          I will start cussing and yelling...and I will knock over the gum.  I dont especially like it when i hand over the winning ticket and they rip it up in front of me vigorously like i dont have any emotional attachment to that ticket....that ticket was a work of art!!

                          I do NOT like to feel disrespected at the lottery terminal after all the KUCFing hard work i put in!!!

                          Some of these guys need a real lesson in customer service!!

                          @ cletus...i think his first name was alhinda...but his full name probably was alhinda mohammed vishnu patel!!!

                          one time somebody stole my ticket...and i was sitting at the computer waiting to see if there was Big winner at that store...I was really prepared to go Apesh*t!!

                          and yes i agree...being a business man with poor judgement...he will get a slap on the wrist...

                          i mean if he has four stores...than he already has some sort of connections..

                          LottoB ,

                                    You're Presumming he will get OFF !! Having 4 stores has no Variable on the out come of the Case against him . It could have been any race that pulled this SCAM on the lady .


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                            Posted: May 20, 2012, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

                            LottoB ,

                                      You're Presumming he will get OFF !! Having 4 stores has no Variable on the out come of the Case against him . It could have been any race that pulled this SCAM on the lady .

                            ok...i agree...its not about race..its about age and maturity...

                            all the guys who bust my balls are young...the old world indians are more honest...because they came directly from the old country...they understand how difficult it can be.  But these young whippersnappers,  the are too americanized...always trying to pull a fast one and be "wiseguys"...

                            there is no way he is doing 20 years...its not like a breaking and entering...the woman was at fault being dumb....and not knowing how to use a computer...or for not going to the store with the guy who cooks the fried rice as her back....those guys know kung fu, they dont f--k around.

                            That guy get three years tops...and maybe deported.

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                              Posted: May 20, 2012, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                              ok...i agree...its not about race..its about age and maturity...

                              all the guys who bust my balls are young...the old world indians are more honest...because they came directly from the old country...they understand how difficult it can be.  But these young whippersnappers,  the are too americanized...always trying to pull a fast one and be "wiseguys"...

                              there is no way he is doing 20 years...its not like a breaking and entering...the woman was at fault being dumb....and not knowing how to use a computer...or for not going to the store with the guy who cooks the fried rice as her back....those guys know kung fu, they dont f--k around.

                              That guy get three years tops...and maybe deported.

                              LottoB ,

                                         Know you got it !!! Not all People are Honest it does not matter about Race .. Just use you're gut feeling . You do not know Louisiana to well .. Yes, Its her fault to for not checking here on Ticket/Tickets online from her phone , computer or even public library has free internet use ..