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UK shopkeeper guilty of lottery fraud

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Posted: April 4, 2013, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

No one touches my tickets once they are in my hand, ever. I can check online and my state has scanners that you can check them yourself. Also, as I have said before, print your name on your ticket. 

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    Posted: April 4, 2013, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

    WOW!!! Always check your own tickets and always make copies.

    I Love Pink & Green 1908

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      Posted: April 4, 2013, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

      I always ask for the terminal generated receipt, and watch to make sure they dont pull a switch.

      i want this lottery ticket & give me my receipt pronto Yes Nod

      Let it Snow Snowman

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        Posted: April 4, 2013, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

        WOW!!! Always check your own tickets and always make copies.

        I Agree!

        Let it Snow Snowman

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          Posted: April 4, 2013, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

          WOW!!! Always check your own tickets and always make copies.

          If you play a lot, making copies of all your tickets gets old after a while.   I check my own tickets and only ask  clerks to cash them or verify them and give me the paper work to take to the local authorized bank.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
                       Evil Looking       

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            Posted: April 4, 2013, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

            Its across all racial lines.This guy is just one of many.Out here in California the State lottery investigations have reeled in all kinds.Chris Hansen from Dateline " how to catch a predator" did a piece on this practice. Its amazing to watch  how these clerks are always surprised when they caught, its like l didn't know it was illegal to do that!. Hit With Stick

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              Posted: April 4, 2013, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

              That shopkeeper needs a good old fashioned ass whoopin'.

              A real good one.

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                Posted: April 4, 2013, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

                WOW!!! Always check your own tickets and always make copies.

                Words of wisdom

                Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

                                                            From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                  Posted: April 4, 2013, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                  That shopkeeper needs a good old fashioned ass whoopin'.

                  A real good one.

                  More words of wisdom

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

                                                              From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                    Posted: April 5, 2013, 11:24 am - IP Logged

                    The term lottery "syndicate" makes these players sound so ominous like the mob or gangsters.  I like the term lottery "pool" because I think of fun in the sun in a swimming pool.  That's were you will be if you win the jackpot.  Partying in the POOL!!! Party

                     

                    The article also mentions the missing ticket being "screwed-up."  I think that better describes the thief shopkeeper.  And, what does that mean anyways?  Was the ticket crumpled up, altered, ripped, or something else?


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                      Posted: April 5, 2013, 11:38 am - IP Logged

                      The term lottery "syndicate" makes these players sound so ominous like the mob or gangsters.  I like the term lottery "pool" because I think of fun in the sun in a swimming pool.  That's were you will be if you win the jackpot.  Partying in the POOL!!! Party

                       

                      The article also mentions the missing ticket being "screwed-up."  I think that better describes the thief shopkeeper.  And, what does that mean anyways?  Was the ticket crumpled up, altered, ripped, or something else?

                      I want Powerball to add a "Pool Play" option to their tickets. Make the charge a dollar a line.

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                        Posted: April 5, 2013, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

                        If you play a lot, making copies of all your tickets gets old after a while.   I check my own tickets and only ask  clerks to cash them or verify them and give me the paper work to take to the local authorized bank.

                        Yep, I always know if I have a winner or not.

                        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                        For a lead role in a cage?

                         

                                                                    From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                          Posted: April 5, 2013, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                          Glad that this disbonest person was caught.

                          a slap on the wrist, shucks i'm sorry i was caught.Bang Head

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                            Posted: April 6, 2013, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

                            a slap on the wrist, shucks i'm sorry i was caught.Bang Head

                            l think an example has to be made for those clerks who are willing to screw you over.

                             

                             Nepali accused of stealing $1M lottery prize in USA 
                             

                            THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

                            AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 22: A 25-year-old convenience store clerk pocketed a customer´s $1 million winning lottery ticket, claimed the prize and skipped town, possibly back to his native Nepal, authorities said.

                            Pankaj Joshi took 67-year-old Willis Willis´ winning Mega Millions megaplier ticket after Willis asked Joshi in May to check whether any of his numbers were winners, investigators said in a search warrant affidavit last month.

                            Joshi claimed the prize — about $750,000 after taxes — at the lottery claim center in Austin, had the money wired to a bank account and disappeared, authorities said. 

                            "Never to this degree have we seen a clerk steal a megaplier winning ticket," assistant district attorney Patty Robertson said Wednesday.

                            Nick Parveez, Joshi´s former manager at Lucky´s Food Store in Grand Prairie, near Dallas, called the lottery commission in July to voice his suspicions about Joshi after hearing that his store sold a $1 million winning ticket, according to the affidavit.

                            No one at Lucky´s had ever seen Joshi play the lottery, assistant manager Mike Rahman said.

                            "He just left," Rahman said. "We were shocked. We didn´t know he could do anything like this."

                            Joshi, who was a student at the University of Texas at Arlington and had worked at the store for five years, was charged in Travis County in September with one count of claiming a lottery prize by fraud. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. A judge set Joshi´s bond at $10 million.

                            The Austin American-Statesman first reported on the charge Wednesday.

                            Joshi transferred some of the money to various bank accounts after the initial deposit by the lottery, prosecutors said. Authorities have recovered $365,000 from Joshi´s account. It wasn´t clear when the money might be returned to Willis, if it´s proven in court to be his.

                            "We hope to return the stolen funds back to the victim," Robertson said.

                            Investigators believe Joshi may have returned to Nepal. When he quit his job in June, Joshi said he was returning to the South Asian country to help his cousin with her perfume business, Parveez told investigators.

                            Willis, a regular customer at Lucky´s, said he played the lottery two to three times a week using a set batch of numbers. He said he bought $10 worth of Mega Millions megaplier tickets on May 29 for that night´s drawing, according to the affidavit.

                            Willis told investigators he went to the store two days after the drawing to check the results because he hadn´t been able to find the winning lottery numbers on television or check them in the newspaper.

                            Investigators used the lottery transaction system to see if the winning ticket had been scanned and found it was checked on May 31. An inspection of the store´s check processing computer found that Willis had cashed a check at the store and purchased lottery tickets two days earlier using set numbers. Willis also produced a lottery play slip showing the winning numbers.

                            Texas Lottery Commission officials said Wednesday they were investigating the matter. Spokesman Bobby Heith referred questions about the case to the district attorney´s office. He said the lottery recommends players sign the back of their tickets when they buy them in case of loss or theft.

                            Rahman said even though Willis is upset about the missing money, he still buys lottery tickets at Lucky´s. "He still trusts us," he said.
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                              Posted: April 8, 2013, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                              Those kind of people are really annoying. It seems like you can't trust anyone when it comes to money.