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Posted: May 25, 2014, 11:10 am - IP Logged

Know you are angry but it's good that you doubled check your tickets. Don't know why the scanner did not work but it sure does sound "fishy".

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
    Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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    Posted: May 26, 2014, 9:14 am - IP Logged

    Something fishy is going on here, and not just with retailers. This happened to me YESTERDAY!!! I went into a store to check some old tickets i had from Megamillions March 14th draw. Scanned all 3 of my tickets myself and all said  "sorry not a winner". Normally i either throw them away after or have the retailer scan them on the machine just to verify. Well i did gave them to the cashier and the tickets would not scan properly so she punched in the codes and it said "not a winner". Still not sure why but i decided to keep my tickets. I JUST checked them like five minutes ago here on my computer and see that i actually won $15...(2 numbers + mega ball x multiplier).

    I am soo F****** pissed. Not because this could have been a simple error, but because TWO different machines said "NOT A WINNER". Of course this is no big money but it counts. God knows how many times this has happened to not only me but to millions of other lotto players in the past without our knowledge.

    Always demand your tickets back when you win or when they tell you they're not winners.

    They're your tickets, not theirs.

      savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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      Posted: May 26, 2014, 9:39 am - IP Logged

      call dateline or one of those   tv shows that do under cover  stories on  lottery scams, im sure they would like to take it  nation wide. bust this story open

      2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

        Jon D's avatar - calotterylogo
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        Posted: May 26, 2014, 10:33 am - IP Logged

        Something fishy is going on here, and not just with retailers. This happened to me YESTERDAY!!! I went into a store to check some old tickets i had from Megamillions March 14th draw. Scanned all 3 of my tickets myself and all said  "sorry not a winner". Normally i either throw them away after or have the retailer scan them on the machine just to verify. Well i did gave them to the cashier and the tickets would not scan properly so she punched in the codes and it said "not a winner". Still not sure why but i decided to keep my tickets. I JUST checked them like five minutes ago here on my computer and see that i actually won $15...(2 numbers + mega ball x multiplier).

        I am soo F****** pissed. Not because this could have been a simple error, but because TWO different machines said "NOT A WINNER". Of course this is no big money but it counts. God knows how many times this has happened to not only me but to millions of other lotto players in the past without our knowledge.

        You're not the first to report the self-scanners giving false negatives.

        Just goes to show, always know the value of your tickets yourself. Never rely on the scanners, they should just be a double-check of what you already know. I've run into many places where the scanners were not working, usually shady places. Or could they be doing this on purpose?

        And NEVER rely on the clerk. They can very easily lie about the value of the ticket, and spend the whole day "skimming the register" by underpaying players. I once had a clerk ask me when cashing a ticket, "how much do you think you won?" RED FLAG!!! If I didn't know beforehand, the clerk may try to pull a fast one and underpay. It's easy to justify and talk his way out even if he got caught, "oh, I made a mistake my friend, let me re-check it." Low risk, high reward. Thumbs Down


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          Posted: June 10, 2014, 10:56 am - IP Logged

          i  dont   trust   any  of  those   mid east  people  or those  indians and  pakistsnies. they  are   more   corrupt  then  honest

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            Posted: June 10, 2014, 11:18 am - IP Logged

            Oh no!  I'm so surprised!

            "Understand... people are more complicated than the masks they wear in society... everyone is playing to win, and some people will use moral justifications to advance their side"

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