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Lottery's 'luckiest woman' bet flabbergasting sums on scratch-offs

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Yea, in would be interesting to hear from SOMEONE at other states as to what they think of this story. How do other states 'control' this kind of thing.  As far as Texas, you would think THEY would know if this many tickets are being sold, at one store, that someone is trying to 'corner' one game?  By letting it happen it says they don't care. 

What's the difference from someone driving around to all the stores and buying tickets? None.

If I go to Walmart and buy all their toilet paper inventory, they are going to show more toilet paper sales for the week than any other store. It is more convenient for me the bulk buyer (or in this case Ginther the bulk ticket buyer) to get all my purchases from one location. That's basically all that happened here.

The story says she "made the prize come to her," but in order to do that she had to buy all the tickets in between. So not much different than going to various stores and buying tickets. That's why the lottery doesn't care.

If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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    Not too sure about the "control" part.

    If they sell 10 times more tickets than another store, it stands to reason the lottery commission is going to replenish that store's stock. Some stores will certainly sell more than other stores.

    If that store sells more gas than other stores, then they order more gas to replenish their stock.  Some stores sell more gas than other stores.

    Supply and demand.

    If you run a business, ANY business, you want to know & understand WHERE YOUR SALES COME FROM & WHY.  I can guarantee they were following this very closely. 

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      If you run a business, ANY business, you want to know & understand WHERE YOUR SALES COME FROM & WHY.  I can guarantee they were following this very closely. 

      Ooooook????

      The commission wants to sell tickets. If I decide to buy a couple million dollars worth of scratchers, or any other kind of ticket, they love it. I imagine at the time, they didn't know that a single person was buying all those tickets, and as long as the transactions were legitimate, why should they care? The alternative would be for the tickets to just gather dust at the stores. I don't think they would like that.

      I work retail furniture sales. The name of the game in any retail business is turns. Turns as in moving product. Where and why is nice to know, but the bottom line is "is it selling, and if not, cut it loose."

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        Does the author not see what kind of great exposure his article was receiving being read

        by the many members here on Lottery Post? I would have never read this story if Todd

        had not posted it. oh well...What? that's too bad.

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          Removing the story by the author request....something kinda smell fishy doesnt it.....If everything was on the up and up then there would be no reason to have the story removed.  I had stated earlier it was pretty hard to believe that everything was on the up and up. 

          I would really like to know more how the big winners are placed into the books....people work there and looks like to me there could be some hanky panky.... I know I always here it cant be fixed or anyone know but when you have man workiing and doing the work , someone knows and enough money MAN will figure a way

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            I think she cheated.

            LOL

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              Removing the story by the author request....something kinda smell fishy doesnt it.....If everything was on the up and up then there would be no reason to have the story removed.  I had stated earlier it was pretty hard to believe that everything was on the up and up. 

              I would really like to know more how the big winners are placed into the books....people work there and looks like to me there could be some hanky panky.... I know I always here it cant be fixed or anyone know but when you have man workiing and doing the work , someone knows and enough money MAN will figure a way

              It's probably more like a copyright issue.  I don't know if Todd secures permission to post all of these articles in the News section, but if he doesn't, that might explain it.  You can't just publish other people's work without permission and very little attribution.  And even if Todd does get the proper clearance, the author (or the newspaper or, most likely, the newspaper's lawyers) still has every right to change their mind and request/demand that the article come down.

              It looks like you're thinking that the author was forced to retract the articles for some reason.  This is not true, because they are still up at their original location.  (Also, if you search that site for "lottery" or "Joan Ginther", you'll find even more articles.)  Besides, the legality of the winner's actions -- or the lack thereof -- probably would not have any bearing on the matter.  If there was a retraction, it would most likely be due to a major factual error or perhaps some malfeasance on the author's part, such as making unfounded accusations or intentionally misleading the public or even outright lying.