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D.C. woman's 'winning' scratch ticket voided

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Posted: September 9, 2015, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

 this is why I don't trust scratchers to start with

I've played scratchers for years and never had a problem. I 've won far more money with scratchers than with draw games. Avoid buying scratchers from vending machines and you won't have a problem. If a store clerk tries to hand me a damaged card from a roll, I'll simply refuse to pay for it and walk out.

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    Posted: September 9, 2015, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

    right  on  bro  u  tell  them

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      Posted: September 9, 2015, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

      Seems like lotteries should be required to carry Errors & Omissions insurance so they can pay when they make a mistake.  Which this was.  They said it was cut wrong - which I think means it came from the factory that way.  A trained lottery official loaded the machine and didn't notice it.  The buyer didn't notice it.  The lottery and/or one of their vendors screwed up, pay the woman her money!

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        Posted: September 9, 2015, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

        Seems like lotteries should be required to carry Errors & Omissions insurance so they can pay when they make a mistake.  Which this was.  They said it was cut wrong - which I think means it came from the factory that way.  A trained lottery official loaded the machine and didn't notice it.  The buyer didn't notice it.  The lottery and/or one of their vendors screwed up, pay the woman her money!

        That would be the last time I'd ever play lottery in Virginia if I lived in D.C. 

        When these lotteries discover defects in their scratch off games, they quietly pull them from stores and there's no mention of refunds to the thousands of defrauded players and yet some people are defending the VA lottery on this one. Sickening is an understatement.

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: September 9, 2015, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

          Although I don't play scratchoffs, this is why I try to buy my lottery tickets while at work in DC vs Virginia. I trust the DC  lottery people..as messed up as DC usually is... to pay way before the Virginia lottery ever would.

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            Posted: September 9, 2015, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

             this is why I don't trust scratchers to start with

            They are the biggest ripoffs of all time.

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              Posted: September 9, 2015, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

               this is why I don't trust scratchers to start with

              I Agree!

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                Posted: September 9, 2015, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                There's more to this story than meets the eye! Another News story related to this one can be found here: https://www.lotterypost.com/news/293764

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                  Posted: September 11, 2015, 1:32 am - IP Logged

                  Good point. I suppose the tic with the bar code is the winner. IF....the person that bought it scans it. By just looking at it they might think it's a loser.

                  There's absolutely no reason to believe that either ticket was a winner. The only thing that makes the one ticket appear to be a winner is the coincidence of matching the winning numbers on the piece from the 2nd ticket. The  extra piece on the first ticket tells us wjhat numbers need to be matched on the 2nd ticket, but we have no way of knowing what numbers are on the 2nd ticket.

                  The perforation should make it obvious even to stupid people that the ticket contains part of a different ticket. From there it shouldn't be difficult to figure out that neither of the two tickets shows all of the numbers necessary to determine if it's a winner. Both tickets do contain the bar code, and that will reveal whether or not either ticket is a winner.

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                    Posted: September 14, 2015, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                    The real mistake was trusting the Virginia Lottery to payoff on a ticket that says its a Winner.

                    Or now days.....any lottery for that matter!

                    I won't get mad......I won't get even and NCEL will pay my bills :-)  - ITP
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                      Posted: September 24, 2015, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

                      Nope! that's not a winner.  Two different tickets.  She's not going to win that - whine all you want about scams and unfairness but it's just a bad cut on the ticket.