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3 charged in theft of $250,000 lottery ticket

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Posted: August 5, 2016, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

 Good work by the Iowa Lottery Security staff. 

 This criminal activity is one reason why I only play PB & MM.

Dance

 Chi ha danari, trova cugini. (He who has money finds many cousins.) Italian proverb

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    Posted: August 5, 2016, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

    So wait she scratch corner, scanned to see if was a winner before the register recorded it as a sold tixket. Red flag number one

     

    Then they paid 20 dollars for a ticket scanned b4 purchase

     

    How stupid

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      Posted: August 5, 2016, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

       Good work by the Iowa Lottery Security staff. 

       This criminal activity is one reason why I only play PB & MM.

      Dance

      Maybe TLC could run an hour long show on stupid lottery criminals vs How the lottery changed my life or whatever the name of that show was.

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        Posted: August 5, 2016, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

        Maybe TLC could run an hour long show on stupid lottery criminals vs How the lottery changed my life or whatever the name of that show was.

        Great idea!

        CNBC has American Greed which is really fun to watch (sad for those who get taken) but a cool show.  TLC could do a weekly show on who got caught this week...

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          Posted: August 5, 2016, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

          What really sucks is that the $250,000 prize will never be won by a legit player.  The lotto players lose out now.  I'm sure the state keeps the money.

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            Posted: August 5, 2016, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

            Not sure how it works but I've purchased scratch offs that werent scanned in a few states... they are just pulled off the roll and rung up.... Maybe after the initial scan in the system to activate no need to actual ring it up.   IJS

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              Posted: August 5, 2016, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

              So wait she scratch corner, scanned to see if was a winner before the register recorded it as a sold tixket. Red flag number one

               

              Then they paid 20 dollars for a ticket scanned b4 purchase

               

              How stupid

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              Thank you. That struck me as strange too. But, not being a scratcho player, I didn't quite understand it.

              Like Music* commented, I too am just a MM and PB player.

              No doubt they'll have to change the whole way they manufacture these scratch-off tickets.
              I don't know how, but I hope all participating counties get on board to prevent this sort of thing from happening again. 

              Lots of good comments on this article.

              • Don't chase the numbers you play.
              • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
              • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                        (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                Posted: August 5, 2016, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

                Even in an ungodly world folks know about:  Thou shalt not steal!

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                I hear that.

                • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                          (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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                  Posted: August 6, 2016, 12:30 am - IP Logged

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                  One person's greed caused the 3 to get felonies. This is the saddest part, I think, or maybe not.

                  Yes, we can all say "YOU", pointing at the Mom and blaming her for having brought up her daughter, which resulted in the daughter not appreciating honesty. But, it's hard for a youngster to appreciate all that, when tested like that.

                  BUT THEN THE MOTHER TO PARTICIPATE IN IT?  Felony, for sure. How old was the girl?  Maybe no felony?
                  That all makes me want to barf. 

                  I've heard of youngsters doing all kinds of things, and belonging to ministers, and causing those parental ministers to have to step down from that position, and then the kid goes and does something even worse, and the parents attitude then was "oh, that.  That's no big deal". 

                  I've reported such a case to the highest "Office" of that church I could, and they didn't even want to hear about it!
                  I called a local congregation, and they didn't want to hear about it. And the first thing I'll admit to them is my past, and that I acknowledge my shortcomings. Still, they were then so closed minded, they didn't want to hear about this one of their Elders.  It's almost like I was holding up a mirror and they were afraid of they're own reflection.

                  It's a messed up world.
                  I play lotto so I know I'm a gambler and a sinner anyway.

                  But, I don't go trying to be someone who's proud of his son, who then goes in front of the congregation, preaching.

                  I KNOW.    I have seen with my own eyes and ears such corruption. It's sick and twisted, when you've been brought up to be a decent person, and then you get to see this?   It blew my mind.

                  The thing those MINISTERS don't get is that God is up there in heaven, looking down on our sorry world, shaking His head.

                  This "SYSTEM" is BAD.  And it's becoming more and more like a whirlpool of corruption, all the time.

                  Jehovah God eventually humbles all.

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                    Posted: August 6, 2016, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                    Kudos to alert Iowa lottery officials for catching these clowns. Hopefully a judge will give them a harsh enough sentence to make other potential crooks think twice about trying to rip off lotteries. A year in the slam and a thousand hours of community service for all three sounds about right to me.

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                      Posted: August 6, 2016, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                      What really sucks is that the $250,000 prize will never be won by a legit player.  The lotto players lose out now.  I'm sure the state keeps the money.

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                        Posted: August 6, 2016, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                        It is fraud.  However, why can't any 20 year old play the lottery.  That's messed up.

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                          Posted: August 6, 2016, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                          How many criminal $1,000 scratch-off winners have gone unnoticed by lottery security officials? Do they only do due diligence on big payoff hits?

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                            Posted: August 6, 2016, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                            Can you imagine the look on her face when she scanned the ticket and it said $250,000 winner?

                            Her plan fell apart because she was too young to play the lottery. Then she gets her Mom and boyfriend involved and now everyone's off to the hoosegow. Her Mom must be very proud of her daughter.

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                              Posted: August 7, 2016, 6:37 am - IP Logged

                               Good work by the Iowa Lottery Security staff. 

                               This criminal activity is one reason why I only play PB & MM.

                              Dance

                              Sorry music* but it can even happen with a PB & MM, yrs ago an older Gentleman took his ticket to the store he always went to an have it checked they (the 2 clerks) told him it wasn't a winner, well he always kept his Tickets they knew that, one of them ripped up a piece of paper threw it away and they put the winning ticket in their pocket waited a short time before claiming their win, the older man seen them on T.V along with winning #'s he'd been playing for yrs, called the Lottery office told them what happened they checked the Security Tapes, his play slip and all the Tickets that he had kept with the same #'s on them, finally they were Arrested, He got his Money!

                              I probably shouldn't tell the world this but maybe it will STOP SOME OF THESE THIEVES??? 

                              YRS& YRS & YRS ago(you get it LOL), was in the convenience store business, when Lotto Scratch off rolls were delivered the Pack # is scanned on every role so the Lotto Office knows which rolls are where same with MM & PB paper by the printed #'s on the back of the roll for the same reason as above! I always gave the losing ticket back to the customer if they insisted on not taking it i ripped it up in front of them an threw it in the trash, the winning 1"s the machine printed out a slip with amount on it I always showed it to the customer so their would be no doubt how much they won, my store was in a area where I was born & raised we all knew each other, they trusted me I did it so My employees would have too that was the rule!

                               CAN'T Wait till a LP POSTER WINS BIG Party