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3 charged in theft of $250,000 lottery ticket

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Posted: August 7, 2016, 6:40 am - 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.

I LOVED IT!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, BE SAFE & GOOD LUCK Y'ALL Sad Wavey

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    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!

    You sound like an honest person to me.

     

    Had a good chuckle with the first paragraph.  Lucky for him he kept all the losing tickets.  I can just see his face when those losers/thieves were plastered on the newscast.  in this case anonymity would not have been a good idea.

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      Posted: August 7, 2016, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

      Ignoring the stupidity of the people involved, I want to know what was on the back of the ticket to cause them to deny the claim. Unless it was the signature of the coworker, what could possibly have been scribbled there as the basis for refusing the payout.

      Everyone here is congratulating the officials but they didn't know any of these facts when they rejected the ticket. If it had been the coworker's signature, wouldn't they have said so? Would love to get the pieces of the story being left out, because they've told us that as long as you sign the ticket and provide proof of your identity, they're supposed to honor your claim. 

      They caught on to Tipton's accomplice because the guy didn't remember where he bought the ticket and what he was wearing. I often buy my tickets days in advance of a drawing wherever I happen to be when the mood strikes. Oftentimes I'll buy tickets from different locations for the same drawing. I guarantee I won't know where the winning ticket was bought or what I was wearing. So are they saying that I can be denied my winnings for that and if I scribbled on the back?

      I'm hoping that in their zealousness to catch the crooks, they don't end up denying a payout to a person who is the rightful winner

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        THUGS, will do It every time.  smh

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          THUGS, will do It every time.  smh

          I could have used one of those thugs to help me put all these KY scratchers for the Ultimate Second Chance drawings yesterday..  So many it took me an hour entering those 16 digits takes time...lol.

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            A while back i filled out an employment application for a gas station that i buy tickets at a lot. the first thing i was told was if hired I could no longer buy tickets there.that should be policy at all stores.at least while they are working

            It definitely should be policy across the country. Clerks have too much insider info that a general person walking in
            off the street does not. Clerks know when the machine/counter dispenser is re-stocked, they know which tickets
            to avoid playing if you have a scratch at the store type person who goes and turns in winners right away, they handle
            packs, set machines, do payouts, have access to ticket numbers and payout amounts of tickets turned in, which btw is
            very helpful in determining what to play off the counter or out of the IVM. They also know what they themselves played
            and won on or how much a string they bought and when to possibly expect a winner.

            No one knows where the winners are or if there is a big winner in any of the packs put out for sale but with info like
            that, a clerk can use it to their advantage when playing the games on shift.

            Regular players have to go in and take the chance they choose the correct slot. Clerks keeping track know the right slot
            because they either played a string or or watched others play strings.

            Why lottery rules do not prevent workers from playing is puzzling.
            I think workers should not be allowed to buy tickets at all in a place where they work, but really, who can enforce that?
            So rustysmom, they really should, I agree, not allow them to buy while they are working. It'd be a start.

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              Posted: August 8, 2016, 9:42 am - IP Logged

              Ignoring the stupidity of the people involved, I want to know what was on the back of the ticket to cause them to deny the claim. Unless it was the signature of the coworker, what could possibly have been scribbled there as the basis for refusing the payout.

              Everyone here is congratulating the officials but they didn't know any of these facts when they rejected the ticket. If it had been the coworker's signature, wouldn't they have said so? Would love to get the pieces of the story being left out, because they've told us that as long as you sign the ticket and provide proof of your identity, they're supposed to honor your claim. 

              They caught on to Tipton's accomplice because the guy didn't remember where he bought the ticket and what he was wearing. I often buy my tickets days in advance of a drawing wherever I happen to be when the mood strikes. Oftentimes I'll buy tickets from different locations for the same drawing. I guarantee I won't know where the winning ticket was bought or what I was wearing. So are they saying that I can be denied my winnings for that and if I scribbled on the back?

              I'm hoping that in their zealousness to catch the crooks, they don't end up denying a payout to a person who is the rightful winner

              The 20 year old was probably too excited to think at the time, maybe she signed it, got info that she was too young
              and asked the co-worker who either did the favor and reconsidered or just said no and the girl went to the boyfriend
              to sign it. Scribbling out one name is bad enough, two would be real cause for scrutiny.

              The mother looks like a real winner...not in a good sense either. She looks like one of the types that wouldn't think
              twice about pulling a fast one like this. I can see her rubbing her hands together when she got the news and helping
              to get the story straight. I don't believe anything she told investigators. She's as guilty as the other two for not telling
              them to do the right thing...which at that point I don't KNOW what would have been the right thing...tear the ticket up?
              As much as that would have hurt, maybe they should have done it. But judging by those mugs, right was nowhere in
              sight.

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                Posted: August 8, 2016, 10:43 am - IP Logged

                The 20 year old was probably too excited to think at the time, maybe she signed it, got info that she was too young
                and asked the co-worker who either did the favor and reconsidered or just said no and the girl went to the boyfriend
                to sign it. Scribbling out one name is bad enough, two would be real cause for scrutiny.

                The mother looks like a real winner...not in a good sense either. She looks like one of the types that wouldn't think
                twice about pulling a fast one like this. I can see her rubbing her hands together when she got the news and helping
                to get the story straight. I don't believe anything she told investigators. She's as guilty as the other two for not telling
                them to do the right thing...which at that point I don't KNOW what would have been the right thing...tear the ticket up?
                As much as that would have hurt, maybe they should have done it. But judging by those mugs, right was nowhere in
                sight.

                Why wasn't there a smile for the camera?

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                  Posted: August 8, 2016, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

                  What is Johnny looking at?Eek

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                    Posted: August 8, 2016, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

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

                    I Agree!, digitaltim.

                    Anyhow, I think each state should make legal gambling to be the same age.  Although maybe 20 years of age would be a good age (keep teenagers away, as big windfalls cause even greater naivete).

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                      What is Johnny looking at?Eek

                      He's looking to the Lord; not as pronounced as the late David Edwards did when he split that big Powerball jackpot years ago.

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                        Posted: August 9, 2016, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                        Its stealing,they should go to jail.Would she had payed for the ticket if it was a none winning ticket.

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                          How could they the lottery tell if the ticket was bought legally just by noticing some scribbling on the back of the ticket. Sounds to me the store employee ratted them out after realizing they would not be getting their cut. This is not good security work by the lottery it just was "old fashion GREED that got them."

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                            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!

                            You say, "Go Hillary"? Have you not seen how corrupt she is? She is just as bad as Nixon was.

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                              You say, "Go Hillary"? Have you not seen how corrupt she is? She is just as bad as Nixon was.

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                              "what difference does it make?"

                              her quote not mine.

                              back to the conversation at hand.
                              I would not be opposed to anyone buying a lottery ticket
                              at the store where they worked. Just as long as it wasn't a scratch off.
                              or any other ticket that can be immediately scanned to determine if it is a winner or not.

                              I'm talking about State and MultiState Lotteries (pic 6), Megamillions, Powerball, Pic 3,&4's etc.
                              anything that you have to fill out a slip for or request a quick-pic from the register is ok.

                              "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"