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Mississippi men tried cashing in lottery ticket after gluing on the winning numbers, officials say

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It's not worth calling the police.  They should be banned from playing the lottery.   Then someone should call the gambling hotline.  The number does work and will put someone's name and info in it so they can't collect anything.

They were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and uttering a counterfeit instrument over $1,000.

There is a fine line proving a conspiracy to do anything making it very interesting to see how this one turns out. Clerks and store owners were banned from selling tickets for various reasons but stopping someone over the legal age from buying tickets would be next to impossible. 

Have no idea how the "gambling hot line" works, but you can't just call and force them to add a name to a list with zero proof. And while it's very obvious these two tried to cash a counterfeit ticket, they will still get their day in court and are innocent until found guilty.

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    "How much of a backwoods rube do you have to be to not know the barcode is everything?

    I'm pretty sure that understanding how lottery tickets work is something you have to learn rather than an instinct we're born with, so there's no reason the general public shouldn't think that having the right numbers is enough.

    What does take an impressive degree of stupidity is gluing numbers on a losing ticket and thinking that's going to work. I haven't seen a picture of the ticket, but I'm guessing that trying to cash it is a bit like entering a photography contest with this:

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      "How much of a backwoods rube do you have to be to not know the barcode is everything?

      I'm pretty sure that understanding how lottery tickets work is something you have to learn rather than an instinct we're born with, so there's no reason the general public shouldn't think that having the right numbers is enough.

      What does take an impressive degree of stupidity is gluing numbers on a losing ticket and thinking that's going to work. I haven't seen a picture of the ticket, but I'm guessing that trying to cash it is a bit like entering a photography contest with this:

      Yeah, funny. But these fine gentlemen are in their 30s so I stand by the backwoods rube comment. If you've been out in the world that long you should know. It reminds me of when I worked at a store with prices stored in the barcode system AND stuck on every item. Teenagers would swap a cheap price sticker with an expensive one and try to fool us at the register. They didn't remember we always scanned the barcodes and their little scams got busted.

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        Yeah, funny. But these fine gentlemen are in their 30s so I stand by the backwoods rube comment. If you've been out in the world that long you should know. It reminds me of when I worked at a store with prices stored in the barcode system AND stuck on every item. Teenagers would swap a cheap price sticker with an expensive one and try to fool us at the register. They didn't remember we always scanned the barcodes and their little scams got busted.

        The article says they're 47 and 48 years old, that's even worse, LOL.

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          Sounds like something you would do.

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              They were charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and uttering a counterfeit instrument over $1,000.

              There is a fine line proving a conspiracy to do anything making it very interesting to see how this one turns out. Clerks and store owners were banned from selling tickets for various reasons but stopping someone over the legal age from buying tickets would be next to impossible. 

              Have no idea how the "gambling hot line" works, but you can't just call and force them to add a name to a list with zero proof. And while it's very obvious these two tried to cash a counterfeit ticket, they will still get their day in court and are innocent until found guilty.

              You are correct, they are innocent until proven guilty. Recall that Tipton was denying profusely that he masterminded the trickery, even going so far as say " he would be a genius "'to pull it off. He eventually folded & the rest is history. These guys could say that they " found this ticket on the ground" & considered it legit. They might just pull it off,  l mean if the leader of the free world can talk about Windmills & tell Americans they flushing their toilets too many times, anything is possible.

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                You are correct, they are innocent until proven guilty. Recall that Tipton was denying profusely that he masterminded the trickery, even going so far as say " he would be a genius "'to pull it off. He eventually folded & the rest is history. These guys could say that they " found this ticket on the ground" & considered it legit. They might just pull it off,  l mean if the leader of the free world can talk about Windmills & tell Americans they flushing their toilets too many times, anything is possible.

                I was thinking because the lottery is new, it's not a bad idea to discourage any wanna-be scam artists by loading up on the charges. Should know this outcome in a month or two.

                Probably have to wait 11 months to know the other outcome. LOL

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                  I was thinking because the lottery is new, it's not a bad idea to discourage any wanna-be scam artists by loading up on the charges. Should know this outcome in a month or two.

                  Probably have to wait 11 months to know the other outcome. LOL

                  That was just the beginning. Wait til someone steals rolls of scratchers, performing cartwheels over their " windfall" until..

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                    They had to sniff some before deciding to use it for their "Ingenious" scam.

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                      That was just the beginning. Wait til someone steals rolls of scratchers, performing cartwheels over their " windfall" until..

                      Let them steal a roll of scratchers that haven't been activated!

                      In a few weeks Powerball and Mega Millions go on sale there...does anyone else think like me and that it won't significantly, if @ all, rollovers??

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                        Adding Mississippi will increase the number of possible players by less than 1%. Even if they buy tickets at two or three times the average rate that will increase sales by less than 2 or 3%.  If we call it an even 3% the current PB cash jackpot would be about $6 million higher, which is a nice chunk of change, but more likely we'd be looking at an extra $2 million after 10 weeks of rollovers.

                        Based on the current sales estimates a 3% increase in sales would reduce the chances of a rollover from 92.85% to 92.65% for Wednesday's drawing. Statistically that's a meaningful difference, but it doesn't mean much in the real world. Based on the 15 PB jackpots that have been won in the last 2 years a 3% increase in sales would mean one extra win about every 4.4 years. At 1% we could expect an extra winner about every 13 years.

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                          A business owner of a Store that sold Lottery tickets said that a few of his Employees stole scratch off Lottery tickets from his store and "Activated," them without ever paying for them or something like that. He said the Thieving Employees said they planned to pay him back with the winnings from the stolen Lottery Tickets. Like WTF? He had an ingenious idea. He pretended to forgive them if they would sign a paper promising to pay him back what they stole. Like idiots, they signed the Paper and he turned in the signed paper to the Court and got them prosecuted for Theft. The paper was surprise, surprise them confessing they stole from him. They were idiots to sign a paper and not see how the boss was tricking them into a signed confession. They might have not been prosecuted had they refused to sign a paper.


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                            A business owner of a Store that sold Lottery tickets said that a few of his Employees stole scratch off Lottery tickets from his store and "Activated," them without ever paying for them or something like that. He said the Thieving Employees said they planned to pay him back with the winnings from the stolen Lottery Tickets. Like WTF? He had an ingenious idea. He pretended to forgive them if they would sign a paper promising to pay him back what they stole. Like idiots, they signed the Paper and he turned in the signed paper to the Court and got them prosecuted for Theft. The paper was surprise, surprise them confessing they stole from him. They were idiots to sign a paper and not see how the boss was tricking them into a signed confession. They might have not been prosecuted had they refused to sign a paper.

                            Had similar happen years ago at a store where I worked. They got I don't know how many books of the first $20 scratchers, activated them and went store hopping in neighboring counties to cash them in. They didn't have to sign anything though. The security cameras I set up for owners was enough. Too many people will work harder at not working than they would at actually working. Even one is too many as far as I'm concerned. Had banned substances not been involved, it probably wouldn't have happened. The girl wasn't a bad person, just had a boyfriend that was too much of a boy and not much of a friend. It was his idea, but she didn't have to go along with it. Not thinking clearly rarely pays off I reckon. Went to court, but don't really know what happened afterward. Other than there was a conviction.

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