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a clerk says your ticket is a loser,you find later its a winner,who should get winnings?

you the player [ 48 ]  [77.42%]
the clerk [ 5 ]  [8.06%]
not sure [ 9 ]  [14.52%]
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Posted: March 20, 2005, 11:55 am - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by jsk2001 on March 15, 2005


It would be nice to be able to save our tickets and get a second chance at winning something else. Here are a few suggestions:




  • tax deduction

  • Wipe out traffic tickets

  • Honorary person of the week

  • free song download



But in what way would any of this provide money for the state?  Remember, this is the USA. That means it's all about the money. There is no incentive for the state to make more money by doing any of these things. They sound real nice if you are the player. But the states don't run lottery games because they are looking to benefit the players. They would be happy if no one ever won. THen they'd never have to pay out any money at all.

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    Posted: March 20, 2005, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

    i think if you can't read the ticket you have no reason buying one in the first place.....


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      Posted: April 3, 2005, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

      Traffic tickets?

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        Posted: April 3, 2005, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

        lol,i just read that...badger what has a traffic ticket got to do with lottery?

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          Posted: April 3, 2005, 9:27 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on April 3, 2005



          lol,i just read that...badger what has a traffic ticket got to do with lottery?




          Ask jsk2001 -- That was a quote from his/her post.  I have no idea.

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            Posted: April 4, 2005, 6:12 am - IP Logged

            your right badger

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              Posted: April 14, 2005, 6:53 am - IP Logged

              a friend of mine found a bankroll scratch off worth 7 bucks,guess the original buyer didn't notice it was a winner........

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                Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on April 14, 2005


                a friend of mine found a bankroll scratch off worth 7 bucks,guess the original buyer didn't notice it was a winner........


                ... now wouldnt it be something to convert that $7 into multi-millions?
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                  Posted: April 14, 2005, 9:01 pm - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by ayenowitall on February 26, 2005



                  MORALS OF THE STORY:

                  1. Don't rely on anyone else's honesty when it comes to collecting your lottery winnings.

                  2. Always check your own tickets via telephone, internet, laser barcode scanner, winning numbers printout slip, newspaper, live TV drawing, or news reports.

                  3. Always check your tickets against at least two different sources before cashing or trashing them.

                  4. When trashing tickets, always destroy them beyond use.

                  aye'





                  I think you have a very good advise here. So I went to get a laser barcode reader to scan my lottery tickets, in order to check my winner with computer program. But it would not be able to uncode the barcode on my lottery ticket. Does anyone know what kind of code lottery ticket is using?

                  Thanks!


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                    Posted: April 15, 2005, 8:53 am - IP Logged

                    YOu should NEVER thrash tickets. Always keep you rlosers for tax purposes in case you win in the future!


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                      Posted: April 23, 2005, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                      You, not the clerk.

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                        Posted: April 23, 2005, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                        the clerk should also get a reprimand or warning for messing up too.....

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                          Posted: April 25, 2005, 1:28 am - IP Logged

                          ok let me add my 2 cents worth on this subject. In july of 2003 I was in a convenience store having some tickets scanned. the guy working the store was from the middle east.  he scanned several tickets, and finally I heard the winning tone on the machine, meaning I had a winning ticket, well like a fool I walked away from the machine to get a soft drink, and when I did the tone sounded yet again. But when I inquired about the second ticket he said it was not a winner, then when I asked to see it, he flashed it quickly in front of my face, stating he was very busy, yet there was only one other customer in the store. He had a look on his face like the cat who ate the canary. later he said he did not know how much I had won on the one winning ticket, I clearly told hime there was 2 winning tickets and he kept denying such. after several minutes of argument and confusion he paid me $9.00 and said he was very busy again even though there was only 2 people in the store then. I took the nine dollars regrettably and said to him he was wrong as I went out he door. I did not go back in the store for 2 weeks, when I did I discovered he had left and went back to Syria to visit his family. I asked his business partner when would he be back and he stated in a few days, I also mentioned the incident to him and he became irate, he also was a from the middle east... I asked him politely to have his partner call me and we could sit down and talk about what had happened.  he refused to even call him.  as time went on he said his partner had wanted out of the business and would not be coming back to the area. I contacted the lottery department and they supposedly investigated the incident. they never could tell me though whether the winning ticket was mine or not. bottom line is I should never have left the store on that day, I should have signed the back of trhe ticket.  He has yet to be seen in 2 years, my guess is it was at least a $100,000 ticket because all of the tickets checked were cash 5 tickets. with top prize at $100,000. next top prize is $100.00 he did not leave town for a $100.00.  recently his partner is in trouble for selling black market cigarettes, what goes around, comes around I guess.


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                            Posted: April 26, 2005, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                            You should have made sure of how much you won before you had the tickets scanned.

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                              Posted: April 29, 2005, 5:06 am - IP Logged

                              i agree....