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One terminal wouldn't take the ticket...T

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Posted: February 13, 2006, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

and another did.

I read in a thread here that not all terminals provide all combinations (Quick Picks).

I filled out a slip today that my wife worked out from a numerology / lotto booklet, the top line opf the slip was 1 and 9 (first and last numbers on the line, this is a 6/52) and the other numbers went down in a striaght line, 17, 26, 35, 44.

So we went to play it and the machine just would not take it.

On the way home we stopped at another place, same slip, didn't even fill a new one out, no problem. So, bad paper? The first machine didn't like the pencil? Anyone else have this happen?


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    Posted: February 13, 2006, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

    Sometime the readers get dirty, like all electronic-mechanical devices.  I go to a place in PA that always has to place an empty slip under my slip for it to read.  Some machines are just plain old.  I wonder who pays for a new machine, or the overhaul of a current one.  I suspect the store.  They are probably not cheap.

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      Posted: February 13, 2006, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

      You have a point...the first place was a truck stop, i.e., a lot of lotto sales.

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        Posted: February 13, 2006, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

        I go to Mercersons Fish Market and the grease in the air kills the reader all the time

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          Posted: February 14, 2006, 7:54 am - IP Logged

          You also mentioned "pencil".  They make a point here one should use black ink. Nothing else. Those readers are sensitive, but even with black ink I've had readers that wouldn't take a ticket. After all, they're mechanical/electrical.  THerefore subject to wear and tear and breakdowns.

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            Posted: February 14, 2006, 11:47 am - IP Logged

            Coin Toss use a black majic marker works every time on almost all machines do not go outside the lil boxes or get the ink on any place other than the lil black boxes.

            Chewie the machines belong to either one or the other provider. Gtec or scientific games the card readers can be cleaned or replaced. Machines are replaced at no cost to the retailer.

            Most all the machines used everywhere are old and outdated. This summer while attending a festival I saw a 2 new machines the state lottery brought to the function it was some type of new machine. When I asked why the other retailers didn't have the same type they said the machines were in some kind of testing mode. So possibly a few months or years from now we will see the older machines phased out. But I doubt it as long as they are still working the owners of the machines will squeeze every ticket they can from them.