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Are instant games trustworthy to play?

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stephi's avatar - winifrid
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Posted: February 15, 2006, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

A co-worker once told me that retail clerks know when a winning ticket will be after so many tickets. So what they do is after 100 or so tickets, tear off the ticket(s) for themselves. I was wondering if there was any truth to that. That is why I don't currently play instant games. Thank you.

    Raven62's avatar - binary
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    Posted: February 15, 2006, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

    Maybe you should ask one of the retail clerks.

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      Posted: February 15, 2006, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

      Do you know of any retail clerks getting rich buying scratch-off lottery tickets?

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: February 15, 2006, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

        I am a convenience store manager and i have never heard of that happening!!

        i have caught a few employees playing on duty which is not allowed but we do not know where the winners are!!

          stephi's avatar - winifrid
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          Posted: February 16, 2006, 10:04 am - IP Logged

          Dear Folks,

          Thank you for information. Haven't seen or heard of any clerks doing well off of them.

            Raven62's avatar - binary
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            Posted: February 16, 2006, 10:49 am - IP Logged

            If you do a search of LP News Forums you'll find some stories about Lottery Agents that were scanning the Tickets for Winners and then selling the losers and keeping the Winners for themselves. Those folks got caught and are in Jail now. Smile Alot of folks won't accept Lottery Tickets that have been torn off the roll or for some reason have become separated from their adjacent consecutive numbered tickets.

              stephi's avatar - winifrid
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              Posted: February 17, 2006, 10:15 am - IP Logged

              Thank you  very much Miss Raven for the valuable information. I do appreciate it. Thank you.

               

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                Posted: February 17, 2006, 8:09 pm - IP Logged
                ATLANTA – A Midway woman is enjoying a King Kong-sized half-million dollar Georgia Lottery prize. Shirley Osborne played King Kong and won the instant game’s $500,000 top prize.

                Mrs. Osborne, a retail manager, scratched her lucky ticket at home. “I jumped up and down and twirled around in circles!” she exclaims.

                Sunbury Country Store, located at 3584 Islands Hwy. in Midway, sold the winning ticket.

                Mrs. Osborne, 46, and her husband, Barry, plan to invest, pay bills and help their family. According to Mrs. Osborne, she has already picked out a brand-new car for her daughter, Jennifer, who celebrated a birthday on Jan. 11

                She was the store Manager...


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                  Posted: February 17, 2006, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

                  Best advice- use an automated lottery dispenser machine. Less tampering and most often only the manager or lottery employee's load the machines with new tickets. The downside of these  machines....you have to wait anywhere from 10-20 days for any re-imbursement from jammed machines that take your money without dispensing your game tickets.

                  Its absolutely feasible and probable that an employee could pre-scan for winning tickets. I've seen it done and no longer stop at that convenience store....

                  ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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                    Posted: February 18, 2006, 10:20 am - IP Logged

                    In order to pre scan in Tennessee you have to scratch off the 3 digit code at the bottom of the ticket, easy enough to spot for people who play regularly  but for those who don't could be a problem, There was a store here that I used to buy scratch off tickets from, one morning I bought 2 ten dollar tickets and the codes were showing at the bottom I watched the clerk take them from the roll and tear them off, meaning they wre not loose tickets, I gave them back to here and told her what this meant, she said she didn't know anything about it, I contacted the lottery rep for that store, and this was not the first complaint. If you purchase a 10.00 ticket you at least want to have a shot, to purchase one that is already a known loser isn't quite fair, for elderly and or foriegn people who might play would not think to look for this, It really upset me a lot. The sales clerk is no longer employed there along with two others.

                    Everyone should be observant when purchasing instant tickets.

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                      Posted: February 18, 2006, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                      A co-worker once told me that retail clerks know when a winning ticket will be after so many tickets. So what they do is after 100 or so tickets, tear off the ticket(s) for themselves. I was wondering if there was any truth to that. That is why I don't currently play instant games. Thank you.

                      That's one of those Urban Myths.  The clerks don't have a clue.  I know of a couple that went into debt buying scratch -offs and losing.....the fact they are in such close proximity to the tickets isn't good for some of them.

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                        Posted: February 19, 2006, 8:25 am - IP Logged

                        Badger- Re-read some of the accurate post. THere is no urban myth on this matter. Its absolutely feasible and has been attempted by some lottery retailer employees. One doesnt need the "three digit code" to scan the ticket for it to indicate its a winner. The three digit code unlocks the amount of the winning ticket. Otherwise its absolutely probable that a ticket can be scanned and it can indicate if its a winner. These are two separate issues.  Receiving non sequential tickets from a clerk is a good indication to go elsewhere.

                        As to winning tickets not being in the first 100, now that is probably untrue...Ive hit $50 on a ticket that was early in a ticket roll.

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                          Posted: February 19, 2006, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                          I haven't played scratch-off's for over a year; because of what I read here.  Two years ago, I repeatidly went to the same store and bought Win For Life tickets.  I never Won For Life, but made lots of money off the roll they had.  Then the rolls sold out and they went to a new roll.  Never won a thing.  After around a hundred dollars, I quit going back.  Then quit scratch offs completely.  Crooks?  I doubt it.  They just got shipped a losing roll and I was unable to find a place where I would win.  NJ has a web site where they brag about the winners.  I notice that last year, the bragging has died off quite a bit from the previous year.

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                            Posted: February 19, 2006, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                            Badger- Re-read some of the accurate post. THere is no urban myth on this matter. Its absolutely feasible and has been attempted by some lottery retailer employees. One doesnt need the "three digit code" to scan the ticket for it to indicate its a winner. The three digit code unlocks the amount of the winning ticket. Otherwise its absolutely probable that a ticket can be scanned and it can indicate if its a winner. These are two separate issues.  Receiving non sequential tickets from a clerk is a good indication to go elsewhere.

                            As to winning tickets not being in the first 100, now that is probably untrue...Ive hit $50 on a ticket that was early in a ticket roll.

                            Then there are a LOT of stupid clerks out there. I know of more than a couple that got into money trouble by buying tickets where they work when they were on duty....and losing over and over again.

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                              Posted: February 20, 2006, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                              I haven't played scratch-off's for over a year; because of what I read here.  Two years ago, I repeatidly went to the same store and bought Win For Life tickets.  I never Won For Life, but made lots of money off the roll they had.  Then the rolls sold out and they went to a new roll.  Never won a thing.  After around a hundred dollars, I quit going back.  Then quit scratch offs completely.  Crooks?  I doubt it.  They just got shipped a losing roll and I was unable to find a place where I would win.  NJ has a web site where they brag about the winners.  I notice that last year, the bragging has died off quite a bit from the previous year.

                              Of course you never won Lose for Life. You're not allowed to by law LOL