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Can the retailer screw up you winning?

Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Taidow.

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Posted: April 7, 2006, 11:56 am - IP Logged

however once they print pick 5 or powerball tickets they can't be cancelled here.with pick 3 and pick 4 there is a 15 minute limit where you can cancel the tickets.......

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: April 7, 2006, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

    here in tennessee you don't have to fill out a slip to do quick pick.....

    Most people in FL don't either, but you can.  The situation I wrote about in my last post is not uncommon. I once stood behind a man who was buying 100 tickets for a pool and they were all personal numbers, but some had only 5 numbers checked and some had 7. So then the clerk had to ask what number to add to the ones that didn't have 6 numbers and what one to erase on the onces that had too many. This was at a 7-11, a very busy store near the beach, and I'm surprised the clerk was being so helpful.

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      Posted: April 7, 2006, 2:36 pm - IP Logged

      Yes they can mess up your monies.  Whether it's hoping you don't know how much you're suppose to get back or whether it's just that they're not paying attention to the screen, whatever the problem is.  You need to know how much you're suppose to get back and count behind them.  I can remember myself hitting a 3 digit number and the payoff should've been $290.  Do you know the clerk tried to give me $250? I wasn't having it though.  That's why I count my winning right in front of them

        pigsNtrees's avatar - pigsNtrees
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        Posted: April 8, 2006, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

        I've also had the opposite problem (if you want to call it a problem) in that the clerk gives me back to much money. If I catch it at the store I give it back. However if I'm already down the rode I keep it.

        Like someone said above, I'm far to superstitious when a mistake happens to give back the ticket for a refund. After all I won $20.00 once from a mistake.

        Quando Porca Volare!

        drunk hobbit

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          Posted: April 8, 2006, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

          I work at a C-Store and the big problem is people

          don't no how to properly fill out the playslips.They

          either have to many #'s or not enough.They need

          to learn to play the games.The clerk doesn't always

          have time to explain it to them.In Tx. we can cancel

          the pick-3 up to an hour.Everything else,Good Luck.

          I might have wandered but i'm not lost!!

            pigsNtrees's avatar - pigsNtrees
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            Posted: April 16, 2006, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

            You’re not going to believe this.

            So I go into the store hand over two scratch-offs which is worth $4.00 all told, a slip with two numbers and ask for two quick picks for the Texas Two Step. I receive two Texas Two Step tickets each with two numbers. I get home only to discover that instead of numbers I choose on the slip, that she gave me quick pick numbers. What was she thinking?

            Quando Porca Volare!

            drunk hobbit

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              Posted: April 16, 2006, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

              Most lotteries now are fairly foolproof...if you get the printed ticket you are ok. Some lotteries allow cancelling a ticket within a certain timeframe, but the original ticket usually must be run through the machine and the word "Cancel" is printed on the ticket (this may not apply to all states with lotteries and here in Florida, some online games cannot be cancelled once purchased, for example, the Grouper game and ez-match cannot be cancelled).

              What can happen is at the time of turning in a winning ticket, a dishonest clerk sees it is a winner and says it is not. Always get back tickets that a clerk says are not winners...

              Always check whether your ticket is a winner from home by going online or calling a holine #. Don't ever turn over a ticket to anyone

              until you have checked it's value yourself.