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Was I discriminated against for playing lotto?

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Posted: June 27, 2006, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

I live in NC. My state just got the lottery so yesterday was my 1st time playing. I got a scratch-off ticket at a Texaco gas station. When I went to redeem my winnings (only $5) the clerk told me I had to wait in the back of the line while she waited on the people buying gas. Is this basic protocol where you live or was I discriminated against for being a lotto player?

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    The cashier was probably just lazy and didn't feel like doing their job.  I would of told them no...I am in line next, you help me next. 

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      That's not how it is where I live. It only takes a few seconds to scan a ticket and pay it out, I think you just ran into a rude clerk and if it was me I'd report that clerk to the manager.

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        Posted: June 27, 2006, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

        I live in NC. My state just got the lottery so yesterday was my 1st time playing. I got a scratch-off ticket at a Texaco gas station. When I went to redeem my winnings (only $5) the clerk told me I had to wait in the back of the line while she waited on the people buying gas. Is this basic protocol where you live or was I discriminated against for being a lotto player?

        you were not discriminated.

        the gas station is in buisness to sell gas. they act as an agent for the lottery. their primary responsibility is to take care of the cuctomers whom are getting gas or other purchases. Your situation in not unique. I know it dosen't seem fair that you should have to wait. but sometimes that's just they way it is.

        Ive seen people scratching tickets and trying to push in front of people to cash or get more tickets to scratch at gas stations. Burns me up like they have to get the money real fast so it dosent burn a hole in their pocket. If the line is long i don't even bother with lottery purchases of any kind out of respect for the other people behind me that just want gas and cigs.

        We have places that sell tickets here almost every where you look. no need to wait to get or cash tickets just go to another place.  

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          Posted: June 27, 2006, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

          Your clerk was inexperienced and figured it would take him or her time to figure out your payout.

          Saves everyone the embarassment.

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            I live in NC. My state just got the lottery so yesterday was my 1st time playing. I got a scratch-off ticket at a Texaco gas station. When I went to redeem my winnings (only $5) the clerk told me I had to wait in the back of the line while she waited on the people buying gas. Is this basic protocol where you live or was I discriminated against for being a lotto player?

            once you make a purchase and step aside after purchase you loose your place in line.
            Start from the back again.

            I have seen people buy scratchers and move to one side and scratch at the counter. They have a win they think they can buck the line.

            I dont think so.

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              Posted: June 27, 2006, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

              I live in NC. My state just got the lottery so yesterday was my 1st time playing. I got a scratch-off ticket at a Texaco gas station. When I went to redeem my winnings (only $5) the clerk told me I had to wait in the back of the line while she waited on the people buying gas. Is this basic protocol where you live or was I discriminated against for being a lotto player?

              There's a learning curve for the clerks. The NC lotto is new, and he/she probably wasn't real familiar yet with how to redeem tickets. It probably would have held up the line.  I wouldn't take it personal . The clerk is probably going to play the lotto also. If this same thing would happen six months from now, that would be a different story.

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                Posted: June 27, 2006, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                I live in NC. My state just got the lottery so yesterday was my 1st time playing. I got a scratch-off ticket at a Texaco gas station. When I went to redeem my winnings (only $5) the clerk told me I had to wait in the back of the line while she waited on the people buying gas. Is this basic protocol where you live or was I discriminated against for being a lotto player?

                once you make a purchase and step aside after purchase you loose your place in line.
                Start from the back again.

                I have seen people buy scratchers and move to one side and scratch at the counter. They have a win they think they can buck the line.

                I dont think so.

                Now that's very true. Toot didn't say is he/she was tryingn to skip in line (definitely shouldn't be allowed) or if he/she was in line, got to the counter, and was told to go to the back of the line. I assumed (my bad) it was the latter.

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                  Posted: June 27, 2006, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

                  No scratchie on the counter !!

                   

                                                 

                                

                   

                   

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                    Posted: June 27, 2006, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                    If you are line, whether it's gas, lottery, etc you should be served next.  Remember you are a customer also.

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                      Posted: June 27, 2006, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

                      If you are  in line, whether it's gas, lottery, etc you should be served next.  Remember you are a customer also.

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                        Posted: June 27, 2006, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                        Once you bought your scratch-off tickets, your transaction was completed and the clerk was right  to move on to the next customer in line.  If you stepped aside to check your tickets then redeeming one of them was a new transaction which required you to go to the back of the line again even if the other customers in line were only buying lottery tickets too.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: June 27, 2006, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                          Yes NodThere should be two lines, one for other purchases and one for the lotto when the lines get long.

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                            Posted: June 27, 2006, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                            I live in NC. My state just got the lottery so yesterday was my 1st time playing. I got a scratch-off ticket at a Texaco gas station. When I went to redeem my winnings (only $5) the clerk told me I had to wait in the back of the line while she waited on the people buying gas. Is this basic protocol where you live or was I discriminated against for being a lotto player?

                            Were I live in Oregon there are plenty of retailers for the Oregon lottery in driving distance.  If the store refused my service I would find another retailer that would take the time to cash my winning ticket and then reward that store by being a repeat customer.  I would also not go back to the store that told you to go to the back because it is clear that they do not want your business.  If you have that little sign that says retailer for your state then cash my ticket or I will not come back and tell every one I know how you treated me.  You represent the Lottery do your job or do not sell lottery.-weshar75

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                              Posted: June 27, 2006, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                              Try 7-Eleven,

                               

                              They ignore the lottery customers in favor of the people buying slurppies and the like.  What really burns me up about them is they take the money, and they usually cannot payoff anything more than $50.

                               

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