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Honduras
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Posted: July 31, 2006, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

I feel that they need to come up with a new lottery scanners, in stores...Because filling out the lottery bet slip is time consuming. I've heard that you must use a special brand of pencil or the machine will not pick it up...They should come up with a "Gun" scanner where people can draw the numbers 1-2-5 for example, and the scanner will scan it the same way gun scanners scan food products...I call it a gun scanner but is the one with the horizontal red lazer/line that you scan from top to bottom, not the static scanner they have in some food stores but the one that you can hold in your hands...That's the kind of scanner lottery corporation need to come up with...One that the computer can recognize eligeable writing, even perhaps uneligeable writing too....I say this because if you have let's say 30 combinations to play it takes a while to circle the numbers circles and if you go out the circle, you may have to start back over on the playslips...While a hand/gun scanner scans and automatically feeds the combinations into the computer. With a hand/gun scanner, a person can scan 30 combinations in one swoop/sweep, while the old fashioned way, you have to get i think 5 cartons, fill them up, wait for the computer to chew it...

Who agrees with me?

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    Posted: July 31, 2006, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

    I agree.....

    Sometimes I feel like getting a gun myself when the computer doesn't take my tickets !! 

    ..DD

     

                                   

                  

     

     

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: July 31, 2006, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

      I use a Sharpie fine point black Permanent Marker on a clean flat playslip and make sure all of my markings are within the proper number square and they are the proper amount.  This may take a little extra time, but it saves time when my slips run first time every time with no rejections.  Being a system player, I can't just mark any number when one is not or void any board that have too many marks.

      For those player who can't take the time to make out a play slip correctly, there's QPs.  I think this is the reason large lottery pools don't use systems, no one in the pool want to take the time to make out play slips, so they usually just buy a bunch of QPs.

      When I cash in my winning tickets, the winning numbers are high-lited with a pink marker because terminals can't see red and if the clerk says it's not a winners I can physical recheck it with the winner list myself, however since I started during this I've had no disputes about weather my tickets are winners or how much money I have coming.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Coastal Georgia
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        Posted: July 31, 2006, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

        I use a Sharpie fine point black Permanent Marker on a clean flat playslip and make sure all of my markings are within the proper number square and they are the proper amount.  This may take a little extra time, but it saves time when my slips run first time every time with no rejections.  Being a system player, I can't just mark any number when one is not or void any board that have too many marks.

        For those player who can't take the time to make out a play slip correctly, there's QPs.  I think this is the reason large lottery pools don't use systems, no one in the pool want to take the time to make out play slips, so they usually just buy a bunch of QPs.

        When I cash in my winning tickets, the winning numbers are high-lited with a pink marker because terminals can't see red and if the clerk says it's not a winners I can physical recheck it with the winner list myself, however since I started during this I've had no disputes about weather my tickets are winners or how much money I have coming.

        Good advice...

        Those QP's seem to hit more and more, though......

        DD

         

                                       

                      

         

         

          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: July 31, 2006, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

          When ever I've gone to Indiana to pick up PB tickets, some friends and others hear about my planned trip and ask me to pick up some QPs for them too.  Since I only do this 2-3 times a year, I record the QPs and compare their winnings with my system picks, so far my system have always won more per number of tickets than those QPs.  I think QPs win more generally because 80%+ of all lottery tickets are QPs according to what I've read.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: July 31, 2006, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

            I've never heard of any "special kind of pencil". There's no problem in WI with playslips. THe only thing you can't use is red ink. 

            We don't have circles. We have rectangles. And all you have to do is put one line in the middle of one of them for it to register.

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              Posted: July 31, 2006, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

              I feel that they need to come up with a new lottery scanners, in stores...Because filling out the lottery bet slip is time consuming. I've heard that you must use a special brand of pencil or the machine will not pick it up...They should come up with a "Gun" scanner where people can draw the numbers 1-2-5 for example, and the scanner will scan it the same way gun scanners scan food products...I call it a gun scanner but is the one with the horizontal red lazer/line that you scan from top to bottom, not the static scanner they have in some food stores but the one that you can hold in your hands...That's the kind of scanner lottery corporation need to come up with...One that the computer can recognize eligeable writing, even perhaps uneligeable writing too....I say this because if you have let's say 30 combinations to play it takes a while to circle the numbers circles and if you go out the circle, you may have to start back over on the playslips...While a hand/gun scanner scans and automatically feeds the combinations into the computer. With a hand/gun scanner, a person can scan 30 combinations in one swoop/sweep, while the old fashioned way, you have to get i think 5 cartons, fill them up, wait for the computer to chew it...

              Who agrees with me?

              you play in ga. should know no special pens or pencils are required.

              love to nibble those micey feet.

               

                                           

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                Posted: July 31, 2006, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                I've never heard of any "special kind of pencil". There's no problem in WI with playslips. THe only thing you can't use is red ink. 

                We don't have circles. We have rectangles. And all you have to do is put one line in the middle of one of them for it to register.

                I've also never had a problem filling out my slips, maybe because I only use ink.

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                  Posted: August 1, 2006, 7:37 am - IP Logged

                  that is not the only thing that is so time consuming. everytime I go get my tickets, cashiers don't put the damn bet slips in the machine correctly, it does not register all the tickets correctly. so we end up waiting, waiting & waiting for them to correct it. wtf.

                   

                    angelm's avatar - anne
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                    Posted: August 1, 2006, 7:53 am - IP Logged

                    that is not the only thing that is so time consuming. everytime I go get my tickets, cashiers don't put the damn bet slips in the machine correctly, it does not register all the tickets correctly. so we end up waiting, waiting & waiting for them to correct it. wtf.

                    I agree-this has happened to me several times

                      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                      Posted: August 3, 2006, 12:02 am - IP Logged

                      When ever I've gone to Indiana to pick up PB tickets, some friends and others hear about my planned trip and ask me to pick up some QPs for them too.  Since I only do this 2-3 times a year, I record the QPs and compare their winnings with my system picks, so far my system have always won more per number of tickets than those QPs.  I think QPs win more generally because 80%+ of all lottery tickets are QPs according to what I've read.

                      I stand corrected, I just check the tickets I purchased for myself this past weekend against the 20 QPs I bought for a friend and I had no winners while he had a 0+1 and a 1+1 for a $7 win. 

                      I played for 2 drawings and he only played for one so if I don't win anything Saturday I'll have no reason to ever return to Indiana and he'll be stucked with tickets worth $7 unless he's willing to invest in a tank of gas to drive to Indiana to cash them in.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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