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I have seen store clerks saving scratch-off tickets for people.

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Miss Bee's avatar - strawberry
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Posted: March 19, 2007, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

I have this favorite store that I get tickets from. The clerks are nice and I have a good rapport with them.

Everything has went well until recently .....they hired a new girl and she immediately started asking for tips. I have been known to tip on certain wins, but no one has ever asked until now.

She does it kinda off the cuff, like  "are you gonna scratch here or outside ? " or "hey, if you hit, half is mine".... and to top it off, there is one lady that is a big time scratcher there- she started saving tickets for her and this is just BS...

I saw her take some tickets off the roll and line them up on the counter out of reach for anyone else.

I am going to tell the manager that this is wrong.

Do you all agree ? 

I agree

At my store they use to save #82 on jumbo bucks, because I had a dream that I won on this one , not anymore, I think it was really just a dream, smile.

I also believe if it is my time to win I will no matter what the ticket number or ticket.

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    Coastal Georgia
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    Posted: March 19, 2007, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

    I agree Miss Bee. If you are to win, you will do so regardless of the ticket number .

    And, you will win on a ticket hopefully right behind the one that someone "saves" for someone else...

    That would be justice.

     

                                   

                  

     

     

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      Posted: March 19, 2007, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

      I only buy the Win For Life tickets about twice a year.  It doesn't matter to me which one he hands me, just as long as he hands me one.

      Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley

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        Posted: March 19, 2007, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

        I only buy the Win For Life tickets about twice a year.  It doesn't matter to me which one he hands me, just as long as he hands me one.

        Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley

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          Posted: March 19, 2007, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

          I have this favorite store that I get tickets from. The clerks are nice and I have a good rapport with them.

          Everything has went well until recently .....they hired a new girl and she immediately started asking for tips. I have been known to tip on certain wins, but no one has ever asked until now.

          She does it kinda off the cuff, like  "are you gonna scratch here or outside ? " or "hey, if you hit, half is mine".... and to top it off, there is one lady that is a big time scratcher there- she started saving tickets for her and this is just BS...

          I saw her take some tickets off the roll and line them up on the counter out of reach for anyone else.

          I am going to tell the manager that this is wrong.

          Do you all agree ? 

          I Agree!

          love to nibble those micey feet.

           

                                       

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            Posted: April 17, 2007, 4:04 am - IP Logged

            I was a clerk that sold lotto for a about a year. I'm telling it doesnt matter if they are saving tickets for people. I've seen people win hundreds in the middle of a roll. Nothing at an end of a roll, and so on. It's random stop freaking out they are just superstitious like many of you. Maybe this is why so many get pissed.

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              TAMPA
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              Posted: April 21, 2007, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

              yes i think it is f wrong because i have two tickets with a couple of fan 5 numbers on it i know i got two numbers right on each row i have 6 set when i went to cash them in to get the free tickets the machine said not a winner i had the clerk to pull the winning numbers and i saw i had two right in each row so i had him to run it again the machine said not a winner what to do

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                Posted: April 26, 2007, 10:55 am - IP Logged

                I have encountered Indian store owners and family members scanning tickets and then still selling them. they know which tickets on the role have money on them. from my investigation I go into this store daily and it has a lot of winners but when you ask the people that hang around there who's winning  on all these scratch off and they say not them I think the lottery corporations should come out with a better way on how these tickets are dispersed .we all have had this problem and it is bad here in Albany,Georgia & Dawson,Georgia.!!

                One day I will Hit BIG!!

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                  Posted: May 6, 2007, 11:15 am - IP Logged

                  Guys,,,,this is nothing yet...I have my favorite gas station,where i buy 5$ bingo..I buy there everyday.Sometimes 2-3 a day..Now,the clerk from my work,she saw me,i am buying them,so she decided to buy 1 too.After she returned from gas station with her bingo ticket,and few minutes later,i went to gas station to get another one,they said,that lottery machine is shut down,and they cant sell any scratch offs.When i went outside,i saw people coming out with scratch offs tickets.I think,they were pissed that same people from work,keep buying same bingo tickets..this is just bs.

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                    Posted: May 6, 2007, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                    I was a clerk that sold lotto for a about a year. I'm telling it doesnt matter if they are saving tickets for people. I've seen people win hundreds in the middle of a roll. Nothing at an end of a roll, and so on. It's random stop freaking out they are just superstitious like many of you. Maybe this is why so many get pissed.

                    I have never been a clerk at a store that sells lottery tickets, but I tend to agree with selfprodigy.  I don't buy many scratch tickets, but I've seen people buy 10 tickets at the end of a roll, the beginning of a roll, when a game first is announced and toward the end of its run, and they still lose!!  Of course saving tickets is wrong anyway.

                    The only thing that makes me wonder is that I heard several employees at my local Publix market won a lot on scratch tickets.  I rarely buy scratchers, mainly Lotto.  However, one day when I said I never win anything, the clerk started telling me about this clerk and that clerk who won with the instant games.  I only know of one cashier there who hit $10,000.  Maybe if customers bought tickets all day long and didn't win anything, the clerk might take a chance and buy the next 10.  That still doesn't guarantee a win.  Of course, the only way he/she would know the customers didn't win anything is if they all scratched at the counter. 

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                      Posted: May 7, 2007, 11:01 am - IP Logged

                      I have encountered Indian store owners and family members scanning tickets and then still selling them. they know which tickets on the role have money on them. from my investigation I go into this store daily and it has a lot of winners but when you ask the people that hang around there who's winning  on all these scratch off and they say not them I think the lottery corporations should come out with a better way on how these tickets are dispersed .we all have had this problem and it is bad here in Albany,Georgia & Dawson,Georgia.!!

                      Dr Lottery,

                      How do they know that the tickets are winners without uncovering the 3 digit code at the bottom of the ticket ?

                      Are they uncovering the code ? If so they need to be reported ASAP

                       

                                                     

                                    

                       

                       

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                        Posted: May 7, 2007, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                        I have never been a clerk at a store that sells lottery tickets, but I tend to agree with selfprodigy.  I don't buy many scratch tickets, but I've seen people buy 10 tickets at the end of a roll, the beginning of a roll, when a game first is announced and toward the end of its run, and they still lose!!  Of course saving tickets is wrong anyway.

                        The only thing that makes me wonder is that I heard several employees at my local Publix market won a lot on scratch tickets.  I rarely buy scratchers, mainly Lotto.  However, one day when I said I never win anything, the clerk started telling me about this clerk and that clerk who won with the instant games.  I only know of one cashier there who hit $10,000.  Maybe if customers bought tickets all day long and didn't win anything, the clerk might take a chance and buy the next 10.  That still doesn't guarantee a win.  Of course, the only way he/she would know the customers didn't win anything is if they all scratched at the counter. 

                        "The only thing that makes me wonder is that I heard several employees at my local Publix market won a lot on scratch tickets.  I rarely buy scratchers, mainly Lotto.  However, one day when I said I never win anything, the clerk started telling me about this clerk and that clerk who won with the instant games.  I only know of one cashier there who hit $10,000."

                        While I doubt the cashier had any "inside" information, allowing employees to play scratch-offs where they work is just bad for business for a number of reasons. The obvious is when clerks scratch off tickets without the means to pay for them hoping they will hit and balance the cash register or when clerks actually cheat the players by underpaying them.

                        The real problem isn't that the employees "know" anything but playing scratch-offs and sometimes hitting jackpots creates an image the games are rigged.

                        It's the state lottery commissions that have me wondering because they have quotas on how much profit they should make during a fiscal year and scratch-offs account for over 50% their sales. Their books are audited but unpaid tickets from ongoing games would be on the following year. In each of the scratch-off games the prizes are known in advance but if they "forget" to print one of the jackpot prize winning tickets or maybe a few of the secondary prizes, it would help them reach their yearly profit quota.

                        I'm not saying this does happen but when the majority of the profits come from games that could be rigged, it makes you wonder.

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                          Posted: May 18, 2007, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                          Clerks know which one is due for a big win.  All day long they watch people play so and they have advantage over us.  They buy a few after they see players losing. 

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                            Posted: May 22, 2007, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

                            Clerks know which one is due for a big win.  All day long they watch people play so and they have advantage over us.  They buy a few after they see players losing. 

                            There is an aroma of truth in the method some will use. Be it a clerk or a regular who waits to see whats being tossed.

                            I'm an advid beleiver that telling anyone will fall upon deaf ears. I've in the past reported a store in which the clerks were scanning tickets for winners ( These were from a new batch before placing them in the pullout bin). They would deliberately tear them off and place them to the side. I had boughten five of the same game. They handed them to me out of numeric order ( they were torn from the roll at an earlier time).

                            The lottery commissions response was, "we dont regulate how they are dispensed just that you are given the amount you paid for." (So go figure...bottom line, the lottery got its money.) "What the stores choose to do in dispensing them is all up to them. ". Not a single one was a winner from my batch which is feasible to happen. Just find it very peculiar that they were out of sequence .

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                              Posted: May 23, 2007, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                              WHat?! 

                              So it's possible for clerks or store owners to scan the tickets without being detected?  Don't they have to stratch off a portion of the ticket to scan it?

                              Luckily i've always seen the clerk rip mine off the roll from the bin.