|Posted: December 4, 2006, 6:28 pm - IP Logged|
Pennsylvania has self-service machines in some stores that can check printed tickets, and issue a voucher or a balance to buy more tickets, however, I would advise anyone to not use those machines.
I have had them malfunction and eat money and tickets. Some machines are placed in places where you cannot talk to anyone if they malfunction, such as turnpike rest stops. If you have to use one of these things, touch the screen to bring up the main menu, then try inserting a blank playslip into it first. If the slip gets eaten, the machine is broken. It's ashame because these things are great when they work.
Worst of all, most store managers wont take the machines offline when they break. I have had to threaten to call the police to get them to open the machine on one occasion. Don't use them unless you know the clerk and they can open the machine if it breaks.
I have complained to the PA Lottery before about this to no avail.