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Clerk Wins With Unwanted Lottery Ticket

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Posted: April 20, 2007, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

 

 

She Bought It After She Couldn't Sell It

POSTED: 3:38 pm EDT April 20, 2007

 

A customer wanted to buy a lottery ticket, but a clerk at a store in Conover, N.C., accidentally printed out an extra one.

 

The clerk, Wadburn Allen, spent the rest of the day trying to sell the duplicate Powerball ticket, but couldn't. So, she bought it.

 

The next day, Allen returned to the store and found that the ticket matched five numbers -- earning her a $200,000 jackpot.

 

When she went to Raleigh to claim her prize, she ran into the customer who purchased the original ticket. The customer also gets $200,000.

 

A lottery spokeswoman said, "They put two and two together and ended up hugging."
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    Posted: April 20, 2007, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

    this is a great story. i like these happy endings.

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      Posted: April 21, 2007, 1:44 am - IP Logged

      good thing the tickets were exact duplicates and non-jackpot winners, otherwise it would have been "Cue the lawyers"

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      Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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        Posted: April 21, 2007, 1:46 am - IP Logged

        Good for her. Anyone who doubts the luck factor in these things, she was meant to win that $200,000.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: April 21, 2007, 1:52 am - IP Logged

          Good for her. Anyone who doubts the luck factor in these things, she was meant to win that $200,000.

          I'm just curious - is there any way of knowing when someone pays for a ticket? 

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            Posted: April 21, 2007, 2:06 am - IP Logged

            Make that good for him, the clerk was a guy. Good for the winner, too.

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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              Posted: April 21, 2007, 2:11 am - IP Logged

              No, Coin Toss, unless the article is wrong.  ???

               

              So, she bought it.

              earning her a $200,000 jackpot.

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                Posted: April 21, 2007, 4:49 am - IP Logged

                I'm just curious - is there any way of knowing when someone pays for a ticket? 

                justxploring

                There are no names recorded of who sales and who buys, the ticket has the date and also the retailer's number that IDs where it was bought from.

                The ticket and prize belongs to whoever has it, signs it and claims the prize.

                The store's lottery terminal keeps a record of what kinds of lottery tickets and how many of them were printed by it (The terminal) and also the dates of when they were bought and of their draws.

                The cash register's tape keep a record of how many lottery tickets (All kinds of) were sold and of course paid for, also of the date and time when they were sold, but not of what kind of tickets they were and of who bought them.

                The total ammount of lottery tickets on the day's final report given by all the registers most match or be the same as the total ammount of lottery tickets printed by all the lottery terminals at that store.

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                Sorry! By ammount of lottery tickets, I don't really mean the number of lottery tickets sold, but their total cash ammount.

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                  Posted: April 21, 2007, 10:05 am - IP Logged

                  Right after I saw this thread last night a report came on the radio saying "The clerk, he..."

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                    Posted: April 21, 2007, 10:37 am - IP Logged

                    Right after I saw this thread last night a report came on the radio saying "The clerk, he..."

                    I googled this story and all the stories I find say “SHE”

                    [ N.C. convenience store clerk accidentally prints up 2 Powerball tickets, wins $200,000]

                    Most of the hits give credit to the AP

                    The ASSOCIATED PRESS

                    The AP may have made a mistake.

                    Do you have any links where it was a HE instead of a SHE ?


                    This is a real neat story.

                    It really does not mater if it was a HE or SHE to me.

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