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What should I do? Can't see my numbers.

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JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

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Posted: May 17, 2007, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

I bought $4 worth of qps.  I looked at my tickets and I can't see my numbers.  The printer ink ran out.  I ask the store clerk for another printout. The store clerk said, "sorry, I can'tgive you another printout.  Comeback after the game to check if you won.  "   How do I know if I won or not?  Has this ever happen to anyone else.   


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    Posted: May 17, 2007, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

    I bought $4 worth of qps.  I looked at my tickets and I can't see my numbers.  The printer ink ran out.  I ask the store clerk for another printout. The store clerk said, "sorry, I can'tgive you another printout.  Comeback after the game to check if you won.  "   How do I know if I won or not?  Has this ever happen to anyone else.   

    I'm pretty sure if you can see the serial numbers, and the barcode, you should be ok.

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      Posted: May 17, 2007, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

      Thank you.  Forgot about the barcode. 

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        Posted: May 17, 2007, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

        If you can't see the numbers the only way to know if you won, is if the store had a jackpot winner for the draw.  Laziness on their part for not changing the tape.  Good luck!


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          Posted: May 17, 2007, 6:50 pm - IP Logged

          If you can't see the numbers the only way to know if you won, is if the store had a jackpot winner for the draw.  Laziness on their part for not changing the tape.  Good luck!

          Are you saying I can't have the tix checked by the terminal unless there was a jackpot winner? How do you figure? Or...Am I reading your comment wrong?

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            Posted: May 18, 2007, 1:48 am - IP Logged

            Thank you.  Forgot about the barcode. 

            If the printer ran out of ink, how did it print a barcode?

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              Posted: May 18, 2007, 2:38 am - IP Logged

              I bought $4 worth of qps.  I looked at my tickets and I can't see my numbers.  The printer ink ran out.  I ask the store clerk for another printout. The store clerk said, "sorry, I can'tgive you another printout.  Comeback after the game to check if you won.  "   How do I know if I won or not?  Has this ever happen to anyone else.   

              It's not what you should do now but what you should have done then.

              Some where in all lotteries rules is printed "CHECK YOUR PRINTED TICKET for accuracy BEFORE leaving the agent location.  It is YOUR responsibility to check your ticket". 

              If the ticket was unreadable then you should have returned it to the clerk and bought your ticket at another location.  You are not obligated to pay for the mistakes of the store.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: May 18, 2007, 6:30 am - IP Logged

                If the printer ran out of ink, how did it print a barcode?

                I was only assuming that the ink was on it's way out. The poster conceded in that he or she forgot about the barcode, and assuming he or she looked to see if the barcode was there, then proceeded to respond by saying....Ah! I forgot about the barcode.

                I was assuming by the response that he or she saw the ticket before responding, and confirmed in an indirect way, that the code was in fact there.

                In my experience, all of the ink doesen't just disappear into thin air. It gradually goes away.

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                  Posted: May 18, 2007, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

                  Pac,

                  After the drawing the barcode would say if it was winner but when most people purchase 4 QPs they expect to see the numbers. With the exception of Mega Millions, in Ohio the tickets can be canceled and the customer can either wait until the ink was replaced in the terminal or play somewhere else.

                  If it was me and a clerk handed me a ticket with no numbers on it, I wouldn't pay for it.

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                    Posted: May 18, 2007, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

                    The barcode was ok and sadly was a non winner.  I decided not to go to that store again. Thank you all.


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                      Posted: May 18, 2007, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                      Pac,

                      After the drawing the barcode would say if it was winner but when most people purchase 4 QPs they expect to see the numbers. With the exception of Mega Millions, in Ohio the tickets can be canceled and the customer can either wait until the ink was replaced in the terminal or play somewhere else.

                      If it was me and a clerk handed me a ticket with no numbers on it, I wouldn't pay for it.

                      True, but the feeling I got was that JackpotWanna was more concerned about whether the tickets were redeemable because of the lack of numbers, not so much that she couldn't see the numbers.

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                        Posted: May 23, 2007, 10:55 am - IP Logged

                        It would be sad to refuse the ticket only to find out it hit the jackpot...

                        I would not allow the store to check it.. I would call the office with the bar code numbers to check to see if it was a winner..

                        I wouldn't shop there anymore..

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