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1,ooo,ooo scratcher sold , Norfolk

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Posted: June 6, 2007, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

Walked into a Tiney Giant convenience store tonight and found out they sold a million dollar scratcher. The winner was the store manager and they say it was the last ticket in the bundle.

It was at the store on Thole St , Norfolk , Va.

 

 Good Luck,

Blackie.                           

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    Posted: June 6, 2007, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

    lucky son of a gun.i bet the manager will quit.are the employees allowed to buy the lottery tickets while on duty?

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      Posted: June 6, 2007, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

      I'm sure he will quit. I heard them speaking about that. Retired navy guy. I guess the employees can buy tickets, he did.

       

       Good Luck,

      Blackie.                           

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        Posted: June 7, 2007, 1:26 am - IP Logged

        <Moved to Instant ("Scratch-Off") Games forum>

        Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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          Posted: June 13, 2007, 8:11 am - IP Logged

          IMO I think store owners and clerks should not be allowed to play in their stores. Kinda feels like insider trading. 

           

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            Posted: July 11, 2007, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

            I don't see any reason why an employee shouldn't be allowed to buy scratch or lotto tickets at their store.  He has the same chance of winning, as anyone that comes through the door.  The idea that the clerk or manager is a insider, just isn't true. 

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              Posted: July 11, 2007, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

              If it was in Norfolk Congratulations...

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                Posted: July 11, 2007, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

                I hear too many stories about store owners and store managers winning to think it's entirely fair.  I know this is a game of chance, but if you stood by a roulette wheel for days and saw that #30 had never hit, you might decide it was time to bet on #30.  If you were able to keep your eye on a slot machine for a week, and saw nobody win, you might feel it was your lucky day.  So I think there is a slight advantage, but I'm not sure if it has anything to do with right or wrong. 

                Anyway, congratulations to him.  I probably would have done the same thing as long as it wouldn't be breaking any rules. 

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                  Posted: July 13, 2007, 9:21 am - IP Logged

                  I hear too many stories about store owners and store managers winning to think it's entirely fair.  I know this is a game of chance, but if you stood by a roulette wheel for days and saw that #30 had never hit, you might decide it was time to bet on #30.  If you were able to keep your eye on a slot machine for a week, and saw nobody win, you might feel it was your lucky day.  So I think there is a slight advantage, but I'm not sure if it has anything to do with right or wrong. 

                  Anyway, congratulations to him.  I probably would have done the same thing as long as it wouldn't be breaking any rules. 

                  I have to agree.  I know this one store where the owners have the tickets spread out on a counter, behind a glass partition, and customers buy the tickets and scratch them off there. The people who work there sometimes watch those who scratch off tickets and don't win, and then the workers buy the next ticket because obviously the chances of winning are greater. I imagine this happens often in other places too. So there definitely is an advantage to working in those places, but I'm not sure that it's a fair one.

                  In any case, congratulations to the winner.