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Posted: June 12, 2007, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

I would totally go to a liquor store, that would be my first choice. Never had any problem there but try in the afternoon's.

That's crazy that you had to go to more then one place to cash a ticket. Pathetic! I would complain to your lottery office and report the places that wouldn't give it to you. They should be concerned because they want to keep you playing, don't they?? And who's going to play if you can't collect your winnings?

And Stack,you got it right! "It's hard to get good help."

Pretty soon there will be NO HELP! We will be cashing out our own tickets with the way they have all these "self check out lanes" invading most grocery stores. Even Home Depot has it. You don't even have to go inside the store to buy gas, pay at the pump! And now I've heard you don't even need to check in at the airports anymore, they have a kiosk with a computer and you check yourself in!

What's next?!!

Become our own waiter at restaurants??!!

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    Posted: June 12, 2007, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

    A similar thing happened to me at the store where I regularly buy my tickets in the evening when I tried to cash them the next morning. A clerk I've never seen before said she couldn't cash it so I asked her to call the manager and the manager told her to pay me.

    In most supermarkets if they don't have enough money in the drawer, they get it out of the safe so this clerk probably decided instead of having to go to the safe after paying me to just say she didn't have the money. If it was a store procedure to call the manager before paying out more than $500 then she should have called the manager when I tried to cash it. I'm betting the clerk either woke up on the wrong side of the bed or is just plan lazy.

    It's hard to get good help.

    It certainly is hard to get good help.  Too many clerks are just watching the clock.  THeir days would go a lot faster if they kept busy.

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      Posted: June 12, 2007, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

      They'll take your money all day, but when it comes to paying.........

      Report them to the lottery board :

      http://www.valottery.com/contactus.asp or

       

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        Posted: June 12, 2007, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

        I remember one time I tried to cash in a winning ticket.  The storekeeper said we don't sell that ticket so try another store.  I was like oh my.  I guess he was busy? Maybe a tough day? So went to another store and cashed it there.

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          Posted: June 12, 2007, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks for your input everyone. Alot of good advice there! I finally got it cashed this afternoon at the Same Farmfresh store I go to about every night. I did get the cash but with a " you just cleaned out my whole drawer". I guess I should be glad she let me clean out the "whole drawer". Thanks again for your input and advice! Good Luck!

           

           Good Luck,

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            Posted: June 12, 2007, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

            Most tickets I seen says that they can be cashed upto a certain amount at any lottery agent.

            These clowns should have cash available to cash tickets.

            This we only have so much in a register is bull. They can get shot for 5.00 or 5,000 does not make a difference.

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              Posted: June 12, 2007, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

              Thanks JAP.

              I agree, you can get shot for 5.00 or 5,000.

               

               Good Luck,

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                Posted: June 12, 2007, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                Off Topic- No business wants or needs the attraction of "We carry cash for all lottery winnings under 600$". theyd be robbed or targeted, depending on the hour of day. Lets face it soem folks *assume* that lottery money is Part of the stores over all funds. ITS not. They have to keep all lottery funds separate from any other transaction going on at that store. Its in the retailer guidelines.

                Thankfully a poster here did recommend a few places and advised the person accordingly to contact the lottery directly. They have substation areas that will cash amounts during certain hours.

                Learn to respect the retailers. They do deserve to protect there overall business transaction. Just because they sell 1200$ in gas doesnt mean they are allowed to use that money for a lottery payout.

                Some DO use moneyorders or checks issued thru a specific account to payback a winner . Work with the retailers and learn to ask the state run lottery hotline what they would advise if ticket cashing is a problem in your area.

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                  Off Topic- No business wants or needs the attraction of "We carry cash for all lottery winnings under 600$". theyd be robbed or targeted, depending on the hour of day. Lets face it soem folks *assume* that lottery money is Part of the stores over all funds. ITS not. They have to keep all lottery funds separate from any other transaction going on at that store. Its in the retailer guidelines.

                  Thankfully a poster here did recommend a few places and advised the person accordingly to contact the lottery directly. They have substation areas that will cash amounts during certain hours.

                  Learn to respect the retailers. They do deserve to protect there overall business transaction. Just because they sell 1200$ in gas doesnt mean they are allowed to use that money for a lottery payout.

                  Some DO use moneyorders or checks issued thru a specific account to payback a winner . Work with the retailers and learn to ask the state run lottery hotline what they would advise if ticket cashing is a problem in your area.

                   No Pity!    Blah Blah Blah...they're supoose to cash the ticket up to $600 no matter what.

                  What makes you think that they're being watched if I was a crook which I'm not,  I could tell they sell alot of tickets and it won't matter if they get jacked for it cause it is insured by the state they are not responsible for stolen goods no matter what the cost we all know this. 

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                    Posted: June 13, 2007, 12:51 am - IP Logged

                    Off Topic- No business wants or needs the attraction of "We carry cash for all lottery winnings under 600$". theyd be robbed or targeted, depending on the hour of day. Lets face it soem folks *assume* that lottery money is Part of the stores over all funds. ITS not. They have to keep all lottery funds separate from any other transaction going on at that store. Its in the retailer guidelines.

                    Thankfully a poster here did recommend a few places and advised the person accordingly to contact the lottery directly. They have substation areas that will cash amounts during certain hours.

                    Learn to respect the retailers. They do deserve to protect there overall business transaction. Just because they sell 1200$ in gas doesnt mean they are allowed to use that money for a lottery payout.

                    Some DO use moneyorders or checks issued thru a specific account to payback a winner . Work with the retailers and learn to ask the state run lottery hotline what they would advise if ticket cashing is a problem in your area.

                    Sorry Gamegrl.  I think one should be able to cash a ticket up to $600 dollars in any place that sells me a ticket. I shouldn't have to drive 20 miles or 60 miles away to cash a winning ticket. Especially with the price of gas these days. They advertise that you can cash a ticket up to 600 and anything over , you have to go to the lottery commission. Thanks for your input and all others that have given their thoughts on this. I hope it doesnt happen to any of you as it is a real pain.

                     

                     Good Luck,

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                      Posted: June 13, 2007, 1:48 am - IP Logged

                      hi blackie,  dang you should live in michigan party stores just love to cash  in those tickets,.. its 2 or 3 percent for them.. i have had no problem cash tickets .. just having a winning ticket is my problem.. just find you a store that likes cash in winning tickets and play you numbers there alot.. good luck

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                        Posted: June 13, 2007, 8:37 am - IP Logged

                        Off Topic- No business wants or needs the attraction of "We carry cash for all lottery winnings under 600$". theyd be robbed or targeted, depending on the hour of day. Lets face it soem folks *assume* that lottery money is Part of the stores over all funds. ITS not. They have to keep all lottery funds separate from any other transaction going on at that store. Its in the retailer guidelines.

                        Thankfully a poster here did recommend a few places and advised the person accordingly to contact the lottery directly. They have substation areas that will cash amounts during certain hours.

                        Learn to respect the retailers. They do deserve to protect there overall business transaction. Just because they sell 1200$ in gas doesnt mean they are allowed to use that money for a lottery payout.

                        Some DO use moneyorders or checks issued thru a specific account to payback a winner . Work with the retailers and learn to ask the state run lottery hotline what they would advise if ticket cashing is a problem in your area.

                        Most grocery stores and supermarkets cash paychecks under $600 and I've never read or heard of any them getting robbed continually. Their cash flow is continuous because people use the money from their paychecks to buy groceries so that seems to be a more likely target then a lottery payment store that would be paying out most of the money they started the day with.

                        "Learn to respect the retailers. They do deserve to protect there overall business transaction. Just because they sell 1200$ in gas doesnt mean they are allowed to use that money for a lottery payout."

                        But if that retailer sold you the ticket and the back of the ticket says you can cash winning tickets up to $600 where you bought it, that retailer is obligated to pay. If they are having problems paying off the winning tickets they sold, they shouldn't be selling lottery tickets.

                        "Work with the retailers and learn to ask the state run lottery hotline what they would advise if ticket cashing is a problem in your area."

                        Why would the lottery commission print on the back the ticket to cash it where you bought if they knew ticket cashing was a problem in any area?

                        Most gas stations and convenient stores get lottery terminals to make profit on the sales and have no intentions of paying out any amount higher than a free ticket and players are suppose to respect them?

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                          I appreciate the effort and time some of you took to *read* only part of my post WITHOUT reading the entire comments or even comprehending the FULL Post.

                          1: Its CLEARLY stated that yes tickets can be cashed (via money order/check or cash) and yes you can call the hotline for assistance if you are having a problem cashing tickets.

                          2: YES Lottery funds ARE separate from overall store revenue! Learn to investigate before making assumptions.

                          3: Save the ignorance for offline, truly we are here to make accurate statements and not misguide those who do come here for support.

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                            Blackie,

                            I had the same problem with a ticket worth $290 here in IL.  I had to go to 5 places before I finally got it cashed and guess where?... a liquor store.  It is my understanding with the gas stations is that lottery money is separate from gas money and they can't pay you from the gas money.  One gas station (BP) told me they could only cash up to $50, period.  I wrote the lottery people about that one.  You might try asking them when would be the best time to cash a ticket of that amount.  Hopefully, they'll have a good answer.  Good Luck.

                            What happened when you contacted the lottery about them not paying? I sent a email to the Ky Lottery about stores selling tickets and won't cash them in. The store would send you to another business to cash them. They couldn't cash in a $50. ticket. I started going to that other store to play my numbers now. Oh, and Ky Lottery never replied to my email.

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                              KyMystikal,

                              I never got a response and that was a month ago.  I guess I won't be getting a response.