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What would you do in this situation?

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Posted: August 11, 2007, 2:54 am - IP Logged

The accidental printing on this case, would not affect the $200,000 prize like it would the jackpot where it would be divided.  Then there would have to be some legal beagles on the case.  I think.

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    Posted: August 11, 2007, 3:20 am - IP Logged

    Believe it or not, the sales clerk can void the ticket and not have to pay for it. I've seen them do it, at least in as far as Powerball and the Arizona lotteries are concerned.

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      Posted: August 11, 2007, 11:00 am - IP Logged

      Believe it or not, the sales clerk can void the ticket and not have to pay for it. I've seen them do it, at least in as far as Powerball and the Arizona lotteries are concerned.

      Many of the rules for PowerBall and MegaMillions are local to the state where they are played and don't apply to other states, for example with MM, California has a different payout method than the other MM states and Texas is the only state with a MM multiplier.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Many of the rules for PowerBall and MegaMillions are local to the state where they are played and don't apply to other states, for example with MM, California has a different payout method than the other MM states and Texas is the only state with a MM multiplier.

        i didnt know texas had a mm multiplier that is interesting. i wonder why georgia hasnt done that if each state can choose to make up their own rules. georgia makes so much money they dont need it but it would be nice to have a state with the mm multiplier in driving distance

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          Posted: August 11, 2007, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

          There is no "cancel ticket" option so apparently every ticket sold is a valid ticket and somebody has to pay for it. Had I asked for 5 QPs but didn't like the combos, I would still had to pay for them.

          I used a bet slip and there were no marks on "number of draws" and machine printed out for the next 10 draws. It was an error by the clerk and hope she got some of her money back.

          Apparently the clerk in your case must have already told the machine to print tickets for 10 drawing before running your card. Most of the time when I buy tickets the clerks seem to punch one button a couple of times or more. I'm guessing they've mostly learned to hit the clear or cancel button before starting. I did have a clerk ask me for $2 after printing my single $1 ticket once. They apparently hadn't cleared the last sale, so after printing mine the machine showed the price for 2 tickets.

          Oddly enough, Pennsylvania seems to have eliminated the chance to play advance drawings by marking  the PB slips. I meant to buy for 5 drawings several months ago but got a ticket for a single drawing. The little box wasn't filled in thoroughly, so I figured the machine didn't read it. The next time I wanted a ticket I used the same card, which I had marked more thoroughly and I still got a ticket for a single drawing.  When I said something the clerk told me the machine now ignores that box, and it's up to the clerk to punch a button for the number of advance drawings. Nothing like taking a relatively easy system that  relies on the customer and changing to one that  relies on the customer and the clerk and is more prone to mishaps. I'm not a fan of most conspiracy theories, but I wonder if the lotteries just figure that  the accidental tickets boost their sales by 1%.

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            Posted: August 11, 2007, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

            i didnt know texas had a mm multiplier that is interesting. i wonder why georgia hasnt done that if each state can choose to make up their own rules. georgia makes so much money they dont need it but it would be nice to have a state with the mm multiplier in driving distance

            Didn't you ever read Todd's Megaplier petition? 

            Megaplier Petition

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: August 11, 2007, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

              Didn't you ever read Todd's Megaplier petition? 

              Megaplier Petition

              No..........RJoh:

              Have not read Todd's Megaplier petition?????????????????????????

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              Would it be fair to say>>>>>all JACKPOT player's should have rite's

              to play their own ###### and have condomright protection for @

              least the next 17 year's on any number played by each ticket..........

              This would be something like copyright protection for our PLAY$$$$

              Let's LET it B known..................

              JP player's spend a LOT of $$$$$

              with "NO RETURN"<<<<<<< $$$$

              WE need (we spend lotto MONEY) PROTECTION!!!!!!!!

              HELP^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^SAVE all JACKPOT>>>player's$$

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                Posted: August 13, 2007, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                i dont think you would have a case in court because the clerk will say they printed the duplicate by accident. i would just take my 25million before taxes and be happy that i won that half.

                "what would you DO in this situation"......??????

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                  Posted: August 13, 2007, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                  Apparently the clerk in your case must have already told the machine to print tickets for 10 drawing before running your card. Most of the time when I buy tickets the clerks seem to punch one button a couple of times or more. I'm guessing they've mostly learned to hit the clear or cancel button before starting. I did have a clerk ask me for $2 after printing my single $1 ticket once. They apparently hadn't cleared the last sale, so after printing mine the machine showed the price for 2 tickets.

                  Oddly enough, Pennsylvania seems to have eliminated the chance to play advance drawings by marking  the PB slips. I meant to buy for 5 drawings several months ago but got a ticket for a single drawing. The little box wasn't filled in thoroughly, so I figured the machine didn't read it. The next time I wanted a ticket I used the same card, which I had marked more thoroughly and I still got a ticket for a single drawing.  When I said something the clerk told me the machine now ignores that box, and it's up to the clerk to punch a button for the number of advance drawings. Nothing like taking a relatively easy system that  relies on the customer and changing to one that  relies on the customer and the clerk and is more prone to mishaps. I'm not a fan of most conspiracy theories, but I wonder if the lotteries just figure that  the accidental tickets boost their sales by 1%.

                  There is this one clerk at the local store doesn't look at the screen before she runs a bet slip and the slip goes right through without printing the ticket; then she turns is sideways and tries it again. After about 3 or 4 tries the other clerk touches the screen and the ticket and prints out the ticket. You would think she would learn after the first time, but nope.

                  If I play more than one bet slip, she will put in the second one before the screen clears and of course it goes through unprinted too. When MM was up to $370 million, guess who was working that night?

                  "I'm not a fan of most conspiracy theories, but I wonder if the lotteries just figure that  the accidental tickets boost their sales by 1%."

                  On a whim I played 5 Ten-OH QPs yesterday at another store and the clerk ask me I wanted 5 tickets or 5 draws so maybe you're on to something because many people will buy mistakes.

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                    Posted: August 14, 2007, 3:16 am - IP Logged

                    I have worked as a cashier before; however, I've never sold lottery tickets.  This is what I would do if I was the cashier...  I would inform the player of the mistake and ask him or her if they would like to buy the second ticket.  If they refused to buy it I would also inform them that it can't be cancelled so the store would have to buy it.  If they still refused to buy it then I would buy it.  As long as you pay for the ticket there shouldn't be any problem and any winnings are yours. 

                    How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                      Posted: August 14, 2007, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                      Hey! so long as that clerk is a relative of mine, I'd have no qualms in splitting that kind of money!

                      In honesty, it would bug me, but not enough to create an invalid legal battle. Sorry but I am not a big believer in the court system and even less believing that a lawyer is doing it out of the goodness of his heart for me to win the case. Puhleese.

                      CASHIERS are NOT forced to buy mistake tickets. The stores are asked to take from there tills if mistakes are made. The store collects if its a winner.

                       Besides I am a huge believer that cashiers should NOT be buying whilst on the clock. Would you want your bar tender drinking right along with ya? (poor analogy but you get my drift).

                      ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

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