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Ever Voided a Winning Ticket

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Posted: September 5, 2007, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

Double ouch on that situation. ...

 

Recently I bought a five dollar ticket for a Cash5 $600,000 jackpot. The clerk never changed the tape and the ticket itself came out blurred and blackened beyond readability. I told her to void it and she replied, I cant! The bottom series  lot number is still readable, so just come back and it will tell you if its a winner. That night it hit! For 18 hours I had to wait to see if I was the lucky winner, I go back the next day and the store manager said "sorry but because this ticket doesnt read correctly we cant tell if you won or not" . I explained my situation and his reply was, WEll you should have had her void it! To this day I refuse to leave a store where the ticket is unreadable. I still think I hit ( good ole positive thinking), but the reality is...I'll never know.

That never happens in stores that sell lots of tickets or to clerks that understand what "change the tape" the means. I always look at it this way, if a clerk doesn't have enough common sense to put in a new tape when the machine instructs them to, how could they know if an unreadable ticket was any good or not. It shouldn't be necessary to tell the clerk to void an unreadable ticket if you don't pay for it.

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    Posted: September 5, 2007, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

    On Mega Millions tickets, I can't cancel the ticket. All sales are final unless I void the ticket.

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      Posted: September 5, 2007, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

      On Mega Millions tickets, I can't cancel the ticket. All sales are final unless I void the ticket.

      What is the difference between cancel and void?

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        Posted: September 5, 2007, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

        On Mega Millions tickets, I can't cancel the ticket. All sales are final unless I void the ticket.

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          Posted: September 5, 2007, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

          If you play the lottery very much and is unsure of how much you want to spend you will do that several times.  When ever you void a combination on your ticket to save a dollar that's the chance you take.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: September 12, 2007, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

            On Mega Millions tickets, I can't cancel the ticket. All sales are final unless I void the ticket.

            When I play Mega Millions, I have to decide which numbers will be the winning numbers of the draw before buying it. In California Super Lotto Plus, if I don't like the ticket, I can cancel the ticket and don't pay a dime to same retailer who sold the ticket to me.ChairBashBoxingI Agree!PartySmash

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              Posted: September 12, 2007, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

              When I play Mega Millions, I have to decide which numbers will be the winning numbers of the draw before buying it. In California Super Lotto Plus, if I don't like the ticket, I can cancel the ticket and don't pay a dime to same retailer who sold the ticket to me.ChairBashBoxingI Agree!PartySmash

              "I have to decide which numbers will be the winning numbers of the draw before buying it."

              I do that too!  Rarely works.  Roll Eyes


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                Posted: September 14, 2007, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                I usually predict my numbers in MADDOG10's MM and PB challenge, but I don't buy a CA SLP until it reaches 48 million.

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                  Posted: September 15, 2007, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Can't void in PA. If you make a mistake here you just have to throw the sucker away.

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                    Posted: September 16, 2007, 10:51 am - IP Logged

                    When I play Mega Millions, I have to decide which numbers will be the winning numbers of the draw before buying it. In California Super Lotto Plus, if I don't like the ticket, I can cancel the ticket and don't pay a dime to same retailer who sold the ticket to me.ChairBashBoxingI Agree!PartySmash

                    Wouldn't it be easier to fill out a playslip using the numbers you decided on rather than have the clerk run a large number of QPs until you decide which one to buy?

                    Has a clerk every asked you to buy your tickets at another store?

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                      Posted: September 16, 2007, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                      Double ouch on that situation. ...

                       

                      Recently I bought a five dollar ticket for a Cash5 $600,000 jackpot. The clerk never changed the tape and the ticket itself came out blurred and blackened beyond readability. I told her to void it and she replied, I cant! The bottom series  lot number is still readable, so just come back and it will tell you if its a winner. That night it hit! For 18 hours I had to wait to see if I was the lucky winner, I go back the next day and the store manager said "sorry but because this ticket doesnt read correctly we cant tell if you won or not" . I explained my situation and his reply was, WEll you should have had her void it! To this day I refuse to leave a store where the ticket is unreadable. I still think I hit ( good ole positive thinking), but the reality is...I'll never know.

                      The lottery office would know if there was a winner at that store regardless of how the ticket printed out. Also, if the validation numbers on the ticket were readable, your regional lottery office could tell if it was a winner (assuming the local store clerk couldn't manually enter the validation numbers).

                      If you suspect a ticket is a winner and there are special circumstances, always take the ticket to a regional lottery office and explain the situation...


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                        Posted: September 17, 2007, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                        I usually fill out a playslip to decide which numbers I pick on my own. I don't choose quick picks. However, I'm just not lucky when the numbers do come out in the winning numbers. In MM tickets, all sales are final. I can cancel a ticket if it's a CA SLP Pick.ChairBashBatSpamAgree with stupidI Agree!Cussing FaceArgueArgueMadWhat?UnhappyAngrySmashDeadMail For YouPokeSurrenderOogleStopParty

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                          Posted: September 17, 2007, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                          I usually fill out a playslip to decide which numbers I pick on my own. I don't choose quick picks. However, I'm just not lucky when the numbers do come out in the winning numbers. In MM tickets, all sales are final. I can cancel a ticket if it's a CA SLP Pick.ChairBashBatSpamAgree with stupidI Agree!Cussing FaceArgueArgueMadWhat?UnhappyAngrySmashDeadMail For YouPokeSurrenderOogleStopParty

                          "I usually fill out a playslip to decide which numbers I pick on my own. I don't choose quick picks. However, I'm just not lucky when the numbers do come out in the winning numbers."

                          When my numbers do come out in the winning numbers, I hand the ticket to a clerk and they give me slips of paper with pictures of former presidents. And every once in a while, I get pictures of a former kite flyer too.

                          BTW, congradulations on discovering the emotes.


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                            Posted: September 21, 2007, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                            Is this true?

                            Sometimes, I miss a lot of hits on the Lottery.

                            Most of the time their are just tier 2 or tier 3 prizes.

                            The primary example are on easy types of games, well this is not a great problem since I can't play all games on-line. Usually this does not bother me, because it is easy to find new combinations for "easy" games (ex: Lotofácil 15/25). For particular dates, I even had "full combinations" that would cover the JackPot on some games ...

                            For some tickets I only get half of the numbers right, and sometimes I miss the correct sets. 

                            Maybe in the future I will try some Cashball tickets, if I could reach the United States of (North) America. Another particular example is the lower prizes on Euromillions. Well, since until now I don't have any ticket for Cashball or Euromillions I don't know if their would count (maybe, I could try some online bets for Euromillions). Even if my first predictions could be considered "adjusted".