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Posted: September 11, 2007, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

As I mentioned in another thread, I've run into some daft c-store cashiers lately.

When I'm buying a set of numbers I pick, and want a quick pick too, I usually hand the cashier a playslip marked for a quick pick along with a separate playslip with my numbers, rather than hand them my numbers and verbally ask for a quick pick (with powerplay) in addition.  I've had two different cashiers get offended by the quick pick slip.  One asked (kind of jokingly) if I thought she was dumb.  Told me to just ask, she'd get my order right.  The other got downright angry, threw my slip in the trash and did a manual quick pick.

So I've been asking for quick picks verbally when I'm not making another purchase.  Like 4 times now I've asked  "I'd like a PowerBall with the PowerPlay, please."  No exaggeration, at least 4 different clerks at different stores have asked "One dollar?"  So of course, I have to say "no, it's $2 with the PowerPlay" or else risk them printing it off without the PowerPlay.  So then they roll their eyes like they think I'm being a smart ass or something and reply "yes, but just one?"  So I say "right, one LINE with the PowerPlay" and wave my 2 $1 bills at them before we finally agree what it is I want.

Is there a better way to word this request?  Perhaps I'm the one who's daft. Crazy 


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    Posted: September 11, 2007, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

    I don't order tickets unless I see a lottery retailer like a liquor store, etc.

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      Posted: September 11, 2007, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

      Silly California Person..

      A "c-store"  IS a lottery retailer.  It's a Convenience Store. 

      Are you Buh-lond?

      Pete

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        Posted: September 11, 2007, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

        I don't order tickets unless I see a lottery retailer like a liquor store, etc.

        Oh, THAT explains it!  I'm trying to order lottery tickets from someone who doesn't sell them!!  Silly me!!  Ponder

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          Posted: September 11, 2007, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

          As I mentioned in another thread, I've run into some daft c-store cashiers lately.

          When I'm buying a set of numbers I pick, and want a quick pick too, I usually hand the cashier a playslip marked for a quick pick along with a separate playslip with my numbers, rather than hand them my numbers and verbally ask for a quick pick (with powerplay) in addition.  I've had two different cashiers get offended by the quick pick slip.  One asked (kind of jokingly) if I thought she was dumb.  Told me to just ask, she'd get my order right.  The other got downright angry, threw my slip in the trash and did a manual quick pick.

          So I've been asking for quick picks verbally when I'm not making another purchase.  Like 4 times now I've asked  "I'd like a PowerBall with the PowerPlay, please."  No exaggeration, at least 4 different clerks at different stores have asked "One dollar?"  So of course, I have to say "no, it's $2 with the PowerPlay" or else risk them printing it off without the PowerPlay.  So then they roll their eyes like they think I'm being a smart ass or something and reply "yes, but just one?"  So I say "right, one LINE with the PowerPlay" and wave my 2 $1 bills at them before we finally agree what it is I want.

          Is there a better way to word this request?  Perhaps I'm the one who's daft. Crazy 

          Geez, there's a lot of people on here who aren't having a good lottery buying experience. Just say "I would like 1 PowerBall quick pick with PowerPlay and this playslip without PowerPlay".

          Gonna win.Big Smile

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            Posted: September 11, 2007, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

            I have NEVER had a problem in buying tickets buy slip or asking..Where do you people have problems buying tickets..What state..I played in Fla when the lotto started and now live in Ky and never have I had a problem..I don't get it??......

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              Posted: September 11, 2007, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

              I have NEVER had a problem in buying tickets buy slip or asking..Where do you people have problems buying tickets..What state..I played in Fla when the lotto started and now live in Ky and never have I had a problem..I don't get it??......

              I'm in Idaho.  I never used to have much of a problem, but it seems like there's been a rash of ignorant cashiers lately.

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                Posted: September 11, 2007, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                LuckyKilly

                Whenever I give them a playslip just makrked QP and they tell me you don't have to do that, you can just tell them Quick Pick I say something like, "Yeah, I know- I'm just trying to psyche out the computer."

                It usually gets a smile, sometimes a giggle too.

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                  Posted: September 12, 2007, 1:31 am - IP Logged

                  That's why I prefer the do-it-your-self machines - no having to explain to a busy, distracted clerk what you want ... plus I prefer just me and the machine picking tickets with no one else's energy or negativity getting in the way :)

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                    Posted: September 12, 2007, 3:17 am - IP Logged

                    Here in Los Angeles we have quite a few clerks that, how shall I say...don't speak English very well, if at all. I've had problems communicating what I want. It kind of depends which neighborhood you are in, but here its a common problem. In California, all CA Lottery draw games can be cancelled, but not the MM. So when I buy those, I pick my store carefully since I don't have a "regular" store that I play at.

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                      Posted: September 12, 2007, 3:49 am - IP Logged

                      As I mentioned in another thread, I've run into some daft c-store cashiers lately.

                      When I'm buying a set of numbers I pick, and want a quick pick too, I usually hand the cashier a playslip marked for a quick pick along with a separate playslip with my numbers, rather than hand them my numbers and verbally ask for a quick pick (with powerplay) in addition.  I've had two different cashiers get offended by the quick pick slip.  One asked (kind of jokingly) if I thought she was dumb.  Told me to just ask, she'd get my order right.  The other got downright angry, threw my slip in the trash and did a manual quick pick.

                      So I've been asking for quick picks verbally when I'm not making another purchase.  Like 4 times now I've asked  "I'd like a PowerBall with the PowerPlay, please."  No exaggeration, at least 4 different clerks at different stores have asked "One dollar?"  So of course, I have to say "no, it's $2 with the PowerPlay" or else risk them printing it off without the PowerPlay.  So then they roll their eyes like they think I'm being a smart ass or something and reply "yes, but just one?"  So I say "right, one LINE with the PowerPlay" and wave my 2 $1 bills at them before we finally agree what it is I want.

                      Is there a better way to word this request?  Perhaps I'm the one who's daft. Crazy 

                      Find a place where they behave better.

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