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justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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Posted: October 20, 2007, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

About 15 minutes ago I purchased my Sat evening Lotto tickets (4 combinations) at Publix.  Please don't tease me about this, but I honestly do not want to get "addicted" to any more numbers.  I can't afford it.

This is what happened.  The clerk ran my 2 cards through the terminal.  I used to have 4, but now I put 2 combinations on 2 cards.  (don't ask...just something different)  I've been using these 2 cards for several weeks without any glitches or anything unusual coming up, except for tonight.  I got 3 numbers on one of the cards.  What I mean is that there are 2 lines on one ticket and 3 on the other. She said this occasionally happens. Why?  I said I'd pay for it. 

Okay - let's say there was dust on the card.  Then wouldn't I get a quick pick?  This is not a quick pick.  It says "C"and shows 6 numbers as if I marked the boxes. I realize that if a speck of dust gets on the card, then you might see Q5 because the computer will take that number and add 5 quick picks. This is different.  Weird - never happened to me in 30 years.

Some other strange things have taken place over the past couple of months, but if I decide to share them, I'll post them in the Mystical forum.

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    Posted: October 20, 2007, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

    Ooooh, this would make a fabulous story if it ends up being the winning ticket.  Just make it a point not to memorize the numbers, so if it doesn't win tonight you won't be looking for those numbers in future drawings when you don't have a ticket.  Good luck!  Thumbs Up

      justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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      Posted: October 20, 2007, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

      Thanks Lilly. 

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        Posted: October 20, 2007, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

        Those things happen sometimes, the cards can be the cause and orthe lottery terminal.

        For one thing the terminals collect a lot of dust a lot of it from the cards (paper) that is put in them and some from the air.

        That cards themselves can get on them dust and artifacts.

        But Who knows?, It does happen sometimes. 

        Nothing mystical probably. 

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          Posted: October 20, 2007, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

          I hope you are holding the ticket that is going to hit the jackpot tonight, justxploring.Party

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            Posted: October 20, 2007, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

            About 15 minutes ago I purchased my Sat evening Lotto tickets (4 combinations) at Publix.  Please don't tease me about this, but I honestly do not want to get "addicted" to any more numbers.  I can't afford it.

            This is what happened.  The clerk ran my 2 cards through the terminal.  I used to have 4, but now I put 2 combinations on 2 cards.  (don't ask...just something different)  I've been using these 2 cards for several weeks without any glitches or anything unusual coming up, except for tonight.  I got 3 numbers on one of the cards.  What I mean is that there are 2 lines on one ticket and 3 on the other. She said this occasionally happens. Why?  I said I'd pay for it. 

            Okay - let's say there was dust on the card.  Then wouldn't I get a quick pick?  This is not a quick pick.  It says "C"and shows 6 numbers as if I marked the boxes. I realize that if a speck of dust gets on the card, then you might see Q5 because the computer will take that number and add 5 quick picks. This is different.  Weird - never happened to me in 30 years.

            Some other strange things have taken place over the past couple of months, but if I decide to share them, I'll post them in the Mystical forum.

            Wish I had the answer. But this one I've never heard of ....OTOH, the terminals here in WI do some strange things.  For instance within the last week my Pick 3 cards almost rove the cashier nuts.  On one card it kept telling her that I had "picked too many numbers".  She checked and checked...but thee was only one digit picked per position, and no marks of any kind elsewhere on the ticket.  We both went over it again. Nothing wrong. She started getting angry with the terminal (LOL) and made a few comments about it doing weird stuff at the drop of a hat.  I was at a loss to explain it too...finally she said somthing like "eat this" and started keying in the entire card manually. THEN it finally took the numbers.

            All I can offer is that it is getting near to Halloween.  But it will be interesting to see if you get anything nice from that "mystery line" you have.

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              Posted: October 20, 2007, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

              More than likely their is an accumulation of paper dust (from the Bet Slips) inside the Lottery Terminal which needs to be cleaned out.

              To avoid this kind of thing in the future: mark the void boxes on the unused sections of the Bet Slip.

              A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                Posted: October 20, 2007, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

                I have heard and seen the therminals run numbers when no one was around the machine. We thought it was our ghost George playing tricks on us.

                I bought one of George's combos one night and won $500..   Did not have anyone to give credit for it or to tip for the tip. 

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                  Posted: October 20, 2007, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

                  The terminals we used to have here in Md would do all sorts of things when we ran play slips through them. One thing i know for sure is if the plays slips were exposed to any dampness they would work sometimes and not other times.

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                    Posted: October 20, 2007, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

                    About 15 minutes ago I purchased my Sat evening Lotto tickets (4 combinations) at Publix.  Please don't tease me about this, but I honestly do not want to get "addicted" to any more numbers.  I can't afford it.

                    This is what happened.  The clerk ran my 2 cards through the terminal.  I used to have 4, but now I put 2 combinations on 2 cards.  (don't ask...just something different)  I've been using these 2 cards for several weeks without any glitches or anything unusual coming up, except for tonight.  I got 3 numbers on one of the cards.  What I mean is that there are 2 lines on one ticket and 3 on the other. She said this occasionally happens. Why?  I said I'd pay for it. 

                    Okay - let's say there was dust on the card.  Then wouldn't I get a quick pick?  This is not a quick pick.  It says "C"and shows 6 numbers as if I marked the boxes. I realize that if a speck of dust gets on the card, then you might see Q5 because the computer will take that number and add 5 quick picks. This is different.  Weird - never happened to me in 30 years.

                    Some other strange things have taken place over the past couple of months, but if I decide to share them, I'll post them in the Mystical forum.

                    well im paranoid so i would have purchased the extra tickets just like you did justx i dont want a winner to get away from me but in the past i have made my marks to big or outside of the circle and that has caused me to have the wrong number or an extra number so now i only make a small line in each circle. also if you fill out playslip on top of each other the pressure can cause the "pregnant chad" situation we all heard about in the florida election in 2000 so i also make sure i fill out my slips one at a time without stacking them. i also like the advice Raven62 gave above about marking the void in any empty ticket spaces just in case. i have done that to make sure my powerball doesnt accidentally make it an extra dollar powerplay because that happened to me in the past and my $5 ticket became a $10 ticket so i purchased that mistake and i still dont know if it was dust or moisture but i have made sure i  mark "N"  under powerplay when i fill out a powerball slip ever since.

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                      Posted: October 20, 2007, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

                      Maybe someone had the winning line figured out and wanted to give it to someone and hacked into the machine.

                      They are right. It is getting close to halloween.

                      Could be you are the lucky one.

                      ROFL

                      MAGA

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                        Posted: October 20, 2007, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                        Okay - this is even weirder.  I just looked at the numbers again.  I'm trying not to memorize them, since I have a habit of seeing numbers come up weeks AFTER I bet them and go nuts. Then I end up keeping all the "mistakes" so it doesn't happen and I spend more money.  As everyone who has read my posts for 2 years knows, I never post numbers because I'm superstitious and am afraid of a jinx, but this is too strange not to share.

                        Here they are: 

                        13-20-27-34-41-48

                         

                        13 + 7 = 20

                        20 + 7 = 27

                        27 + 7 = 34

                        34 + 7 = 41

                        41 + 7 = 48

                        Now I'm really getting spooked.  I'm glad I'll have my answer in about 15 minutes.  Well, now I can't ever forget these numbers, can I?

                        11:14PM   - Nothing magic.  Crying

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                          Okay - this is even weirder.  I just looked at the numbers again.  I'm trying not to memorize them, since I have a habit of seeing numbers come up weeks AFTER I bet them and go nuts. Then I end up keeping all the "mistakes" so it doesn't happen and I spend more money.  As everyone who has read my posts for 2 years knows, I never post numbers because I'm superstitious and am afraid of a jinx, but this is too strange not to share.

                          Here they are: 

                          13-20-27-34-41-48

                           

                          13 + 7 = 20

                          20 + 7 = 27

                          27 + 7 = 34

                          34 + 7 = 41

                          41 + 7 = 48

                          Now I'm really getting spooked.  I'm glad I'll have my answer in about 15 minutes.  Well, now I can't ever forget these numbers, can I?

                          11:14PM   - Nothing magic.  Crying

                          and ... the suspense is building    did u win?

                          love to nibble those micey feet.

                           

                                                       

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                            Posted: October 20, 2007, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

                            Nothing at all Emily.   But thanks for asking.   

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                              Posted: October 20, 2007, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

                              Okay - this is even weirder.  I just looked at the numbers again.  I'm trying not to memorize them, since I have a habit of seeing numbers come up weeks AFTER I bet them and go nuts. Then I end up keeping all the "mistakes" so it doesn't happen and I spend more money.  As everyone who has read my posts for 2 years knows, I never post numbers because I'm superstitious and am afraid of a jinx, but this is too strange not to share.

                              Here they are: 

                              13-20-27-34-41-48

                               

                              13 + 7 = 20

                              20 + 7 = 27

                              27 + 7 = 34

                              34 + 7 = 41

                              41 + 7 = 48

                              Now I'm really getting spooked.  I'm glad I'll have my answer in about 15 minutes.  Well, now I can't ever forget these numbers, can I?

                              11:14PM   - Nothing magic.  Crying

                              Hmm..sorry to hear the line won you nothing.  But that kind of a progression is the sort of thing that a computer program could certainly do.  May be some sort of subprogram that had a gremlin in it or something.

                              If it were me, I'd play around with that +7 progression. But then I have a tendency to be a bit odd when I look at numbers.

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