|Posted: December 2, 2007, 11:58 pm - IP Logged|
When I cash in a winning ticket, I already know how much it's worth, (usually not much LOL). So there is zero chance of a clerk cheating me. I imagine there are people out there who rely on a clerk to scan their tickets, and that is foolish. There are many ways to check; TV, newspaper, and of course, state lottery web sites. One time I had a P3 ticket worth $400, and the clerk at Tom Thumb blurted out to anyone in earshot in amazement what it paid. I was annoyed, and said thanks, I know, you don't have to tell the whole store. So I stick with the little convenience store anymore.
I would think that convenience store owners would not want to risk losing their privilege to sell lottery tickets due to greed, because usually they will be caught if they steal or cheat. The store where I buy my tickets is really busy, not just selling lottery, but gas, and food, and the usual stuff, cause it's in a very good location.