Won more than you thought...
November 19, 2007
|Posted: December 16, 2007, 12:21 pm - IP Logged|
Has anyone ever went to cash in their winnings only to find out they won more than originally thought. I did that just earlier this month. I thought I had only won $153.00 in the Mega Millions, but I just didn't see the other combinations on the other two tickets, I actually won $317.00. Good thing the clerk was honest!
A few years ago, billionaire Warren Buffett advised "Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful."
December 15, 2005
|Posted: December 16, 2007, 1:13 pm - IP Logged|
Yes, I cashed in some tickets thinking I had only won 100. on powerball. When the clerk said "Can you recount these? I get 374.00?" to another clerk, my jaw dropped. That was in Dec last year. Dec 5th? 6th? Something like that.
voir-vous dans mes reves!
May 3, 2006
|Posted: December 16, 2007, 1:32 pm - IP Logged|
o yeeeah that happens to me all the time but I always act like I thought it should have been more than what the clerk says.....that usually prompts them to show me proof of the amount on the terminal screen or by printing out a slip with the total amount won printed on it.
waiting patiently for my jackpot
March 23, 2004
|Posted: December 16, 2007, 2:16 pm - IP Logged|
I remember one time. I thought I won only $50 but the clerk gives me $100, so I hurry out the door. One hour later feeling guilty I tried to return the $50 to the clerk. The clerk said the machine rang $100 and so he refuse to accept the $50. He said I just missed a number when checking. Very honest clerk.
November 21, 2007
|Posted: December 16, 2007, 2:40 pm - IP Logged|
I think the most for me was like $5 bucks. Nothing to write home about.
November 5, 2005
|Posted: December 16, 2007, 3:33 pm - IP Logged|
No, I check the amount online on LP and the FL web site. Sometimes I remember it as $9 and it's $9.50, but as ScaryChick wrote, nothing to get too excited about.
I'd really be excited if I was told "you got 6 numbers instead of 3" (hey, even 5 numbers would be great)
February 18, 2007
|Posted: December 16, 2007, 8:38 pm - IP Logged|
actually i have had the opposite happen to me i have won less than i thought because when the tn lottery first made the lotto 5 RNG the payouts had changed for 3 of 5 from around $11 down to $9. even when the lotto 5 rolls over now its less than it would be when tn had the live ball drawings.
May 31, 2006
|Posted: December 17, 2007, 8:32 am - IP Logged|
Yes, this has happened to me a few times with scratchoff tickets. Some of the games like the bingo cards can be confusing. You never quite know what you win until the ticket is run through the machine because you can win multiple times on one ticket. It's easy to miscalculate.