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Posted: March 31, 2008, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

From The Lottery Book, The Truth Behind the Numbers, by Don Catlin:

If you have a flatbed scanner in your home, make a copy of the ticket and put it in another place, such as your car. Why? Even if the ticket is in a metal box a fire will destroy it. There have ben instances of people losing lottery tickets but because they had proof that they had indeed owned the winning ticket they were awarded the prize. You should alos write your name somewhere on the ticket with the words "ticket owner".

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I guess this would go for making a copy on a copier, 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: March 31, 2008, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

    I think if my house was on fire, the last thing on my mind would be a ticket that "may" be the winner of a JP. With such bad luck as a fire, the ticket would probably be a loser anyway...lol

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      Posted: March 31, 2008, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

      If you have a flatbed scanner in your home, make a copy of the ticket and put it in another place, such as your car.

       

      Why would you have a flatbed scanner in your house, you can do the exact same thing with a digital camera? The chances of a fire happening after I win the lottery would be astronomical, so I wouldn't worry about it.

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        Posted: March 31, 2008, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

        Well, evidently it has happened. From the passage in the book in the OP:

        "There have been instances of people losing lottery tickets but becausethey had proof that they had indeed owned the winning ticket they wereawarded the prize."

        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: March 31, 2008, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

          On the subject of tickets...I was just reading the other day about the millions of dollars that go unclaimed (for example, google "unclaimed lottery tickets" and look for the nytimes link).

          Definitely food for thought about keeping your tickets safe.

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            Posted: April 16, 2008, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

            Well, evidently it has happened. From the passage in the book in the OP:

            "There have been instances of people losing lottery tickets but becausethey had proof that they had indeed owned the winning ticket they wereawarded the prize."

            I think that's a very good idea, Coin Toss.  Regarding having a flatbed scanner in your home, I thought that was very common.  I don't have a separate scanner, but I have an inexpensive AIO that scans well.  If I won the lottery, the very first thing I'd do (after screaming and fainting) would be to make copies of the back & front of the ticket and sign it.  We've had at least 2 tornado warnings in the past month, so I don't think being cautious is going overboard.  If I won the Lotto and needed time to make plans first before going to the Lottery Office, I would place it in my safe deposit box for a couple of weeks.  After 2+ years on this board, I think I've changed my thinking a little. There's no reason to wait a long time, since you can always claim your jackpot and seek financial advice after you get the money.  I wouldn't want a tiny piece of paper worth millions sitting in a metal box or even under my bed or in a safe. 

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              Posted: April 16, 2008, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

              I hate to admit it but when I was in college & didn't have much money - I would go through the throw out tickets (scratchers) and would not only cash in enough money for food but would also pay for some numbers... Winning scratchers get thrown out all the time, either it wasn't looked at right or the ticket doesn't show a win but the code says there's a win and it cashes out fine even though there's not a winner on the ticket - happened to me 2X in VA... Pogo

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                Posted: April 17, 2008, 1:16 am - IP Logged

                To Rubberbandman

                It's a quick and bright idea for saving proof of lottery ticket. I don't have a digital camera, but I use my cellphone instead.

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                  Posted: April 17, 2008, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                  To Rubberbandman

                  It's a quick and bright idea for saving proof of lottery ticket. I don't have a digital camera, but I use my cellphone instead.

                  Really, don't scanners cost close to a hundred dollars, whereas cellphones and cameras are near 20-50 dollars. I dont know if it's really a quick and bright idea, not many people have scanners, and cellphones, and cameras are more common, so that seems more economical.

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                    Posted: April 17, 2008, 11:39 am - IP Logged

                    here is what we do if a fire burns the ticket in my country

                     

                    http://www.salotteries.sa.gov.au/Content.aspx?p=150

                    2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

                    keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

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                      Posted: April 17, 2008, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                      Put your winning ticket in your refrigerator if you don't want to put in a bank deposit box..

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                        Posted: April 17, 2008, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                        until the wife happens to clean it out and it went in the dump a few days ago when the trash was picked up Bang Head

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                          Posted: April 17, 2008, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                          here is what we do if a fire burns the ticket in my country

                           

                          http://www.salotteries.sa.gov.au/Content.aspx?p=150

                          Yeah, but the amount you pay out is also the advertised amout of the jackpot, too. Roll Eyes No expiry periods, & no taxes, IIRC. We can't be having those kinds of shenanigans going on, here. We must ensure the state has a few opportunities to keep the prize even if there is a winner.

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                            Posted: April 17, 2008, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                            I think that's a very good idea, Coin Toss.  Regarding having a flatbed scanner in your home, I thought that was very common.  I don't have a separate scanner, but I have an inexpensive AIO that scans well.  If I won the lottery, the very first thing I'd do (after screaming and fainting) would be to make copies of the back & front of the ticket and sign it.  We've had at least 2 tornado warnings in the past month, so I don't think being cautious is going overboard.  If I won the Lotto and needed time to make plans first before going to the Lottery Office, I would place it in my safe deposit box for a couple of weeks.  After 2+ years on this board, I think I've changed my thinking a little. There's no reason to wait a long time, since you can always claim your jackpot and seek financial advice after you get the money.  I wouldn't want a tiny piece of paper worth millions sitting in a metal box or even under my bed or in a safe. 

                            I Agree!

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                              Posted: April 19, 2008, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                              I have an all in one device. I can scan, print, copy and fax with my machine. It was well-priced. I love it!

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