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When the clerk *overpays* you for a winning ticket, you... (choose one)

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What do you do if the clerk overpays you on a winning ticket?

Inform the clerk there may have been a mistake. [ 85 ]  [76.58%]
Keep the money. Maybe you misread the ticket. [ 26 ]  [23.42%]
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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: January 24, 2009, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

This poll has been done before. Rant

That may be true, but topics gets closed after a month. How are newer people suppose to discuss things or add their opinion if a post has been closed? Plus if you look, there are many, many topics that have been repeated. That's just the nature of the beast. This forum only discusses things of a lottery nature so topics are bound to come up more then once. I like to see newer people post topics. It gets them involved and makes them feel part of the community. Smile

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."


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    Posted: January 24, 2009, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

    That may be true, but topics gets closed after a month. How are newer people suppose to discuss things or add their opinion if a post has been closed? Plus if you look, there are many, many topics that have been repeated. That's just the nature of the beast. This forum only discusses things of a lottery nature so topics are bound to come up more then once. I like to see newer people post topics. It gets them involved and makes them feel part of the community. Smile

    Here-Here every word true to facts of the site.

    Good luck everyone..

    Bill...

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      Posted: January 24, 2009, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

      This is a little bit different: The clerk was honest with me. I pulled out $100 bill (blurred vision) which I thought was a $20 bill. She said the amount of what I owed her out of $100. She could have given me back change for a $20 but she was honest enough to tell me it was $100

       God Bless America

       

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        LiLSpeedy's avatar - 2714
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        Posted: January 24, 2009, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

        That may be true, but topics gets closed after a month. How are newer people suppose to discuss things or add their opinion if a post has been closed? Plus if you look, there are many, many topics that have been repeated. That's just the nature of the beast. This forum only discusses things of a lottery nature so topics are bound to come up more then once. I like to see newer people post topics. It gets them involved and makes them feel part of the community. Smile

        The purpose of the post is to be able to express your opinion without needless rebuttals. I make comments, not rebukes! I respect other people comments and I expect the same in return.

         

         

         

        Winning is Funtastic!

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          Posted: January 24, 2009, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks...I'm new and am still learning my way around the site.  I'd never seen this topic before so I was happy to read it. 

            ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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            Posted: January 24, 2009, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

            The purpose of the post is to be able to express your opinion without needless rebuttals. I make comments, not rebukes! I respect other people comments and I expect the same in return.

            How did I not respect you LilSpeedy? You made a comment and I responded nicely. This isn't a personal blog where comments get to be dictated. If one makes a comment on the forum, one may get a response. If you took it wrong, I'm sorry.

            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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              Posted: January 24, 2009, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

              honesty is the best policy. if i lose mine honor, i lose myself--Wm Shakespeare....there's only one correct answer in this poll.

              "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"

              by: Henry David Thoreau

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                Posted: January 24, 2009, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

                As for me, informing the clerk is the only answer, but not everyone thinks the same, so whatever you may have answered you're entitled to your opinion.

                I respect other peoples opinions regardless whether they confer with mine, or disagree with mine. I may not always agree with someone, but I will always respect their opinion...! 

                                                             

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                  Posted: January 24, 2009, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                  All I can say is "you reap what you sow". "Nuff said.

                    LiLSpeedy's avatar - 2714
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                    Posted: January 24, 2009, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks...I'm new and am still learning my way around the site.  I'd never seen this topic before so I was happy to read it. 

                    I meant no harm. And welcome to the LP. If I can be of help, just let me know.Sun Smiley

                     

                     

                     

                    Winning is Funtastic!

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                      Posted: January 24, 2009, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

                      Florida-- payouts are made after the tickets are scanned,the machine should be right,its always right when you are buying your ticket. For me ,I can"t argue on purchase amount ,so I must have overlooked something on my winning. That not the case in when making change or other transactions, I would give the money back


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                        Posted: January 25, 2009, 8:45 am - IP Logged

                        All I can say is "you reap what you sow". "Nuff said.

                        Yep you heard the man you so it you reap it.

                        Good luck everyone,

                        Bill..

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                          Posted: January 25, 2009, 9:51 am - IP Logged

                          Just recently there was an elderly woman from Staten Island, or Queens New York who as a regular player of the scratch offs, purchased her usual ten dollars worth revealed the serial number at the bottom and asked the clerk to scan the ticket ( she couldn't see the tiny numbers) He does and informs her she won a million dollars. The New York Post reported the story that she discarded the ticket in the trash, the clerk retrived it and told her. Total B.S. since he scanned the ticket and it was in the system. Sure there's the possibility he could have told her the ticket was no good and pocketed it, but the back story is it's his family's business she's a regular customer and it was never his intention to cheat. Something to think about when some of you rationalize or justify those petty spoils.

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                            Posted: January 25, 2009, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                            o' Ju-ju Sung always knows what she's doing.  Everytime I tell her to give more for my ticket because she's made a mistake it always starts a big fuss. 

                            who is oprahSun Smiley

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                              Posted: January 26, 2009, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                              It's a tough call, huh?  If you bring the mistake to the clerk's attention, you might have to give back some money, but you'll be doing the 'right thing'.  If you keep it, and you didn't actually win it, it's a nice bonus but the store's register will come up short eventually.  But then again, maybe the clerk should have been paying more attention.  And then again, maybe your character is being tested.  Or perhaps this is just an *extra* lucky day for you, and it would be foolish to question Providence.

                              In addition to the straight morality of the question, do you believe in karma, and do you believe that your karma will be affected either way?

                              Sorry folks, I've gone both ways on this one myself.  I've brought it up to the clerk before, and had her figure out that she overpaid me by a few dollars and I've also simply accepted the cash, rationalizing it to myself that, "I guess I won more than I thought."

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                              13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,

                              22,23,24,25,26,27,28,28,29,

                              30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,39,

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