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My biggest pet peeves from lottery players--play slips

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Posted: February 9, 2009, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

I am a lottery player but the thing I hate most is when players, especially Pick 3 and Pick 4 players, tell the cashier what numbers they want instead of filling out a play slip.  I remember when I worked at a store, there's many Pick 3 and Pick 4 players who would tell me their long list of numbers; pay for them; then tell their friends numbers so they can play seperately.  This upsets other customers and it gets really annoying.

Fill out the play slips people!!!!! They are there for a reason!! This triggered me to say this today because this morning, I wanted to buy a bottle water before going to the gym and some lady wanted 20 Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers, non of them quick picks.  There was a huge line in back of her and people were rolling my eyes and I was getting impatient. You could tell that the cashier was upset as well.

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    Posted: February 9, 2009, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

    With the new machines in MI, some places won't except your numbers

    unless they r on the slips.  I hate when people call out number after number

    instead of writing down.

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      Posted: February 9, 2009, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

      These people should be pencil in on the list for the visit from Angel of Death.

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        Posted: February 9, 2009, 2:57 pm - IP Logged

        I am a lottery player but the thing I hate most is when players, especially Pick 3 and Pick 4 players, tell the cashier what numbers they want instead of filling out a play slip.  I remember when I worked at a store, there's many Pick 3 and Pick 4 players who would tell me their long list of numbers; pay for them; then tell their friends numbers so they can play seperately.  This upsets other customers and it gets really annoying.

        Fill out the play slips people!!!!! They are there for a reason!! This triggered me to say this today because this morning, I wanted to buy a bottle water before going to the gym and some lady wanted 20 Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers, non of them quick picks.  There was a huge line in back of her and people were rolling my eyes and I was getting impatient. You could tell that the cashier was upset as well.

        If you had put your bottle of water back on the shelf and left, maybe the owner would think he was losing business and post a sign requesting lottery players make out a play slips instead. 

        Before MegaMillions came to Ohio, I and other Ohioans would travel across the boarder to Indiana to play PowerBall and Michigan to play BigGame and all the places selling lottery tickets had such a sign because the lines would get long when the jackpots got high.  Some places even had a box of preprinted quick picks for those who didn't want to make out a play slip.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: February 9, 2009, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

          I am a lottery player but the thing I hate most is when players, especially Pick 3 and Pick 4 players, tell the cashier what numbers they want instead of filling out a play slip.  I remember when I worked at a store, there's many Pick 3 and Pick 4 players who would tell me their long list of numbers; pay for them; then tell their friends numbers so they can play seperately.  This upsets other customers and it gets really annoying.

          Fill out the play slips people!!!!! They are there for a reason!! This triggered me to say this today because this morning, I wanted to buy a bottle water before going to the gym and some lady wanted 20 Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers, non of them quick picks.  There was a huge line in back of her and people were rolling my eyes and I was getting impatient. You could tell that the cashier was upset as well.

          The clerk should have handed the lady some play slips and told her to get back in line when she had them filled out. 

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            Posted: February 9, 2009, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

            See, I would never think of just spitting out numbers and having the clerk punch them in. I don't think it is that hard to fill in a slip. So, I agree with you. Plus, I think it makes the clerk job much easier. The only time I have had the clerk punch in numbers manually, is when the machine wouldn't except the slip. But she knew it wasn't working so she had to punch in the numbers.

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

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              Posted: February 9, 2009, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

              SmoothJuice,

              Some people, given the chance to be in a position to tell other people what to do, just get off on it. In casino work these jerks are called strokers, that is someone who wants to make the dealer work as much as possible, all too often for the minimum bets possible.

              Around here some of the lottery outlets have signs posted:

              If you're playing more than three numbers, fill out a playslip.

              I don't blame the stores one bit for doing that.

              (Numbers meaning sets of numbers, all games).

              When we used to get one of these clods on our table we had a female dealer who would say, "Stroker! I'll bet you this guy is great in the shower!"

              Green laugh

              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.