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Printing Lottery forms at home on inkjet or laser

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Posted: February 10, 2009, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

Hi!

I managed to set up a few cheaper printers to print the black squares on my lottery forms. It is sometimes hit or miss since the forms may move during printing.

Does anyone know of a reasonable printer device for WinXP that can print lottery slips easily and effectively. I can program the code to position the squares in PHP/MySQL - or wonder if there is a cheap systems available.

I assume there is a flat-feed device that would handle this.

 

Cheers!

 

Tom Dempsey 

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    Posted: February 11, 2009, 12:01 am - IP Logged

    just curious ............but why would you wanna do that when the play slips are given away free at any lottery retailer?

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      Posted: February 11, 2009, 10:05 am - IP Logged

      i think he is talking about putting the betslips into the printer then printing the numbers he picks on them. i tried it when i was wheeling some numbers and it worked a few times.  I use lotto pro and on there website they have a file you can download to help with setting your printer up. its faster than sitting their filling out all those bet slips.

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        Posted: February 11, 2009, 10:06 am - IP Logged

        just curious ............but why would you wanna do that when the play slips are given away free at any lottery retailer?

        I believe he is talking about filling out the play slips, not printing them from scratch.  If you play large amounts of numbers, filling out slips can take hours. 

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          Posted: February 11, 2009, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

          Have you try placing the slips horizontally? I like using this idea when printing over 20,000 slips.

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            Posted: February 11, 2009, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

            There are several lottery softwares that are said to allow betslip printing, there also used to be stand alone software, just a very few of them, they might not be there anymore, I don't know.

            Some have free versions that can be used forever and can print on betslips.

            You can try Expert Lotto or what-ever the right name is, but there are others

            As to a good printer for betslips (hardware), I don't know, they warn people not to use laser printers cause the stuff (ink) can stick or something to lottery terminals, I don't know if that is true or not.

            I do know that a lot of stuff (paper dust) from the betslips ends-up inside the lottery terminals, maybe the laser ink just makes things worse inside there, I don't know.

            I would think that any printer would work good enough, otherwise maybe test laser printers.

            So long as the lottery retailers let you use those betslips, if not, find one that will, some will want your business, no matter what the lottery says to them.

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              Posted: February 11, 2009, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

              Have you try placing the slips horizontally? I like using this idea when printing over 20,000 slips.

              How long did it take you to run them at a terminal?  I was with a group that once played 100 slips and I thought that was a lot.

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                Posted: February 11, 2009, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                just curious ............but why would you wanna do that when the play slips are given away free at any lottery retailer?

                Yes - I am trying to print on the betslip.

                I have been using an several top-feed inkjet printers for over a year and it works great - the the fact to have to line up the slips perfectly can become an issue. 90% print well and the others are off-mark.

                I don't see inkjet-printed tickets harming a lottery machine and the retailers are usually very impressed with the neatness.

                But like I said - some tickets slip because most printers are designed for 8.5. I have considered horizontal printing but have not tested it.

                My goal is a dedicated piece of hardware where the slip fits snugly and always prints correctly.

                Cheers!

                Tom Dempsey

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                  Posted: February 12, 2009, 7:28 am - IP Logged

                  How long did it take you to run them at a terminal?  I was with a group that once played 100 slips and I thought that was a lot.

                  Wholy Crap, 100!! If I run 3 or 4 slips at a time people behind me get mad and start huffing!! And then if one slip doesn't go through.... I have to take the slip back and go to the back of the line and try again.   

                  I also have had strange things happen to the slips such as a drop of water in the wrong spot or a crease in the slip once caused the slip to print out my numbers for the entire week when I only wanted it for the day. 

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                    Posted: February 12, 2009, 7:54 am - IP Logged

                    I use Lotto Pro and never had any problems printing or with lottery terminals. I enter the play slips lengthwise.  

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                      Posted: February 12, 2009, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

                      I Agree! Lotto Pro is one of the best lottery slip printng softwares available IMHO. I've used it for years now and have never had any problems with it.

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                        Posted: February 12, 2009, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

                        Wholy Crap, 100!! If I run 3 or 4 slips at a time people behind me get mad and start huffing!! And then if one slip doesn't go through.... I have to take the slip back and go to the back of the line and try again.   

                        I also have had strange things happen to the slips such as a drop of water in the wrong spot or a crease in the slip once caused the slip to print out my numbers for the entire week when I only wanted it for the day. 

                        "if one slip doesn't go through.... I have to take the slip back and go to the back of the line and try again."  

                        Sounds like your lottery terminal is run by the SoupNazi. Green laugh

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                          Posted: February 12, 2009, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                          Wholy Crap, 100!! If I run 3 or 4 slips at a time people behind me get mad and start huffing!! And then if one slip doesn't go through.... I have to take the slip back and go to the back of the line and try again.   

                          I also have had strange things happen to the slips such as a drop of water in the wrong spot or a crease in the slip once caused the slip to print out my numbers for the entire week when I only wanted it for the day. 

                          I tend to split them into groups of 40-50 slips per store and hit stores that are slower.

                           

                          Or leave them at the store and stop back later. But I don't mind waiting.

                           

                          Tom Dempsey

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                            Posted: February 14, 2009, 1:54 am - IP Logged

                            Using machine filled out slips is illegal in many states. It can disqualify you from collecting the prize. Just an FYI.