|Posted: April 13, 2009, 5:17 am - IP Logged|
For the past 5 years my wife and I have always purchased our Indiana Lucky 5 tickets from a local Village Pantry Store. We don't like having to goto the store every single day.. so... we opted to check mark a 7 day evening play slip for $ 2.00 each day, which generated a $ 14.00 ticket.
In the past 5 years, this local store has always returned our play slip, regardless if it was a winning ticket or not. On April 11, 2009, I presented a $ 14.00 play ticket that had a winning amount of $ 6.00. When I asked to have my winning ticket back, the cashier said, they were not allowed to give back winning tickets and she tore it up and threw it in their trash can. I explained to her that we ALWAYS got back our tickets since they could not be cashed anywhere else. She refused to give back the ticket. I spent $ 14.00 for this ticket and only got $ 6.00 back. How can I show an $ 8.00 loss (tax purposes) without some kind of proof, since she refused to give the ticket back? She did not tell me that they had changed their policy prior to running my ticket, otherwise I would not have cashed it there..
Can anyone tell me what the official ruling is on this? Looks like I got ripped off of $ 8.00 to me..
Thanks in advance!