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Posted: October 2, 2009, 5:47 am - IP Logged

Dateline's Chris Hansen did a story about possible lottery fraud in several states. Apparently, a number of retailers around the country are cashing dozens of winning 4/5 game tickets one after another. Either they're impossibly lucky or something more sinister is happening. I smell a rat!!

You can see the story on Dateline's homepage. I'd post the link, but apparently it's against the rules.

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    Posted: October 2, 2009, 8:11 am - IP Logged

    Interesting !

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      Posted: October 2, 2009, 9:37 am - IP Logged

      Thank's for the info, theres also another 5 part video on there about retailer telling winners they haven't won then claim the prize for them felf or a family member.

       

      People should spend the time to read the games rules on the back of the ticket it only takes 60 seconds, and not trust the clerk tell them if they'r a winner or not.

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        Posted: October 2, 2009, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to check it out.

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          Posted: October 2, 2009, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

          Sounds like the story they did several months ago, I think we had a fairly long topic about it but I'm feeling too lazy to look for it.

          EDIT: Okay, it wasn't the same one, I found the topic..

          http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/192943/1296231

          Oh and the reason you probably can't post links is because your user level isn't high enough yet.

          Here's the link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24159621/ns/dateline_nbc-the_hansen_files_with_chris_hansen/

          You can't predict random.

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            Posted: October 2, 2009, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

            Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to check it out.

            Oops. I guess Todd already posted this. I don't how I missed it.

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              Posted: October 2, 2009, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

              Dateline's Chris Hansen did a story about possible lottery fraud in several states. Apparently, a number of retailers around the country are cashing dozens of winning 4/5 game tickets one after another. Either they're impossibly lucky or something more sinister is happening. I smell a rat!!

              You can see the story on Dateline's homepage. I'd post the link, but apparently it's against the rules.

              Thanks for the heads up.  The odds of winning are bad enough, we don't need some retailer with their "thumb on the scale"

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                Posted: October 2, 2009, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

                Please post any comments about this story in the news section.  This story was posted this morning.  Thanks!

                 

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