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What Would You Have Done??

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Posted: December 14, 2009, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

After printing my Fantasy 5 tickets for tonights draw, the clerk tells me the amount, which is $10 more than I played. We look at the tickets and the machine had printed out 10 quick-picks on a single ticket. I told the clerk that wasn't mine and he cheked my playslips and agreed, I was correct. He asked me if I wanted to purchase them........................................what would you have done?????????? I will answer that question tomorrow morning.

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: December 14, 2009, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

    I'd have taken them without thing twice about it.

    I've won on those mistakes before.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      Posted: December 14, 2009, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

      If I had the money I would have bought them

      If I didn't   I probably would have gone home and thought about it too much

        go cash in some cans or something     and go back to the store.

      It would bother me too much to let someone else get them

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        Posted: December 14, 2009, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

        The same thing happen to me with pick 3.
        I told the clerk that she gave me the wrong ticket because i use the slip with the choose of  186 .  I did buy  the number the machine gave me  494 with my own slip ........................and on my own slip was 186..............which i had to replay ..........and very good that i had look  and replay  because my own number was a winner.
        You never know........ i was wondering if that was a sign that i should have play 494 instead  of 186.

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          Posted: December 14, 2009, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

          I would have said "No Thanks".

          The other day I gave a clerk my MM play slips to run and she asked if I wanted  $5 worth of QPs.  She had printed an extra $5 ticket that she was trying to get rid of.  I told her "No Thanks, my own mistakes cost enough".

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: December 14, 2009, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

            I would have said "No Thanks".

            The other day I gave a clerk my MM play slips to run and she asked if I wanted  $5 worth of QPs.  She had printed an extra $5 ticket that she was trying to get rid of.  I told her "No Thanks, my own mistakes cost enough".

            Very good response, RJOh!!

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              Posted: December 14, 2009, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

              I vaguely remember a story from years and years ago about a mistake ticket printed and refused by somebody if I recall it right.

              It turned out to be a major jackpot winner and the owner and employee were in court fighting over who's ticket it was.

              I don't know how that ended but they won't get the chance with me, I always take 'em.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                Posted: December 14, 2009, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                If I had the cash I would have bought them.  If I make a mistake filling out a slip by selecting the wrong number I usually go and ahead and play them if I have the cash on hand.  I had a betslip that the machine chewed up, literally tore a third of a card off.  So I went and refilled out the card, because I was sure it was a sign of good things to come.  It would make a good story if I hit off of that payslip but sadly got nada.  So I should probably say no to these goofs but I don't.

                Jimmy

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                  Posted: December 14, 2009, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

                  I've always taken them...but haven't won on one yet that was given by mistake.

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                    Posted: December 14, 2009, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

                    I vaguely remember a story from years and years ago about a mistake ticket printed and refused by somebody if I recall it right.

                    It turned out to be a major jackpot winner and the owner and employee were in court fighting over who's ticket it was.

                    I don't know how that ended but they won't get the chance with me, I always take 'em.

                    There have been a couple of stories like that in the LP News that I recall.  A clerk didn't cancel a mistake and found out the next morning it was a big winner and bought it and the store owner complained it belonged to him since he had alway paid for mistakes that his clerks didn't cancel, losers and winners.  And then there the story of the clerk that couldn't cancel or sell an extra ticket printed by mistake so she paid for it and found out the next morning it was a big winner.

                    http://www.lotterypost.com/news/154831/817412

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: December 15, 2009, 12:28 am - IP Logged

                      After printing my Fantasy 5 tickets for tonights draw, the clerk tells me the amount, which is $10 more than I played. We look at the tickets and the machine had printed out 10 quick-picks on a single ticket. I told the clerk that wasn't mine and he cheked my playslips and agreed, I was correct. He asked me if I wanted to purchase them........................................what would you have done?????????? I will answer that question tomorrow morning.

                      what would you have done??????????

                      I would put another quarter in the parking meter.

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                        Posted: December 15, 2009, 12:41 am - IP Logged

                        After printing my Fantasy 5 tickets for tonights draw, the clerk tells me the amount, which is $10 more than I played. We look at the tickets and the machine had printed out 10 quick-picks on a single ticket. I told the clerk that wasn't mine and he cheked my playslips and agreed, I was correct. He asked me if I wanted to purchase them........................................what would you have done?????????? I will answer that question tomorrow morning.

                        Honestly, for $10 worth of extra tickets, I probably wouldn't have bought them. If it had been 1 or 2 tickets, maybe, but I have a certain amount I like to spend and ten dollars worth would be going way over that.

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

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                          Posted: December 15, 2009, 2:11 am - IP Logged

                          id go with my own tickets, theyre what i want entered and what i paid for.

                          we can cancel tickets at the same terminal they where bought from upto an hour or so before the draw.

                          so i dont know how it is over there in USA, kinda sucks you paying for  vclerks mistakes by buying their tickets.

                           

                          If i was a lottery comission, id have set rules for agents buying own tickets like only llowed to be bought between sertin hours say after closinf time till half hour later. other thn that ll claims form agents would be void.

                           

                          would stop agents selling losers onto  newbie customers.

                           

                          or a sperate , " AGENTS " MARKED TICKET to be only tickets an agent will ever be allowed to claim, one where a button is pressed to designate it as a shop bought ticket.

                           

                          would be hard to on sell that to a  customer, no agent ever gets to claim a non agent winner.

                           

                           

                          anyhow im rambling . i wouldnt take the  tickets i dont want.

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                            Posted: December 15, 2009, 4:42 am - IP Logged

                            After printing my Fantasy 5 tickets for tonights draw, the clerk tells me the amount, which is $10 more than I played. We look at the tickets and the machine had printed out 10 quick-picks on a single ticket. I told the clerk that wasn't mine and he cheked my playslips and agreed, I was correct. He asked me if I wanted to purchase them........................................what would you have done?????????? I will answer that question tomorrow morning.

                            I wouldn't buy them, but my wife of 40+ years did. She was afraid, they ,might be a winner.

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                              Posted: December 15, 2009, 8:59 am - IP Logged

                              After printing my Fantasy 5 tickets for tonights draw, the clerk tells me the amount, which is $10 more than I played. We look at the tickets and the machine had printed out 10 quick-picks on a single ticket. I told the clerk that wasn't mine and he cheked my playslips and agreed, I was correct. He asked me if I wanted to purchase them........................................what would you have done?????????? I will answer that question tomorrow morning.

                              Personally I would have never told the clerk that it was a mistake.  I simple would have taken the ticket and marched out.  The odds of it even being a winner is astronomical but even so,  my thoughts are,  I purchased that ticket many times over throughout the years!  they can take the cost out of the thousands of losers I have purchased!   Not sure if you had already paid for the ticket then no way.  but if I hadnt paid for it and the clerk  gave me a total  $10 more than I request then Yes, I would have purchased it.  It is just those kind of mistake that end up being winners.

                              Does the store get some kind of incentive for tickets sales?  That would explain the "mistakes" of printing more tickets.  They know the people believe in fluke "miracle" winning tickets and would not refuse them.