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When the clerk messes up your ticket do you keep it??

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When the clerk messes up your ticket do you keep it??

Yes [ 39 ]  [79.59%]
No (turn in wrong one for the right #) [ 10 ]  [20.41%]
Total Valid Votes [ 49 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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Posted: April 4, 2010, 6:42 am - IP Logged

Hey Bashley,

You needed a sometimes in your poll, bud.

Because sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't.

It depends on how much money I have, how I feel about the number, etc...

Every mistake I have ever kept has done nothing but cost me extra money.

And I have bought quite a few.

So me buying mistakes nowadays gets farther and farther between. 

Thanks, will keep that in mind *if* I ever do another poll... Great to hear all the stories of people keeping wrong tickets AND hitting!!! 

I have one to add that I forgot.  I used a PLAYSLIP and filled it out wrong (and get this I wanted 818 but put 181 on the ticket!)  **but** didn't know till I checked the ticket and saw that I won - that was a nice hit!

Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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    Posted: April 4, 2010, 8:12 am - IP Logged

    I keep the ticket only if it was a honest mistake, this store I go to next to my job don't have much business she purposely make the mistakes so you can buy more. people like that I try not to play at places like that before I caught on I would buy the mistakes none of them never came out.

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      Posted: April 4, 2010, 8:54 am - IP Logged

      I keep the ticket only if it was a honest mistake, this store I go to next to my job don't have much business she purposely make the mistakes so you can buy more. people like that I try not to play at places like that before I caught on I would buy the mistakes none of them never came out.

      you are so right blessed , to many times certain clerks make mistakes. they think if the got you once they'll get you again. I always fill out the slips now.

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

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        beaudad's avatar - animaniacs26
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        Posted: April 4, 2010, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

        If it is a pick 3 or pick 4 and I have the money.......I will keep the ticket.......Over a year ago I was buying my tickets box at .50 cents each.......the clerk gave me the tickets straight......she always had trouble with the tickets I wanted so I Kept the tickets straight.......and went to another store and got the tickets boxed..........well the number came in straight and I made 300 dollars on that mistake......plus I got an additional 50 dollars for getting it boxed........so yes if I have the money and can afford the ticket yes..........beaudad....

        " I don't have a gambling problem,  I have a problem winning!"

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          Posted: April 4, 2010, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

          One time the clerk messed up my number and that number that he played actually did come up!!

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            Posted: April 4, 2010, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

            I would keep the ticket and purchase another with the correct number, sometimes the mistake ticket is the winning ticket. Seen it happen here a few weeks back, actually happened twice and the guy won $450 on the number bxd and the lady won $4,500 str8. Yeah man, I would keep the mistake ticket.

              Set4life's avatar - 2554
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              Posted: April 4, 2010, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

              i won $200 in ny win 4 by a clerks mistake.  I just keep them, plus its only a dollar lol.

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                Posted: April 4, 2010, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                I give it back and ask them to change it to the # I asked for.

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                  Posted: April 4, 2010, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                  Always keep it. You just never know what would happen. I always buy qp or use playslip anyway.

                    bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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                    Posted: April 4, 2010, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                    If it is a pick 3 or pick 4 and I have the money.......I will keep the ticket.......Over a year ago I was buying my tickets box at .50 cents each.......the clerk gave me the tickets straight......she always had trouble with the tickets I wanted so I Kept the tickets straight.......and went to another store and got the tickets boxed..........well the number came in straight and I made 300 dollars on that mistake......plus I got an additional 50 dollars for getting it boxed........so yes if I have the money and can afford the ticket yes..........beaudad....

                    I end up doing the same thing 'went to another store and got the tickets'  Even when I hand clerks playslips - if its more than one they will mess them up such as play one two times and miss the other one!!!

                    Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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                      Posted: April 4, 2010, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                      I don't take it.

                      Cheapskate...Tell tiggs the next time it happens to you and he will buy the ticket for you..Dig??...

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                        Posted: April 4, 2010, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                        I don't have any actual experience with incorrect tickets, but I'd keep it and then buy the correct one.  Everything I've read always says that you should keep the "mistake" tickets because they are often the winners!  I fill out bet slips, but sometimes (like tonight) the machine won't read them and the clerk has to enter them by hand, so there's still the possibility of a mistake.

                        Luck is when preparation meets opportunity!    Cool

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                          Posted: April 4, 2010, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                          To avoid Foul Ups: Remove the Store Clerk from the Equation: Fill Out/Use Bet Slips!

                          I Agree!

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                            Posted: April 4, 2010, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

                            I end up doing the same thing 'went to another store and got the tickets'  Even when I hand clerks playslips - if its more than one they will mess them up such as play one two times and miss the other one!!!

                            bashley572 you live in the middle of New York and maybe that could be the problem...:):)..Always and tiggs means always keep the bad ticket and if you see a ticket on the machine that someone turned back BUY IT..Good luck bashley..

                              bashley572's avatar - starwars14
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                              Posted: April 4, 2010, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                              bashley572 you live in the middle of New York and maybe that could be the problem...:):)..Always and tiggs means always keep the bad ticket and if you see a ticket on the machine that someone turned back BUY IT..Good luck bashley..

                              Tiggs,

                              'maybe that could be the problem'... maybe, as alot of big winners in NY are from the big bad city.. but lately I have seen alot of winners from the CNY area in Take 5 and we had a couple of scratch off million winners.  

                              And yea I once tried to 'buy' mistake ticket from a customer in front of me, but they gave me a bad look and gave it back to the clerk saying 'just give me what I asked for'  Lucky I heard what the number was - 952 and I bought it on my own and got a box hit on it Thumbs Up

                              Money won is twice as good as money earned!