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Posted: September 11, 2010, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

Ya know Jacal, I hate to be so cynical, but I definitely think you caught the clerk trying to scam you.  He's probably done it before to others.  Some people probably dont know about the promo, and therefore wouldnt know enough to say something about not getting their "3 free" ticket. Others might be too shy to speak up, and the clerk gets away with pocketing the freebie.  Remember, he see's everybody that plays.  I'll bet he's learned from experience that many people are unaware of the promo.

He absolutely knew you should have gotten a freebie, because he asked the other clerk "if the promo was still in effect". If he knew about the promo, then why didnt he speak up and say something about the fact the freebie was missing???  Instead he handed you the $5.00 ticket and said NOTHING?????

He had to cover up the fact he was trying to steal your freebie, so he asked the other clerk about the promo, and all they did was key in a $3.00 QP and hand it to you.  I'll bet that ticket shows a price of $3.00 on it, not $0.00. So he kept the freebie anyway, and probably told his boss that"The customer didnt want the $3.00 QP so I invalidated it and threw the ticket out."  That way the cash drawer wouldnt be $3.00 short. 

Can you sue him?  I dont know, but clearly what he did was fraudulent, so if he won a million (he didnt, nobody did) he could be arrested and sent to prison.  But how you'd find out what he did so you could report him to the cops, I dont know! 

Go with Grand Ma Jacal's numbers!  She's got the hot hand!  Yesterday I stopped to buy gas and get Take5. An old guy in front of me was buyin every online lottery game that you can play.  And he was plunkin down loads of cash for all them tickets too! It took forever for him to get his tickets.  Me and another guy behind me started laughin because another guy behind him said "If he wins big, he aint gonna live long enough to spend it all, and when his grand kids get their hands on all that money, they're gonna let it slip thru their fingers like shxx thru a goose!"

Yes, my freebie ticket does say $3.00 on it, and I agree with all your comments, but I don't understand the part about invalidating the $3.00 quick pick.

Do you mean my $3.00 ticket would not be a valid winner if it had 3 or more matching numbers?  I was thinking about that, but did not address my concerns about my $3.00 ticket not being good in my post.  This was the first time I purchased any lottery tickets from this retailer, so maybe he thought he could scam me.

My Mom gets QP's, I got them in the same store she did, but she purchased the winning $3.00 ticket, I didn't get anything on Thursday.

My cousin's co-worker's brother-in-law just won 1 and 1/2 million on NJ Take Five, the biggest jackpot ever, he takes home $800,000. $35,000 a year for the next 23 years.

That's a funny story about the old guy!

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      Yes, my freebie ticket does say $3.00 on it, and I agree with all your comments, but I don't understand the part about invalidating the $3.00 quick pick.

      Do you mean my $3.00 ticket would not be a valid winner if it had 3 or more matching numbers?  I was thinking about that, but did not address my concerns about my $3.00 ticket not being good in my post.  This was the first time I purchased any lottery tickets from this retailer, so maybe he thought he could scam me.

      My Mom gets QP's, I got them in the same store she did, but she purchased the winning $3.00 ticket, I didn't get anything on Thursday.

      My cousin's co-worker's brother-in-law just won 1 and 1/2 million on NJ Take Five, the biggest jackpot ever, he takes home $800,000. $35,000 a year for the next 23 years.

      That's a funny story about the old guy!

      All invalidating a ticket means is this:

      You go to the store and buy a ticket, the clerk hands it to you and you decide you dont want it.  (Maybe the numbers dont look good to you, or maybe you simply changed your mind.)  You give it back to the clerk and walk away, and you dont pay for it.

      The clerk has a few options as to what he can do with that ticket.  He can try to sell it to someone else, he can buy it himself, or he can "invalidate" it and throw it out.  I dont know how they actually invalidate a ticket, but the store can definitely invalidate (cancel) any ticket.

      Since the clerk gave you a QP that costs $3.00, he might have needed to have the 3 bucks you normally would have paid for it in the cash draw, but he didnt have it, because he gave you the ticket for free.  So if they reconcile the lottery machine's ticket sales with the cash drawer, the cash drawer is now 3 bucks short.  No problem for him.  He tells his boss "The customer refused the $3.00 QP ticket, (even though you didnt) and to cover up for not having the ticket he gave to you, he tells the boss, "I invalidated it and threw it away." Meanwhile, the 3 dollar freebie he stole from you is in his pocket and it's still good.  The 3 dollar QP ticket he gave you for free is still good too because he didnt have it to invalidate, you had it.  The clerk is merely lying to his boss to cover up the fact that he's a thief.  If they dont reconcile the cash drawer with the ticket sales from the lotto machine, he didnt have to say anything to his boss, because the boss didnt see the drawer was three bucks short. 

      I sometimes buy tickets in a drug store near me.  They have a separate cash register/drawer near the lotto machine, which is down at the end of the counter, away from the cash register they use for sales of everything else in the store.  They also have a sign that says "Lottery  Sales Only at this register."  They sell scratch offs only at that register too. I dont know why they do that, I've never seen that done anywhere else I've bought lottery tix.   

      I wonder if that old geezer won anything!  If he did, his grand kids are probably plotting to kill him!!!! Wink

      About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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        Yes, you bring up all good points, it's easy to get scammed when there is so much confusion and the con men are always there to take advantage of someone, even I get mixed up sometimes about what games are on what days, or what day it is, sometimes I'll ask for MM on Wed. when I really want PB, and then I catch myself and have to tell the clerk I really wanted PB before she hits the computer keys! 

        Due to a confusing situation at a slot machine, I was a victim of theft in Atlantic City at the Taj Majal a few years ago.  I put $60.35 in the slot machine and immediately received a ticket back for $.35, because the machine was making my money even with the machine denomination of $.50, but I never played on a slot machine which worked that way before, so I got so confused about what was going on, thinking I lost my $60.00 because the machine made an error, or I left my $60.00 at another machine where I was playing previously.  Guess what happens?   A man who was playing the slots in the same row must have noticed the confusion on my face and says, "You left your money in the other machine!"   I never said a word to him, and I was shocked because it seemed like he read my mind, because that's exactly what I was thinking!  I guess I got nervous and panicked, so I left the machine to go look for the other machine I was playing on to see if my $60.00 was in it, but I couldn't find it, so I was getting even more nervous and panicky,  so I finally decided to get help from a casino employee (it took forever to even find someone on the casino floor to help me, with all the cutbacks in employees) and to make a long story short, it was determined that the con man who told me I left my money in the other machine and conned me into walking away from the machine I was going to play, stole my $60.00!   I have to give the con man credit on the way he did it, he saw my confused facial expression and immediately took advantage, he knew exactly what to say to get me away from my machine!  I learned a lesson that day, anyone can get scammed, all you need is confusion and panic setting in which lets your guard down, and you are a predator's victim.

        The casino employee called the slot manager over, and he told me it happens all the time, and I couldn't get my money back, like he didn't even care. I asked him if the thief would be seen on the security cameras and he said NO, and then I ASKED HIM to check and see if my ticket was cashed, and only then did he get on his phone and make a call to see if the ticket was cashed, and then he told me it was cashed  fifteen minutes ago at a machine, not at the cashier's cage!   I complained at the casino desk about what happened to me, and told them it's a disgrace that there are no casino employees on the gambling floor any longer to answer questions and/or protect the players, and all I got from them was a ticket for a free buffet!   My cousin, who is a police sargeant, told me I should have told the casino that I was going to call the police because I was a victim of a crime in their casino, and they would have given me the $60.00, instead of having the police visiting the casino in front of all their customers.  I will never go to Donald's Dump again!

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          Ok, its time for the following two numbers to make an appearance 

          1 last hit 7/1 or

          39 last hit 6/28 (with the 1 on 6/28...)

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            Again no JP winner last night.  Despite the promotion, the amount of numbers bought just does not generate a big enough pool of numbers to produce a JP winner.  The promotion ends on 9/30/10, at that point the pool of numbers that will be generated will be smaller.

            Last night was the 104th drawing. (The 1 year anniversary of SM)  Only 9 JP winners have been produced.  A lousy 8%.  I think the games future is in doubt.

            About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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              Last night I won a big six bucks (3 #'s on 2 lines, QP) on my SM $10.00 investment, I hope the promo is extended to October.......

              Number 6 repeated last night from last Monday's drawing, that's the number that screwed my Mom out of the million, the only number she didn't have on her $500 winning ticket last week!

              GiveFive:  I remembered something else about the possible attempt to scam me out of my SM promo ticket, the lottery machine in that store sits high off the counter, so the customer can't see the tickets coming out, that makes it easy for the clerk to pocket the freebie.

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                What's the difference if the SM top prize goes to education or another player?  Only a small number of players will win the big one anyway, and there is still more of a chance to win a million with SM versus the other games, but I guess the players will feel the big money isn't being returned to them often enough and most will stop playing.

                I've won something almost every week on SM, including last night, so I feel that the risk/reward on SM is well worth it, I know my Mom loves SM now, just like I do! (lol).

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                  What's the difference if the SM top prize goes to education or another player?  Only a small number of players will win the big one anyway, and there is still more of a chance to win a million with SM versus the other games, but I guess the players will feel the big money isn't being returned to them often enough and most will stop playing.

                  I've won something almost every week on SM, including last night, so I feel that the risk/reward on SM is well worth it, I know my Mom loves SM now, just like I do! (lol).

                  You got me thinking a little bit Jacal.

                  I began to wonder how many Lotto JP's were won in the last year.  I'm not going to go back and check NY's website, but I wonder if it's more than SM.  There are 104 Lotto drawings per year. Were more than 9 JP's won by Lotto players in the last 52 weeks?  If so, how many more?  So in terms of winning JP's if it's not much better than SM, then I would think people should be buying more SM tickets than Lotto tickets.

                  About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                    Ok, its time for the following two numbers to make an appearance 

                    1 last hit 7/1 or

                    39 last hit 6/28 (with the 1 on 6/28...)

                    I am gonna try playing 1 & 39 on a couple of lines & qp the rest.  Also 24 & 4 on a couple of lines, which have hit the most 

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                      Yikes, I won again this week, I won six bucks on Monday's Sweet Million and last night on Power Ball (QP), I have one number and the PB number, and I played the power play which will give me 5X the regular amount!  Too bad the other 4 numbers didn't turn over for me, oh well, what would I do with 90 plus million dollars anyway?  At least I don't have to pay for my Sweet Million tickets today!

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                        Yikes, I won again this week, I won six bucks on Monday's Sweet Million and last night on Power Ball (QP), I have one number and the PB number, and I played the power play which will give me 5X the regular amount!  Too bad the other 4 numbers didn't turn over for me, oh well, what would I do with 90 plus million dollars anyway?  At least I don't have to pay for my Sweet Million tickets today!

                        Lucky you jacal!

                        I dont know if I'm gonna play the promo today or not.  If I could play for free, then I'd do it, but SM is buggin me.  Too many no JP winners.  I might play... cant make up my mind.

                        About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                          GiveFive:  I think I'm going to stop playing New York Lotto, I get absolutely no return on my money, I have not won anything all year, my money wll be better spent on the other jackpot games and Sweet Million.

                          I am still waiting for the NY Lottery to post the Power Ball payment info for last night!

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                            Thanks!

                            Do you go to different lottery retailers like I do?  Maybe that's why I'm having pretty good luck lately.  As soon as the SM promo ends, I will get my $5.00 worth on separate tickets, at different retailers, like I do with the jackpot games.  Actually, I got my winning PB ticket at the store near my house, the one where Mom won $500 on SM,  I figured I would give it shot, I have never purchased tickets there before.  Now I have to decide where to purchase my SM ticket today.  I am spoiled living in Bronxville, there are so many lottery retailers in Yonkers, Bronx, White Plains, etc. but I seem to like to purchase my tickets around Bronxville/Yonkers where big winners have won in the past, and both times I won $40 on SM (QP), I purchased them at retailers where big jackpots have been won.  As soon as I stopped purchasing all my QP tickets on Central Ave. which runs through Yonkers, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, and White Plains, and switched to playing mostly in Bronxville and Yonkers, and sometimes in the Bronx, I stopped losing all the time and started winning small amounts.

                            Wow, I won $20 bucks last night on PB, the payouts were just posted, no big PB winner, it's $112 million now!

                            Maybe some of my good luck will rub off on you or maybe you should buy your tickets in Yonkers!

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                              Posted: September 16, 2010, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                              Lucky you jacal!

                              I dont know if I'm gonna play the promo today or not.  If I could play for free, then I'd do it, but SM is buggin me.  Too many no JP winners.  I might play... cant make up my mind.

                              You made me start thinking.. What's the difference if the SM players aren't picking the correct 6 numbers or getting the big win on a QP, you might be the one who does, and besides,  it doesn't make the odds of winning any worse, look how close my Mom came to winning, only 35 people had 5 numbers and won $500 like she did last Monday. Who would have thought she would be one of the 35 second place winners, and it was the first time she played on her own (I purchased a few tickets for her on previous weeks).

                              BTW, there was a one million dollar PB winner in IN, with the 5X Power Play last night, it's well worth shelling out the extra buck for the Power Play.

                                 
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