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Do not get burned by this service station!

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Posted: December 16, 2010, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

I think I will display yet even another GA law.

TITLE 50.  STATE GOVERNMENT 
CHAPTER 27.  LOTTERY FOR EDUCATION 
ARTICLE 1.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
O.C.G.A. § 50-27-23  (2010)
§ 50-27-23.  Restrictions on sale of tickets or shares; price; gifts and promotions 


   (a) No person shall sell a ticket or share at a price other than established by the corporation unless authorized in writing by the chief executive officer. No person other than a duly certified lottery retailer shall sell lottery tickets, but this subsection shall not be construed to prevent a person who may lawfully purchase tickets or shares from making a gift of lottery tickets or shares to another. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the corporation from designating certain of its agents and employees to sell or give lottery tickets or shares directly to the public.

(b) Lottery tickets or shares may be given by merchants as a means of promoting goods or services to customers or prospective customers subject to prior approval by the corporation.

(c) No lottery retailer shall sell a lottery ticket or share except from the locations listed in his contract and as evidenced by his certificate of authorization unless the corporation authorizes in writing any temporary location not listed in his contract.

(d) No lottery tickets or shares shall be sold to persons under 18 years of age, but this Code section does not prohibit the purchase of a lottery ticket or share by a person 18 years of age or older for the purpose of making a gift to any person of any age. In such case, the corporation shall direct payment of proceeds of any lottery prize to an adult member of the person's family or a legal representative of the person on behalf of such person. The person named as custodian shall have the same powers and duties as prescribed for a custodian pursuant to Article 5 of Chapter 5 of Title 44.

HISTORY: Code 1981, § 50-27-23, enacted by Ga. L. 1992, p. 3173, § 2.


O.C.G.A. § 50-27-23

I guess I need to go ahead and see if he actually has a certificate of authorization. That will at least give me some more information. My guess is that he does not have one. That guy has always been over solicitous in the past. He as seemed like he was trying too hard.

    four4me's avatar - gate1
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    Posted: December 17, 2010, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

    It sounds to me like you are a very dirty retailer yourself, taking up for this guy, instead of telling me how to get his license revoked, For all I know, you might be this retailer.

    I'm not taking up for anybody I have stated what I know to be facts based on experience myself having been in the same similar situation as you. When it happened to me I blew my top at the vendor the owner of the store and the lottery reps.

    I am not a dealer I am just another old man who spends a great deal of time talking to vendors, lottery agents, lottery personnel, people who play the lottery, people who have won. I spent the last thirty years doing it.

    I won 9 grand on a scratch off and only spent 6 bucks for the tickets. Never bought that particular scratchier before either. It hasn't anything to do with how many tickets you buy it has everything to do with you being the person who gets a winning ticket or a loser. Being in the right place at the right time.   

    If you have been to stores that has what you perceive to be deceptive practices you have several choices just like everyone else, call the lottery offices ask to speak with the person in charge of scratch off sales, report your purchase problem to them and see what they say about it, don't play in stores you think or know are crooked in your eyes. Find a nice friendly out of the ordinary place to buy your tickets. Or purchase them from the high volume tickets agent like in the supermarkets or  liquor stores. They most likely won't be dealing from both ends of the deck.

    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                   I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.