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wildspecks's avatar - Yavill
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Posted: January 24, 2011, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

Thank you for your answers.  I am going out in search of the perfect pen.  (I'm a nurse so I probably have more pens that an office supply store, back from the days when the drug reps were allowed to pass them out.  I should probably sell them on an online auction site, lol.)

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    Posted: January 24, 2011, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

    depends on the pen. depends on the pencil. In general pencils are better but felt tip pens are awesome that work beutifully for this

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      Posted: January 25, 2011, 12:56 am - IP Logged

      I have a real method for this.

      I always use a blunted (meaning no sharp point) #2 pencil.

      This is the type of pencil you would normally try to write with (but feel that it really needs sharpening)

      It works great for lottery tickets.  Covers the selection area just right.

      Hope I explained that OK.

      Using a pencil...gives you an opportunity to make a correction if you mark wrong numbers.  I use a good eraser and can usually get away without re-doing the card. Main reason I never use a pen.

      Almost feels like these cards where never meant to use pen ink on.

      BTW:

      I like the little pencils the stores provide because:

      1) They truly were designed to fill out these cards

      2) They can possibly bring luck to

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        Posted: January 25, 2011, 6:40 am - IP Logged

        filling out the slips is not artwork or ritual, I want something that fill the box fast.

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: January 25, 2011, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

          every time i try to use a sharpie or other felt tip marker the machine wont scan them.

           

          ok, well, it was just one cashier (who doesnt work there anymore I dont think) but still... so frustrating to have to fill out a new one!

           

          none of the other cashiers ever seemed to have a problem. so maybe ill start doing it again and see if itll work now for them...sigh...

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            Posted: January 25, 2011, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

            I use my lucky black ballpoint from the $1 store ... Also I have a FL Lottery pen that I got from the district office

             

            Luckily in FL they have the plastic lottery sleeves so I can keep all of my cards safe and not smudged up.

            Anytime I see those sleeves I grab a couple so I have extras. They usually only come out with them once a year.

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              Posted: January 25, 2011, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

              filling out the slips is not artwork or ritual, I want something that fill the box fast.

              Gee sully, the other day shen you visited your friend in the Institute right aftet you left they took out a box with a bunch of playslips and a calligraphy set! The playslips started to look like old Vegas Keno tickets when they used pens with nibs!

              Scared

               

              B$Rizzle,

              Illinois puts those plastic "lotto wallets" out too, once in a blue moon.

              Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

              Lep

              There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                Posted: January 25, 2011, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                every time i try to use a sharpie or other felt tip marker the machine wont scan them.

                 

                ok, well, it was just one cashier (who doesnt work there anymore I dont think) but still... so frustrating to have to fill out a new one!

                 

                none of the other cashiers ever seemed to have a problem. so maybe ill start doing it again and see if itll work now for them...sigh...

                it should if you use a black sharpie. I know the machine won't read a red sharpie.

                I've filled out hundreds of play slips with a black sharpie and never had one rejected.

                I also know the ink will bleed through the play slip so don't put another play slip under the one your filling out.

                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.
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                  Posted: January 26, 2011, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                  filling out the slips is not artwork or ritual, I want something that fill the box fast.

                  Well, it becomes artwork trying to stay in the little circles : )

                  I use both, pen and pencil. Never tried a sharpie even though I've got plenty of them.

                  Just get me thru this so called life......

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                    Posted: February 22, 2011, 1:29 am - IP Logged

                    Hallmark here has scented pencils.

                    I wonder of there is a lucky scent.

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: February 22, 2011, 9:08 am - IP Logged

                      Gee sully, the other day shen you visited your friend in the Institute right aftet you left they took out a box with a bunch of playslips and a calligraphy set! The playslips started to look like old Vegas Keno tickets when they used pens with nibs!

                      Scared

                       

                      B$Rizzle,

                      Illinois puts those plastic "lotto wallets" out too, once in a blue moon.

                      hehehe They do lots of weird stuff when I leave.

                      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

                                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                        Posted: February 22, 2011, 9:10 am - IP Logged

                        Hallmark here has scented pencils.

                        I wonder of there is a lucky scent.

                        Lets market it...I'm sure we could come up with a hundred reasons gamblers need our product.

                        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                        For a lead role in a cage?

                         

                                                                    From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                          Posted: February 22, 2011, 11:15 am - IP Logged

                          If you don't mind my asking, what type of pen do you use to fill out your playslips?  I heard that felt tips were best, bought one, and it was all over the place.  Since I rarely use quick picks and sometimes filling out playslips can be tedious, I was wondering what type of pens or pencils everyone else uses.  (I certainly don't like those itty bitty pencils they provide at the gas station, lol.)

                          Their are many different types of Writing Implements on the market today: One of the newer types is the Gel Pen: Available in Fine Point, Medium Point, and Bold Point.

                          The Bold Point Gel Pen seems to work well for Filling Out Bet Slips.

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                            Posted: February 22, 2011, 11:21 am - IP Logged

                            Pilot G-2 07 Only,use at work also.I buy the eco pack at Sams for $20.00,last all year.

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                              Posted: March 13, 2011, 12:16 am - IP Logged

                              Tennessee playslips are so thin you can fill out a hundred of them at a time by doing the top one with a marker.

                              They're so thin you could probably use them for toilet paper.

                              And your odds of winning the lottery would probably remain the same if you did.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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