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Things lottery players should never assume

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Posted: March 12, 2011, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

Never assume the Post Office will deliver a winning ticket to the Lottery Office even though you paid them to do it.

The odds are about 50/50.

50% chance they'll lose it / deliver it to the wrong address.

50% chance they'll steal it.

Cash it in person.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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

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    Posted: March 12, 2011, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

    Never assume the Post Office will deliver a winning ticket to the Lottery Office even though you paid them to do it.

    The odds are about 50/50.

    50% chance they'll lose it / deliver it to the wrong address.

    50% chance they'll steal it.

    Cash it in person.

    You hit on a big one right there. There is absolutely no way in heck that I would mail a winning ticket to the lottery commission. I mean, the words "[Your State] Lottery" on the envelope is an advertisment for any unscrupulous handler.


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      Posted: March 12, 2011, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

      Never assume the Post Office will deliver a winning ticket to the Lottery Office even though you paid them to do it.

      The odds are about 50/50.

      50% chance they'll lose it / deliver it to the wrong address.

      50% chance they'll steal it.

      Cash it in person.

      I agree that cashing in person is best.  However...

      My experience over the years with mail service in several foreign countries causes me to put the US Postal Service on a pretty high pedestal.  There are countries where the chances of anything beyond a "Post Card" reaching its destination unopened are about 50/50.  The US is not one of them.  If you really experience the stats in your post, you have a serious problem in your town that needs to be investigated.

      That said, if I held a big winning ticket, I wouldn't trust it to FEDEX, UPS, OR USPS.  I'd hire a professional driver and pay him/her extra to obey all the traffic laws.  If it was a REALLY big winner, I might contact Lloyd's of London to insure my trip.  They would make sure I got there!  Smile

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        Posted: March 13, 2011, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

        Never assume someone who starts ranting and raving about all their lottery knowledge knows what they are talking about.

        Sometimes this is the equivalent of someone telling you what a great time they had at the 1994 World Series. There was no World Series, that was a strike year that canceled even the series.

        I had a convenience store manager tell him he hit the Illinois Pick 3 26 times one year with 317 straight.

        Gee, according to the Illinois lottery website it never happened.

        There are people who know a lot, but beware of dealing with a baloney artist.

        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: March 14, 2011, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

          Never assume the Post Office will deliver a winning ticket to the Lottery Office even though you paid them to do it.

          The odds are about 50/50.

          50% chance they'll lose it / deliver it to the wrong address.

          50% chance they'll steal it.

          Cash it in person.

          I have often thought of sending a winning ticket in the mail (especially an out of state ticket) but now I have changed my mind. Thumbs Up

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            Posted: March 14, 2011, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

            Never assume the Post Office will deliver a winning ticket to the Lottery Office even though you paid them to do it.

            The odds are about 50/50.

            50% chance they'll lose it / deliver it to the wrong address.

            50% chance they'll steal it.

            Cash it in person.

            HAHAHAHA...Cute..Just because you live in Tenn where no one can read plus mail people that dosen't mean it's that way in the rest of the states..tiggs was a mailman once and like you he never made a mistake,ask the McNutts...

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