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Clerk can't sell because she already counted them up

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Posted: June 21, 2011, 1:30 am - IP Logged

I tried to buy a scratch ticket today but the clerk said that she can't sell it because she already counted them up. She showed me what appears to be a paperwork with tables or something.

What did she mean by counting them up and why couldn't she sell it to me? I didn't want to make a scene so I didn't ask and I just left the store.

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    Posted: June 21, 2011, 1:42 am - IP Logged

    I have had that happen a lot.  It's like cashiers at a grocery store that have to count down their drawer after work.  They have to count the tickets when they change shifts I believe.  They are not suppose to turn you away, but most of them do.  When they count the tickets they don't want to adjust their charts because someone came in to buy while they were waiting on their co-worker to sign in. 

     

    Correct me if I'm wrong someone.  I use to be a cashier before we had scratch-offs here in SC. I did have one lady go ahead and let me buy 3 (because I"m a regular) but she updated her chart while I was there.  It basically comes down to pure laziness...like when you go to a gas station late at night and they put the out of order sign on the door because they just cleaned the bathroom at the end of their shift and they don't want you messing it up. 

    When it's time to clock out and go home, you do what you gotta do.

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      Posted: June 21, 2011, 8:32 am - IP Logged

      I have had that happen a lot.  It's like cashiers at a grocery store that have to count down their drawer after work.  They have to count the tickets when they change shifts I believe.  They are not suppose to turn you away, but most of them do.  When they count the tickets they don't want to adjust their charts because someone came in to buy while they were waiting on their co-worker to sign in. 

       

      Correct me if I'm wrong someone.  I use to be a cashier before we had scratch-offs here in SC. I did have one lady go ahead and let me buy 3 (because I"m a regular) but she updated her chart while I was there.  It basically comes down to pure laziness...like when you go to a gas station late at night and they put the out of order sign on the door because they just cleaned the bathroom at the end of their shift and they don't want you messing it up. 

      When it's time to clock out and go home, you do what you gotta do.

      Dopey. You are correct. I use to work a grocery store with lottery. The end of the shift we had a starting # and ending # for the batches on the counter and had to make them match. That was old school and by hand. I think the newer systems, they run and print out the reports. I had it happen to me at a beer distributor before also. I would say there is no foul play involved.

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        Posted: June 21, 2011, 8:58 am - IP Logged

        I tried to buy a scratch ticket today but the clerk said that she can't sell it because she already counted them up. She showed me what appears to be a paperwork with tables or something.

        What did she mean by counting them up and why couldn't she sell it to me? I didn't want to make a scene so I didn't ask and I just left the store.

        Sorry that happen to you redhot7.... this is why a lot of people use the vending machines.

          B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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          Posted: June 30, 2011, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

          This happens quite a bit at most large store chains. If it's a mom n pop style place they have different rules.

          What was said above is correct.

           

          Just curious, was it nearing closing time when this happened?

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            Posted: June 30, 2011, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

            been through this and is such a pisser dooh . it happends a lot when they do their shift change like someone said before. or if they about to close .

            they just to <snip> lazy to readjust the list all they write is the last ticket number.

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              Posted: June 30, 2011, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

              That's just one of the problems you can have when you wait to closing time to buy tickets.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: June 30, 2011, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

                This happens quite a bit at most large store chains. If it's a mom n pop style place they have different rules.

                What was said above is correct.

                 

                Just curious, was it nearing closing time when this happened?

                No, this is 7-11. Open 24 hours.

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                  Posted: July 5, 2011, 9:32 am - IP Logged

                  well ,maybe the forces of life saved you a couple dollars. good luck

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                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

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