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Paid only half for win on Mega Millions ticket

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Posted: July 7, 2011, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

Drawing July 5th-2011--WINNING NUMBERS 1-10-13-18-46-=19....I matched the red ball 19 and one white ball 46,I paid 2 dollars for the multiplier and was paid only $3.00 for a $6 .00 win..I knew this was not right.The clerk clearly showed me that it would only pay me $3 dollars after the scan and I explained that I paid for the multiplier which was 2X for that draw.I called the main lottery office in Raleigh and the man on the phone told me there is no way the computer system would do that.I told him that I would get the clerk to send the ticket to Raleigh,NC...Just be care full every one because I could have lost a lot of money in this situation but I only lost 3 bucks..Who ever controls the comp system for Mega Millions could be pocketing money by kepping it in Megas bank account if this happens to thousands of ticket buyers...I could be wrong about a scam but this should not have happened.................:(Mad

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    Posted: July 7, 2011, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

    I would be more inclined to think the clerk pulled a fast one on ya somehow.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: July 7, 2011, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

      When its under 500$ you can ask the clerk for the ticket as they only need produce the final win print out for final submission.

      Also it never hurts to make a copy of your ticket if there are questions before cashing in.

      OUr work pool ALWAYS has copies made for any of us to review. I dont participate anymore but its on a board for anyone to see how the payout went.....

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        Posted: July 7, 2011, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

        something seems kinda of fishy there

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          Posted: July 8, 2011, 3:17 am - IP Logged

          Did the ticket printed that you purchased the multiplier option? If not, then the clerk must have pocketed the extra dollar that's why the ticket you're cashing in only say you've won $3 instead of $6 (2x multiplier). Or, you might forgot to put the multiplier option and gave the extra to the clerk anyway thinking you're paying for the multiplier, since the clerk noticed this they might pocket that extra dollar. Or, the clerk is greedy and pocket the $3 from your $6 win and said it's only a $3 win. Or, someone turned off the multiplier option at the headquarter for few seconds (in that moment your ticket ran through) which results in this mess...

          Double check everything prior and after purchasing the ticket.

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            Posted: July 8, 2011, 6:40 am - IP Logged

            Did the ticket printed that you purchased the multiplier option? If not, then the clerk must have pocketed the extra dollar that's why the ticket you're cashing in only say you've won $3 instead of $6 (2x multiplier). Or, you might forgot to put the multiplier option and gave the extra to the clerk anyway thinking you're paying for the multiplier, since the clerk noticed this they might pocket that extra dollar. Or, the clerk is greedy and pocket the $3 from your $6 win and said it's only a $3 win. Or, someone turned off the multiplier option at the headquarter for few seconds (in that moment your ticket ran through) which results in this mess...

            Double check everything prior and after purchasing the ticket.

            I Agree!

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              Posted: July 8, 2011, 9:32 am - IP Logged

              Did the ticket printed that you purchased the multiplier option? If not, then the clerk must have pocketed the extra dollar that's why the ticket you're cashing in only say you've won $3 instead of $6 (2x multiplier). Or, you might forgot to put the multiplier option and gave the extra to the clerk anyway thinking you're paying for the multiplier, since the clerk noticed this they might pocket that extra dollar. Or, the clerk is greedy and pocket the $3 from your $6 win and said it's only a $3 win. Or, someone turned off the multiplier option at the headquarter for few seconds (in that moment your ticket ran through) which results in this mess...

              Double check everything prior and after purchasing the ticket.

              I Agree!

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                Posted: July 8, 2011, 11:55 am - IP Logged

                Did the ticket printed that you purchased the multiplier option? If not, then the clerk must have pocketed the extra dollar that's why the ticket you're cashing in only say you've won $3 instead of $6 (2x multiplier). Or, you might forgot to put the multiplier option and gave the extra to the clerk anyway thinking you're paying for the multiplier, since the clerk noticed this they might pocket that extra dollar. Or, the clerk is greedy and pocket the $3 from your $6 win and said it's only a $3 win. Or, someone turned off the multiplier option at the headquarter for few seconds (in that moment your ticket ran through) which results in this mess...

                Double check everything prior and after purchasing the ticket.

                i did something like this last week,w/powerball which i don't play regular, was thinking i wanted powerplay option so i gave the cashier $4 for 2 plays, only a couple days later i realize i was using the bet slip i've had since before powerplay was available.not sure if cashier missed it to or decided to top himself $2 i'll be watching him closley now even tho it was my mistake.

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                  Posted: July 8, 2011, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

                  Twitchnever trust clerks


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                    Posted: July 8, 2011, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

                    Twitchnever trust clerks

                    those clerks are out to garner as much as they can from unaware lottery players. whether buying or cashing it's amazing how many people do not have a clue what they're doing. they put all there faith and trust in either a pimply faced 19 yr old clerk or a foreign one named patel who are working there only because of what they call drops with that lottery machine business. yes, some are greedier than others and there are some honest ones, but i wouldn't trust any of them. educate yourself...

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                      Posted: July 8, 2011, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                      Don't they have those little scanners where you in in every store?..They do here in Ky and when tiggs has an online game winner he scans it before he cashes the ticket..If it don't show the right amount after scanning it YOURSELF save the ticket then call the lottery office and tell them you got proff..Take it there show them the ticket and have them cash it..

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                        Posted: July 8, 2011, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                        Sorry I have to pull this post I made a mistake,I had 2 numbers on a 4 draw and I forgot about that by thinking I had a multiplier,,,SORY ABOUT THAT MEGA MILLIONS AND TO ALL THE READERS AND REPLIERS,MY APOLOGIES

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                          Posted: July 8, 2011, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                          I made a mistake ,I noticed this morning,sorry Mega Millions and to every one else Thank You

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                            Posted: July 8, 2011, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                            Sorry I have to pull this post I made a mistake,I had 2 numbers on a 4 draw and I forgot about that by thinking I had a multiplier,,,SORY ABOUT THAT MEGA MILLIONS AND TO ALL THE READERS AND REPLIERS,MY APOLOGIES

                            So it was correct?

                             

                            Im cufused as to what you mean by: "I had 2 numbers on a 4 draw"

                             

                            can you explain?

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                              Posted: July 8, 2011, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                              Sorry about this ,I made a mistake but at least I gave a few people something to think about and next time I will have the ticket scanned before I cash it in ,Sorry about that Everyone