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Posted: July 23, 2011, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

Have you ever had a lottery machine cut a scratch ticket at the wrong place? I have had one 1/5 of the way down. I got a new replacement from the manager. I wonder if it happens to others before and does it happen frequently?

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    Posted: July 24, 2011, 9:46 am - IP Logged

    Here in Illinois it happens time to time.. It hasn't happen to me all that often. But I have heard other people complain about it.

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      Posted: July 24, 2011, 9:55 am - IP Logged

      I once had put $5 into a machine, chose one $5 ticket, and it gave me 4 of them.

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        Posted: July 24, 2011, 10:11 am - IP Logged

        I once had put $5 into a machine, chose one $5 ticket, and it gave me 4 of them.

        Thats a nice surprise, Did you win?

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          Posted: July 24, 2011, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

          Have you ever had a lottery machine cut a scratch ticket at the wrong place? I have had one 1/5 of the way down. I got a new replacement from the manager. I wonder if it happens to others before and does it happen frequently?

          I've seen it a few times, but not that bad, only like 1/8" off, so I let it go. Wondered how much it would take for the lotto to declare a ticket void?

          These machines do not seem to be high precision instruments, or at least not well maintained. Or could just be clerk loading sloppiness, the same clerks who sometimes load the ticket roll backwards starting with high ticket numbers instead of 000.

          One time I dropped $20 in a machine and it would not give me the last $5 ticket, or any other ticket. This was in a grocery store, and I had to wait 10 minutes for the manager to finish running around to cashiers and other service issues to finally get to me and just gave me $5 bucks without even checking the machine. At another grocery store, the machine has been out of order for a month, or at least every week I've been there.

          I think for some grocery stores, the lotto machines are more of a nuisance than a profit source, especially since they lowered the commissions. People go there mainly to buy groceries, I hardly ever see anyone buying or playing lotto there. Unlike at liquor stores and some convenience stores, where there is always a few people playing and seemingly more lotto sales that actual merchandise sales any thime I've been there.

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            Posted: July 24, 2011, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

            Happened to me in Ohio- it was a dollar ticket.

            I had the directions on one half of it and the playing area along with the bar code on the other half- I won $18 and when I turned it in the clerk never said a word.  I did notice the next time in that store that ticket was marked out of order.

            I also had a machine shooting out two at a time.. Only happend a few times and someone 'fixed' it !

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              Posted: July 24, 2011, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

              I've seen it a few times, but not that bad, only like 1/8" off, so I let it go. Wondered how much it would take for the lotto to declare a ticket void?

              These machines do not seem to be high precision instruments, or at least not well maintained. Or could just be clerk loading sloppiness, the same clerks who sometimes load the ticket roll backwards starting with high ticket numbers instead of 000.

              One time I dropped $20 in a machine and it would not give me the last $5 ticket, or any other ticket. This was in a grocery store, and I had to wait 10 minutes for the manager to finish running around to cashiers and other service issues to finally get to me and just gave me $5 bucks without even checking the machine. At another grocery store, the machine has been out of order for a month, or at least every week I've been there.

              I think for some grocery stores, the lotto machines are more of a nuisance than a profit source, especially since they lowered the commissions. People go there mainly to buy groceries, I hardly ever see anyone buying or playing lotto there. Unlike at liquor stores and some convenience stores, where there is always a few people playing and seemingly more lotto sales that actual merchandise sales any thime I've been there.

              wow. sometimes i gotta wait behind 10 people who are in line to buy from the machine, all the while being surrounded by a good 3-4 hawks. 

              I agree though the stores seem to hate the machines. they close them an hour before closing the store and often times i see an out of order sign on them at those same grocers. some of the $20 tickets are not refilled for days at times. And I wont even get started with cashing $500 winners. you are either meet with a spiteful clerk jealous cause you won, a grumpy manager who is pissed he has to walk his overweight self to the back room to get money from the safe, or the ignorant and <snip>y punk who thinks they deserve a $20 tip.......

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                Posted: July 24, 2011, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

                wow. sometimes i gotta wait behind 10 people who are in line to buy from the machine, all the while being surrounded by a good 3-4 hawks. 

                I agree though the stores seem to hate the machines. they close them an hour before closing the store and often times i see an out of order sign on them at those same grocers. some of the $20 tickets are not refilled for days at times. And I wont even get started with cashing $500 winners. you are either meet with a spiteful clerk jealous cause you won, a grumpy manager who is pissed he has to walk his overweight self to the back room to get money from the safe, or the ignorant and <snip>y punk who thinks they deserve a $20 tip.......

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                I don't know. I find that the the clerks behind the counter of well known grocery stores are more courteous, professional and friendly to me than the one from convenience stores. I trust them more than convenience stores. And I rarely have to wait in line and never seen any hawk. Other than few incidents like I described, my experience buying scratch and lotto tickets from grocery stores have always been great.

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                  Posted: July 24, 2011, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't know. I find that the the clerks behind the counter of well known grocery stores are more courteous, professional and friendly to me than the one from convenience stores. I trust them more than convenience stores. And I rarely have to wait in line and never seen any hawk. Other than few incidents like I described, my experience buying scratch and lotto tickets from grocery stores have always been great.

                  I prefer to buy and cash decent winners at a convenience store. why because the clerk will give you free beer if you cash a $500 winner or buy any roll.

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                    Posted: July 24, 2011, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

                    wow. sometimes i gotta wait behind 10 people who are in line to buy from the machine, all the while being surrounded by a good 3-4 hawks. 

                    I agree though the stores seem to hate the machines. they close them an hour before closing the store and often times i see an out of order sign on them at those same grocers. some of the $20 tickets are not refilled for days at times. And I wont even get started with cashing $500 winners. you are either meet with a spiteful clerk jealous cause you won, a grumpy manager who is pissed he has to walk his overweight self to the back room to get money from the safe, or the ignorant and <snip>y punk who thinks they deserve a $20 tip.......

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                    LOL!!

                    I get a harder time at big grocery stores....waiting, out of stock, problems with clerks attitudes and terminals down.

                    The only thing the bigger stores are good for is having cash on hand, you can't find that at the smaller gas stations

                    - they constantly drop their money. At the favorite store, the gal will hold drops so I can cash in while I'm there. It's

                    always nice to find a store that will take care of you...the smokeshop I like too. I like the places that treat a player

                    right.