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(Pennsylvania) Help, please. Where can I check if I won anything?

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Posted: August 15, 2011, 12:51 am - IP Logged

Through odd circumstances, the other day, I decided to buy some lottery tickets at one of those little kiosk/vending machines the other day.  I bought an assortment and am not sure how to look up if I won anything on them.  I see on the Pennsylvania lottery site I can look up the numbers, but I know with some of the games sometimes you have to match all and sometimes you can win a small prize for matching just half and the order matters, but not always.?  I am lost, and think if I just take them to the cashier to check for me, they will get annoyed.  Is there a way to check these at the machine itself?

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    Hey carabella,

    Go up to the blue bar above and mouse over RESULTS and then mash down on United States and then mash down on Pennsylvania and you'll see all the results for your games. Never trust a cashier to check your tickets - NEVER.  Also, any lottery outlet or that kiosk will have little pamphlets explaining the games and what you win for what you got.

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        Posted: August 15, 2011, 7:32 am - IP Logged

        Many stores in Pennsylvania have self-check machines, where you can scan the ticket and it will tell you if it's a winner.

         

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          Maybe it's me, but something seems fishy about this thread Skeptical

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            Hmm.  Why is that? 

             

            I am much more lazy/anti-social than fishy.

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              Posted: August 15, 2011, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

              Does your state have a brochure ( flyer ) with all the games in it ? Louisiana games all the games in its brochure (flyer ) pick 3 , pick 4 ,easy 5 , lotto  and powerball with its payout listed in each section with how ever many matches you have with present draw ..

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                If there are any flyers, they are not near the kiosk.  I know there is a scanner of some sort on the kiosk, but if it is not to check tickets, what else is it for?

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                  If there are any flyers, they are not near the kiosk.  I know there is a scanner of some sort on the kiosk, but if it is not to check tickets, what else is it for?

                  It's for scanning tickets.

                  Run the bar code under it and it will tell you if it's a winner and if you're lucky it will tell you how much you won.

                  I would recommend signing any winning tickets before handing them over (one at a time) to a cashier to cash in.

                  And don't take your eyes off them.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: August 15, 2011, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

                    Hmm.  Why is that? 

                     

                    I am much more lazy/anti-social than fishy.

                    Are you saying that you bought some scratchers and dont know how to tell if you won on them or not? Does Pennsylvania not have instructions on their scratchers?

                    Well, maybe I'm missing something, but if you are admitting to being lazy that this thread now makes sense =)

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                      Posted: August 15, 2011, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

                      If there are any flyers, they are not near the kiosk.  I know there is a scanner of some sort on the kiosk, but if it is not to check tickets, what else is it for?

                      Im not sure how PA scanners work, but the ones in FL are only for online games such as Powerball, FL Lottery, Pick3, Play 4, Lucky lines etc etc. We cant scan our scratchers here to see if they are winners. We have to either lookj at them ourselves or give them to the clerk who will then scan the back of the ticket & then enter the 3 digit code underneath the latex coating

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                        Through odd circumstances, the other day, I decided to buy some lottery tickets at one of those little kiosk/vending machines the other day.  I bought an assortment and am not sure how to look up if I won anything on them.  I see on the Pennsylvania lottery site I can look up the numbers, but I know with some of the games sometimes you have to match all and sometimes you can win a small prize for matching just half and the order matters, but not always.?  I am lost, and think if I just take them to the cashier to check for me, they will get annoyed.  Is there a way to check these at the machine itself?

                        carabella..are you talking about the instant games or the daily and/or jackpot games?

                        Did you buy Pick 3, Pick 4 or Cash 5, Treasure Hunt or Match 6...or a multi-state game - Mega Millions or Powerball.

                        On the website you can scroll down the page and on the left margin is a block where it says View Past Winning Numbers..it'll take you to the

                        page where you select any game results you want to see on the drop down box.

                        If those games aren't what you mean then, the instant scratch tickets either explain themselves or have the instructions on the back of the ticket.

                        Good luck and don't toss a million!!

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                          Thank you all for your help.  The ones I have bought in the past have been scratch-offs.  This particular time I went and did a bunch of the ones where you choose numbers.  Since I was basically aimlessly playing around, they are all different games, some with one line, some with five, some with one date, some that show a whole week, some boxed, some not, et cetera.  There are only eight slips, but when I started trying to check them online, I got very lost very quickly.  I had heard a horror story once about a cashier who gave someone a free ticket when they had unknowingly handed over a ticket worth millions.  So, even though the chances are so slim, I appreciate knowing I can just lazily and anti-socially scan them at the kiosks.  Yay, robots (for this, anyway).

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                            Posted: August 16, 2011, 2:40 am - IP Logged

                            Ticket thieving, young/old snot-nosed, underhanded, lying/cheating/stealing clerks will make a person choose anti-social behavior over choosing to

                            be ripped off or misled.

                            Take them to the scanner..do it yourself (double check online if you want) and don't talk to a soul if you don't want to...if you have to, that's another

                            story..Bananabut keep track of your tickets and the ones that say Results Not In Yet or Not Drawn Yet - Hold onto them - those plays weren't

                            drawn yet.

                            Chances are slim but they're real...winners come in all shapes, sizes and classifications....long time players and brand new ones too.

                            Good luck!!

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                              Hmm.  Why is that? 

                               

                              I am much more lazy/anti-social than fishy.

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