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Odd statement by cashier. Does he know something?

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Posted: January 11, 2012, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

I bought some scratchoffs earlier today and won nothing. Then I went back to buy a few more, and the cashier mentioned 'you didn't win anything on that last one?', and I said no. Then he said that I should bring it in and let him scan it. Odd. So I went back home with my 2nd batch and won something. Then I went back to get even more scratchoffs. This time I inquired about what he was talking about the 2nd time I came in and asked how he knows when it's going to be a winner. I said, 'are you counting the tickets or something?' and he said 'No, it's something else'. So I asked if he could tell me what it is, and he said he couldn't.

 

He happened to be wrong about it the first time since I checked the ticket that he said I was supposed to win something on about 4-5 times already. But even though he was wrong, I'm wondering what he's doing to know if a ticket will be a winner or not. I don't think he's joking either, he had a straight face and seemed sure. What on Earth is he talking about? What is it that he can't tell me? Any ideas?

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    Posted: January 11, 2012, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

    He could of seen a streak of losing tickets before yours and assumed yours was a winner

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      Posted: January 11, 2012, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

      Hmm. I'm not sure since he said he couldn't tell me. It's obvious that after a losing streak, SOME of them are bound to have at least something. So when he says he can't tell me, it's like it's something else is going on since the 'streak' thing is apparent.

      You know what though, after buying some losers, I usually keep buying until I have a winner. And after I've got a winner, I stop. When I hit a winner, should I keep buying after that? You'd think there would be losers after a winner, but maybe just the opposite is true.

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        Posted: January 11, 2012, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

        A few years ago you needed to let the machine scan your tickets.  I'm not sure if the machine misread the numbers or tickets were printed wrong, but you would occassionaly get a winner from otherwise losing tickets.  Have not heard of this happening in this area for a couple years, all machines have been replaced.