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Lottery Scams on Dateline Tonight

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Posted: March 11, 2012, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

I like that idea.

I agree too rdgrnr. Every store I go in though offers them back to me whether

they win or not. I only go to certain stores though to check stuff, I don't trust

many clerks. Some are very good honest people, but just like anything else one

bad apple ruins the whole bunch.Thanks again win500 I really enjoyed it.

Rehab is for quitters.

    Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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    Posted: March 11, 2012, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

          Win, thanks for the heads up,got it on now also tapeing it,

    you said "Chris Hanson is at it again,has he done this before ?

    1st time i seen it.

    First time to me too, Chris Hanson is not playing around lol.

    Search the LP forum "Undercover lottery investigation test store clerks' honesty"

    (September 7, 2010) looks like he's in California I think, just starting to watch the videos,

    there right here on the site).

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      Posted: March 11, 2012, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

      Missed the show..hope it was good....They scan our ticket and it prints "winning ticket" on the face of it and prints out another "validation" ticket saying how much we won. If it doesnt win, we can have the ticket back, here in the sunshine state.

      Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

        Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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        Posted: March 11, 2012, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

        Chris Hanson said in the first video:

        Across the country lottery retailers

        are turning up as some of the biggest winners around!!

        One store owner cashed in 120 winning tickets worth $600,000!!!

        CHECK YOUR OWN TICKETS PEOPLE PLEASE!!!! lol

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          Posted: March 11, 2012, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

          I am watching it also....ARE THERE ANY HONEST CLERKS OUT THERE????  I always, always ask the clerk to show me the receipts!

          Yes, the California investigator who retired said most of them were honest but they were trying to weed out the bad apples.

          A lot of the clerks appeared to be foreigners, I'm wondering how many of the dishonest ones were named Patel.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: March 11, 2012, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

            Chris Hanson said in the first video:

            Across the country lottery retailers

            are turning up as some of the biggest winners around!!

            One store owner cashed in 120 winning tickets worth $600,000!!!

            CHECK YOUR OWN TICKETS PEOPLE PLEASE!!!! lol

            Nikki...thanks for the GREAT REMINDER !!!  Thumbs UpHad a clerk recently claim the ticket wasn't a winner,,,,after pointing out that it came up on the lottery screen a winner for $8.00 she said, OH, I must have misread the ticket'...SURE ya did..  No No     It's okay to trust, but always verify..

            Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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              Posted: March 11, 2012, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

              Nikki...thanks for the GREAT REMINDER !!!  Thumbs UpHad a clerk recently claim the ticket wasn't a winner,,,,after pointing out that it came up on the lottery screen a winner for $8.00 she said, OH, I must have misread the ticket'...SURE ya did..  No No     It's okay to trust, but always verify..

              Same thing happened to me, CD.

              I sent Sugarbritches (the little woman) in with a ticket with a couple winners on it one time while I waited in the truck. She came back out with the cash from the lesser of the two winners and said the clerk told her there was only one winner on the ticket.

              I went inside and told the clerk to show me the receipt for the winnings. The clerk got the receipt and looked at it and said "Oh! I'm sorry, I didn't see the other one!" and then gave me the rest of the cash.

              You can't trust anybody anymore.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

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                Posted: March 12, 2012, 7:50 am - IP Logged

                Another thing, don't get sidetracked. At the places where you can 'do it all' - gas, lottery, cigs, newspapers, etc....watch what they're doing with your money. Make

                sure you know what winners you hand them and how much they amount to altogether. I turned in some odds and ends amounting to $36....the clerk rang up my

                other stuff and my $36 wasn't credited. Not a big, big deal but it would have gone somewhere else. Who knows? On the next customers transaction...in the clerks

                pocket...or into the store credit kitty. I got the impression that #2 of those options above would take place after I asked about the money. The response wasn't too

                peppy or believable.

                It's easy in the rush of things - people in line, frazzled clerks and the general hurry up and go! at these types of places to lose track of what they're doing with

                your money.

                rdgrnr is right. You can't trust anybody anymore.

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                  Posted: March 14, 2012, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                  I bought my lotto tickets yesterday and I'm looking at the clerk all crazy.

                  Sizing her up like I...don't...know...about...you...hmmmTwitch

                  That's terrible! lol Thanks a lot Chris Hanson!!

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                    Posted: March 14, 2012, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                    Good show.

                     HyperBe Happy.

                      Nikkicute's avatar - nnjx1k
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                      Posted: March 14, 2012, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

                      Good show.

                      True!! I watched all of them here on lottery post, I hope he comes

                      out with more shows about lotteries. I almost felt bad for the retailers in the California

                      episodess, they lost their lottery contracts and can never sell tickets again!

                       

                      I laughed at the one store where the girl really did have a twin sister lol.

                      Sometimes you watch those cop shows and the suspect denies the crime and the

                      cop says "you must have a twin", this time it was true, her twin sister really did to it!!

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                        Posted: March 15, 2012, 1:03 am - IP Logged

                        Some time ago, I handed the clerk a stack of winning tickets, already counted, and added up. I had a list of scratch tickets that I wanted, and that would make the price break even.

                        Anyway, after adding my tickets, he said I owed him something like 60 dollars! After going over it with him slowly (with a caculator LOL) he finally got it. The whole thing took around 15 minutes, but at least it worked out.

                         

                        btw, the way Chris Hanson says " I think there's something you should know...." right before he drops the bomb on them always makes me cringe. LOL

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                          Posted: March 15, 2012, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                          "You can't trust anybody anymore." I Agree! sad but so true ridge.....

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                            Posted: March 15, 2012, 11:04 am - IP Logged

                            I was at a bar watching this (the best place to watch all news!) and so didn't get to "hear" it but just watching it was bad enough. The one clerk that was estatic, then suddenly quiet - "OH, I thought it was a winner, but it wasn't." Yeah - right!

                            I rarely have the stores check my tickets. I always check on the internet. However, if I am unsure, I go to a grocery store, but I know that I'm probably correct - no winner.

                            Twice I have gone to a store to cash in a winning scratch-off and found out I had won more than I thought. I even had the clerk double-check because I didn't want him to lose cash in the tiller if he was wrong - but both times they showed me how I calculated wrong.  :-)

                            "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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                              Posted: March 15, 2012, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                              Some of those people testing the clerks acted like they wanted to be cheated.  How many players give a clerk they don't know a few tickets to check and walk to another part of the store while they are being checked? 

                              Reminds me of an old pigeon trick I saw many years ago when I was in the army.   Someone would approach with a roll of money pretending to be new in town needing directions and help counting their money.  I never found out how it worked because I never engaged them.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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