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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: January 3, 2013, 9:46 pm - IP Logged

what if it were scanned but not cashed ?

would my version work then ?

nother ? 

what if someone in a pool tried this w/their copy ?

"what if someone in a pool tried this w/their copy ?"

It would get all wet and hard to read the numbers.

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    Posted: January 3, 2013, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

    :):):)

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      Posted: January 3, 2013, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

      "what if someone in a pool tried this w/their copy ?"

      It would get all wet and hard to read the numbers.

      LoL, you are crackin me up mountain man

      at first, did'nt know what you were talkin about and then thought  WTH ?

      then on 2nd read I get it,

      LMAO

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        Posted: January 3, 2013, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

        Some clerks do not give that receipt, some keep winning ticket, some offer your your winning ticket back, some hand you your receipt almost forcefully. It's a mess. I remember when I was younger and naive, I actually asked clerk girl to check several of my tickets. She was checking and then something biped in a machine. I thought for a moment it means I won something, but she said there was no wins and threw the tickets in a trash. I am still wondering.

        True, they throw it in the trash enthusiastically!


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          Posted: January 3, 2013, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

          what if it were scanned but not cashed ?

          would my version work then ?

          nother ? 

          what if someone in a pool tried this w/their copy ?

          sorry maybe i am just confused

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            Posted: January 3, 2013, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

            If it is possible to get, say, small wins using scanned ticket, then it makes sense to scan tickets in case they get lost.

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              Posted: January 4, 2013, 12:29 am - IP Logged

              Ok, so they throw those tickets into trash enthusiastically, and if they truly do not care for them, and do not look at them through the loop and iron them straight, then, oh, dumpster divers, it's your turn to recheck the discarded  tickets! :)

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                Posted: January 4, 2013, 2:28 am - IP Logged

                I should then cash my ticket, with all the precaution, and use fake ticket to check another clerk's honesty. I love pranks. I think it would work as a prank.

                You'll realy enjoy the pranks they play on you in prison.

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                  Posted: January 4, 2013, 7:56 am - IP Logged

                  I know the machine sounds off with winning tickets, but I wish the machines would sound off  with the losing tickets as well...a message like.."Sorry, This Ticket NOT a winner" when being scanned... Come to think of it... How do we really know they are even scanning the tickets?  Take for instance last night....I found a handfull of Powerball lottery tickets purchased over the past couple of months that I knew were not jackpot winners...I took them in the store and the first two sounded off as winning...The cashier says to me.."this one won 3 dollars....the second one sounded off..Again, he says .."this one won 3 dollars...With the other 4, there was no sound, but it appeared he was running them through the machine....I usually do ask for my tickets back, but this time I did not...I've seen this guy in the store before and he seems very trustworthy, but as I got into my car, I really had second thoughts about going in and asking for my tickets back, but he had a long line of customers and I had to be somewhere within minutes...As I was driving, it bothered me as I began to wonder about some of the ways some of these clerks could dishonestly cheat the system.....Even though it appeared he scanned the losing tickets, as he mentioned to me, sorry, this one didn't win, I began to wonder how can I really know for certain?  Do they have the ability to turn the sound to the machine off? What if he scanned it and it was a winner and sounded off, but with the sound not on, I wouldn't know? Oh goodness, I"m on a roll this morning....Rant

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                    Posted: January 4, 2013, 8:03 am - IP Logged

                    I know the machine sounds off with winning tickets, but I wish the machines would sound off  with the losing tickets as well...a message like.."Sorry, This Ticket NOT a winner" when being scanned... Come to think of it... How do we really know they are even scanning the tickets?  Take for instance last night....I found a handfull of Powerball lottery tickets purchased over the past couple of months that I knew were not jackpot winners...I took them in the store and the first two sounded off as winning...The cashier says to me.."this one won 3 dollars....the second one sounded off..Again, he says .."this one won 3 dollars...With the other 4, there was no sound, but it appeared he was running them through the machine....I usually do ask for my tickets back, but this time I did not...I've seen this guy in the store before and he seems very trustworthy, but as I got into my car, I really had second thoughts about going in and asking for my tickets back, but he had a long line of customers and I had to be somewhere within minutes...As I was driving, it bothered me as I began to wonder about some of the ways some of these clerks could dishonestly cheat the system.....Even though it appeared he scanned the losing tickets, as he mentioned to me, sorry, this one didn't win, I began to wonder how can I really know for certain?  Do they have the ability to turn the sound to the machine off? What if he scanned it and it was a winner and sounded off, but with the sound not on, I wouldn't know? Oh goodness, I"m on a roll this morning....Rant

                    Here in Nc they have the scan screen facing the customer so you can see what you've won....if it's a decent amount....like say about $100 it plays "We're in the money" tune....but like I say if there is any doubt in the clerks honesty....ASK FOR YOU TICKETS BACK......and go somewheres else.......

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                      Posted: January 4, 2013, 8:07 am - IP Logged

                      Here in Nc they have the scan screen facing the customer so you can see what you've won....if it's a decent amount....like say about $100 it plays "We're in the money" tune....but like I say if there is any doubt in the clerks honesty....ASK FOR YOU TICKETS BACK......and go somewheres else.......

                      Ahh..I thought the lottery machines worked the same in every store! This is good to know..

                      And yeah, good advice about asking for the tickets back..This is something I usually do and can't understand why I did not last night...guess i'm just mad at myself....

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                        Posted: January 4, 2013, 10:34 am - IP Logged

                        Ahh..I thought the lottery machines worked the same in every store! This is good to know..

                        And yeah, good advice about asking for the tickets back..This is something I usually do and can't understand why I did not last night...guess i'm just mad at myself....

                        Yeah Cincin I ALWAYS check my tickets myself.....if I hand it over and their payout don't match what I thought I had won....I ask for the ticket back.....Also here I never scratch off the serial number...cause they make you do it before you cash it in and they won't scratch it off themselves or at least ive been told by various clerks that they arent supposed to....so then they have to give the ticket back for me to do that also....thne if everthing matches up I cash it in.....but ive never had a problem myself and hope I never do...

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                          Posted: January 4, 2013, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                          People who works with money, cashiers, clerks, bankers, they know ways to make customer give up, agree, not bother, move on. They do it in cases when they cheat you. It is psychological way, they make you feel as a bother if you ask extra question or delay the line. They can act as if they did not hear you. They can throw in a couple of distractions. They act busy, they act as if what they are doing is so normal that there can be no arguments, it's common sense, or you'd start feeling stupid or greedy, or impolite. Break through it, train yourself by slowing down, asking what it is you want to ask, or check, stick strongly to your personal interest, totally forget that other people exist, give up an assumption that clerk's work is more important than your business. This way you'll never have doubts if you just let go of the winning ticket to a cute clerk. They work with lottery tickets, see people winning every day, and they get tempted. Knowing that people tend to have such weakness, should make you more proactively protective of your winning assets.

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                            Posted: January 8, 2013, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                            I think if I am not trusting clerks at lottery store, and I want to check my ticket and get small wins, I can color scan my lottery ticket and present it instead of real ticket? Imagine crroked clerk giving me part of my money, and keeping the scan! Ha-ha-ha! I'd laugh my guts out.

                            I had a $40 MM winner that I had already cashed, I copied it, ran both through the self-serve scanner,

                            the result was the same on both :cannot process see clerk.

                            I suspected the scanner was color-blind b/c I buy my tix. at different places, at one the paper is dark, at the other it looks sun faded,

                            like it was left sitting on the dashboard of your car.

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