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If you did win the jackpot...would you let a store clerk scan the ticket??

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Posted: March 14, 2013, 11:30 am - IP Logged

I think I'd like to see what the screen would say if I did had the winning jackpot ticket....Ive won a couple of hundred dollars before and here in NC...when the clerk scans a winning ticket Im guessing $50 and up it play a little tune...We're in the money... I think that's it...but I think mainly I'd do it to make sure I wasnt crazy LOL....I mean there's a million ways to check a winning ticket but it really really sinks in for me when there is someone else to verify Im seeing what Im seeing...of course they'd only be checking it AFTER Ive signed it....

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    Posted: March 14, 2013, 11:53 am - IP Logged

    If you knew you won the jackpot why bother going to a store to have it checked?  It would only alert a lot of people of your business before you had a chance to secure the ticket and make arrangement to visit lottery headquarters for the official verification process.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      ashabug725's avatar - Yavill
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      Posted: March 14, 2013, 11:56 am - IP Logged

      If you knew you won the jackpot why bother going to a store to have it checked?  It would only alert a lot of people of your business before you had a chance to secure the ticket and make arrangement to visit lottery headquarters for the official verification process.

      I agree!! That would just make me more paranoid of something happening before I got all my ducks in a row

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        Posted: March 14, 2013, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

        No, doing so is the equivalent of drawing a bullseye on your head that says: come to me if you want money.

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          Posted: March 14, 2013, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

          Certain people would never have a prayer of touching my jackpot winning ticket. 

          Clerks and lawyers are foremost among them.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: March 14, 2013, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

            i think in Ohio its says major prize won on the scanner, not sure though..
            under 5000 you have to go to the clerk and validate the ticket (hand ove rthe ticket to the clerk) to get the form for a bank payment form.

            have a great winning day!

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              Posted: March 14, 2013, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

              I would know if I won so there would be no need to scan but it would be fun to see reactions.

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                Posted: March 14, 2013, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                i think in Ohio its says major prize won on the scanner, not sure though..
                under 5000 you have to go to the clerk and validate the ticket (hand ove rthe ticket to the clerk) to get the form for a bank payment form.

                In Ohio if you winning ticket is worth $600-$5000, you have the option of going to a retailer and having your ticket scan for a "pay to bearer" slip and a claim form which can be taken to a local authorized bank to receive your money.  Other wise you have to travel to a regional lottery office to claim any winnings over $599.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: March 14, 2013, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

                  In my state if any ticket is worth over $600, it only displays a message and prints a ticket, indicating you need to file your claim at the lottery office.

                  When I hit the PB for $200K, I had a clerk scan my ticket, and that's exactly what happen.

                  If anyone hit a jackpot here, the lottery clerks would never have a clue, except to know that it was at least $600.


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                    Posted: March 14, 2013, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                    If you knew you won the jackpot why bother going to a store to have it checked?  It would only alert a lot of people of your business before you had a chance to secure the ticket and make arrangement to visit lottery headquarters for the official verification process.

                    Oh just to double make sure...I mean can you ever be too sure of something?? How many people would it alert?? I mean really how many if it's just you and maybe two other people than the clerk in the store??  i mean I wouldnt have it checked there if there was twenty or so people milling around LOL

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                      Posted: March 14, 2013, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                      Oh just to double make sure...I mean can you ever be too sure of something?? How many people would it alert?? I mean really how many if it's just you and maybe two other people than the clerk in the store??  i mean I wouldnt have it checked there if there was twenty or so people milling around LOL

                      I have Internet which means I can recheck it with LP and the official lottery website as many times as needed to convince me that I've won and nobody but me have to know until I call the regional lottery office to tell them I'm coming in, get ready.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        He** No!!!!

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                          Posted: March 14, 2013, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                          In my state if any ticket is worth over $600, it only displays a message and prints a ticket, indicating you need to file your claim at the lottery office.

                          When I hit the PB for $200K, I had a clerk scan my ticket, and that's exactly what happen.

                          If anyone hit a jackpot here, the lottery clerks would never have a clue, except to know that it was at least $600.

                          I would bypass the sales clerks and take my ticket straight to Integra Ave, Concord, NH.


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                            I would bypass the sales clerks and take my ticket straight to Integra Ave, Concord, NH.

                            Sounds like you have your ducks all lined up. Make sure you ask for Debi, she's the cutest gal there, and gets you out with a check in no time.   Hippy

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                              Posted: March 14, 2013, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                              Sounds like you have your ducks all lined up. Make sure you ask for Debi, she's the cutest gal there, and gets you out with a check in no time.   Hippy

                              Wow mcginnin getting to know the attractive women at NHLC HQ? Very nice!

                               

                              You sir sound like quite the player and I'm not talking strictly lottery here!

                               

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