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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, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

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.

Yeah and that's what I said in the original post that there are about 30 dozen ways to check it....but I and I mean me personally wouldnt mind just double making sure with another set of eyes rather than my own fall on those winning numbers as they scan my signed ticket....and I wouldnt call the lottery office I'd just show up when Im ready to claim my cash...you know after i got my financial planning stuff straight

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    Yeah and that's what I said in the original post that there are about 30 dozen ways to check it....but I and I mean me personally wouldnt mind just double making sure with another set of eyes rather than my own fall on those winning numbers as they scan my signed ticket....and I wouldnt call the lottery office I'd just show up when Im ready to claim my cash...you know after i got my financial planning stuff straight

    I've read that in Ohio, the verification process for a jackpot winner can take a couple of weeks, so it takes a while before the money is deposited in your account.  Besides, on its lottery website Ohio suggests jackpot winners call for an appointment before showing up.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: March 14, 2013, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

      I've read that in Ohio, the verification process for a jackpot winner can take a couple of weeks, so it takes a while before the money is deposited in your account.  Besides, on its lottery website Ohio suggests jackpot winners call for an appointment before showing up.

      LOL they could suggest away Im showing up when I feel like it...of course you wont get the money the same day...LOL we're talking millions of dollars here... it goes from one crying bank manager to one thant is grinning from ear to ear...LOL...and how in the world does it take 2 weeks to verify a ticket?? What they calling in Gil Grissom or something?

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        Posted: March 14, 2013, 9:28 pm - 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....

        Out here in California we have lottery ticket scanning machines that you can use to personally scan your own tickets. For awhile- some slimy clerks would take your ticket, scan it and tell you that you have won $5.00 when in fact you have won $500.00. There have been enough sting operations on the West Coast and a number of these store clerks have served time for this crap.One also has to be savvy enough to follow the news when it is reported that the winning ticket was purchased in your neighborhood and there is good chance that the winner could be you.Handing your " winning" ticket over to a clerk is just not the right thing to do, especially if you have not signed the back of that puppy.

        If you cannot read- you have no business asking advice from a lottery store clerk, its a recipe for disaster.

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          Posted: March 14, 2013, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

          Out here in California we have lottery ticket scanning machines that you can use to personally scan your own tickets. For awhile- some slimy clerks would take your ticket, scan it and tell you that you have won $5.00 when in fact you have won $500.00. There have been enough sting operations on the West Coast and a number of these store clerks have served time for this crap.One also has to be savvy enough to follow the news when it is reported that the winning ticket was purchased in your neighborhood and there is good chance that the winner could be you.Handing your " winning" ticket over to a clerk is just not the right thing to do, especially if you have not signed the back of that puppy.

          If you cannot read- you have no business asking advice from a lottery store clerk, its a recipe for disaster.

          We have those in Indiana... Some of the clerks get annoyed if u ask them to check tickets for u..

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            Posted: March 14, 2013, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

            HELL NO!

            Play to win!

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              Posted: March 14, 2013, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

              HELL NO!

              Whatsamatter?

              You don't trust them Chinamen?


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: March 14, 2013, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

                If I had already checked it on the internet and just need confirmation then I probably would. But I would first sign at the back of it and maybe make a copy.

                That money's gone fo ever

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                  Posted: March 14, 2013, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

                  No, the less people involved the better.

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

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                    Posted: March 14, 2013, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

                    Whatsamatter?

                    You don't trust them Chinamen?

                    Kinda reminds me of the old saying Ryder " All your base are belong to us"   Evil Looking

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                      Posted: March 14, 2013, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                      Whatsamatter?

                      You don't trust them Chinamen?

                      No Old Fart.

                      Play to win!

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                        Posted: March 15, 2013, 1:45 am - IP Logged

                        No way i would let someone touch that ticket. My luck, some clerk eating popeyes chicken behind the counter would soak it in grease and make the ticket invalid.

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                          Posted: March 15, 2013, 1:57 am - IP Logged

                          LOL they could suggest away Im showing up when I feel like it...of course you wont get the money the same day...LOL we're talking millions of dollars here... it goes from one crying bank manager to one thant is grinning from ear to ear...LOL...and how in the world does it take 2 weeks to verify a ticket?? What they calling in Gil Grissom or something?

                          Not only do they check all the security of the ticket but investigate any other claims made for the ticket or against the winner such as child support, unpaid taxes and such.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: March 15, 2013, 2:00 am - IP Logged

                            No way i would let someone touch that ticket. My luck, some clerk eating popeyes chicken behind the counter would soak it in grease and make the ticket invalid.

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                              Posted: March 15, 2013, 2:16 am - IP Logged

                              We have those in Indiana... Some of the clerks get annoyed if u ask them to check tickets for u..

                              their probably just annoyed that they have to live in Indiana Dance

                              Let it Snow Snowman