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Posted: March 17, 2013, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

Welcome to the LP cjeepsThumbs Up you may have a misprinted ticket.

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    Posted: March 18, 2013, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

    Speaking of Powerball and Mega,it would be a total shock to me if either were ever won here in this state...I dont buy them here I got to Georgia to play.When I got to play scratch offs I will buy those then.When I was down there a couple months ago I had bought some powerball tickets and put them in the dash,forgot it later and threw all those papers away.When I got back home I went to get them off the dash,,,and omgosh I was so mad at my self.I got 10 quick picks....I will never know if I won or not..

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      Posted: March 18, 2013, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

      Speaking of Powerball and Mega,it would be a total shock to me if either were ever won here in this state...I dont buy them here I got to Georgia to play.When I got to play scratch offs I will buy those then.When I was down there a couple months ago I had bought some powerball tickets and put them in the dash,forgot it later and threw all those papers away.When I got back home I went to get them off the dash,,,and omgosh I was so mad at my self.I got 10 quick picks....I will never know if I won or not..

      Bummer.

      The only good thing though is that the odds are you didn't win anything. If that's any consolation. (Which I know it Ain't).

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        Posted: March 18, 2013, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

        Bummer.

        The only good thing though is that the odds are you didn't win anything. If that's any consolation. (Which I know it Ain't).

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          Posted: March 25, 2013, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

           I purchased a Virginia lotto scratch off which after scratching revealed a $20 prize. I had a number which matched one of the winning numbers. I attempted to redeem this at two seperate retailers who told me the barcode was coming up as prize over $600 must be redeem at a Virginia Lottery office. I am going Monday morning, but in the mean time, any ideas what could be going on ?

          So, how did it go?

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            Posted: March 25, 2013, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

            So, how did it go?

            I was wonderin' about that my ownself.

            He was here on the 18th but he apparently doesn't want to discuss it any further, lol.

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              Posted: March 25, 2013, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

              I was wonderin' about that my ownself.

              He was here on the 18th but he apparently doesn't want to discuss it any further, lol.

              Maybe it was really a huge win, over 2 million so is now on vacation.

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                Posted: March 28, 2013, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                take it to the lottery office. in cases where the matching numbers or pictures or whatever indicated a grand prize winner and the bar code reads the ticket is a loser, the VA lottery claims the bar code is the real indicater. let's see what they do when game says you won $20 and the bar code says you won more.

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                  Posted: March 28, 2013, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

                  take it to the lottery office. in cases where the matching numbers or pictures or whatever indicated a grand prize winner and the bar code reads the ticket is a loser, the VA lottery claims the bar code is the real indicater. let's see what they do when game says you won $20 and the bar code says you won more.

                  Following this logic, its possible then for a misprint to have a barcode that will show it as a TOP PRIZE while the the scratch are will show it as a loser.

                  Did I get it right ?

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                    Posted: March 28, 2013, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

                    Following this logic, its possible then for a misprint to have a barcode that will show it as a TOP PRIZE while the the scratch are will show it as a loser.

                    Did I get it right ?

                    I don't even like to entertain the possibility.

                    That would be the ultimate outrage if that was ever discovered.

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                      Posted: March 28, 2013, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

                      Following this logic, its possible then for a misprint to have a barcode that will show it as a TOP PRIZE while the the scratch are will show it as a loser.

                      Did I get it right ?

                      In CA, we have a secondary verification by entering the ticket serial numbers on the scratch-off replay program. If the ticket serial numbers are entered correctly but rejected, it means that the ticket is a winning ticket, not a losing ticket.

                      But this mechanism wouldn't work if you have what looks like a $50 winner but in reality a million dollar winner, you give it to the clerk, the clerk realizes the mistake but doesn't tell you. He would give you $50 and submit your ticket to the lottery office for a much larger reward.

                      Note: There was a case in which a lady submitted what looked like a 250,000 winner but then told that it was a misprint. She got absolutely nothing and now filed a lawsuit through her attorney.