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Has anyone ever worked for a Lottery?

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CHERRY HILL, NJ
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Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

Mamma you might try improving your reading IQ...let me quote it for you "Most times Im ashamed to say I work there."  And I did not see you taking the time to give any real world advice.

I agree. I think he sealed his own fate. Never bite the hand that feeds you. I think the guy can be excused by his youth. He can afford to make more mistakes. He just needs to learn from them. Hopefully, this thread will make him realize his mistakes and he can change. As they say, whatever doesnt kill you is sure to make you better.

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    I agree. I think he sealed his own fate. Never bite the hand that feeds you. I think the guy can be excused by his youth. He can afford to make more mistakes. He just needs to learn from them. Hopefully, this thread will make him realize his mistakes and he can change. As they say, whatever doesnt kill you is sure to make you better.

    Well said D1nnl2!

    J'aime La France.

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      CHERRY HILL, NJ
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      Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

      Well said D1nnl2!

      PartyI FINALLY GOT SOMEONE ON MY SIDE !   T H A N K S !

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        Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

        Artist77:

         

        I think you will have more success with him than you did with the I-Chipster.

        "Everything works  ONCE!"

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          Posted: March 28, 2013, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

          Artist77:

           

          I think you will have more success with him than you did with the I-Chipster.

          rofl...lol...lol...The ichipster was somewhat entertaining most of the time actually (except when he kept calling me a guy)but I forgot about him wanting to get a new job (was it at a bank or something?)

          J'aime La France.

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            Posted: March 28, 2013, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

            rofl...lol...lol...The ichipster was somewhat entertaining most of the time actually (except when he kept calling me a guy)but I forgot about him wanting to get a new job (was it at a bank or something?)

            Either in a bank or banking millions with his brilliant lottery strategies.

            "Everything works  ONCE!"

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              Posted: March 28, 2013, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

              Mamma you might try improving your reading IQ...let me quote it for you "Most times Im ashamed to say I work there."  And I did not see you taking the time to give any real world advice.

              Maybe he feels ashamed of working there not because he thinks there is something wrong with his employer but maybe he feels ashamed of himself.

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                Posted: March 29, 2013, 10:44 am - IP Logged

                I sent in an application for employment at the Massachusetts State Lotter today by mail. I will also send one by email. too. It is for a customer service rep position at the Lottery office in Woburn, MA which is close to my home. I applied for the same job last year around the same time but they werent interested in me. It is a job that I am qualified for. Most of the other jobs I am not qualified for and would have no chance getting. I will be 24 next month and I currently work at a Dunkin Donuts and been here for 5 years now. I would love to leave. Most times Im ashamed to say I work there. Thats why I play the lottery so I can quit. Being employed by the lottery would be the next best thing. According to the salary they pay on the job description, I would make more than double what I make at Dunkin Donuts full time in a year which would be amazing for me.

                Good luck!  Hope you get the job. Not sure on the rules.

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                  I sent in an application for employment at the Massachusetts State Lotter today by mail. I will also send one by email. too. It is for a customer service rep position at the Lottery office in Woburn, MA which is close to my home. I applied for the same job last year around the same time but they werent interested in me. It is a job that I am qualified for. Most of the other jobs I am not qualified for and would have no chance getting. I will be 24 next month and I currently work at a Dunkin Donuts and been here for 5 years now. I would love to leave. Most times Im ashamed to say I work there. Thats why I play the lottery so I can quit. Being employed by the lottery would be the next best thing. According to the salary they pay on the job description, I would make more than double what I make at Dunkin Donuts full time in a year which would be amazing for me.

                  Hi Genome,

                  Good luck to you. Hope you get hired at the Lottery.  I was afraid that if you were employed by the lottery you couldn't play the lottery anymore ,so have never applied for a job with a lottery (that and the fact that I don't live close to their headquarters). It seems you have gotten good advice from people. You have to remember that it's not uncommon for places like the lottery to get hundreds of applications for positions, so it might take you a few times of applying before getting a call back for an interview. Again the best of luck to you.

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                    Posted: March 29, 2013, 11:49 am - IP Logged

                    I think all of us regular players here "work" for the lottery whether we realize it or not.  LOL

                    Best of luck to you in your application!

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                      Posted: March 29, 2013, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

                      Quality control is a VERY important concern with company's producing scratch tickets.

                      You have to understand that depending on the particular press and game being run,tickets are being produced at the rate of 1+ million/hr. Some very large games can run for several days straight.

                      The quality(viscosity's) of the inks being used in vat's are checked hourly by the ink tech's.The security inks (covering numbers)are run thru the most rigorous/elaborated test to assure the ticket cannot be broken.

                      And yes to your question about misprints,they do happen.

                      Every once in a while large jackpots are won by more player's than the top prizes were structured for. Mistakes occur just due to the shear volume of tickets being produced yearly.

                      It is a big headache for the various lottery's globally to deal with as the integrety of the lottery games are at stake.You have to also understand how high tech this operation is.It is awesome to see the amount of computers that they use to produce these games from the start(designing tickets) to the final shipment.

                      I will answer your question concerning how top prizes are seperated.Each games that is printed produces extra prize amounts during production due to waste.

                      You have to understand the large amount of wasted tickets that are produced in the printing of these games.So after the game is finished running the large rolls of tickets are sent to a production line which slices and dices the tickets into saran wrapped packets.Ticket pack size vary according to $$ amount of the ticket.

                      Then they go into boxes and employess from security sort out the duplicate tickets so that the prize structure is balanced out according to the contract spec's for that individual game.The computer's know where to find the various winning tickets in these hundred's of boxes that are awaiting shipment.

                      The game is then shipped out(truck and plane) to the State/Country lottery corporation.The tickets do not become activated until scanned by the local ticket agent(store) or dispensed from a lottery machine.

                      Note;The lottery's HATE  bad publicity concerning their business.They will go to geat lenghts to avoid it reaching the public's eye's/ears.............

                      Like I said earlier, quite an interestig job I had years ago.

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                        Posted: March 29, 2013, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                        I sent in an application for employment at the Massachusetts State Lotter today by mail. I will also send one by email. too. It is for a customer service rep position at the Lottery office in Woburn, MA which is close to my home. I applied for the same job last year around the same time but they werent interested in me. It is a job that I am qualified for. Most of the other jobs I am not qualified for and would have no chance getting. I will be 24 next month and I currently work at a Dunkin Donuts and been here for 5 years now. I would love to leave. Most times Im ashamed to say I work there. Thats why I play the lottery so I can quit. Being employed by the lottery would be the next best thing. According to the salary they pay on the job description, I would make more than double what I make at Dunkin Donuts full time in a year which would be amazing for me.

                        Best of luck, hope you get the job this time round

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                          CHERRY HILL, NJ
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                          Posted: March 29, 2013, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

                          Quality control is a VERY important concern with company's producing scratch tickets.

                          You have to understand that depending on the particular press and game being run,tickets are being produced at the rate of 1+ million/hr. Some very large games can run for several days straight.

                          The quality(viscosity's) of the inks being used in vat's are checked hourly by the ink tech's.The security inks (covering numbers)are run thru the most rigorous/elaborated test to assure the ticket cannot be broken.

                          And yes to your question about misprints,they do happen.

                          Every once in a while large jackpots are won by more player's than the top prizes were structured for. Mistakes occur just due to the shear volume of tickets being produced yearly.

                          It is a big headache for the various lottery's globally to deal with as the integrety of the lottery games are at stake.You have to also understand how high tech this operation is.It is awesome to see the amount of computers that they use to produce these games from the start(designing tickets) to the final shipment.

                          I will answer your question concerning how top prizes are seperated.Each games that is printed produces extra prize amounts during production due to waste.

                          You have to understand the large amount of wasted tickets that are produced in the printing of these games.So after the game is finished running the large rolls of tickets are sent to a production line which slices and dices the tickets into saran wrapped packets.Ticket pack size vary according to $$ amount of the ticket.

                          Then they go into boxes and employess from security sort out the duplicate tickets so that the prize structure is balanced out according to the contract spec's for that individual game.The computer's know where to find the various winning tickets in these hundred's of boxes that are awaiting shipment.

                          The game is then shipped out(truck and plane) to the State/Country lottery corporation.The tickets do not become activated until scanned by the local ticket agent(store) or dispensed from a lottery machine.

                          Note;The lottery's HATE  bad publicity concerning their business.They will go to geat lenghts to avoid it reaching the public's eye's/ears.............

                          Like I said earlier, quite an interestig job I had years ago.

                          That was very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Besides the obvious, where are the players disadvantaged ?