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Posted: May 16, 2013, 9:57 am - IP Logged

If the tickets in your state are the heat sensitive type then don't get them near any of those alcohol based hand sanitizers.

Why?  It will ruin the tickets.

Ask for a print out of the winning numbers and then smear hand sanitizer on the print out and watch what happens!

I don't know if beer-o-hol or whiskey-o-hol does the same thing

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    Posted: May 16, 2013, 10:01 am - IP Logged

    If the tickets in your state are the heat sensitive type then don't get them near any of those alcohol based hand sanitizers.

    Why?  It will ruin the tickets.

    Ask for a print out of the winning numbers and then smear hand sanitizer on the print out and watch what happens!

    I don't know if beer-o-hol or whiskey-o-hol does the same thing

    You would think they would have this warning printed somewhere on them..............Thanks for the heads up

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      Posted: May 16, 2013, 11:15 am - IP Logged

      If the tickets in your state are the heat sensitive type then don't get them near any of those alcohol based hand sanitizers.

      Why?  It will ruin the tickets.

      Ask for a print out of the winning numbers and then smear hand sanitizer on the print out and watch what happens!

      I don't know if beer-o-hol or whiskey-o-hol does the same thing

      Thanks Think, good info.

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        Posted: May 16, 2013, 11:41 am - IP Logged

        Funny this just happened to me the other day. I have a big bottle of hand sanitizer in my car to which I use every time I come from a convenience store, and this time I touched my tickets while my hands were still relatively wet. Some of the ink on the numbers got smeared. I wonder if it were the winning ticket would there be a problem?

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          Posted: May 16, 2013, 11:53 am - IP Logged

          Funny this just happened to me the other day. I have a big bottle of hand sanitizer in my car to which I use every time I come from a convenience store, and this time I touched my tickets while my hands were still relatively wet. Some of the ink on the numbers got smeared. I wonder if it were the winning ticket would there be a problem?

          If only the drawing numbers were smeared and not the bar code or set of numbers above it you should be fine. The lottery commission verifies the bar code and validation numbers.

           

          It's extremely easy to fraudulently manipulate the 6 winning numbers but the clincher is the validation numbers and bar code at the bottom. Without that in tact or legible you would be out of luck. 

          Nonetheless, I wouldn't want to chance it either way.

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            Posted: May 16, 2013, 11:59 am - IP Logged

            If the tickets in your state are the heat sensitive type then don't get them near any of those alcohol based hand sanitizers.

            Why?  It will ruin the tickets.

            Ask for a print out of the winning numbers and then smear hand sanitizer on the print out and watch what happens!

            I don't know if beer-o-hol or whiskey-o-hol does the same thing

            If some of the numbers directly above the scan bar code are smear you will have problems cashing it in. The lottery people can say the ticket has been tampered with and don't pay it .

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              Posted: May 16, 2013, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

              If you want to verify if a certain ticket is indeed a winner, you can call your states lottery office (or whichever state the ticket was purchased) and they will ask you for the set of numbers above the bar code. This is all they need to validate your ticket.

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                Posted: May 16, 2013, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

                If you want to verify if a certain ticket is indeed a winner, you can call your states lottery office (or whichever state the ticket was purchased) and they will ask you for the set of numbers above the bar code. This is all they need to validate your ticket.

                For a jackpot winning ticket, a lot more than that has to be known to verify it.  The store number, terminal number and the time it was printed along with the batch number of the paper it was printed on has to be checked.  There may be even more codes on the ticket which are used to verify it's the winner.

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                  Posted: May 16, 2013, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                  Thanks ThinkThumbs Up

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                    Posted: May 16, 2013, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                    Funny this just happened to me the other day. I have a big bottle of hand sanitizer in my car to which I use every time I come from a convenience store, and this time I touched my tickets while my hands were still relatively wet. Some of the ink on the numbers got smeared. I wonder if it were the winning ticket would there be a problem?

                    Good info about the tickets, Think!!!  Thanks!!!

                     

                    Masone, it probably depends on what info is smeared.

                    Awhile back, one of my tickets that I bought was at the end of the roll.  The clerk should have changed out the roll long before selling to me ... and the ink was kind of messed up around the bar code.  He had no problem taking my money for it, even after I asked if that was going to be a problem.  The following week, when attempting to claim my couple-of-dollars win, their machine wouldn't read the ticket, and a couple numbers were smeared so he couldn't read it to type it in.  He told me that I needed to call the lottery office.  Fine.  In calling them, they said that I could mail it in ... that there were several things they could check to validate it.

                    I actually went to a couple of other stores, hoping one of their machines would read it, so I wouldn't have to mail it in.  I found one ... must have been a better maintained machine!

                    That dude was new ... he had a bad attitude about this ... and had an attitude the previous week because I held up the line while checking that my tickets were run correctly (that I had all my tickets, and none were run twice).  Because of him, I stopped buying my tickets there!

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                      Posted: May 17, 2013, 1:44 am - IP Logged

                      Thanks for the heads up, Think.

                      Right now on the Dicussion page this thread looks like this:

                      Tip-Whatever you do don't...Think

                      Just thought that funny. 

                      Another tip on the hand sanitizers, last year a study at Univ. of California found that using them opened up your pores and doing so would expose you to more germs than not using them!

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                        Posted: May 17, 2013, 2:55 am - IP Logged

                        Thanks for the heads up, Think.

                        Right now on the Dicussion page this thread looks like this:

                        Tip-Whatever you do don't...Think

                        Just thought that funny. 

                        Another tip on the hand sanitizers, last year a study at Univ. of California found that using them opened up your pores and doing so would expose you to more germs than not using them!

                        Scared

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                          Posted: May 17, 2013, 3:06 am - IP Logged

                          Wasn't there an issue a while back where a guy had his ticket somewhat ruined by trying to make a photocopy of it? I remember reading that and the first thing I did was put an old loser ticket in my scanner to make sure I could make a copy of a winning one without ruining it.

                           

                          Thankfully tickets here seem pretty durable.

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                            Posted: May 20, 2013, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

                            Thanks for the heads up, Think.

                            Right now on the Dicussion page this thread looks like this:

                            Tip-Whatever you do don't...Think

                            Just thought that funny. 

                            Another tip on the hand sanitizers, last year a study at Univ. of California found that using them opened up your pores and doing so would expose you to more germs than not using them!

                            Scared

                            Hahahahhehehe!

                            Did you get any more info on that study?  Like who sponsored it?  Was it all hand sanitizers or just the alcohol based ones?

                            If they do really expose you to more germs then why don't more hospital workers get sick all the time?

                            Always use common sense and ask questions before you go parroting "study" results...or at least link to the "study" so we can decide for ourselves.

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                              Posted: May 21, 2013, 12:28 am - IP Logged

                              Wasn't there an issue a while back where a guy had his ticket somewhat ruined by trying to make a photocopy of it? I remember reading that and the first thing I did was put an old loser ticket in my scanner to make sure I could make a copy of a winning one without ruining it.

                               

                              Thankfully tickets here seem pretty durable.

                              How did it happen? How did photocopying the ticket ruin it?