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Is your clerk careless when tearing scratch-off tickets?

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Posted: June 26, 2013, 3:13 am - IP Logged

More often than not, part of the ticket is torn apart when I buy from a clerk. This could be problematic if I buy smallest size ticket. And this is part of the reason why I prefer to buy from a self service machine.

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    Posted: June 26, 2013, 11:45 am - IP Logged

    More often than not, part of the ticket is torn apart when I buy from a clerk. This could be problematic if I buy smallest size ticket. And this is part of the reason why I prefer to buy from a self service machine.

    It happend to me once. It was a $50 winner but with the way she tore it, small part of the bar code stuck to the next tik. I realized this when I came home, when I went back to store, it was gone..First time it happend to me.

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      Posted: June 26, 2013, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

      More often than not, part of the ticket is torn apart when I buy from a clerk. This could be problematic if I buy smallest size ticket. And this is part of the reason why I prefer to buy from a self service machine.

      Here is PA, they can still manually cash it with the hidden long code under the scratch area. I never really had a problem. I have seen it worse in machines where people change out tickets and forget to change the cut length in the machine when going from one size to another. I have also seen it work in your favor where the cut length should be 4 inches and its larger(if they went from a $20 to a $2 ticket in the slot) and you end up with 2-3 for the price of 1 :)

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        Posted: July 2, 2013, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

        More often than not, part of the ticket is torn apart when I buy from a clerk. This could be problematic if I buy smallest size ticket. And this is part of the reason why I prefer to buy from a self service machine.

        Do you get quite a few winners from self service machines?

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          Posted: July 10, 2013, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

          Do you get quite a few winners from self service machines?

          Yes. I do get quite a few winners. The last $2 Lucky for Life winner bought it from a vending machine.


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            Posted: July 11, 2013, 12:11 am - IP Logged

            More often than not, part of the ticket is torn apart when I buy from a clerk. This could be problematic if I buy smallest size ticket. And this is part of the reason why I prefer to buy from a self service machine.

            i think clerks are just careless "in general".

            Another problem you see is that a lot of winning lottery tickets go unclaimed.

            Therefore most lottery players are also careless players.

            When a careless clerk sees a careless player, boy I think some fireworks go off.

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              Posted: July 13, 2013, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

              Never had a clerk problem, but one time i wanted 4 of the same tickets from the machine and pressed the button 4 times fast. Stood there in shock as the machine was cutting the tickets in half and i could'nt stop it. Got lucky the scratch area was on the bottom.