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If you forget to ask for the Multiplier or Powerplay on a ticket do you still buy that one?

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Posted: June 26, 2013, 9:28 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

Just curious if you are buying a MM or PB ticket and you forgot to say you wanted it with the Multiplier or Powerplay do you still buy the ticket that was just printed out? If you buy that mistake ticket do you ever take those same numbers and play again using the Multiplier or Powerplay option. Last night at a gas station I made the mistake of not saying MM with Multiplier but still bought the mistake ticket. When I left I was wondering if I should have just bought another ticket with the same numbers using the multiplier. Since I play hoping to win the other prizes (knowing that it really is impossible to win the jackpot) it just made me think that if I won a lower prize it could have been more if I had the Multiplier option on it.  If it happens again will just play those same numbers on another ticket with the MM or PB option.

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    Posted: June 26, 2013, 11:23 am - IP Logged

    You don't have the option of refusing to buy a MM or PB ticket you ordered if the clerk didn't make the mistake because those tickets can't be canceled, only tickets for local games can be canceled.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: June 26, 2013, 11:27 am - IP Logged

      Hi everyone,

      Just curious if you are buying a MM or PB ticket and you forgot to say you wanted it with the Multiplier or Powerplay do you still buy the ticket that was just printed out? If you buy that mistake ticket do you ever take those same numbers and play again using the Multiplier or Powerplay option. Last night at a gas station I made the mistake of not saying MM with Multiplier but still bought the mistake ticket. When I left I was wondering if I should have just bought another ticket with the same numbers using the multiplier. Since I play hoping to win the other prizes (knowing that it really is impossible to win the jackpot) it just made me think that if I won a lower prize it could have been more if I had the Multiplier option on it.  If it happens again will just play those same numbers on another ticket with the MM or PB option.

      Of course I would take the ticket especially since it was "my mistake" by not asking for the multiplier.  I would never leave a store stuck with a ticket!

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        Posted: June 26, 2013, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

        I don't ever ask for the Powerplay or Multiplier, so its not an issue for me.

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          Posted: June 26, 2013, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

          Hi everyone,

          Just curious if you are buying a MM or PB ticket and you forgot to say you wanted it with the Multiplier or Powerplay do you still buy the ticket that was just printed out? If you buy that mistake ticket do you ever take those same numbers and play again using the Multiplier or Powerplay option. Last night at a gas station I made the mistake of not saying MM with Multiplier but still bought the mistake ticket. When I left I was wondering if I should have just bought another ticket with the same numbers using the multiplier. Since I play hoping to win the other prizes (knowing that it really is impossible to win the jackpot) it just made me think that if I won a lower prize it could have been more if I had the Multiplier option on it.  If it happens again will just play those same numbers on another ticket with the MM or PB option.

          Heck yeah...I'd be sick if I had the opportunity to purchase a ticket and for whatever reason I didnt buy it and it won....whether it was my mistake or not..

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            Posted: June 26, 2013, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

            If I were to buy a duplicate ticket, I'd change the red/yellow number so I'd have another chance to win the big one.  I'd probably not buy the multiplier on this one either.  If the first 5 match, you'd have 2 winning tickets worth $500K.

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              Posted: June 26, 2013, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

              If you forget, then it is your fault and you should still be made to buy the ticket. I use slips so I check the multiplier always.

              J'aime La France.

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                Posted: June 27, 2013, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

                I don't ever ask for the Powerplay or Multiplier, so its not an issue for me.

                Even though I always make out play slips exactly as I want my tickets printed and never mark Powerplay or Megaplier, the clerks always tell me they has to ask if I want it before printing the tickets

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: June 27, 2013, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Even though I always make out play slips exactly as I want my tickets printed and never mark Powerplay or Megaplier, the clerks always tell me they has to ask if I want it before printing the tickets

                  Maybe it's because of all those players who asked for tickets and then wouldn't buy them because they forgot to ask for what they wanted.

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                    Posted: June 27, 2013, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                    I would just take the ticket without the Powerplay/Multiplier and walk away. It was not the fault of the store clerk, right? And I certainly would not spend more money buying the same ticket with the Multiplier or Powerplay because I am never that confident on my numbers anyway.

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Posted: June 27, 2013, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

                      I would take the ticket and then flip over the Cheezy Poofs rack on the way out.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        Posted: June 28, 2013, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

                        Maybe it's because of all those players who asked for tickets and then wouldn't buy them because they forgot to ask for what they wanted.

                        I think a message pops up on the terminal because they ask if I want the *"kicker" when I play Classic Lotto using play slips too.

                        * the kicker is a one dollar 6 digit game that can only be played when buying Ohio's Classic Lotto tickets.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: June 28, 2013, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                          I would take the ticket and then flip over the Cheezy Poofs rack on the way out.

                          I prefer to flip over the funyons.

                          J'aime La France.