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Posted: November 4, 2013, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

Lottery winners ripped off! He held a half-million dollar winning lottery ticket. So why did the clerk tell him it was worth just 4 bucks?

INSIDE EDITION investigates crooked lottery clerks. The undercover sting you have to see to believe.

Guess Who's Back?

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    Posted: November 4, 2013, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

    Thanks for the heads up.

    This may or may not be a repeat.

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.


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      Posted: November 4, 2013, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

      Lottery winners ripped off! He held a half-million dollar winning lottery ticket. So why did the clerk tell him it was worth just 4 bucks?

      INSIDE EDITION investigates crooked lottery clerks. The undercover sting you have to see to believe.

      Yeah I love those shows...The To catch a predator guy used to do them for NBC too...

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        Posted: November 4, 2013, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

        But It"s ok if the lottery rips you off,thats allowed.

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          Posted: November 4, 2013, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

          Just told my GF about the segment, I've been ripped off at gas station and clerk processed it and told me it wasn't worth anything, I tried the ticket at another store and was told it was paid. Then I reported her and has station to the lottery office in Tallahassee.

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            Posted: November 4, 2013, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

            Just told my GF about the segment, I've been ripped off at gas station and clerk processed it and told me it wasn't worth anything, I tried the ticket at another store and was told it was paid. Then I reported her and has station to the lottery office in Tallahassee.

            That sucks big time!!

            Good thing you didn't go back with a box-cutter or a taser.

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              Posted: November 4, 2013, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

              Just told my GF about the segment, I've been ripped off at gas station and clerk processed it and told me it wasn't worth anything, I tried the ticket at another store and was told it was paid. Then I reported her and has station to the lottery office in Tallahassee.

              and......WHAT happened??????

              also HOW much was the winner?

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                Posted: November 4, 2013, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

                That's why I know what I've won on each ticket before I go in to cash them.  I tell the clerk what they are going to find when they scan the tickets.  No muss no fuss.....

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                  Posted: November 4, 2013, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

                  and......WHAT happened??????

                  also HOW much was the winner?

                  If people didn't ask the clerks to check their tickets, they would not get ripped off. As they said at the end of the show,

                  "Check your tickets yourself, and sign the ticket."  Also, YOU tell the clerk how much it's for, don't let them tell you. That way

                  they know they can't  BS you.   And if you sign it, they can't pull the old switcheroo. And if they give you any crap, tell

                  them you will call the lottery agency and report them. They get a lot of revenue from selling lottery tickets and won't want to

                  lose their license and lottery $$$.

                  "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                  The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                  Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                    Posted: November 4, 2013, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

                    I have reported a number of news stories about this happening all around the country, but I'll bet it's a lot bigger and more common than the public is aware.  I get e-mails every day from people who say that clerks ripped them off.

                     

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                    Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                    Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                      Posted: November 4, 2013, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

                      If people didn't ask the clerks to check their tickets, they would not get ripped off. As they said at the end of the show,

                      "Check your tickets yourself, and sign the ticket."  Also, YOU tell the clerk how much it's for, don't let them tell you. That way

                      they know they can't  BS you.   And if you sign it, they can't pull the old switcheroo. And if they give you any crap, tell

                      them you will call the lottery agency and report them. They get a lot of revenue from selling lottery tickets and won't want to

                      lose their license and lottery $$$.

                      Since I always high lite the winning numbers on my tickets, I always tell the clerks I want to cash my ticket or have it verified so I can fill out the paper work to it to the nearest authorized bank to get my cash.

                      Even when some of them try to correct me by telling me I want it checked instead I tell them I've already checked it and that is why I'm telling you I want to cash it.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: November 4, 2013, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

                        Since I always high lite the winning numbers on my tickets, I always tell the clerks I want to cash my ticket or have it verified so I can fill out the paper work to it to the nearest authorized bank to get my cash.

                        Even when some of them try to correct me by telling me I want it checked instead I tell them I've already checked it and that is why I'm telling you I want to cash it.

                        So I assume that hi-liting the numbers is not considered defacing the ticket as far as the lottery office is concerned?

                        "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                        Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                          Posted: November 4, 2013, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                          I saw that. Wow!

                           

                          I always check my tickets myself first. The good thing about Florida tickets is when the ticket is scanned it will print on there "Not a Winner" or "Winning Ticket"  I get my tickets scanned at publix so you can also see how much is won on the screen in front of you, and with winning tickets I always ask for the Validation receipt. Call it a 3 step method I guess. But I do need to start signing the tickets. But on that note, I dont think I have ever seen a clerk check the back of a ticket when its only a few dollars won.

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

                            Lottery winners ripped off! He held a half-million dollar winning lottery ticket. So why did the clerk tell him it was worth just 4 bucks?

                            INSIDE EDITION investigates crooked lottery clerks. The undercover sting you have to see to believe.

                            That $500,000 ticket winner was from Camarillo where I grew up lol.  At least the lottery commission made it right to him.   So many crooked clerks but looks like they are going after them.  Very good show.

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                              Posted: November 5, 2013, 7:00 am - IP Logged

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