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Lottery at Giant Eagle in Toledo

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Posted: February 27, 2014, 7:58 am - IP Logged

I wanted to play the pick 3 a little after 7:30 p.m. for the next day.  The lady at the service desk said it was closed.  I told her I could use the machine and just use a card.  She said they put the cards away and I couldn't.   Is this correct that some places close their lottery down after 7:25?

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    Posted: February 27, 2014, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

    I wanted to play the pick 3 a little after 7:30 p.m. for the next day.  The lady at the service desk said it was closed.  I told her I could use the machine and just use a card.  She said they put the cards away and I couldn't.   Is this correct that some places close their lottery down after 7:25?

    Depends on what time the drawing is held. The machine will reject your card if it's too late.

    Some jerky stores set their own shutdown times well ahead of the official shutdown times though.

    Which causes some disgruntled people to take whole fish and expensive steaks out of the meat section and hide them on the shelf behind the Spam.

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      Posted: February 27, 2014, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

      In my state you can still use the machine if the counter is closed, but not until like 15 minutes after the draw. So if they draw at 9:00 then you can't buy tickets for any games until 9:15 at the earliest. The same period applies before the draw, too.

      The lottery may have a shutoff time outside of drawings; for example, here you can't buy tickets from counter or machine between 12:30 AM and 5:30 AM.

      If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
      If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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        Posted: February 27, 2014, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

        I wanted to play the pick 3 a little after 7:30 p.m. for the next day.  The lady at the service desk said it was closed.  I told her I could use the machine and just use a card.  She said they put the cards away and I couldn't.   Is this correct that some places close their lottery down after 7:25?

        Another one of the stores dumb rules, that's why I carry an envelope of those cards around with me, the tellers and cashiers are so lazy here, it is just unreal the things that they want you to believe...after I started carrying around my own cards, I've found them all to be such liars............but putting the good steaks behind the spam sounds fun to me...........since they don't want to work let's find them some work......Green laugh

        "I am what I am by the grace of God."

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          Posted: February 27, 2014, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

          Depends on what time the drawing is held. The machine will reject your card if it's too late.

          Some jerky stores set their own shutdown times well ahead of the official shutdown times though.

          Which causes some disgruntled people to take whole fish and expensive steaks out of the meat section and hide them on the shelf behind the Spam.

          Ridge, I luv it.............Green laugh

          "I am what I am by the grace of God."

          Kitfany

          http://www.ohiolottery.com/

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            Posted: February 27, 2014, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

            Ridge, I luv it.............Green laugh

            Well thank you, Jani.

            Of course you know I'd never do that!  Wink

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              Posted: February 27, 2014, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

              I wanted to play the pick 3 a little after 7:30 p.m. for the next day.  The lady at the service desk said it was closed.  I told her I could use the machine and just use a card.  She said they put the cards away and I couldn't.   Is this correct that some places close their lottery down after 7:25?

              It does sound fishy, but there could be a reasonable explanation.  The Ohio Lottery website only says that Pick 3 wagering closes at 7:25, it doesn't say when it opens back up again.  It's possible that the system was down; after all, why would the store close themselves off to all lottery sales simply because the Pick 3/4/5 had just been drawn?  It's possible that the store does not sell lottery tickets for a period of time after each drawing as a way to protect itself against false claims and the like.  It's possible that the service desk was about to close; it's been my experience that customer service desks at supermarkets tend not to be regularly staffed at night.  If so, that would also explain why the self-service kiosk was shut off; if something were to go wrong with the machine, there might not be anyone around to look into the matter.

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                Posted: February 28, 2014, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

                I wanted to play the pick 3 a little after 7:30 p.m. for the next day.  The lady at the service desk said it was closed.  I told her I could use the machine and just use a card.  She said they put the cards away and I couldn't.   Is this correct that some places close their lottery down after 7:25?

                Was this the first time you ever brought lottery ticket?  If so then get to know several places that sell them and only shop at the ones that have procedures that fit your buying habits especially if you intent to keep buying near the cut-off times.  Some places sell tickets for the next drawing after cut-off time, but it's your responsible to know that and not claim you were cheated because of the date on your tickets.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: February 28, 2014, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                  I wanted to play the pick 3 a little after 7:30 p.m. for the next day.  The lady at the service desk said it was closed.  I told her I could use the machine and just use a card.  She said they put the cards away and I couldn't.   Is this correct that some places close their lottery down after 7:25?

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                    Posted: February 28, 2014, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                    Was this the first time you ever brought lottery ticket?  If so then get to know several places that sell them and only shop at the ones that have procedures that fit your buying habits especially if you intent to keep buying near the cut-off times.  Some places sell tickets for the next drawing after cut-off time, but it's your responsible to know that and not claim you were cheated because of the date on your tickets.

                    It looks more like ordering breakfast at McDonalds seconds before they changed to their lunch menu. Just a guess, but maybe the service desk closes at 8 and they shut off lottery sales at 7:25?