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Why do people STILL hand their draw tickets over to be scanned??

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Posted: April 7, 2014, 10:20 am - IP Logged

There's got to be dozens of ways to check your own tickets to see if you win. So why in the world are people still handing their draw tickets over to a stranger that could lie and take the ticket from them?

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    Posted: April 7, 2014, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

    There's got to be dozens of ways to check your own tickets to see if you win. So why in the world are people still handing their draw tickets over to a stranger that could lie and take the ticket from them?

    Perhaps these folks cannot read English. l have yet to see a ticket checking machine giving a written response in any other language other than English. Others may not own computers or afford to go online to check if they winners.

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      Posted: April 7, 2014, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

      Thats  a   Good   question    Shelby

       

      For  many  , many years  ,  and  countless  times , I  have  seen many differant people do that ,  and all  the time while they were doing  it   ,  those updated  little  computor printout  slips  ( with  All  the winning numbers on them )  ,  would  be  laying right  there by  their  fingertips  on  the  counter ,  within  easy  reach

       

       

      A   good  question ............ that  I  have  no  answer  for

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        Thats  a   Good   question    Shelby

         

        For  many  , many years  ,  and  countless  times , I  have  seen many differant people do that ,  and all  the time while they were doing  it   ,  those updated  little  computor printout  slips  ( with  All  the winning numbers on them )  ,  would  be  laying right  there by  their  fingertips  on  the  counter ,  within  easy  reach

         

         

        A   good  question ............ that  I  have  no  answer  for

        Thanks Blue, yeah that's even another way they could have it checked without having to turn it over to someone else

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          Posted: April 7, 2014, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

          There's got to be dozens of ways to check your own tickets to see if you win. So why in the world are people still handing their draw tickets over to a stranger that could lie and take the ticket from them?

          We have to hand our winning tickets to a clerk to validate so they can pay us the winnings and instructions to sign the tickets are clearly printed on the back of the tickets. 

          "So why in the world are people still handing their draw tickets over to a stranger that could lie and take the ticket from them?"

          With the number of ways to check tickets, nobody should be just handing over their tickets to anyone without signing the back. There are many stories about players being cheated, but if a player didn't know they were cheated, someone told them. There are also clerks that will take advantage of the ignorant players we read about, but aren't they really taking advantage of players too lazy and/or too ignorant to check the real value of their winning tickets?

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            Posted: April 7, 2014, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

            They are most likely not regular players that are just checking their jackpot tickets. These players may not know all the ways

            to check and are going for the convenience of the scanners. As for regular players doing it... No Nod

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              Posted: April 7, 2014, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

              There's got to be dozens of ways to check your own tickets to see if you win. So why in the world are people still handing their draw tickets over to a stranger that could lie and take the ticket from them?

              I depend on the clerks for an offical verification only, I check my tickets before cashing them by high lighting all the winning numbers in pink.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: April 8, 2014, 7:51 am - IP Logged

                We have to hand our winning tickets to a clerk to validate so they can pay us the winnings and instructions to sign the tickets are clearly printed on the back of the tickets. 

                "So why in the world are people still handing their draw tickets over to a stranger that could lie and take the ticket from them?"

                With the number of ways to check tickets, nobody should be just handing over their tickets to anyone without signing the back. There are many stories about players being cheated, but if a player didn't know they were cheated, someone told them. There are also clerks that will take advantage of the ignorant players we read about, but aren't they really taking advantage of players too lazy and/or too ignorant to check the real value of their winning tickets?

                I have never had the fortune to go to lottery headquarters to pick up winnings, and Ive never signed the back of my tickets when cashing them in at the plain ol store, I just tell them what I think I won and then they confirm it, here in NC they wont cash anything over $600 anyways and you better pick a busy store so you know they even have it on hand if it is that much

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                  Posted: April 8, 2014, 9:40 am - IP Logged

                  I have never had the fortune to go to lottery headquarters to pick up winnings, and Ive never signed the back of my tickets when cashing them in at the plain ol store, I just tell them what I think I won and then they confirm it, here in NC they wont cash anything over $600 anyways and you better pick a busy store so you know they even have it on hand if it is that much

                  I don't usually sign the back of the ticket either and I know how much the tickets are worth except when I thought I matched 7 numbers playing Ohio Ten 'Oh game, but matched 8 and the clerk paid me the full amount. IMO, the worst thing a player can do is to tell the clerk what they think their tickets are worth because they are inviting a clerk to pay them that amount even if it's much more and pocket the difference.

                  If a player doesn't know their ticket is worth more than $600, they shouldn't be playing.

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                    Posted: April 8, 2014, 10:19 am - IP Logged

                    Those folks that give their tickets to the store clerk to scan obviously are very trusting or have not heard of the 

                    pitfalls of that behavior. Cringe when I see that happening but it's  best to mind my own business. 

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                      Posted: April 8, 2014, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                      There's got to be dozens of ways to check your own tickets to see if you win. So why in the world are people still handing their draw tickets over to a stranger that could lie and take the ticket from them?

                      I think some of them may believe the other hands might be luckier than their own hands!

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                        Posted: April 8, 2014, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

                        i often do it. the scanner will say " winner "  so i hand over the ticket. when it scans the monitor shows the player  the result. unless its over a major amount. I cant recall what it says in that case. the correct  thing for  tellers to do here is hand back   the losing ticket. and a reciept that says not a winner

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                          Posted: April 8, 2014, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

                          There's got to be dozens of ways to check your own tickets to see if you win. So why in the world are people still handing their draw tickets over to a stranger that could lie and take the ticket from them?

                          I see them doing it all the time mainly older man (farmer type) i doubt if they have a computer or even know how to turn one on lets hope they don't get taken advantage of Smiley

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                            I see them doing it all the time mainly older man (farmer type) i doubt if they have a computer or even know how to turn one on lets hope they don't get taken advantage of Smiley

                            Yeah but there are alot of ways you dont even need to use a computer or the net to check your tickets. Newspaper is one, getting a print out of the winning numbers, watching the drawing on t.v., heck even if you have Direct Tv they have an actual channel where you can check the winninng numbers

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                              Yeah but there are alot of ways you dont even need to use a computer or the net to check your tickets. Newspaper is one, getting a print out of the winning numbers, watching the drawing on t.v., heck even if you have Direct Tv they have an actual channel where you can check the winninng numbers

                              I agree, in NY they SHOW the winning numbers on a screen in stores.  Only issue is the TIME it takes to SEE the numbers.  It can take 2-5 min. of standing there waiting for the game you need the winner on to show as they only show for like 15-20 sec then change screens.  Often if I ask the clerk what the winning midday numbers ( prior to playing the eve numbers) , they give me YESTERDAYS numbers, as they have NO IDEA how to get the midday numbers Mad