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

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ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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Posted: April 9, 2014, 6:51 am - IP Logged

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.

Others may not own computers or afford to go online to check if they winners.

Most gas station counters have print-outs of the winning numbers, and if not you can ask for them. Though granted that may not work for multidraw, but I have a feeling those that aren't checking their tickets don't do multidraw.

I've always checked tickets before taking them to the store and even though they alert when there's a win and you can sometimes see the number on the screen, I still wouldn't trust the people scanning them. And that's despite how friendly I am with the cashiers, as I sometimes see them multiple times a day and it's always the same workers. You just don't know how someone might react to seeing a ticket worth tens of thousands or millions.

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    Posted: April 9, 2014, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

    Along with a lot of other reasons mentioned here some people just want somebody else to do everything for them, so it's just another 'for me'.

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 

    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: April 9, 2014, 9:04 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?

      Not everyone who plays the lottery is a sharp cookie! Some people cannot read well. Others might even be nearly blind. Others are so used to living paycheck to paycheck that they cannot believe their luck, and need someone else to validate it. And many are foolish enough to hand it over without signing the back.

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        Posted: April 9, 2014, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

        Others may not own computers or afford to go online to check if they winners.

        Most gas station counters have print-outs of the winning numbers, and if not you can ask for them. Though granted that may not work for multidraw, but I have a feeling those that aren't checking their tickets don't do multidraw.

        I've always checked tickets before taking them to the store and even though they alert when there's a win and you can sometimes see the number on the screen, I still wouldn't trust the people scanning them. And that's despite how friendly I am with the cashiers, as I sometimes see them multiple times a day and it's always the same workers. You just don't know how someone might react to seeing a ticket worth tens of thousands or millions.

        "Most gas station counters have print-outs of the winning numbers..."

        My internet was down one evening several years ago so I couldn't check my ticket;  I knew a nearby convenience store printed out copies of the winning numbers, so I went there and got one of the slips.  I got home, got sidetracked after sitting down at my computer desk and seeing the connection was back up and forgot about checking my ticket.  An hour or so later I remembered I hadn't checked yet, so I navigated to the lottery site and compared my ticket against the posted numbers....one right, then two....then three, four, five....and SIX!  I had won!  What a rush, the best feeling I've ever had in my life!

        Then I saw I was checking the printed slip w/ the drawn numbers, NOT my lottery ticket.

        Lemme tell ya, though, it sure feels good to win...or to think you won.  Not such a good feeling to realize you hadn't, though.

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          Posted: April 9, 2014, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

          "Most gas station counters have print-outs of the winning numbers..."

          My internet was down one evening several years ago so I couldn't check my ticket;  I knew a nearby convenience store printed out copies of the winning numbers, so I went there and got one of the slips.  I got home, got sidetracked after sitting down at my computer desk and seeing the connection was back up and forgot about checking my ticket.  An hour or so later I remembered I hadn't checked yet, so I navigated to the lottery site and compared my ticket against the posted numbers....one right, then two....then three, four, five....and SIX!  I had won!  What a rush, the best feeling I've ever had in my life!

          Then I saw I was checking the printed slip w/ the drawn numbers, NOT my lottery ticket.

          Lemme tell ya, though, it sure feels good to win...or to think you won.  Not such a good feeling to realize you hadn't, though.

          That's as bad as winning it in your dream, and then waking up only to realize you were dreaming. I feel you man.

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            Posted: April 9, 2014, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

            "Most gas station counters have print-outs of the winning numbers..."

            My internet was down one evening several years ago so I couldn't check my ticket;  I knew a nearby convenience store printed out copies of the winning numbers, so I went there and got one of the slips.  I got home, got sidetracked after sitting down at my computer desk and seeing the connection was back up and forgot about checking my ticket.  An hour or so later I remembered I hadn't checked yet, so I navigated to the lottery site and compared my ticket against the posted numbers....one right, then two....then three, four, five....and SIX!  I had won!  What a rush, the best feeling I've ever had in my life!

            Then I saw I was checking the printed slip w/ the drawn numbers, NOT my lottery ticket.

            Lemme tell ya, though, it sure feels good to win...or to think you won.  Not such a good feeling to realize you hadn't, though.

            From ecstasy to agony in 10 seconds.  Thud

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

            Every lottery system can be improved. If you're not winning almost every day, yours can be made better.

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              Posted: April 10, 2014, 2:31 am - IP Logged

              "Most gas station counters have print-outs of the winning numbers..."

              My internet was down one evening several years ago so I couldn't check my ticket;  I knew a nearby convenience store printed out copies of the winning numbers, so I went there and got one of the slips.  I got home, got sidetracked after sitting down at my computer desk and seeing the connection was back up and forgot about checking my ticket.  An hour or so later I remembered I hadn't checked yet, so I navigated to the lottery site and compared my ticket against the posted numbers....one right, then two....then three, four, five....and SIX!  I had won!  What a rush, the best feeling I've ever had in my life!

              Then I saw I was checking the printed slip w/ the drawn numbers, NOT my lottery ticket.

              Lemme tell ya, though, it sure feels good to win...or to think you won.  Not such a good feeling to realize you hadn't, though.

              Ouch. I'm sure that was one heck of a letdown. I'm sure the feeling was great while it lasted.

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                Posted: April 10, 2014, 3:30 am - IP Logged

                One word:LAZY!

                Here in China, I see the same thing. People just hand over stacks of uncheck tickets and have the clerk check to see if they won. There are too many options for you to not first check the tickets yourself. Too many things can go wrong.

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                  Posted: April 10, 2014, 6:51 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?

                  why ???  well..a few reasons come to mind....1) they have had the tickets in their vehicle/wallet/purse for awhile
                  they are at a store and the light bulb goes on...2)no interest in looking themselves....or 3) Just too darn lazy too look on line or ask the clerk for a print out of the winning numbers for the drawing and compare themselves...

                  While all are possibilities and I am sure there are more that I haven't considered........I am going with option #3

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                    Posted: April 10, 2014, 7:18 am - IP Logged

                    Others may not own computers or afford to go online to check if they winners.

                    Most gas station counters have print-outs of the winning numbers, and if not you can ask for them. Though granted that may not work for multidraw, but I have a feeling those that aren't checking their tickets don't do multidraw.

                    I've always checked tickets before taking them to the store and even though they alert when there's a win and you can sometimes see the number on the screen, I still wouldn't trust the people scanning them. And that's despite how friendly I am with the cashiers, as I sometimes see them multiple times a day and it's always the same workers. You just don't know how someone might react to seeing a ticket worth tens of thousands or millions.

                    can't afford computer/service or just not interested in computers

                     

                    but thats what public access @ the library is for

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                      Posted: April 10, 2014, 7:46 am - IP Logged

                      can't afford computer/service or just not interested in computers

                       

                      but thats what public access @ the library is for

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                        Posted: April 16, 2014, 12:35 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?

                        LAZY PEOPLE LOVE TO PLAY THE LOTTERY.LOL

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