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New York Scratch Off Prize Possibility Not Lister ($100 Million Payout)

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Posted: May 6, 2014, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

So I won what I thought was a $500 prize on the $100 Million Dollar Payout

I scratched a 5X symbol with a $100 prize. I cashed it in and that was that

A couple of days ago I checked online and it turns out there is no prize possibility (or so it appears) it's from $250 to $1500

So I called NY LOTTO and they don't have any information for me.

I went to the store and the guy got a serious attitude with me like I was accusing him of something.

Does anyone have any information on this? Experienced something similar?

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    Posted: May 6, 2014, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

    Did you take a photo of the ticket showing the ticket number and the spot where the 5x symbol was located?  It's possible that there were other number match wins in addition to the 5x $500 symbol win on that ticket.  If you received $500 from this retailer there is something definitely fishy.  I would call NYL right away and explain the situation.  NYL should have an electronic record of that transaction when the retailer scanned the ticket.  They will know if someone tries to file a claim with NYL from this retailer.

    I looked at your payout schedule for this game.  I don't think it was the top prize or $20,000 given the $500 symbol win, but it could easily have been a $1,500 win with an additional $1,000 number match.

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      Posted: May 6, 2014, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

      So I won what I thought was a $500 prize on the $100 Million Dollar Payout

      I scratched a 5X symbol with a $100 prize. I cashed it in and that was that

      A couple of days ago I checked online and it turns out there is no prize possibility (or so it appears) it's from $250 to $1500

      So I called NY LOTTO and they don't have any information for me.

      I went to the store and the guy got a serious attitude with me like I was accusing him of something.

      Does anyone have any information on this? Experienced something similar?

      Definitely sounds like you got scammed, as terrible as it is. 

       

      I mi see that there is a feature on the New York Lottery website called a "winner's atlas" that shows where winners of more than $600 were sold. You can search the specific game and even a time frame, along with a location. Check that feature and see if you find that store... I hope you are able to get to the bottom of it. If the lottery doesn't take any action I'm not saying to take matters into your own hands but... I hope you get to the bottom of it.

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        Posted: May 6, 2014, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

        This is why I always SCAN a copy of my big winners to keep a record of them.

        Not only is this fun, because you can print out a copy and frame it on your wall but you have PROOF of your win in case this sort of thing happens.

        I have a scan of the front and back of EVERY win over $100.

        I would Call the NY Lottery and explain what happened. Tell them the store you cashed it at and the DATE and TIME you cashed it and if you remember the ticket number that would be very helpful. They can help you if you contact them. Those who run the lottery are very strict when it comes to retailers who cheat lottery players.

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          Posted: May 6, 2014, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

          Nobody is cheating you,i've noticed this as well with that ticket. The $500 prize appears on the ticket but is not listed on the website,this happens with NYL from time to time,the person inputting the odds data must mess it up. Anything over $600 in this state cant be cashed at a retailer,needs to be taken to a state facility or a state run casino,so no worries about that.