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Posted: October 31, 2014, 3:30 pm - IP Logged

No one placed a gun to his head and demanded he work at 711.

A betslip is an option given to lottery players.

If I was his boss and  saw him deterring my customers I'd be displeased.

Bad for business.No No However I do fill out slips because I'm not into yelling. lol

No, it is not an option, it is the preferred way the lottery wants it done. Every Publix store where I shop has a sign on the Lottery machine that states," Please fill out Play Slips." There is an older person that comes in the store and I think his eyesight is bad. He is the only person, who plays a lot of numbers, calls them off to the teller. I don't object to that, but when I see a young whippersnapper calling off numbers and keeps screwing up the numbers. Then the clerk has to keep re-entering them, I get very irritated.

Something to think about, I don't know if this is the same in other states. But, in Florida, they have time limits on which a ticket can be exchanged, if there is a mistake. You must exchange the ticket in the same store , you purchased the ticket. Fill out the play slips and save the clerks and you headaches. I fill them out at home.

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    Posted: October 31, 2014, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

    To the OP I disagree with the clerk giving you an attitude but I agree with him telling you to fill out betslips. Unless you're doing quick picks,  it's only fair to fill out the bet slips...epecially when doing 20 lines at a time

    That money's gone fo ever

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      Posted: October 31, 2014, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

      SmileYeah thats what I will do the next time I guess. I do play a lot of selections.

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        Posted: October 31, 2014, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

        I fill out play slips as it seems no matter where I played the clerks would make a mistake- no matter the number of plays, frequent errors. At present, I only use clerks for options the play slips do not offer (i.e., instant win or pairs) and they get those wrong a lot (wrong numbers, evening instead of midday, 50c instead of $1, box instead of str8, et al.). It amazes me. Play at your own risk.

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          Posted: October 31, 2014, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

          No, it is not an option, it is the preferred way the lottery wants it done. Every Publix store where I shop has a sign on the Lottery machine that states," Please fill out Play Slips." There is an older person that comes in the store and I think his eyesight is bad. He is the only person, who plays a lot of numbers, calls them off to the teller. I don't object to that, but when I see a young whippersnapper calling off numbers and keeps screwing up the numbers. Then the clerk has to keep re-entering them, I get very irritated.

          Something to think about, I don't know if this is the same in other states. But, in Florida, they have time limits on which a ticket can be exchanged, if there is a mistake. You must exchange the ticket in the same store , you purchased the ticket. Fill out the play slips and save the clerks and you headaches. I fill them out at home.

          No, it is not an option, it is the preferred way the lottery wants it done.

          Well if it's preferred, then wouldn't that be an option to the player?Confused

          In NY and CT that's definitely not mandatory.

          Most stores in Queens and BK don't even have betslips for

          10 digit games. I have to special request them. 

          lol @ whippersnapper

          The goal is to approach the Pick 3 & Pick 4 game sensibly and systematically!! Wink

           I'm not like the guy who predicted the end of the world and nothing happened.

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            Posted: October 31, 2014, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

            I agree with the cashier, put your numbers on a slip/card.  It goes a lot faster when there are other people waiting.

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              Posted: October 31, 2014, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

              Calling out 20 Pick 3/4 numbers is a lot. I think it would be a lot easier and faster for you and the clerk just to use playslips. Plus, you can make sure that there is no mistakes and you get your numbers.

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                Posted: November 1, 2014, 12:02 am - IP Logged

                Nope I dont see anythng wrong with that. He is there to do a job and there isnt a rule saying he cant  enter them plus the store wasnt busy at the time.

                Your idea of what his job is may be different than what his boss thinks.  The owner of the local Speedway gas station instructed his clerks to to tell customers to fill out play slips for everything other than QPs.  He doesn't want them spending anymore time with lottery tickets than is necessary.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: November 1, 2014, 12:51 am - IP Logged

                  The lotto outlets where I live got tired of it and put signs up that say if you're playing more than three numbers for Pick 3/4 fill out a playslip.

                  Stops a lot of strokers from giving the clerks a hard time.

                  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 1, 2014, 6:51 am - IP Logged

                    I have to agree I am in "fill out your playslip" camp.  I don't know of any store that would put 20 lines manually into the machine and its not fair for anyone waiting behind you. 

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                      Posted: November 1, 2014, 11:02 am - IP Logged

                      Sometimes I get a quick pick using a play slip. It is faster for the clerk that way and I'not standing around waiting for the clerk to punch in my numbers. i want to get my numbers and get out.I also fill ot my play  slips at home. Now I have made mistakes on my play slip and when the clerk puts in the terminal it spits it back telling the clerk there are to many numbers. This is for Pick 3. The other day I filled out and it was only for 1 number with the multi draw. When I gave the clerk my slip she put in the machine and I think it spit it back out because there wasn't enough numbers. The problem was with me. I had Exact Order. I marked multi draw. I marked wager. But i forgot to put in my 3 numbers which were 333

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                        Posted: November 1, 2014, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                        SmileWhat I do is write them down on my notepad from work and pass it onto the clerk. But will start filling slips like did when I played MM and PB.

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                          Posted: November 1, 2014, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                          Rman, there are two separate issues here that make you both wrong. No matter what, you are a customer so the clerk had no right to be rude and give you an attitude. That's where he was definitely wrong. He should have been reported for that.

                          You were wrong to assume calling out, or giving 20 sets of numbers is okay. Even if the store wasn't busy, he may have had other responsibilities to see to not to mention who would have been held responsible if he messed up any of the numbers. If you're already writing the numbers down, then yeah, go ahead and fill the slips out. It would take the same amount of time.

                          In many stores in FL and GA, they don't care if it's one number or 20,  anything other than QPs requires you to fill out a slip. They've had to put up signs to that effect in Publix and Kroger because customers didn't listen when the clerks told them to fill out the slips. Requiring slips is definitely a decision coming from the company's higher ups, not from the clerks. But the rudeness is coming solely from the clerk. I'd have nipped that in the bud.

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                            Rman, there are two separate issues here that make you both wrong. No matter what, you are a customer so the clerk had no right to be rude and give you an attitude. That's where he was definitely wrong. He should have been reported for that.

                            You were wrong to assume calling out, or giving 20 sets of numbers is okay. Even if the store wasn't busy, he may have had other responsibilities to see to not to mention who would have been held responsible if he messed up any of the numbers. If you're already writing the numbers down, then yeah, go ahead and fill the slips out. It would take the same amount of time.

                            In many stores in FL and GA, they don't care if it's one number or 20,  anything other than QPs requires you to fill out a slip. They've had to put up signs to that effect in Publix and Kroger because customers didn't listen when the clerks told them to fill out the slips. Requiring slips is definitely a decision coming from the company's higher ups, not from the clerks. But the rudeness is coming solely from the clerk. I'd have nipped that in the bud.

                            who would have been held responsible if he messed up any of the numbers.

                            A clerk and I at a gas station in CT was witness to the machine reading my betslip wrong.

                            It just wouldn't stop reading it wrong. So I said "look eff it" and had no choice but to yell the few numbers I had.

                            It happened again in queens when I brought in my slips and the machine was malfunctioning, misprinting and spitting

                            out blank tickets slips etc. I even got into it with an elderly woman for the machine's mistake because she thought I was taking too long.

                            They're still machines at the end of the day and can make the same mistakes a clerk would make.

                            The goal is to approach the Pick 3 & Pick 4 game sensibly and systematically!! Wink

                             I'm not like the guy who predicted the end of the world and nothing happened.

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                              Posted: November 1, 2014, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

                              I buy a lot of my day numbers at a Dunkin Doughnuts gas station store, usually early in the morning, but sometimes at noon. Recently at noon I wanted to get a couple of numbers and a woman was ahead of me that plays $50-$100 worth of numbers at a time and she doesn't use cards. She had given the clerk a stack of numbers about 3/4 of an inch thick and asked him to check them in the machine for her...and he was doing it!  They have a ticket checking machine there, but she was too lazy to use it. I had to leave and go to another store to get my tickets.