You are right. No robber would ever get away with stealing tickets as as soon as they try to cash them the red lights would go off.
And you are right on the second count. I know in Illinois returned tickets or stolen tickets would probably not be taken off the remaining prize list.
I look at that list all the time when I buy books of scratch offs. So I depend on it! I am almost at 100,000 views on youtube in just a couple months. Amazing how many people watch me scratch the books. Hope to share in the winnings with my viewers one day! I am giving away 10$20 scratch offs at end of month to my viewers. Hopefully I get someone rich!
I have an itch to scratch
"Keep on scratchin"
Addicted to scratching tickets on youtube. (kingsofwinning)