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You scan your PB/MM ticket and it reads " See the Clerk"..

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Posted: March 19, 2015, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

I Agree! I never ask a clerk to check my tickets, I tell them I'm cashing it because I already know what it's worth and if it's worth more than $600 I tell them to validate it so I can go to the local bank to collect my money.

I guess if someone bought a large number of tickets and is too lazy to check them, using the scanner is better than just handing the tickets unsigned to a clerk. But if I scan a ticket and it said "see the clerk", I'm signing the ticket and checking to see how much it worth BEFORE "seeing the clerk".

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    I guess if someone bought a large number of tickets and is too lazy to check them, using the scanner is better than just handing the tickets unsigned to a clerk. But if I scan a ticket and it said "see the clerk", I'm signing the ticket and checking to see how much it worth BEFORE "seeing the clerk".

    They could just post their picks on the prediction board and check the winner list after LP check them which works for most games except pick5's that pay for matching 2 like Ohio's Rolling Cash5.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: March 20, 2015, 9:23 am - IP Logged

      Like others said I check my tickets online(don't trust the clerks).

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        Like others said I check my tickets online(don't trust the clerks).

        If you don't trust the clerks, how would you suggest we cash tickets?

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          Posted: March 21, 2015, 2:30 am - IP Logged

          If you don't trust the clerks, how would you suggest we cash tickets?

          Trust but verify, check the printout that says the amount won by the ticket.  Many clerks read and trash them without every showing them to the customers.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: March 21, 2015, 7:08 am - IP Logged

            here it generally means the scanner cant tell you,. it may or may not be winner. its a pain because i play keno and they use the same scanner. although we have player cards i sometimes am to lazy to use them but recently. i was informed that i have $3 won on the card from some where. i know its spot 1 keno as thats the only thing that pays $3. so ill be using it more often obviously i cant be trusted.

            min wages here doesnt seem as bad as usa so people dont seem to scam as much

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              Posted: March 21, 2015, 10:57 am - IP Logged

              Trust but verify, check the printout that says the amount won by the ticket.  Many clerks read and trash them without every showing them to the customers.

              I know you cashed tickets worth more than $600, but based on some of the comments, not many others have. And it looks like most have cashed for less than $100. But I'm still trying to figure out why someone would by a scratch-off in another state and then drive home to check it.

              The only PB and MM tickets that require "seeing the clerk" are the tickets with 4 + 1 and 5 + 0 matches so the point of this thread is the reaction of a player winning a lot more than they thought. The people having problems with clerks probably don't know there are other lottery retailers.

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                I know you cashed tickets worth more than $600, but based on some of the comments, not many others have. And it looks like most have cashed for less than $100. But I'm still trying to figure out why someone would by a scratch-off in another state and then drive home to check it.

                The only PB and MM tickets that require "seeing the clerk" are the tickets with 4 + 1 and 5 + 0 matches so the point of this thread is the reaction of a player winning a lot more than they thought. The people having problems with clerks probably don't know there are other lottery retailers.

                I would never attempt to cash a winning ticket at a convenience store anyway, b/c they might not have enough money on hand to pay out, or they might not want to, b/c they are a small operation to begin with.

                Cash your winning tickets at a grocery store instead, b/c most grocery stores usually have enough money on hand to make the $$$ payout.

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                  l was told that the scanners NEVER make a mistake-"supposedly" they will never say " Not a winner, and after a few more scans say Winner." If they did- l can see a lawsuit. 

                  This happened to me just this evening.  I knew the ticket was a $21 winner before I scanned it but I always scan everything before handing it in just to make sure I didn't mess up.  I scanned it and it said " not a winner." I was mystified.  Then I scanned it again and the scanner went crazy and kept repeating "not a winner" about 10 times in a row.  I moved to another scanner and it said "Congratulation! You won $21" so I went back to the first scanner, scanned it, and the darn thing said "not a winner" blinked and then said it was worth $21.  This was a little table top scanner not the terminal that spits out the tickets.  This isn't the first time I had weirdness with the counter top scanner but I have never had a problem with the terminals.

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                    This happened to me just this evening.  I knew the ticket was a $21 winner before I scanned it but I always scan everything before handing it in just to make sure I didn't mess up.  I scanned it and it said " not a winner." I was mystified.  Then I scanned it again and the scanner went crazy and kept repeating "not a winner" about 10 times in a row.  I moved to another scanner and it said "Congratulation! You won $21" so I went back to the first scanner, scanned it, and the darn thing said "not a winner" blinked and then said it was worth $21.  This was a little table top scanner not the terminal that spits out the tickets.  This isn't the first time I had weirdness with the counter top scanner but I have never had a problem with the terminals.

                    The lottery Officials would probably tell you that you used the wrong scanner, that one was put together in Bangladesh.

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                      • Do you hand your ticket over to the Clerk and ask " So what is the ticket telling you & me ?"
                      • Or do you take a look at the Clerk & with a grin say "See You later" and head out to your mode of transportation - out comes your phone to confirm what the machine is telling you?
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                      Well you have one of two choices.

                      A) Run the other way.

                      B) Sign it and hand it over.

                      Possesion is 9/10 of the law.  Never let a winning ticket out of your hands.  Thats why I never mail in my winners.

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                        • Do you hand your ticket over to the Clerk and ask " So what is the ticket telling you & me ?"
                        • Or do you take a look at the Clerk & with a grin say "See You later" and head out to your mode of transportation - out comes your phone to confirm what the machine is telling you?
                        • For Entertainment Purposes Only.
                        • Have a Great upcoming weekend & stay Healthy People. .

                        For the first time last week I scanned one & it said see the sales person or "whatever" & come to find out that card had ended & was no longer available...in other words it wasn't any good at all.

                         I had picked it up where someone had left it quite awhile back & just ran across it so decided to scan it though it didn't look like a winner but when it said that at first I thought maybe I was mistaken & it was a big one...Big Grin Angel

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                          Posted: March 24, 2015, 2:50 am - IP Logged

                          I would never attempt to cash a winning ticket at a convenience store anyway, b/c they might not have enough money on hand to pay out, or they might not want to, b/c they are a small operation to begin with.

                          Cash your winning tickets at a grocery store instead, b/c most grocery stores usually have enough money on hand to make the $$$ payout.

                          I Agree! and there are only three MM and PB prizes requiring a claims form so only a fool would hand ticket winning the top two prizes to a store clerk.