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Posted: June 20, 2015, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

Regardless Stack : I keep coming back to this post by Zephbe. Since he said it is a True Story, what's stopping the LC from re issuing you the winning ticket?

 

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True story-a guy in our office pool was making copies of our pool tickets on a printer at his  desk.  One of the original tickets rolled out black on the front.  He called the lottery office and gave them the numbers from the back of the ticket. They re-issued him another ticket-and he lived to see another day--lol

We talking " Game Over Man"..

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Posted: June 23, 2015, 12:14 am - IP Logged

    Regardless Stack : I keep coming back to this post by Zephbe. Since he said it is a True Story, what's stopping the LC from re issuing you the winning ticket?

     

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    True story-a guy in our office pool was making copies of our pool tickets on a printer at his  desk.  One of the original tickets rolled out black on the front.  He called the lottery office and gave them the numbers from the back of the ticket. They re-issued him another ticket-and he lived to see another day--lol

    We talking " Game Over Man"..

    Having a real ticket with numbers on the back is different than claiming the ticket was destroyed. Depending on the rules, it's possible a lottery might accept a copy of a ticket's bar code, but again that begs the question "who would protect the copy better than the real ticket?"

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      Posted: June 23, 2015, 9:44 am - IP Logged

      Having a real ticket with numbers on the back is different than claiming the ticket was destroyed. Depending on the rules, it's possible a lottery might accept a copy of a ticket's bar code, but again that begs the question "who would protect the copy better than the real ticket?"

      In a lottery pool where copies were sent to all its members, if the purchaser lost the original a copy sent to a pool member might be the only proof left.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: June 23, 2015, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

        In a lottery pool where copies were sent to all its members, if the purchaser lost the original a copy sent to a pool member might be the only proof left.

        I'm making a copy of my next winning ticket and have the self-serve machine scan the copy. If the bar code shows it's not a winner, we'll know why Lotteries don't accept copies.

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          Posted: June 24, 2015, 3:21 am - IP Logged

          Somehow l get the impression that you implying that there is no way in Hell that the LC would ever pay out Floyd. Someone posted a response saying one can ask for a copy of their lost ticket providing one has the numbers. Perhaps that is the reason they say " make a copy for your records"..

          I'm not implying anything. I'm simply pointing out that the lotteries tend to have rules requiring the original ticket, that the lotteries tend to follow their rules, and that what appears to be a photocopy of a winning ticket doesn't prove anything that really matters. You're welcome to spend $14 on MM tickets so that you can be sure of having a winning ticket to copy so that you can find out for yourself if they'll accept the copy and give you the prize.

          As Stack already noted, there's nothing about replacing a lost ticket. The post claims that a damaged, but partially legible ticket, was replaced. It's possible that the gist of the story is true, but it's an incredibly safe bet that the lottery didn't just send off a new ticket because somebody  "called the lottery office and gave them the numbers from the back of the ticket."   At the very least they would have required that the damaged ticket be presented, which means the story, as it has been told, isn't true. Of course you could always contact the lottery and ask them about replacing a ticket instead of just speculating.

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            Posted: June 24, 2015, 11:48 am - IP Logged

            Regardless Stack : I keep coming back to this post by Zephbe. Since he said it is a True Story, what's stopping the LC from re issuing you the winning ticket?

             

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            True story-a guy in our office pool was making copies of our pool tickets on a printer at his  desk.  One of the original tickets rolled out black on the front.  He called the lottery office and gave them the numbers from the back of the ticket. They re-issued him another ticket-and he lived to see another day--lol

            We talking " Game Over Man"..

            Noise gate, first of all its frowned upon by employers to have employees wasting paper and ink, in non-work related activity.

            Secondly the story claims one of the original tickets rolled out black on the front.One of the original tickets rolled out black on the front

             From my vast photocopy experience, you put the ticket on the glass and you lower the cover.  There is no "rolling out".  Now if perhaps the glass was wet, because, somebody spilledd their wine , and the ticket got damaged, now you have something here.

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              Noise gate, first of all its frowned upon by employers to have employees wasting paper and ink, in non-work related activity.

              Secondly the story claims one of the original tickets rolled out black on the front.One of the original tickets rolled out black on the front

               From my vast photocopy experience, you put the ticket on the glass and you lower the cover.  There is no "rolling out".  Now if perhaps the glass was wet, because, somebody spilledd their wine , and the ticket got damaged, now you have something here.

              Perhaps that's something Z could explain to you Sir- since l am going off what he claims to be true.l still come back to the " make copies for yourself" statement which by all intended purposes seems to carry some weight- However small. 

              ****I have a " free replay" on a fantasy 5 ticket Stack & l intend to make a copy of it & see whether the machine accepts it as well. The Proof is in the pudding as they say. 

              Peace.

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                Posted: June 24, 2015, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                I'm making a copy of my next winning ticket and have the self-serve machine scan the copy. If the bar code shows it's not a winner, we'll know why Lotteries don't accept copies.

                Stack- l could not help holding off satisfying  my curiosity , so less than 5 minutes ago,  l called one of the LC offices out here in the East Bay and flat out asked the person.. " if the Original ticket is lost BUT copies have been made of that ticket, are we up a creek without a paddle? "..and the answer was NO.l asked the female if she could clarity and she said absolutely. According to the LC  " There will be an investigation and based on the Time Stamp on the ticket  & the person who bought the ticket , going off the surveillance footage of the instore cameras, they would be able to identify the person who Originally came into the store and purchased the ticket. She said the person who bought the ticket/tickets would have to be present & identified when a claim is made. So it boils down to Timestamp and a whole lot of luck.....According to the CA lottery.

                So there you have it Maestro. 

                People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.