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Posted: August 7, 2015, 9:19 am - IP Logged

CRrect nswer is yes. Because i mostly buy advanced plays because i am forgetful or dont have time to cross the border, they get placed on the top shelf of my desk.  Sometimes i buy an extra qp and it gets put into the stack. Result is, because i work two jobs, there is never enough time in the day to do everything, checking tickets gets put aside until there is time.  Just checked a stack and found one that timed out yesterday. For $2.  Now, guarenteed, will check if news says. There will jackpot or $1million dollar winner from either state I play in.  ....unless they announce where they bought the ticket.

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    Posted: August 7, 2015, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

    Find them months after the expiration date while moving stuff around between books or other- and thinking " What if this was a winner?"

    *** Have a Great upcoming weekend People & Stay Healthy while you at it. 

    like the ones my sister sticks under her keyboard until she thinks to give them to me to check for her?  lol

    she will bring me a brown paper bag full of lottery tickets and scratched off cards--some current, some expired

    I keep mine in my wallet.

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      Posted: August 7, 2015, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

      I can't put the tickets away I have to check them everyday I try not be obessesive but I can't help it.

      I buy multi draw tickets and check them everyday also.  It is my hobby or habit :)

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        Posted: August 7, 2015, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

        Find them months after the expiration date while moving stuff around between books or other- and thinking " What if this was a winner?"

        *** Have a Great upcoming weekend People & Stay Healthy while you at it. 

        Yes, I have find winners after the expiration date. In my own little personal space. Sewing room/ meditation room...etc...I love to do scratch-off there. Usual after I've moved fabric around. Or in the spring I want to chance my surrounding/ move furniture! 

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          Posted: August 7, 2015, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

          Yes, I have find winners after the expiration date. In my own little personal space. Sewing room/ meditation room...etc...I love to do scratch-off there. Usual after I've moved fabric around. Or in the spring I want to chance my surrounding/ move furniture! 

          I've done the same thing w/ scratch tickets and it's always from putting them down and throwing something else on top.   It's never been very much, a few bucks but it's still annoying.   I've done the same thing with groceries, the worst being putting my coat on top of some hamburger meat and not discovering it until a couple days later.

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            Posted: August 7, 2015, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

            NOPE

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              Posted: August 7, 2015, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

              No, I always play online to avoid the risk

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                Posted: August 7, 2015, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                I've learned my lesson and now keep my winners in a "wallet" the Texas Lottery gives retailers to give away.  I use them to pay for or part of the next draws.

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                  Never...never...never...Just can't forget about'em...

                  Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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                    Posted: August 7, 2015, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

                    Find them months after the expiration date while moving stuff around between books or other- and thinking " What if this was a winner?"

                    *** Have a Great upcoming weekend People & Stay Healthy while you at it. 

                    Bought some pick-4 future draws before going to Reno for a week and found out when I got back that I won $5200. Not the same as forgetting I bought the tickets, but I couldn't remember where I put them.

                    The state lotteries should return the unpaid prizes to the players, but that won't ever happen.

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                      Posted: August 7, 2015, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

                      Find them months after the expiration date while moving stuff around between books or other- and thinking " What if this was a winner?"

                      *** Have a Great upcoming weekend People & Stay Healthy while you at it. 

                      Nope.  For every ticket I buy or am given I take a picture with my phone.  I then have a special little wallet it goes into until after the draw.  So, even if I misplace the physical ticket I have a picture and I routinely check either right after the draw or the next morning.  I have the lottery send the numbers to my email so it is hard to forget to check.

                      In the last year or so I started having my phone automatically send any new photos to my google + account.  This came in handy when I was playing in another state and they said they had a winning ticket expiring.  Knowing that I am not perfect and could possibly have made an error I was concerned it was my ticket but I was able to easily scroll through and look at my pictures and see that it wasn't my ticket.

                      noise-gate, I appreciate the time and effort you put in to posting questions.  I have learned from some of the answers, been entertained by some of the answers, and rolled my eyes at some of the answers but always enjoy reading what other people have to say.

                      Lotto Lucy