|Posted: October 24, 2015, 10:40 pm - IP Logged|
Just to inform everyone how corrupt Fl lotto is I called ft myers office requested info on 100x in my area (north port)after 20 min the lady said one un activated roll is at winn dixie on 41 Tamiami trail .the is only one store in north port so headed there to buy some.I asked the girl if she has any she said no only rack display of tickets 50 x I said I called and they said you have a roll and you didn't return it to lotto office .after arguing with her she went in back of store for 1 min and said no we don't have any .watch and see store manager or someone from north port will be on winners board with million dollar win .can't even buy a ticket without dishonesty. State attorney needs to be informed .
You have two Winn Dixie stores on Tamiami Trail right down the road from one another. Is it possible the lady meant the one at Promenades Mall to the south? The Lottery rep is only going to pull the info for the region, and unless she gave you an exact address / store number, the difference between North Port and Port Charlotte might be pretty irrelevant to her. It'd be worth checking the other store.
Also, there are eight Winn Dixie stores in the general area (each one 3-7 miles apart). I'm not sure how the Lottery feels about such activity, but if a number of them are managed by the same local entity it's not implausible that one store might have traded the 100X book over to another. Books do also shuffle around, get misplaced, get stolen. Someone else could have come in, asked for it, had it activated, and bought the whole book between the time when you called and the time when you got there (with a different clerk present). There's a lot of possible fault beyond just the Lottery.
I'm sure if you email that same office they can send you a list for the whole region.