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NYS Scratch off's ex: 1 million a year for life $30 card

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ozone park
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Posted: November 29, 2015, 12:56 am - IP Logged

I received an email tonight asking about whether the game was pulled. Rumors have it that the last of 6 top prize was sold so lotto pulled the game. I called a friend of mine, who is a retailer, and he said that no notice has come down from lotto saying to stop selling the game. In order for this to be the case the person holding the last remaining ticket would have to actually verify it with lotto before the game will be pulled. Lotto has no control over where and how or anything to do with the scratch offs period. They are made in Canada at a warehouse and are sent directly from the warehouse to the retailers. NYS Lottery has no idea where the winning tickets are sent or where they are or if they are even still out there. There are a number of reasons the last winning ticket may never be claimed. The store went out of business and the open books were destroyed, hurricane Sandy which destroyed os many places could have destroyed the ticket, the person who bought it never realized they were holding a winning ticket and threw it out. 

Having been a big player of this game I will say that we discarded a 50- thousand dollar winner and never realized until it was checked by us for a third time. Had I not had s system in place where we check and recheck the tickets we would have never seen that winner. It does happen. Your eyes play games after scratching for a while. And  because this game is old you cannot scan the ticket to see if it is a winner. So with that said we may never know what happened to the last ticket. 

 

 

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    Posted: November 29, 2015, 11:38 am - IP Logged

    I received an email tonight asking about whether the game was pulled. Rumors have it that the last of 6 top prize was sold so lotto pulled the game. I called a friend of mine, who is a retailer, and he said that no notice has come down from lotto saying to stop selling the game. In order for this to be the case the person holding the last remaining ticket would have to actually verify it with lotto before the game will be pulled. Lotto has no control over where and how or anything to do with the scratch offs period. They are made in Canada at a warehouse and are sent directly from the warehouse to the retailers. NYS Lottery has no idea where the winning tickets are sent or where they are or if they are even still out there. There are a number of reasons the last winning ticket may never be claimed. The store went out of business and the open books were destroyed, hurricane Sandy which destroyed os many places could have destroyed the ticket, the person who bought it never realized they were holding a winning ticket and threw it out. 

    Having been a big player of this game I will say that we discarded a 50- thousand dollar winner and never realized until it was checked by us for a third time. Had I not had s system in place where we check and recheck the tickets we would have never seen that winner. It does happen. Your eyes play games after scratching for a while. And  because this game is old you cannot scan the ticket to see if it is a winner. So with that said we may never know what happened to the last ticket. 

     

     

    sam

    well they technically could sell the game through 8/11/16 when the ticket can expire - meanwhile w royal riches where 3 of the 4 top prizes remain unclaimed they ending that game as well

    in both cases have heard from retailers that lottery agents came into the stores and collected both the $30 WFL and the royal riches that were unsold

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      Posted: November 29, 2015, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

      Retailer's that have the $30 card are selling it till they have no more. There are still quite a few stores that have tickets left. I called about 200 and about 50 still were selling the tickets till they are sold out.

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        Posted: November 29, 2015, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

        And why would lottery pull the tickets if they still have a top prize left. They could make all the money selling them through rather than losing money. it would not make financial sense. And the winner could be in those tickets so no the agents may take extra books and relocate them but not take them and destroy them unless the game is pulled. They have until August to sell it out and I believe they will keep selling till they have a winner or they sell out. It is always possible that the winner is holding the ticket until the 1st of the year for next years tax season. You just never know. 

         

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          Posted: November 29, 2015, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

          Retailer's that have the $30 card are selling it till they have no more. There are still quite a few stores that have tickets left. I called about 200 and about 50 still were selling the tickets till they are sold out.

          Where did you get all 200 stores' phone numbers?

          Could you help me to find the stores in Brooklyn which still sell $5 Jackpot 777 game and $5 Cadillac and Cash game?

           

          Thank you!

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            Posted: November 29, 2015, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

            know a couple stores near me that have seen the 777 but am up in westchester - says open on lotto report but is also in the retired games section

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              Posted: November 29, 2015, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

              All you have to do is send a request foil and they will give you a list of retailers that sell what you are looking for. They sent me a very extensive list.


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                Posted: December 16, 2015, 9:26 am - IP Logged

                I Have not seen any in the queens area for the last month except for one gas station that has a couple left in there vending machine

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                  Posted: December 17, 2015, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                  how did you do with those 30 dollar tickets