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Are we at the mercy of the store owners and cheating clerks when it comes to scratch of tickets ?

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addai1516's avatar - lib
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Posted: December 26, 2015, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

So this former employee was talking about this neighborhood liquor store who scan the all the the scratch off tickets for winning tickets and keep them and leave the loosing tickets for lottrey players to buy.. i dont buy scratch offs do you ? May be  i ineed to buy my scratch of from meijers or 7 eleven ??

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    Posted: December 26, 2015, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

    When you buy it just check and make sure the scan code isn't scratched off already.

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      Posted: December 26, 2015, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

      So this former employee was talking about this neighborhood liquor store who scan the all the the scratch off tickets for winning tickets and keep them and leave the loosing tickets for lottrey players to buy.. i dont buy scratch offs do you ? May be  i ineed to buy my scratch of from meijers or 7 eleven ??

      Maybe, just maybe- this former employee was canned for doing that exact thing he/ she was describing to you.

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

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        Posted: December 26, 2015, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

        Maybe, just maybe- this former employee was canned for doing that exact thing he/ she was describing to you.

        That's what I was thinking. He is "former" for some reason.

        "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

        The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

        Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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          Posted: December 26, 2015, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

          So this former employee was talking about this neighborhood liquor store who scan the all the the scratch off tickets for winning tickets and keep them and leave the loosing tickets for lottrey players to buy.. i dont buy scratch offs do you ? May be  i ineed to buy my scratch of from meijers or 7 eleven ??

          I have been to a few places where there has been only one scratch off ticket in each of the ticket dispensers.  Logic says such an occurrence through sales is highly improbable.  Obviously I do not buy at these places, but I do report such incidents to the lottery!

            I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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            Posted: December 26, 2015, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

            So this former employee was talking about this neighborhood liquor store who scan the all the the scratch off tickets for winning tickets and keep them and leave the loosing tickets for lottrey players to buy.. i dont buy scratch offs do you ? May be  i ineed to buy my scratch of from meijers or 7 eleven ??

            Is there a reason neither you nor this former employee reported it to the lottery? 

            You cannot be up in arms about a lottery seller doing something probably illegal and definitely unethical and not do anything about it. It puts you and your friend on the same level as this scammer. We aren't just at the mercy of amoral lottery sellers. We're also at the mercy of those who see or know about these activities and do nothing. It costs nothing to make an anonymous report to the lottery office but a few minutes of your time.

            I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

            The odds are about the same.

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              Posted: December 27, 2015, 6:15 am - IP Logged

              If I saw that the bar code had already been scratched, I'd take it back for a refund. I think it says to do that, if that's the case.

              May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                Posted: December 27, 2015, 6:54 am - IP Logged

                My sister said ,she lives in     ALABAMA   that there is a store in her city that sells scratch off tickets....I ask her what state is selling them she sais I dont know I just see people scratching them,,,,is it Georgia,Tennessee,Florida????? ahhhh Alabama dont have the lottery.

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                  Posted: December 27, 2015, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                  <Moved to Instant ("Scratch-Off") Games forum>

                  Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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                    Posted: December 30, 2015, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                    My sister said ,she lives in     ALABAMA   that there is a store in her city that sells scratch off tickets....I ask her what state is selling them she sais I dont know I just see people scratching them,,,,is it Georgia,Tennessee,Florida????? ahhhh Alabama dont have the lottery.

                    never won off scratch of b 4 lol

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                      Posted: January 23, 2016, 1:35 am - IP Logged

                      So this former employee was talking about this neighborhood liquor store who scan the all the the scratch off tickets for winning tickets and keep them and leave the loosing tickets for lottrey players to buy.. i dont buy scratch offs do you ? May be  i ineed to buy my scratch of from meijers or 7 eleven ??

                      Funny how this topic is brought up.  IN NJ I think it did happen.

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                        Posted: January 23, 2016, 8:51 am - IP Logged

                        oddly enough I have the best luck in the machine. Gas stations tend to be too shady for me. They always want to scam me somehow. The classic is grabbing a more expensive ticket than I asked for.

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