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Do you keep mistake tickets?

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You ask for one type and get a mistake. Do you keep the ticket?

YES [ 24 ]  [88.89%]
Usually, but not always [ 1 ]  [3.70%]
Sometimes [ 1 ]  [3.70%]
NO [ 1 ]  [3.70%]
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Posted: January 30, 2016, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

I am using these stories as examples. There are many others just like them.

1) Virginia grocery store employee Michael Donnelly wins $7million after accidentally selling a customer the wrong type of lottery ticket and buying it back himself

  • He generated a Cash4Life ticket instead of a Powerball entry
  • The customer didn't want it so Donnelly bought it himself
  • The ticket had all six Cash4Life winning numbers

2) "A woman went in to the market for a newspaper and a Powerball ticket that day and left with neither,". Instead, she left the store with a New York Lottery ticket bearing two sets of Quick Pick numbers for the Friday, September 17th Mega Millions drawing for $54,000,000. "That's what I get for not playing very often," she laughed. "I got the games confused and asked for the wrong one. I realized my mistake before I left the store, but it didn't matter. I figured it was meant to be so I kept the ticket."

Would you keep a mistake ticket?

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    Posted: January 30, 2016, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

    I do but generally still play my normal numbers and keep the mistake ticket as extra good luck

    "Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip, conflict calms down.

    Like adding charcoal to embers or wood to fire, quarrelsome people kindle strife."

    Proverbs 26: 20-21

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      Posted: January 30, 2016, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

      I always ask if there is miss prints ....

      some day....some day

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        Posted: January 30, 2016, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

        I got given a Lotto ticket instead of a EuroMillions once and kept it anyway and just got another QP for the Euro draw... it was still a loser tho haha.

        2016 Won/Lost

        EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

        UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

        2016 Total: -£24

        Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

         

        EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

        EuroMillions = £2.50 Line / Played: x0

        UK Lotto = £2 Line / Played x2

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          Posted: January 30, 2016, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

          I do but generally still play my normal numbers and keep the mistake ticket as extra good luck

          I Agree! - I do the same thing.

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            Posted: January 30, 2016, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

            No is my vote because in Mega Millions and Powerball tickets, all sales are final.

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              Posted: January 30, 2016, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

              Yes. I always keep mistakes and will also play what I wanted to play originally. Sometimes I will even ask if the clerk has mistake tickets.

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                Posted: January 30, 2016, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

                Only if it's a couple bucks, not taking a giant pile.

                Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                For a lead role in a cage?

                 

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                  Posted: January 30, 2016, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                  I LOVE WHEN the hit even better...lol

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                    Posted: January 30, 2016, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

                    I am using these stories as examples. There are many others just like them.

                    1) Virginia grocery store employee Michael Donnelly wins $7million after accidentally selling a customer the wrong type of lottery ticket and buying it back himself

                    • He generated a Cash4Life ticket instead of a Powerball entry
                    • The customer didn't want it so Donnelly bought it himself
                    • The ticket had all six Cash4Life winning numbers

                    2) "A woman went in to the market for a newspaper and a Powerball ticket that day and left with neither,". Instead, she left the store with a New York Lottery ticket bearing two sets of Quick Pick numbers for the Friday, September 17th Mega Millions drawing for $54,000,000. "That's what I get for not playing very often," she laughed. "I got the games confused and asked for the wrong one. I realized my mistake before I left the store, but it didn't matter. I figured it was meant to be so I kept the ticket."

                    Would you keep a mistake ticket?

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                      Posted: January 30, 2016, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                      I am using these stories as examples. There are many others just like them.

                      1) Virginia grocery store employee Michael Donnelly wins $7million after accidentally selling a customer the wrong type of lottery ticket and buying it back himself

                      • He generated a Cash4Life ticket instead of a Powerball entry
                      • The customer didn't want it so Donnelly bought it himself
                      • The ticket had all six Cash4Life winning numbers

                      2) "A woman went in to the market for a newspaper and a Powerball ticket that day and left with neither,". Instead, she left the store with a New York Lottery ticket bearing two sets of Quick Pick numbers for the Friday, September 17th Mega Millions drawing for $54,000,000. "That's what I get for not playing very often," she laughed. "I got the games confused and asked for the wrong one. I realized my mistake before I left the store, but it didn't matter. I figured it was meant to be so I kept the ticket."

                      Would you keep a mistake ticket?

                      Always.  I once won over $2000 on a mistake ticket!

                      Lotto Lucy

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                        Posted: January 30, 2016, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

                        I always keep them.  Too bad they arent free.  I did get a free mistake pizza last night though!

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                          Posted: January 30, 2016, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                          I always keep them.  Too bad they arent free.  I did get a free mistake pizza last night though!

                          Lol

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                            Posted: January 31, 2016, 7:59 am - IP Logged

                            I am not a fan of keeping mistake tickets. But there is an interesting story on the Virginia lottery site. During the powerball frenzy, the clerk hit the key for a cash 4 life game by mistake and kept  the ticket. And he won the jackpot.

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                              Posted: January 31, 2016, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

                              I would keep the ticket because it maybe a sign of luck.