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Posted: March 5, 2016, 8:37 am - IP Logged

I buy scratch offs at a machine at Kroger's in Sylvania, Ohio.  Recently every time I go there there is a lady that buys scratch offs and stands there for at least 20 minutes.  She blocks the machine with her cart because I think she puts a lot of money in the machine.  Her look on her face is very mean so I do not want to start with her because I do not know what she might do.  I casually mentioned it to someone who works there but he just put his hands up.  She seems to always be there.  How can you be so inconsiderate when she knows I just want to buy a ticket.  What do you all think?Angry  Even when she buys a ticket and is scratching it off she won't move her cart.

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    Posted: March 5, 2016, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

    Just walk up and point to one of the tickets and tell her not to buy it because you just hit $500 on it. That should keep her away for a few days.

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      Posted: March 5, 2016, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

      Thank you RedStang.

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        Posted: March 5, 2016, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

        Just walk up and point to one of the tickets and tell her not to buy it because you just hit $500 on it. That should keep her away for a few days.

        Lmao, that's a good one! 

         

        I'd walk up and just ask if you can jump in and get a few. I'd be careful as to buying from the same roll as her unless you want to see her get extremely salty. If you do buy from the roll she's using, then I'd recommend scratching them elsewhere.

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          Posted: March 10, 2016, 4:15 am - IP Logged

          You: "Can I jump in just for a few seconds? I only want to buy 1 ticket"

          Lady: "Ok, go ahead"

          You buy 1 scratcher from same roll. Scratch it in front of her. JACKPOT!!!!! You sing and dance of happiness in front of her.

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            Posted: March 10, 2016, 9:43 am - IP Logged

            It's a pretty rude and inconsiderate thing to do... some players feel like it's

            "etiquette" not to play from a row, game or machine they are playing from.

            That's  BS in my opinion.

             

            I like the advice, just mention to her that you hit a few nice tickets earlier in the day

            on the games that she appears to be playing. Might shut her down a bit. Either that

            or ask her if she would mind you buying a ticket. If she gets huffy, tell her you won't

            buy from the games she is playing. If she still has money in the machine, tell her you

            would give her the cash and have her get the tickets for you.

             

            It's rude IMO. If I were the store owner, I'd probably hang a big sign that said buy your tickets

            and move on... do not block the machine while you are playing. Who cares if people get pissed,

            retailers do not make much on the lottery at all anyways.

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              Posted: April 8, 2016, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

              I buy scratch offs at a machine at Kroger's in Sylvania, Ohio.  Recently every time I go there there is a lady that buys scratch offs and stands there for at least 20 minutes.  She blocks the machine with her cart because I think she puts a lot of money in the machine.  Her look on her face is very mean so I do not want to start with her because I do not know what she might do.  I casually mentioned it to someone who works there but he just put his hands up.  She seems to always be there.  How can you be so inconsiderate when she knows I just want to buy a ticket.  What do you all think?Angry  Even when she buys a ticket and is scratching it off she won't move her cart.

              It sounds like the same idiots that fight over lottery machines here in Philadelphia if the powerball or mega go past a certain point. 

               

              Is this machine a very hot machine?

              Have you ever won anything from this location? 

               

              If you can get her name and number and play dumb with her you can report her to the gambling hotline.  That is a true fact.  Once someone is reported they can't claim the winnings.   True story.