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Tried my first lottery ticket machine today!

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Artist77's avatar - batman14

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I was off today and running errands and used the lottery places app to look in a different area. Found this Bodega type store with a lottery machine. It did allow for a mm multiplier selection and the machine printed my ticket correctly. After hearing other stories, I expected it to eat my ticket or print a partial ticket.

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    I tried one off the Ohio turnpike as I had no other choice and it went smoothly as well. You had to use exact bills because no change was given- that's one way to make someone spend the entire amount on lottery tickets...lol

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      I tried one off the Ohio turnpike as I had no other choice and it went smoothly as well. You had to use exact bills because no change was given- that's one way to make someone spend the entire amount on lottery tickets...lol

      I see these machines at Riteaid also so will try there next.

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        Most gas stations were I live have them. I have use them and no problem. The Kroger store all so.Yes must have exact bills.

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          I was off today and running errands and used the lottery places app to look in a different area. Found this Bodega type store with a lottery machine. It did allow for a mm multiplier selection and the machine printed my ticket correctly. After hearing other stories, I expected it to eat my ticket or print a partial ticket.

          I have never seen one of those.  Michigan opted for internet sales instead.

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            Posted: June 30, 2016, 8:48 am - IP Logged

            LOL Wow, finally some happy stories! Thanks.Hyper

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              I like them.  You always get what you want without the drama. The only con is no change.

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                I like them.  You always get what you want without the drama. The only con is no change.

                The machine I used didn't allow anything other than QP's not sure if any other automated machines are even capable of doing self picks.

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                  The machine I used didn't allow anything other than QP's not sure if any other automated machines are even capable of doing self picks.

                  Here they supposedly take play slips, but that feature malfunctions so often that I have quit even trying.  If I have my own numbers to play, I go to a clerk.

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                    The machine I used didn't allow anything other than QP's not sure if any other automated machines are even capable of doing self picks.

                    This machine gave the option of picking your own numbers.

                    J'aime La France.

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                      Posted: July 2, 2016, 11:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Here they supposedly take play slips, but that feature malfunctions so often that I have quit even trying.  If I have my own numbers to play, I go to a clerk.

                      The vending machines in KY accept any play slips including 4 minute Keno, but today I learned the hard way that some stores won't repay for malfunctions on the spot. The clerk said they didn't have the authority to open the machine and the machine did the same thing yesterday. I didn't need to ask why they didn't put a sign on the machine yesterday. 

                      Unless I know for a fact I can get my money back after a malfunction, I won't be using those machines any more.

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                        The vending machines in KY accept any play slips including 4 minute Keno, but today I learned the hard way that some stores won't repay for malfunctions on the spot. The clerk said they didn't have the authority to open the machine and the machine did the same thing yesterday. I didn't need to ask why they didn't put a sign on the machine yesterday. 

                        Unless I know for a fact I can get my money back after a malfunction, I won't be using those machines any more.

                        Multiple times I have had a printed ticket get jammed because I get to eager and grab it and touch it before its all the way out and it'll curl just enough to get stuck in the machine, and once a scratch-it ticket didn't fall out, and when I told customer service, they got a key holder to open it up with no problems, and  were able to dislodge my stuck tickets without any damage. 

                        I've never had a printing malfunction though. 

                        Id much rather use the machine than deal with someone at a register.  At my regular ticket pickup spot, there is never a line at the machine! So, I can take all the time in the world, change my mind as many times as I want, and take as long as I darn well please filling out any slips to run. Its always a pleasant experience.

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                          The vending machines in KY accept any play slips including 4 minute Keno, but today I learned the hard way that some stores won't repay for malfunctions on the spot. The clerk said they didn't have the authority to open the machine and the machine did the same thing yesterday. I didn't need to ask why they didn't put a sign on the machine yesterday. 

                          Unless I know for a fact I can get my money back after a malfunction, I won't be using those machines any more.

                          Here they won't give money back at all.  They will try to fix the machine, but I've never had anyone actually fix it.  So you have to spend your credit on something you don't want.  Very annoying!  But I've learned which malfunctions are most likely to happen in these particular machines, and I avoid those transactions.  I only do quick picks.  Even then sometimes that malfunctions and I end up having to buy a scratcher.

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                            The vending machines in KY accept any play slips including 4 minute Keno, but today I learned the hard way that some stores won't repay for malfunctions on the spot. The clerk said they didn't have the authority to open the machine and the machine did the same thing yesterday. I didn't need to ask why they didn't put a sign on the machine yesterday. 

                            Unless I know for a fact I can get my money back after a malfunction, I won't be using those machines any more.

                            I'd guess they're blowing smoke up your ass. It's possible that  state lottery could simply rent space for a machine, but businesses with vending machines generally have some kind of ownership interest in the machine. Not sure how they verify things if the machine simply takes your money and won't  give you  what you want, but stores should be ready to help with any problem that  happens in their store.

                            I had a problem with my bet slip jamming in a NY machine in NY once. I figure it would  probably still be happy to spit out a scratcher if I had to walk away and somebody else came along,  but it was more or less opposite the store's service counter. I forget exactly what they did, but the person working the service counter opened it up and solved the problem. Only problem I ever had, but I've only used them a few times.

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                              Multiple times I have had a printed ticket get jammed because I get to eager and grab it and touch it before its all the way out and it'll curl just enough to get stuck in the machine, and once a scratch-it ticket didn't fall out, and when I told customer service, they got a key holder to open it up with no problems, and  were able to dislodge my stuck tickets without any damage. 

                              I've never had a printing malfunction though. 

                              Id much rather use the machine than deal with someone at a register.  At my regular ticket pickup spot, there is never a line at the machine! So, I can take all the time in the world, change my mind as many times as I want, and take as long as I darn well please filling out any slips to run. Its always a pleasant experience.

                              I saw clerks opening the same type of vending machines in other stores so that gas station/convenient store could be an exception. Keno games are time sensitive and don't want to watch the numbers I picked being drawn while a clerk is trying to figure out how to enter the playslips. When KY first introduced 5 minute Keno it was in a few select stores, but recently they add all lottery terminals including self serve vending machines.

                              Usually I get my tickets from a convenient store that sold Keno tickets from the begining and it's also a cashing station so I can cash any winning ticket under $5001.