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Posted: July 9, 2016, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

Louisiana Driver's licenses(and I'm sure other states) have both a magnetic strip and an optical code on the back of them which can be scanned. The lottery terminals the clerks use here can scan the magnetic strip, while the vending machines use the optical code to verify age. My passport card doesn't have anything on it they can scan, so all they can do is put in the date of birth.

I don't know if these scanners(magnetic or optical) are just checking date of birth, or are they checking something else? If the answer to that question is yes, are they retaining that data and for what purpose? I know it sounds paranoid but in this day and age, one has to wonder.

I literally pass 9 stores that sell lottery tickets between my house and that particular supermarket, so I have plenty of options for tickets and when I've visited these other stores, I don't get my ID checked.

It's good to have options.

Theres several things that could come from scanning the IDs, I mean in general it could be collecting data for who plays the most, which area lottery seems to be more popular,ect...

 

but it on the other side, for the people who like conspiracy theories, they could run wild saying certain games are wanting to "control" the statistics of who wins at certain times or things of that nature... It just starts to throw a bunch of question marks around, and I don't like that part. The games are hard enough without anyone manipulating results...

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    Posted: July 9, 2016, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

    Anyone get their ID checked when they buy lottery tickets? I'm 48 and one place I've been buying tickets for some time has just started IDing me. They don't just check my license, they also scan it with the lottery terminal. I wonder if they keep the info on every license they scan. I'm not sure I like that so I've started using a passport card as ID. It has name and date of birth, but no address and the lottery terminal can't scan it.

    There's one chain of stores that IDs everyone, so I don't buy from those stores anymore. Looks like i'm going to have to take another store of the list if the start IDing everyone as well.

    I wouldn't buy the tickets there. Too much info on your license. 

    Banks scan your eyes these days...what will they want next?

    A pound of flesh?

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      Posted: July 9, 2016, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

      Anyone get their ID checked when they buy lottery tickets? I'm 48 and one place I've been buying tickets for some time has just started IDing me. They don't just check my license, they also scan it with the lottery terminal. I wonder if they keep the info on every license they scan. I'm not sure I like that so I've started using a passport card as ID. It has name and date of birth, but no address and the lottery terminal can't scan it.

      There's one chain of stores that IDs everyone, so I don't buy from those stores anymore. Looks like i'm going to have to take another store of the list if the start IDing everyone as well.

      Why don't you get in touch with your state's lottery offices and ask them why this needs to be done. If they say it's not necessary, then file a complaint against the store(s) that are doing it.

      If they face the loss of their lottery license, that should stop it real quick.

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        Posted: July 9, 2016, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

        I'd never give my id to buy tickets. I'd quit playing if everyone place started doing it...

        If every place started doing it

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          Posted: July 10, 2016, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

          If every place started doing it

          first time ever upstate ny store chain,lic. or date of birth,NYL collecting DATA. Asked about win4 bonus days,knew squat  Lots changed here as far as win4+numbers games go.  Good Luck to anyone still playing!

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            Posted: July 12, 2016, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

            It's 16 to play here and I get ID'd still if I have shaved recently... can be slightly annoying when the clerk gives you that strange look to gauge your age then just asks you for ID haha.

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