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Posted: September 1, 2004, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

Is there away for agents to see if the scratch off ticket is a win without scratching ..if so..what prdvents clerks fro mgoing through a book when it isnt busy..Does the machine tell how much the win is, or just say wininng ticket..also some store sell scratch offs not in books but just off the table in cutoffs of 5, making me suspicous..

anyone who knows anything fill me in!

have a great winning day!

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    Posted: September 2, 2004, 12:16 am - IP Logged

    Hello!

    I work in a gas station

    the way we find out a scratch off is a winner is by

    1. scan barcode

    2. key in 3 boxed numbers on bottom of scratched off part.....so yes the ticket would have to be scratched off, at least as far as i know, you are safe to buy scratch offs, although if they are taking the rolls apart they may be tracking for winners and i wouldnt buy from them....... :)

    Justin

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      Posted: September 2, 2004, 12:17 am - IP Logged

      1 more thing i have noticed IN WISCONSIN is the $25, $50 winners tend to be after the first 15 of the roll, in the middle, or before the last 13  :)

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        Posted: September 2, 2004, 1:26 am - IP Logged

        I would guess that the person who is in charge of the lottery scratch off distribution knows which books have big winners in them. If they didn't it would be possible that a series of winning ticket books could end up in one or two zip codes instead of spread out across the state. There are numbers printed on the front and back of the ticket books/rolls these must be tracking codes as well as security codes.

        In Maryland if you have a winner they first swipe it thru a scanner. Then they type in the barcode numbers found under the scratch area this records the winning ticket at the lottery's main terminal. And lets the ticket checker know how much to pay out, if the scratcher is for more than 600 bucks they tell you to take the ticket to the lottery headquarters and redeem it there.

        One a ticket has been scanned and if it's a winner. And for some reason someone dug it out of the trash and tried to cash it in elsewhere, because it was scanned and paid off once. The ticket checker would let them know it has already been cashed in. In Maryland if you have found a winning ticket and it has been cashed and you insist it's your ticket you might be in hand cuffs especially if you continue to harass the agent trying to get them to cash it a second time. It constitutes fraud and you can go to jail for trying it. 

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          Posted: September 2, 2004, 2:32 am - IP Logged

          In our store, (NJ) we have to sell the tickets in order because we do an accounting twice a day using the ticket number in the process. I would not purchase tickets from a vendor who tears them off in advance. If you don't see the ticket torn off the pack before your eyes, I'd be suspicious. As a vendor, if i see a customer buy 2-3 or 4 in a row of the same game and not win, I might buy the next ticket on the hunch that it might win. There is no way for us to tell if a ticket is a winner without scanning the bar code and then entering a 4 digit number which is hidden under the latex playing area. I've been selling for 4 years and have never seen any type of winning pattern for scratch offs. I've seen 2-3 consecutive tickets win and runs of 10-13 without a winner in the bunch. It's totally random.


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            Posted: September 9, 2004, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

            NY scratch tickets have a 4-digit code, and a 3-letter scrambled code.

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              Posted: October 2, 2004, 2:35 am - IP Logged

              supposedly, in FL you can find out if they are winners without scratching them, but there is usually one thing keeping people from foing it: security cameras.

              I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                Posted: October 3, 2004, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                In PA, the ticket must be scratched for a winner to be revealed. There is a 3 digit code under the latex that must be punched in before it will tell you anything. I know this has been said before, I just wanted to tell you that PA had the same security measures.

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                  Posted: October 5, 2004, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                  ok. ohio has a big number that th retailers have to punch in either part ot all of. also, the three-letter code is not effective at figuring out if you won or not.

                  I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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                    Posted: October 12, 2004, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                    NY tickets have a 4-number code.

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                      Posted: October 14, 2004, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

                      a 4 number code.  how do you tell if you've won?

                      I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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                        Posted: October 18, 2004, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                        You give it to the clerk.

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                          Posted: October 28, 2004, 2:11 am - IP Logged

                          is there a way to tell without scratching the whole ticket?

                          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.