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Posted: October 10, 2004, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

One would think that problems such as these are rather infrequent, when in fact, they may be more common than you think. 

I have personally witnessed a store clerk tell an elderly woman that her lottery ticket was not a winner.  The clerk proceeded to the next customer.  I intervened and asked the clerk to give the woman back her "non-winning" ticket.  At first she refused to do so, stating the ticket was no good anyway.  I double-checked her ticket against the winning draw and found out that she had indeed won $750.00 on the ticket.  We checked it right there in the store amongst a very nice crowd of people.  You can only imagine what happened next. 

So, even if the clerk tells you that you're not a winner, always request to have your ticket back.  Mistakes like this are much too common and could possibly cost you a nice little jackpot.

Also, if you play often, it is probably best to go to a place where you feel you can trust the people who work there.

Now, about your public humiliation, I would certainly boycott doing business with such an establishment altogether.  I would also make a public notice of the incident in the local newspaper, especially the Sunday edition.  There is no excuse for this type of behaviour. 

Businesses should be much more cognizant of the type of employees it has representing their interests.  Customer service still is the bottom line and word of mouth spreads faster than wildfire!

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    Posted: October 10, 2004, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

    I will see that they never open againe.And i agree with paymenow baycott during business hours make sure they don't sell another ticket in their store.

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      Posted: October 11, 2004, 12:59 am - IP Logged

      my old work would pay out on straight hits on the big 4 whenever.

      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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        also, if a clerk tries to steal a winning ticket, not only would i talk to their boss and press attempted theft charges against the clerk, but i would demand an apology from the company headquarters, and demand the lottery revoke the store's license.  if a store is crooked, then they do not deserve a license.  states do need to do a better job on background checks.  the stores do as well.  when i was hired at my old work, they never even checked my references.  at least with my RA job, they checked with my references.

        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, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

          I would boycott that store.

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            Just because someone works at a store, it doesn't mean they have "brains".  Some of these clerks are right off the streets and not only do not know how....don't want to know how..If the clerk thought the ticket was previously cashed, she could have checked it by calling her local lottery authorities..I would think something shady was going on there..how can u resell a previously paid out ticket? Boycott them and get your friends to boycott them, too.  Also put a story about the incident in your local paper..that will get them but good. Maybe then, the owners will care more about the caliber of person they hire to represent them.

            If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

            You never know when you will get another hit.

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              Posted: October 13, 2004, 12:23 am - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by paymenow on October 10, 2004



              I have personally witnessed a store clerk tell an elderly woman that her lottery ticket was not a winner.  The clerk proceeded to the next customer.  I intervened and asked the clerk to give the woman back her "non-winning" ticket.  At first she refused to do so, stating the ticket was no good anyway.  I double-checked her ticket against the winning draw and found out that she had indeed won $750.00 on the ticket.  We checked it right there in the store amongst a very nice crowd of people.  You can only imagine what happened next. 





              That makes me want to throw up.

              Some people are sick.....

              I hope that clerk was charged with something

              I believe life is about finding someone you cant live without

              And showing them how much you care every day of every month of every year

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                Posted: October 13, 2004, 1:24 am - IP Logged

                i doubt it.  the woman got what she wanted in the end.  i think she was happy with what she got.

                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 15, 2004, 4:01 pm - IP Logged

                  I've never had a store refuse to pay me.

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                    Posted: October 28, 2004, 2:10 am - IP Logged

                    i've had a few, but they admitted that they did not have enough money in the cash registers to pay out.

                    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: November 16, 2004, 10:53 pm - IP Logged

                      In this area a few years ago, someone tried to cheat a deaf winner but hearing customers heard the "winner's music" from the lottery terminal and wouldn't let the clerk get away with it. Mind you, the deaf customer already knew he had won because he first checked the ticket either from TV or in the newspaper. Can't recall if the clerk was charged, but since it was in the paper, then maybe s/he was.

                      Now we have spiffy new terminals here with a screen that shows ads for upcoming lotteries plus if someone wins, the screen spells W I N N E R and shows how much was won or how many free plays.

                      If you're from Ontario (Canada) you will know what I mean. Don't know how widespread these spiffy terminals are but I personally think they're quite lovely. After all...I am deaf myself!

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                        In PA, the customer display will show the word "winner" if the ticket is a winner, but it will not sh0ow how much the person won. Personally, the lkottery machines need to accomidate everyone. If the person is blind, have a voice tell the person that they won. If the person is deaf, then have a sign or something pop out telling them that they 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: December 15, 2004, 1:45 am - IP Logged
                          Quote: Originally posted by paymenow on October 10, 2004


                          I have personally witnessed a store clerk tell an elderly woman that her lottery ticket was not a winner.  The clerk proceeded to the next customer.  I intervened and asked the clerk to give the woman back her "non-winning" ticket.  At first she refused to do so, stating the ticket was no good anyway.  I double-checked her ticket against the winning draw and found out that she had indeed won $750.00 on the ticket.  We checked it right there in the store amongst a very nice crowd of people.  You can only imagine what happened next.


                          Glad you were there to defend her. I bet that store clerk knew it was a winner.
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                            Posted: January 12, 2005, 1:00 am - IP Logged

                            i've known people who have thrown out winners because the clerks told them that they did not win. i know in PA and OH, a slip of paper prints out if you won as well, so it's extra assurance that you won. personally, i think the lottery needs to train the trainers of those who work machines, and they need a set of standards for people who want to work the machines. that way, the customers know that nobody is being cheated out of what's rightfully theirs.

                            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: January 12, 2005, 1:31 am - IP Logged

                              A few clerks just don't know what they are doing, and a few others are just trying to steal your money if they think that they can get away with it.

                              But it's not the stores doing those things, but the few individual clerks.

                              And not all clerks are thieves, just some of them.

                              Go to some other store if you have problems.

                              And forgive and forget.

                              Unless the same things happen again with the same person(s).

                               

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