|Posted: November 8, 2004, 11:35 am - IP Logged|
Once again I'm reminded of the 2 things hard about playing the lottery.
1. Winning a prize of $100 or more.
2. Collecting your money if it over $100
This time, the small store where I bought the ticket didn't carry enough cash. Once before I cashed a Buckeye5 ticket there for $225 and had some trouble getting my money so I warned them this time about the value of the ticket. Two years ago when I matched 5 of 6, they had never had any winners that size, so they weren't sure about the paper work. I'm starting to think that some small stores should be required to post the following sign.
LOTTERY TICKETS SOLD HERE BUT NOT CASHED HERE IF OVER $100
Every store is ready to take your money, but not all are prepared to pay you if you win more than $100. Fortunately I was able to cash it at a local gas station where I sometimes buy MegaMillions tickets after all the other stores are closed. While there I put $25 on the new RollingCash5 game. Since I do plan to start winning regularly once my system of picking numbers is perfected, I should start playing at a store that can afford to payout the winnings.
* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy winning ones *