Lottery Terminals Err ... Here's Absolute Proof ...
Originally Posted: July 12, 2007
Some months back, after MUCH ado, the lottery terminals started producing two receipts
when checking tickets for players - one receipt is for the retailer to keep and one receipt is for
the Player to keep. Until this change was made, players could NOT get a receipt when they
asked clerks to check their tickets. This enabled the clerks to tell players their tickets
were losers when in fact, they may have been winners.
As it stands today, most of the time, players have to ASK for a copy of their receipt or
they won't get it. It is REALLY very important that you start getting those receipts when
they scan your tickets and tell you that you have no winners. Get proof AND I'd get
my "losing" tickets back too. You can also use the receipts to VERIFY
that you were paid correctly. This would prevent clerks from telling
you that you won $2 when it may have been $150!
You can throw the receipts away later - but not at the
store. Just start getting your receipts when they scan your tickets - OK?
Anyway, below (left) is a $15 winning scratch ticket. The last game on the ticket is the
section that is worth $15.
On the right is the back side of the ticket. What you need to pay attention to here is
the bar code number.
Below the scratch ticket images are TWO terminal receipts - the 1st receipt shows the ticket was
"NOT A Winner" while the second receipt for the SAME ticket - 42 seconds later - shows
the ticket is worth $15.
IF the player had NOT known he had a winning ticket, he'd have lost his winnings. In this case, the
clerk wouldn't have gotten the prize either. But the state would have! It would have been put into the
"unclaimed prize fund" and later divided by two hospitals and the General Revenue Fund.
All state lotteries should STOP clerks from checking players tickets. The only tickets that stores
should be able to check are those where the player comes in and says, "I've got a winning ticket,
can I collect on it please." But lotteries don't want to prevent clerks from checking tickets and the
reason is shown below. This is not a fluke - it happens daily to unsuspecting players. Lotteries want
to add as much money as humanly possible to their unclaimed prize fund and this is a sure
fire way of increasing revenues for the state.
As for clerks stealing players winnings, the lotteries attitude is that the player is responsible for
knowing if his ticket is a winner or not when he takes it to the store. Therefore, its the players
own fault if he gets stiffed. Imagine that!
Now scroll down and have a look for yourself. I've made additional remarks below too ...
This is a $15 Winning Ticket
This is the back side of the ticket to the left
Here's what you need to notice ...
1. Both receipts show the bar code for the ticket scanned - 810-0004049-046.
2. Both receipts show the time the ticket was scanned - 21:44:33 & 21:45:14.
4. Notice the receipt showing the ticket is "not a winner" - the top of the
Just what does "Not Accepted" mean? Don't know for sure but I think it means
I have asked the TLC to tell me what "not accepted" means but do not have an
Now for the really bad news ... do you know what's going to happen for me posting this story?
I sincerely want to thank the player who sent me the ticket and receipts so I could show you.
Do NOT let clerks check your tickets ... do not TRUST the lottery terminals including the
Do me a favor, send me an email and
tell me about your experiences with your collections.
- Don't RISK This Happening To You Anymore -
Look What I Got For My Money - TWO Days In A Row!
Let me know if this has happened to you. OK?
Posted 7/10/07 - Click here.
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