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2013-05-20 07:53:12 PM
static1.purepeople.com

/Oblig
 
2013-05-20 08:32:26 PM
I'd actually bet money that this happens with some regularity (compared to winning tickets sold, I mean). I'd also bet that there are many matching tickets that don't happen to be winners for just about every drawing.

Just from what I've seen, random selection doesn't always seem to be quite so random (nor will I say there's a "fix" necessarily), particularly when electronics are involved.
 
2013-05-20 08:50:20 PM
Um...the ticket clearly says the date of the drawing on it.  Why didn't she farking look.

Idiot tax.  Case in point.
 
2013-05-20 08:51:45 PM
I'm confused, since my tickets clearly stated the date of the drawing it was eligible for. Unless the Massachusetts lottery machines does things differently.

And even if I did fark up like her, I certainly wouldn't be telling the world about it.
 
2013-05-20 08:52:54 PM
time zones.  how do they work?
 
2013-05-20 08:58:49 PM

Apos: [static1.purepeople.com image 637x336]

/Oblig


Next, this unlucky lottery woman will be sentenced to death, only to die the day before in a plane crash while being transfered for execution by the wife of the man of her dreams.
 
2013-05-20 08:59:58 PM

Ed Willy: Apos: [static1.purepeople.com image 637x336]

/Oblig

Next, this unlucky lottery woman will be sentenced to death, only to die the day before in a plane crash while being transfered for execution by the wife of the man of her dreams.


In the rain.
 
2013-05-20 09:04:44 PM
s12.postimg.org
 
2013-05-20 09:08:35 PM
Occum's Razor
 
2013-05-20 09:11:16 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
waah-waaahhh
 
2013-05-20 09:12:12 PM
These stories are utter bullshiat.

The balls and her numbers matched BECAUSE of all the circumstances of the 'screw up'.

If she had bought them before 8pm and was eligible for the draw, the balls would have been different and she still would have won fark all, most likely.  These stories are reported because the media thinks we should HAHA on people, like everyone else, who didn't win a damn thing, and so feel better for stupidly playing the lottery.
 
2013-05-20 09:13:21 PM

GungFu: These stories are utter bullshiat.

The balls and her numbers matched BECAUSE of all the circumstances of the 'screw up'.

If she had bought them before 8pm and was eligible for the draw, the balls would have been different and she still would have won fark all, most likely.  These stories are reported because the media thinks we should HAHA on people, like everyone else, who didn't win a damn thing, and so feel better for stupidly playing the lottery.


Thanks, we will. As you were.
 
2013-05-20 09:13:39 PM

PsyLord: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 352x240]
waah-waaahhh


beet mi too eet
 
2013-05-20 09:14:03 PM
When playing the lottery and checking my numbers, I always make sure I don't look at previous winners.

/That feeling, I don't want it.
//Idiot tax.
 
2013-05-20 09:14:57 PM
Fake or very very dumb
 
2013-05-20 09:15:17 PM
Many years ago a friend couldn't find anyone to play with on a Sunday afternoon. He decided to buy a lottery ticket with the winning numbers from the previous night drawing.

He started calling friends, telling them that he had the numbers from the previous night drawing. He never said he won the lottery.

He had lots of friends to play with on that Sunday afternoon. And he didn't have to pay for a single drink. No one looked at the date for the drawing.

When he fessed up everyone had a good laugh

/Except for those that got arrested when a bar fight broke out.
//Which surprisingly enough had nothing to do with the fake ticket.

CSS
 
2013-05-20 09:18:03 PM

skinink: I'm confused, since my tickets clearly stated the date of the drawing it was eligible for. Unless the Massachusetts lottery machines does things differently.

And even if I did fark up like her, I certainly wouldn't be telling the world about it.


I think I'd just curl up in the closet and cry for three days.
 
2013-05-20 09:19:55 PM
Guys, the source is daily fail.  Story is bs.  Can you even buy tickets after the deadline?
 
2013-05-20 09:23:08 PM

Vexed Thespian: Guys, the source is daily fail.  Story is bs.  Can you even buy tickets after the deadline?


No, it's legit. Was on the local news here last night.
 
2013-05-20 09:23:17 PM

Vexed Thespian: Guys, the source is daily fail.  Story is bs.  Can you even buy tickets after the deadline?


Agreed.  Shenanigans. The clerks will tell you right away when the deadline is up.
 
2013-05-20 09:24:32 PM

GungFu: These stories are utter bullshiat.

The balls and her numbers matched BECAUSE of all the circumstances of the 'screw up'.

If she had bought them before 8pm and was eligible for the draw, the balls would have been different and she still would have won fark all, most likely.  These stories are reported because the media thinks we should HAHA on people, like everyone else, who didn't win a damn thing, and so feel better for stupidly playing the lottery.


That's bullshiat.  It's a significantly horrible bummer that she managed to have a ticket with the winning numbers AT ALL. She thought she was in the game.  I don't believe that if you legitimately thought that you won that amount of money and then learned that you lost on a technicality, that you would be so at peace with it as to say, "Ah, damn.  My fault.  Let's get some lunch."
 
2013-05-20 09:25:02 PM

Iron Felix: Um...the ticket clearly says the date of the drawing on it.  Why didn't she farking look.

Idiot tax.  Case in point.


I'm sure the actual winner agrees with you.
 
2013-05-20 09:25:36 PM

Salem Witch: Many years ago a friend couldn't find anyone to play with on a Sunday afternoon. He decided to buy a lottery ticket with the winning numbers from the previous night drawing.

He started calling friends, telling them that he had the numbers from the previous night drawing. He never said he won the lottery.

He had lots of friends to play with on that Sunday afternoon. And he didn't have to pay for a single drink. No one looked at the date for the drawing.

When he fessed up everyone had a good laugh

/Except for those that got arrested when a bar fight broke out.
//Which surprisingly enough had nothing to do with the fake ticket.
CSS


Whut?
 
2013-05-20 09:28:16 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

/feels bad for her
//and you should too
 
2013-05-20 09:35:47 PM
So she'll have her ticket ready for the following week.  She already knows the "hot" numbers in the system.  Wah wah.
 
2013-05-20 09:36:46 PM

skinink: I'm confused, since my tickets clearly stated the date of the drawing it was eligible for. Unless the Massachusetts lottery machines does things differently.

And even if I did fark up like her, I certainly wouldn't be telling the world about it.



trying to get sympathy money, I'd bet
 
2013-05-20 09:36:49 PM
Story doesn't make sense...Powerball cut-off in Cali is @ 7 PM, Mega & SuperLotto is 7:50 PM, clerks will TELL you it's too late for that night's drawing
 
2013-05-20 09:37:14 PM
I don't get it.  How is it even physically possible to buy an invalid ticket?  The computer should prevent it.  You spend the money, and the ticket is guaranteed to be worthless?
 
Sio
2013-05-20 09:37:18 PM
... my local seller of lottery told me the machines literally won't print out any tickets after the "cut-off" time. If this is true then that sucks for her.
 
2013-05-20 09:42:22 PM
So she can't do math or tell time?
 
2013-05-20 09:43:34 PM

space1999: I don't get it.  How is it even physically possible to buy an invalid ticket?  The computer should prevent it.  You spend the money, and the ticket is guaranteed to be worthless?


No, she bought a ticket for Wed's drawing, not Sat's

/on the plus side, the odds are just as good for that combo as any other set
 
2013-05-20 09:44:07 PM

Apos: [static1.purepeople.com image 637x336]

/Oblig


First thing I thought of too.
 
2013-05-20 09:46:36 PM
Opposing Views is sure buying a lot of ads on Fark.  Who owns them, anyway?
 
2013-05-20 09:59:26 PM

GungFu: These stories are utter bullshiat.

The balls and her numbers matched BECAUSE of all the circumstances of the 'screw up'.

If she had bought them before 8pm and was eligible for the draw, the balls would have been different and she still would have won fark all, most likely.  These stories are reported because the media thinks we should HAHA on people, like everyone else, who didn't win a damn thing, and so feel better for stupidly playing the lottery.


Yeah, except the cut-off in CA is 7pm, so there's an additional layer of BS.
 
2013-05-20 10:00:32 PM
Source on the cut-off time:
(5th question down)
 
2013-05-20 10:03:14 PM
BFD, she lost two bucks.
 
2013-05-20 10:09:27 PM

Iron Felix: Um...the ticket clearly says the date of the drawing on it.  Why didn't she farking look.

Idiot tax.  Case in point.


Yup since she was late her tick was for the next drawing in like 3 days.
 
2013-05-20 10:09:28 PM

puffy999: I'd actually bet money that this happens with some regularity (compared to winning tickets sold, I mean). I'd also bet that there are many matching tickets that don't happen to be winners for just about every drawing.

Just from what I've seen, random selection doesn't always seem to be quite so random (nor will I say there's a "fix" necessarily), particularly when electronics are involved.


Considering someone won a $375 Million Powerball of a quickpick in Jersey, not too sure about that.
 
2013-05-20 10:12:03 PM
Suicide watch!
 
2013-05-20 10:12:18 PM

Salem Witch: Many years ago a friend couldn't find anyone to play with on a Sunday afternoon. He decided to buy a lottery ticket with the winning numbers from the previous night drawing.

He started calling friends, telling them that he had the numbers from the previous night drawing. He never said he won the lottery.

He had lots of friends to play with on that Sunday afternoon. And he didn't have to pay for a single drink. No one looked at the date for the drawing.

When he fessed up everyone had a good laugh

/Except for those that got arrested when a bar fight broke out.
//Which surprisingly enough had nothing to do with the fake ticket.
CSS


I'll match you with a CSB.

I used to work at a fancy martini bar/restaurant.

Around Christmas time we did a kind of stocking stuffer thing. I worked an event upstairs, a separate space that could be rented out, and was finishing up around 10:00 p.m. when my manager said I should open my stocking.

In the middle of a stack of scratch-off tickets they had planted a fake winner. I had never seen one before and wasn't really paying attention. Most of the staff had come upstairs to witness this.

I lost my shiat when I -- then a poor college kid -- thought I had won $250,000. Lost. My. shiat.

I was screaming, jumping, crying. They watched me call my Dad.

Suddenly I just bolted downstairs, burst into a full bar and half-full restaurant, and announced I was buying a round on me.

For the whole establishment.

My manager was chasing after me. I can still see her yelling noooooooooooo in slow motion.

Anyway, they ended up comping a round for the whole bar. We all learned a lot that day.

My manager said that she halfway expected me to quit on the spot when I scratched it off.

It was an awesome night. Everyone kept buying me drinks and I got to feel like a lottery winner*.

/* the stupid kind that buys 150+ strangers a drink.
 
2013-05-20 10:15:29 PM
I saw this story. She isn't dumb. She knows exactly what she's doing. She's an attention whore. It's the dumbest story I've ever heard, and we're all dumb for having listened to her bullshiat.

A couple of times I've gone like a half hour or so late to get a ticket, everytime, the guy goes: you know, you missed the deadline for tonight's drawing....if you want a ticket it's for the following drawing.
 
2013-05-20 10:22:45 PM
Yeah, I don't know if I could be as blase about it as this lady seems to be. I mean, that's the kind of
thing that makes people snap. It's one thing to misread your numbers and think you've won when
you haven't. It's another thing entirely to actually have all the winning numbers but find out that you
bought the ticket too late.

My husband and I spring for a couple of tickets when the Powerball gets over x amount but so far
we haven't won anything significant. I have 4 x $4.00 winners though, for having picked the actual
powerball number.

Woohoo! Go me!
 
2013-05-20 10:29:51 PM

Rye_: GungFu: These stories are utter bullshiat.

The balls and her numbers matched BECAUSE of all the circumstances of the 'screw up'.

If she had bought them before 8pm and was eligible for the draw, the balls would have been different and she still would have won fark all, most likely.  These stories are reported because the media thinks we should HAHA on people, like everyone else, who didn't win a damn thing, and so feel better for stupidly playing the lottery.

That's bullshiat.  It's a significantly horrible bummer that she managed to have a ticket with the winning numbers AT ALL. She thought she was in the game.  I don't believe that if you legitimately thought that you won that amount of money and then learned that you lost on a technicality, that you would be so at peace with it as to say, "Ah, damn.  My fault.  Let's get some lunch."

So now a basic rule is a "technicality"?  alllllllllrighty then.

/Article writer should have stated if her numbers were a quick pick or picked by herself.  If it was a quick pick, the whole story is moot in the first place.

//Always thought there was a "shut down" period after each draw to determine if there was a winner or not before promoting the grand prize total for the next drawing.

 
2013-05-20 10:35:54 PM

Rwa2play: puffy999: I'd actually bet money that this happens with some regularity (compared to winning tickets sold, I mean). I'd also bet that there are many matching tickets that don't happen to be winners for just about every drawing.

Just from what I've seen, random selection doesn't always seem to be quite so random (nor will I say there's a "fix" necessarily), particularly when electronics are involved.

Considering someone won a $375 Million Powerball of a quickpick in Jersey, not too sure about that.


I think he's saying that it feeds the gambler complex to pump out a few more matches to the immediately prior drawing than random chance would otherwise allow. If a fair number of idiots see that they matched several or all of the previous drawing's numbers, it increases the odds that you'll hook the ones who believe in "the system" or their "angel of luck". I'd seriously be interested to know what percentage of "quick picks" are partial or complete matches to the previous drawing.
 
2013-05-20 10:37:24 PM

GRCooper: /on the plus side, the odds are just as good for that combo as any other set


I had this argument with my sister a few years back. She was buying a "pick six" ticket and asked me what numbers she should pick. I told her to pick 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. She said "Yeah, like that would ever come up." I told her that combo had the same chance as any other six numbers and she wouldn't believe me.
 
2013-05-20 10:39:56 PM
I just won $250k on a scratch-off. I am getting a kick...
 
2013-05-20 10:44:23 PM

The Angry Hand of God: I just won $250k on a scratch-off. I am getting a kick...


Uh huh...
 
2013-05-20 10:45:35 PM
I expect a follow-up where she sues the store for selling her it without saying it was too late.
 
2013-05-20 10:46:02 PM

digitalrain: Yeah, I don't know if I could be as blase about it as this lady seems to be. I mean, that's the kind of
thing that makes people snap. It's one thing to misread your numbers and think you've won when
you haven't. It's another thing entirely to actually have all the winning numbers but find out that you
bought the ticket too late.

My husband and I spring for a couple of tickets when the Powerball gets over x amount but so far
we haven't won anything significant. I have 4 x $4.00 winners though, for having picked the actual
powerball number.

Woohoo! Go me!


Saturday a couple pulled up on a HD Fat Bob at my nieces college graduation party. It was top prize on a HD promo Scratch-off in North Carolina. His sister was holding his Sportster hostage until she got the Bob back.
 
2013-05-20 10:47:00 PM
bullshiatty story is bullshiatty
 
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