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2013-05-20 08:50:20 PM
4 votes:
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 09:37:14 PM
2 votes:
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?
2013-05-20 07:53:12 PM
2 votes:
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2013-05-21 02:19:50 AM
1 votes:

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."


No, I think their point is that instead of focusing on 'oh my god I WOULD have won', realizing that is not the case. Had they bought on time, they still would not have wonmost likely because the random number generator wasn't holding those numbers special just for her.

This however does not help the person who plays the same numbers religiously and there have been instances of suicide where someone played numbers ritually, then did not one week...and lo their numbers were picked. :( It's still foolish to fixate on, but I think it is more understandable in this situation.

My grandfather got a lot of enjoyment out of playing the lottery, but he saw it as a dream for a dollar. The fantasy of 'I might win!' was what he enjoyed.
2013-05-20 11:09:58 PM
1 votes:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I expect a follow-up where she sues the store for selling her it without saying it was too late.


She will be awarded the grand sum of 2 dollars.
2013-05-20 10:45:35 PM
1 votes:
I expect a follow-up where she sues the store for selling her it without saying it was too late.
2013-05-20 10:37:24 PM
1 votes:

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 10:15:29 PM
1 votes:
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 10:12:18 PM
1 votes:

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 10:09:27 PM
1 votes:

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 10:00:32 PM
1 votes:
Source on the cut-off time:
(5th question down)
2013-05-20 09:46:36 PM
1 votes:
Opposing Views is sure buying a lot of ads on Fark.  Who owns them, anyway?
2013-05-20 09:43:34 PM
1 votes:

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
Sio
2013-05-20 09:37:18 PM
1 votes:
... 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 09:24:32 PM
1 votes:

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 09:12:12 PM
1 votes:
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 08:51:45 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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