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2013-11-24 10:46:41 AM
The old malfunctioning machine gambit.
 
2013-11-24 10:47:48 AM
How dare they try to con and skim without a rich person's license!
 
2013-11-24 10:47:49 AM
"Better call Saul" ain't working this time, Mr. $10,000.00 bribe.
 
2013-11-24 10:47:53 AM
I bet this happens more than we're aware of.
 
2013-11-24 10:48:31 AM
That's why I'm seeing more "check your ticket" kiosks in convenience stores. Old scam, it used to be one of those first things an investigative journalist would do when they got out of school, but all journalism has been reduced to talking heads, press releases, and human interest stories. And it's a shame, concealable cameras are cheaper and better than ever.
 
2013-11-24 10:51:26 AM
If you don't know how the game is played, don't play. Handing the ticket to a convenience store clerk and saying, "Is this a winner?" is like saying, "Rip me off, please."
 
2013-11-24 10:54:55 AM
I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?
 
2013-11-24 10:59:15 AM

abhorrent1: Is it more complicated than that these days?


I'm usually well drunk when I play scratch tickets, and I can always tell if I've won. I just scratch the gray area underneath where it tells you the amount you've won.

Other than that, yes, they have become WAY too convoluted.
 
2013-11-24 10:59:30 AM

abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?


Saves time just scratching off the barcode to be scanned. Takes too long to fill out the crossword puzzle.
 
2013-11-24 10:59:37 AM

abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?



RTA, the guys with the winning ticket doesn't speak English.
 
2013-11-24 11:00:32 AM
Dumbasses gambled and lost.

Wouldn't they have gotten 10% of the million as a lottery bonus for selling the winning ticket? Greedy.
 
2013-11-24 11:01:13 AM

abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?


The article says the guy doesn't speak English.  He probably doesn't read English either.
 
2013-11-24 11:01:17 AM

abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?


I work at a gas station, and sell and check these things all day. People are monumentally farking stupid, so yes, they do get confused by a scratch off. The worst were a few years back, a Jetsons themed ticket that made you do coordinate points. Of course, people didn't know what the fark to do so they came in hooping and hollering about winning all this money with a ticket that isn't actually worth anything.

"Check this for me" is right up there with "packa marble lights and twunny on three" for things I hear the most at work. It's a good thing I'm not a dick, I could be skimming a buck or two here and there and make out some spending money off of everybody.
 
2013-11-24 11:02:18 AM

GungFu: Wouldn't they have gotten 10% of the million as a lottery bonus for selling the winning ticket? Greedy.


It varies state by state. Some get 10%, some get 1%
 
2013-11-24 11:02:39 AM
Oh my god, look at the comments. People are horrible, stupid creatures and that's not even considering the Politics Tab!
 
2013-11-24 11:03:08 AM

GungFu: Dumbasses gambled and lost.

Wouldn't they have gotten 10% of the million as a lottery bonus for selling the winning ticket? Greedy.


Ha ha ha! HAH HAHAHA! Oh man, that's a good one. You think the clerk would see a dime of a bonus like that instead of the district manager? I'm not even sure a bonus like that even exists.
 
2013-11-24 11:11:46 AM

jazz710: Oh my god, look at the comments. People are horrible, stupid creatures and that's not even considering the Politics Tab!


It's CNN. Their trademark is a lack of critical thinking ability, sadly.
 
2013-11-24 11:12:01 AM
That's a strong family resemblance.
 
2013-11-24 11:13:18 AM

Mentalpatient87: abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?

I work at a gas station, and sell and check these things all day. People are monumentally farking stupid, so yes, they do get confused by a scratch off. The worst were a few years back, a Jetsons themed ticket that made you do coordinate points. Of course, people didn't know what the fark to do so they came in hooping and hollering about winning all this money with a ticket that isn't actually worth anything.

"Check this for me" is right up there with "packa marble lights and twunny on three" for things I hear the most at work. It's a good thing I'm not a dick, I could be skimming a buck or two here and there and make out some spending money off of everybody.


You clerk a gas station....and you still have the self-worth to feel superior to everybody else?
 
2013-11-24 11:16:39 AM

Smackledorfer: Mentalpatient87: abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?

I work at a gas station, and sell and check these things all day. People are monumentally farking stupid, so yes, they do get confused by a scratch off. The worst were a few years back, a Jetsons themed ticket that made you do coordinate points. Of course, people didn't know what the fark to do so they came in hooping and hollering about winning all this money with a ticket that isn't actually worth anything.

"Check this for me" is right up there with "packa marble lights and twunny on three" for things I hear the most at work. It's a good thing I'm not a dick, I could be skimming a buck or two here and there and make out some spending money off of everybody.

You clerk a gas station....and you still have the self-worth to feel superior to everybody else?


I know right? How dare this plebe even think of posting his thoughts online, given his / her lowly status in the service industry.
 
2013-11-24 11:21:17 AM

KrispyKritter: "Better call Saul" ain't working this time, Mr. $10,000.00 bribe.


yeah I think we found out Saul's new identity.
 
2013-11-24 11:23:22 AM
These are the type of folks that make New York a shiathole.
 
2013-11-24 11:23:48 AM

rudemix: The old malfunctioning machine gambit.


better known as the slot's roulette

/seriously, punch them in the jeans
 
2013-11-24 11:24:26 AM

Smackledorfer: Mentalpatient87: abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?

I work at a gas station, and sell and check these things all day. People are monumentally farking stupid, so yes, they do get confused by a scratch off. The worst were a few years back, a Jetsons themed ticket that made you do coordinate points. Of course, people didn't know what the fark to do so they came in hooping and hollering about winning all this money with a ticket that isn't actually worth anything.

"Check this for me" is right up there with "packa marble lights and twunny on three" for things I hear the most at work. It's a good thing I'm not a dick, I could be skimming a buck or two here and there and make out some spending money off of everybody.

You clerk a gas station....and you still have the self-worth to feel superior to everybody else?


Well they're apparently less of a dick than you, so they have that going for them.
 
2013-11-24 11:24:54 AM

Smackledorfer: Mentalpatient87: abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?

I work at a gas station, and sell and check these things all day. People are monumentally farking stupid, so yes, they do get confused by a scratch off. The worst were a few years back, a Jetsons themed ticket that made you do coordinate points. Of course, people didn't know what the fark to do so they came in hooping and hollering about winning all this money with a ticket that isn't actually worth anything.

"Check this for me" is right up there with "packa marble lights and twunny on three" for things I hear the most at work. It's a good thing I'm not a dick, I could be skimming a buck or two here and there and make out some spending money off of everybody.

You clerk a gas station....and you still have the self-worth to feel superior to everybody else?


Working at a gas station puts someone far ahead of lots of people in my book.  We know that he....
1.)  Works - a significant percentage of people don't.
2.)  Has the intellectual ability to understand scratch and win lotto tickets - a significant percentage of people don't.

I've worked a lot of jobs, from McDonald's, to sweeping floors at elementary schools, to cutting grass, to working at Fermilabs, and Forbes #1 ranked Financial Services company....and lots more.  I don't think my opinion of people was any less accurate when I was working at McDonald's than some place 'fancy'.
 
2013-11-24 11:26:17 AM

Mentalpatient87: GungFu: Dumbasses gambled and lost.

Wouldn't they have gotten 10% of the million as a lottery bonus for selling the winning ticket? Greedy.

Ha ha ha! HAH HAHAHA! Oh man, that's a good one. You think the clerk would see a dime of a bonus like that instead of the district manager? I'm not even sure a bonus like that even exists.


It's a family owned store. The son & father ripped the guy off. So instead of the family store getting $100K, they're getting jail time and a massive fine, probably losing the lottery license, which was more than likely a cash cow for them.
 
2013-11-24 11:28:27 AM

Smackledorfer: Mentalpatient87: abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?

I work at a gas station, and sell and check these things all day. People are monumentally farking stupid, so yes, they do get confused by a scratch off. The worst were a few years back, a Jetsons themed ticket that made you do coordinate points. Of course, people didn't know what the fark to do so they came in hooping and hollering about winning all this money with a ticket that isn't actually worth anything.

"Check this for me" is right up there with "packa marble lights and twunny on three" for things I hear the most at work. It's a good thing I'm not a dick, I could be skimming a buck or two here and there and make out some spending money off of everybody.

You clerk a gas station....and you still have the self-worth to feel superior to everybody else?


You're posting on FARK....and you still have the self worth to feel superior to everybody else?
 
2013-11-24 11:31:17 AM
They caught a clerk around here that would keep a no good ticket by the scanner. When you handed him your ticket to scan, he would scan the looser ticket and keep yours to scan later. Now they have a scan your own station in the store.
 
2013-11-24 11:34:49 AM

WTFDYW: You're posting on FARK....and you still have the self worth to feel superior to everybody else?


I don't feel superior to Mentalpatient87.  I am a pot too. I just think he shouldn't be getting high and mighty about how black the kettles are when you are clerking a gas station for a living.

I have a good job - but I am a farkup elsewhere in life :).  I should have phrased my initial post better.
 
2013-11-24 11:35:20 AM

Mentalpatient87: abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?

I work at a gas station, and sell and check these things all day. People are monumentally farking stupid, so yes, they do get confused by a scratch off. The worst were a few years back, a Jetsons themed ticket that made you do coordinate points. Of course, people didn't know what the fark to do so they came in hooping and hollering about winning all this money with a ticket that isn't actually worth anything.

"Check this for me" is right up there with "packa marble lights and twunny on three" for things I hear the most at work. It's a good thing I'm not a dick, I could be skimming a buck or two here and there and make out some spending money off of everybody.


But, as I understand it, you weren't even supposed to be here today.
 
2013-11-24 11:38:36 AM

cig-mkr: They caught a clerk around here that would keep a no good ticket by the scanner. When you handed him your ticket to scan, he would scan the looser ticket and keep yours to scan later. Now they have a scan your own station in the store.


I've heard of a few of those ticket swaps happening around here... since they put all the flashing lights on the machines and the loud voice recording "You're a winner!!" when a winning ticket is scanned now. Most of the people are getting caught because the particular customer isn't stupid, knows it's a winner, and just wants his cash. The machines used to be silent.
 
2013-11-24 11:40:25 AM

Smackledorfer: I should have phrased my initial post better.


Or just skipped it entirely, prick. You have a better job for me? Want my resume? It's not like I'm trying to be a career peon, but I haven't gotten so much as an interview yet.

Smackledorfer: I just think he shouldn't be getting high and mighty


Whatever
 
2013-11-24 12:04:12 PM

Mentalpatient87: GungFu: Dumbasses gambled and lost.

Wouldn't they have gotten 10% of the million as a lottery bonus for selling the winning ticket? Greedy.

Ha ha ha! HAH HAHAHA! Oh man, that's a good one. You think the clerk would see a dime of a bonus like that instead of the district manager? I'm not even sure a bonus like that even exists.



You're one of those dumbass people, evidently.
 
2013-11-24 12:06:48 PM

Mentalpatient87: Smackledorfer: I should have phrased my initial post better.

Or just skipped it entirely, prick. You have a better job for me? Want my resume? It's not like I'm trying to be a career peon, but I haven't gotten so much as an interview yet.

Smackledorfer: I just think he shouldn't be getting high and mighty

Whatever


How do you feel about human drug trials? Depending on your answer, I might have a job for you...
 
2013-11-24 12:07:49 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?

The article says the guy doesn't speak English.  He probably doesn't read English either.


If so, what is he doing in this country? Taking jackpots away that should go to USA citizens? Am I correct that non-citizens are not legally allowed to collect the jackpot because taxes? If so, it could be cool if Mr. NoEnglish also won a deportation. What word about "Don't call the police" did he not understand? All of them.
 
2013-11-24 12:12:51 PM

Mentalpatient87: abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?

I work at a gas station, and sell and check these things all day. People are monumentally farking stupid, so yes, they do get confused by a scratch off. The worst were a few years back, a Jetsons themed ticket that made you do coordinate points. Of course, people didn't know what the fark to do so they came in hooping and hollering about winning all this money with a ticket that isn't actually worth anything.

"Check this for me" is right up there with "packa marble lights and twunny on three" for things I hear the most at work. It's a good thing I'm not a dick, I could be skimming a buck or two here and there and make out some spending money off of everybody.


You smell like shoe polish.
 
2013-11-24 12:12:56 PM
Missed it by that much.
 
2013-11-24 12:19:05 PM
The scanner machines are wired into their lottery HQ's, anything they scan off as a winner sets off the Shenanigans Alarm

Mentalpatient87 I could be skimming a buck or two here and there and make out some spending money off of everybody.

Actually the Lottery Commission's are onto that one, it was good enough for Chris Hansen searching for anything post 'Catch A Predator' to give 'em seats over there  http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30550956/
 
2013-11-24 12:19:59 PM
When I was 19 I won $500 on a pick 6 bonus number or something (NJ).  My boss at the time told me to give him the ticket and he would give me the $500.  Well I didn't do it because he was a shady dude.  Turns out my ticket gave me a chance to win more money (diff amounts one worth a million dollars in a drawing in Atlantic City) which I found out when I went to the lottery office.  My jerk boss definitely knew this and didn't want to tell me.  So yeah assholes everywhere.
 
2013-11-24 12:31:16 PM

FlyingJ: Actually the Lottery Commission's are onto that one


I'm not talking about keeping a big score, I'm talking about a buck here and there to just put a few more in my wallet. Three dollar winner? You got two bucks. etc etc. What kills this idea, though, is the readout facing toward the customer that flashes up the winnings as I scan them. That, and an unwillingness to be that guy.
 
2013-11-24 12:31:37 PM

Kevin72: Fark_Guy_Rob: abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?

The article says the guy doesn't speak English.  He probably doesn't read English either.

If so, what is he doing in this country? Taking jackpots away that should go to USA citizens? Am I correct that non-citizens are not legally allowed to collect the jackpot because taxes? If so, it could be cool if Mr. NoEnglish also won a deportation. What word about "Don't call the police" did he not understand? All of them.


Speaking English is not a requirement for visiting, living in, or even being a citizen of the United States.  To *become* a full citizen, you'd need to pass a test that would include basic English/reading/writing.
And no, you are not correct about non-citizens.  They're allowed to play (and win) the lotto, the same as anyone else.  Remember, lottery tickets GENERATE revenue, so we're happy to sell them to dirty immigrants and tourists.  If someone wins any amount worth caring about the friendly folks at the lottery will withhold the appropriate amount of taxes.
 
2013-11-24 12:37:26 PM

Leishu: jazz710: Oh my god, look at the comments. People are horrible, stupid creatures and that's not even considering the Politics Tab!

It's CNN. Their trademark is a lack of critical thinking ability, sadly.


Umm, you do realize that CNN just writes the story and not the comments, correct?
 
2013-11-24 12:37:36 PM

H31N0US: Smackledorfer: Mentalpatient87: abhorrent1: I don't understand this. It's a scratch off right? You can look at it and see what you won. If you have three bells or whatever that say 1,000,000 then you won a million dollars. Been a really long time since I've played scratch off lottery tickets though. Is it more complicated than that these days?

I work at a gas station, and sell and check these things all day. People are monumentally farking stupid, so yes, they do get confused by a scratch off. The worst were a few years back, a Jetsons themed ticket that made you do coordinate points. Of course, people didn't know what the fark to do so they came in hooping and hollering about winning all this money with a ticket that isn't actually worth anything.

"Check this for me" is right up there with "packa marble lights and twunny on three" for things I hear the most at work. It's a good thing I'm not a dick, I could be skimming a buck or two here and there and make out some spending money off of everybody.

You clerk a gas station....and you still have the self-worth to feel superior to everybody else?

I know right? How dare this plebe even think of posting his thoughts online, given his / her lowly status in the service industry.


He's just doing one of those jobs Americans won't do.
 
2013-11-24 12:42:13 PM
Mass Lottery went around with winning tickets a couple years ago.
~X% (? I don't remember), scammed.
 
2013-11-24 12:59:00 PM
CSB
This may or may not have happened to me in Texas.  I was late for a flight.  I stopped at a quickie stop just outside the airport to fill the tank of the rental car.  I handed the lotto ticket to the cashier and asked him to check it.  He said it was a $100 winner. I thought "Yay winner!". Took the $100 cash and left, only worried about making my flight.  It wasn't until I got  on my flight that I realized he didn't give me back my ticket.  It could've been a jackpot winner...I'll never know.
/CSB
 
2013-11-24 01:07:43 PM

Mentalpatient87: GungFu: Dumbasses gambled and lost.

Wouldn't they have gotten 10% of the million as a lottery bonus for selling the winning ticket? Greedy.

Ha ha ha! HAH HAHAHA! Oh man, that's a good one. You think the clerk would see a dime of a bonus like that instead of the district manager? I'm not even sure a bonus like that even exists.


It does, actually.

My dad's business got a $25,000 bonus for someone winning 5-6 years ago.
 
2013-11-24 01:07:56 PM
Buyer beware.
 
2013-11-24 01:45:12 PM
Their attorney, Matthew Fleischer, said in court the store's lottery machine at the store was not working properly, WCBS reported. Fleischer said they cooperated in the investigation.

Reason #3429 that I cannot stand lawyers.
 
2013-11-24 01:46:49 PM
It's coincidental that I read this after buying a winning Powerball ticket last night.  I'm seeing my financial adviser tomorrow to get some professional advice on the best way to invest my $12.00.
 
2013-11-24 01:53:58 PM

wildcardjack: That's why I'm seeing more "check your ticket" kiosks in convenience stores.


Around here, the clerks won't check a ticket for you unless you sign it first. I guess the authorities cracked down on them after one was caught pulling this scam.
 
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