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(KFOR Oklahoma City)   You have a fake lottery ticket and get turned away twice trying to cash it in, so what do you do? You take it straight to lottery headquarters and try again   (kfor.com) divider line 46
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2014-06-24 11:42:02 PM  
Third time's a charm ... for the state penal system.
 
2014-06-25 12:45:47 AM  
It isn't a lie if you believe it.
 
2014-06-25 04:01:55 AM  
Something tells me that crack or meth were somehow involved in his decisions.
 
2014-06-25 04:43:18 AM  
"[W]e've got an obligation to protect the integrity of the lottery," said Redburn.

Heh, good one. Now tell us the one about the jackpot winner who actually collected the advertised prize. Or the one about how it supplements school funding instead of replacing it. It's been too long since I read a good fairy tale.
 
2014-06-25 04:46:19 AM  
So... You make the fake, but pose yourself as someone who can't redeem the ticket. Either your ex would get it all, or you're an illegal who would get deported. Then you shop it around for someone that'll pay $500 for a $20k winner.
 
2014-06-25 05:32:20 AM  
I used to work at a convenience store, junkies would come to cash in "winners" all the damn time. Usually they'd take two scratch-off tickets, rip 'em in half, and present the resulting "winner" to me claiming it "came out of the machine like that".
Ignore the fact that the two ripped edges don't match. Ignore the fact that the barcode on the back does not scan as a winner (barcodes are how we are supposed to check them), and ignore the irregularity of "the machine" dispensing a torn ticket (all of ours are hand-sold), and you know what?
I can still tell it's a fake because there are three letters printed on the play field under the scratch-off material that spell out what the prize is. "ONE" for dollar winners, "FVE" for five, "HND" on hundreds... "FHN" is five hundred...
Usually a fake ticket has nothing. "JLQ" or some shiat.
 
2014-06-25 05:41:04 AM  

Fool_Marquis: I used to work at a convenience store, junkies would come to cash in "winners" all the damn time. Usually they'd take two scratch-off tickets, rip 'em in half, and present the resulting "winner" to me claiming it "came out of the machine like that".
Ignore the fact that the two ripped edges don't match. Ignore the fact that the barcode on the back does not scan as a winner (barcodes are how we are supposed to check them), and ignore the irregularity of "the machine" dispensing a torn ticket (all of ours are hand-sold), and you know what?
I can still tell it's a fake because there are three letters printed on the play field under the scratch-off material that spell out what the prize is. "ONE" for dollar winners, "FVE" for five, "HND" on hundreds... "FHN" is five hundred...
Usually a fake ticket has nothing. "JLQ" or some shiat.


It had to have worked at least once.
 
2014-06-25 05:55:51 AM  

"Redburn says the fake Loteria ticket in question had been cut and pasted together from two cards."


Jeebus, not even a half convincing fake. For this they should just give him a slap on the wrist for a card that was so obvious a fake.

 
2014-06-25 05:56:03 AM  
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2014-06-25 06:37:00 AM  

Hoopy Frood: "[W]e've got an obligation to protect the integrity of the lottery," said Redburn.

Heh, good one. Now tell us the one about the jackpot winner who actually collected the advertised prize. Or the one about how it supplements school funding instead of replacing it. It's been too long since I read a good fairy tale.


But we brought in so much money from the lottery the first year that we figured we could just fund it completely out of this and no one would miss the other money.
 
2014-06-25 06:44:12 AM  
does he realize all lottery tickets (even scratch off tickets) have serial numbers that ensure it's an actual winner?  If you're gonna commit a crime, at least do your research.

"Uhh.. I'll like, cut and paste the boxes, it'll totally fool them".
 
2014-06-25 06:59:25 AM  
that's a bold strategy, let's see is it works
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2014-06-25 06:59:54 AM  
You're a winner! You've just won two years free room and board! Plus...Bubba!
 
2014-06-25 07:07:05 AM  
"You would think he'd take a hint, wouldn't ya?" said Rollo Redburn with the Oklahoma Lottery Commission.

1) I like how the article quotes his folksy use of "ya" instead of correcting it to "you"...

2) Rollo Redburn is a totally badass name!
 
2014-06-25 07:08:40 AM  
I'm not saying everyone who plays lotteries is stupid, but lotteries sure do collect a lot of them.
 
2014-06-25 07:30:58 AM  
'Cause he had HIIIIIIGH hopes, he had HIIIIIIGH hopes
 
2014-06-25 07:35:07 AM  

Hoopy Frood: "[W]e've got an obligation to protect the integrity of the lottery," said Redburn.

Heh, good one. Now tell us the one about the jackpot winner who actually collected the advertised prize. Or the one about how it supplements school funding instead of replacing it. It's been too long since I read a good fairy tale.


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You mean like Whitman, Price , and Haddad? Last year's winners?
 
2014-06-25 07:55:44 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Now tell us the one about the jackpot winner who actually collected the advertised prize.


Meh, it's no more evil than banks advertising a 0.01% interest rate on a savings account when in reality - absent deflation - your deposit actually depreciates over time.

People are generally too dumb to understand that the value of money is a function of time as much as of the number printed on the treasury note, so they get manipulated by lottery advertising people who put the "how much" in giant bold text and the "when" in tiny footnotes.

But then manipulating people is advertising's entire reason for existing, so...
 
2014-06-25 08:04:25 AM  
I worked with a colleague whose son got put in jail for stealing a box of UNREGISTERED lottery tickets and then trying to redeem the winners. Almost as stupid as this guy taking an obvious forgery to the lottery commission.
 
2014-06-25 08:05:25 AM  
The suspect claimed he found the altered ticket at a Wal-Mart.

This sounds like a prank I would never, ever do. Ever. And I certainly wouldn't laugh at it.
 
2014-06-25 08:12:16 AM  
I'm gonna go out on a limb here, but I suspect that meth is involved. Meth has extraordinarily high amount of the element Stupidtonium.
 
2014-06-25 08:14:26 AM  
RobSeace:2) Rollo Redburn is a totally badass name!

...Rollo Tomassi
 
2014-06-25 08:20:58 AM  
Lottery officials admit it's a not a crime they see often for good reason.

Y'all see that? They's admittin that it aint no crime. Now where's mah winnins?
Back before the Internet, News of the Weird had a story about a family. Ma, Pa and Sonny all brought obviously altered Lottery tickets and tried to claim their prize. The ttickets had the six winning numbers pasted on them, IIRC. When they were told that it was illegal, ma and pa backed away but JR insisted that his ticket was for-real and they arrested him.
 
2014-06-25 08:29:29 AM  

Schmerd1948: You're a winner! You've just won two years free room and board! Plus...Bubba!



Could of gave it to a homeless person so they wouldn't be homeless anymore.
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2014-06-25 08:52:55 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It isn't a lie if you believe it.



That's Republican thinking!
 
2014-06-25 08:55:42 AM  

doczoidberg: AverageAmericanGuy: It isn't a lie if you believe it.


That's Republican thinking!


Before you leave the house in the morning, do you look in the mirror and say to yourself "Time to go be a dick!"? Because you're really good at it.
 
2014-06-25 09:10:23 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It isn't a lie if you believe it.


I'm wondering if he tampered with it, or did someone else and either gave it to him or he found it.  It does sound like he thought the ticket was legit.
 
2014-06-25 09:21:07 AM  

lack of warmth: AverageAmericanGuy: It isn't a lie if you believe it.

I'm wondering if he tampered with it, or did someone else and either gave it to him or he found it.  It does sound like he thought the ticket was legit.


You'd think, because, who really doesn't know that they are all barcoded for the prizes, and that is all that anyone "official" looks at, not the "pretty pictures" that are used to get you to play.

But, as has been said, remember how dumb the "average" person is, and remember that 50% of the population is more stupid than that.
 
2014-06-25 09:23:32 AM  

lack of warmth: AverageAmericanGuy: It isn't a lie if you believe it.

I'm wondering if he tampered with it, or did someone else and either gave it to him or he found it.  It does sound like he thought the ticket was legit.


FTA: Oklahoma City police arrested the alleged greedy suspect for trying to forge a 3 dollar lottery ticket into a 20 thousand dollar winner.

He's just a poor crackhead looking for easy cash. Now he needs to find $2,000 to buy a out of jail card. Bet he has someone show up with monopoly money, or the 'get out of jail free card.'
 
2014-06-25 09:24:56 AM  
Honestly  I can type and spell, I meant buy AN Get
 
2014-06-25 09:42:17 AM  
"The suspect claimed he found the altered ticket at a Wal-Mart."

I think I see the root cause of his problem...
 
2014-06-25 09:46:01 AM  

dookdookdook: Hoopy Frood: Now tell us the one about the jackpot winner who actually collected the advertised prize.

Meh, it's no more evil than banks advertising a 0.01% interest rate on a savings account when in reality - absent deflation - your deposit actually depreciates over time.

People are generally too dumb to understand that the value of money is a function of time as much as of the number printed on the treasury note, so they get manipulated by lottery advertising people who put the "how much" in giant bold text and the "when" in tiny footnotes.

But then manipulating people is advertising's entire reason for existing, so...


I assume you're referring to the message stating, "Win $1000 a week for life!"  But what it really means is, "You start getting your payments one year after you win.  You are responsible for 40% income tax on it.  The payments are made bi-monthly.  Your payment comes in the form of a gift card that is simply always renewed.  You cannot transfer the winnings to someone if some terrible tragedy were to take your life 3 weeks after you win."

I'm not saying it's a bad thing.  I would still take it.  But what they SAY the prize is, is terribly misleading.

Another example (not in the lottery world), is the mistake made by that home improvement show.  They would come out and build you a PHAT new house to replace your old one.  But then you're responsible for the taxes and the upkeep.  Which usually results in the family filing for bankruptcy within 2 years.
Bummer.
 
2014-06-25 09:49:15 AM  

durbnpoisn: dookdookdook: Hoopy Frood: Now tell us the one about the jackpot winner who actually collected the advertised prize.

Meh, it's no more evil than banks advertising a 0.01% interest rate on a savings account when in reality - absent deflation - your deposit actually depreciates over time.

People are generally too dumb to understand that the value of money is a function of time as much as of the number printed on the treasury note, so they get manipulated by lottery advertising people who put the "how much" in giant bold text and the "when" in tiny footnotes.

But then manipulating people is advertising's entire reason for existing, so...

I assume you're referring to the message stating, "Win $1000 a week for life!"  But what it really means is, "You start getting your payments one year after you win.  You are responsible for 40% income tax on it.  The payments are made bi-monthly.  Your payment comes in the form of a gift card that is simply always renewed.  You cannot transfer the winnings to someone if some terrible tragedy were to take your life 3 weeks after you win."

I'm not saying it's a bad thing.  I would still take it.  But what they SAY the prize is, is terribly misleading.

Another example (not in the lottery world), is the mistake made by that home improvement show.  They would come out and build you a PHAT new house to replace your old one.  But then you're responsible for the taxes and the upkeep.  Which usually results in the family filing for bankruptcy within 2 years.
Bummer.


How could you complain about taxes? That isn't misleading, everybody knows you have to pay taxes. When you get that job that pays $60k a year, do you cry that they mislead you when you get your first check?
 
2014-06-25 09:51:00 AM  
Weak minds. Criminal minds.
t1.gstatic.com
 
2014-06-25 10:06:11 AM  
Checksums -how do they work?
 
2014-06-25 10:23:17 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Heh, good one. Now tell us the one about the jackpot winner who actually collected the advertised prize.


It's not really fair to call the lottery out on that one, because they're hardly the only ones to play that game.  They didn't even invent it.  Absolutely  no one includes or accounts for tax in their advertising.  Do you also complain when your 99 cent cheeseburger actually costs you $1.07 at the register?  All advertising is just creative lies, and anyone with half a brain should already know that.
 
2014-06-25 11:36:26 AM  

Private_Citizen: Checksums -how do they work?


That shiat is as confusing as magnets!
 
2014-06-25 12:03:35 PM  
He "says" he found it at a WalMart.. if someone happened to make that just to fark with people and there happened to still be a security video of him finding that ticket.... he still might be able to collect that prize and much much more! Johnny, tell him what he's won!

/Bought some of those fake tickets years ago.. would buy 2-3 real tickets and pop that fake one in with them. One of my best friends was the best.. just talking away, scratching off the tickets and suddenly stops, mid-sentence...  I wait... "What??  ....  You ok??"  "Oh yeah, mmmmhmmm"
"FARKING SANTY CLAUSE!"
 
2014-06-25 12:13:12 PM  

ongbok: durbnpoisn: dookdookdook: Hoopy Frood: Now tell us the one about the jackpot winner who actually collected the advertised prize.

Meh, it's no more evil than banks advertising a 0.01% interest rate on a savings account when in reality - absent deflation - your deposit actually depreciates over time.

People are generally too dumb to understand that the value of money is a function of time as much as of the number printed on the treasury note, so they get manipulated by lottery advertising people who put the "how much" in giant bold text and the "when" in tiny footnotes.

But then manipulating people is advertising's entire reason for existing, so...

I assume you're referring to the message stating, "Win $1000 a week for life!"  But what it really means is, "You start getting your payments one year after you win.  You are responsible for 40% income tax on it.  The payments are made bi-monthly.  Your payment comes in the form of a gift card that is simply always renewed.  You cannot transfer the winnings to someone if some terrible tragedy were to take your life 3 weeks after you win."

I'm not saying it's a bad thing.  I would still take it.  But what they SAY the prize is, is terribly misleading.

Another example (not in the lottery world), is the mistake made by that home improvement show.  They would come out and build you a PHAT new house to replace your old one.  But then you're responsible for the taxes and the upkeep.  Which usually results in the family filing for bankruptcy within 2 years.
Bummer.

How could you complain about taxes? That isn't misleading, everybody knows you have to pay taxes. When you get that job that pays $60k a year, do you cry that they mislead you when you get your first check?


I'm not complaining.  It's just that most people don't understand that.
That's the only point that I was making.
 
2014-06-25 12:19:35 PM  
When the judge sets bail, the bond amount is typically 10% of the bail amount correct?

Assuming this is correct, I bet the judge had a smirk on his face when he set the bail amount. "The suspect has been booked into the Oklahoma County jail on a two thousand dollar bond. "  $2000 bond = $20,000 bail.

"Oklahoma City police arrested the alleged greedy suspect for trying to forge a 3 dollar lottery ticket into a 20 thousand dollar winner. "

/ISWYDT
 
2014-06-25 01:08:23 PM  

up2nfg: lack of warmth: AverageAmericanGuy: It isn't a lie if you believe it.

I'm wondering if he tampered with it, or did someone else and either gave it to him or he found it.  It does sound like he thought the ticket was legit.

FTA: Oklahoma City police arrested the alleged greedy suspect for trying to forge a 3 dollar lottery ticket into a 20 thousand dollar winner.

He's just a poor crackhead looking for easy cash. Now he needs to find $2,000 to buy a out of jail card. Bet he has someone show up with monopoly money, or the 'get out of jail free card.'


However, the proof is he was possessing a forged ticket, it doesn't mean he did the forgery.  He may have truly thought he possessed a legitimate winning ticket.  It would make sense that if someone possessed what they believed to be a true winning ticket to go to the lottery office in hopes of straightening it out, not to be arrested.  I have had a cashier lie to me to take part of my winnings from a lottery ticket.  It was only a dollar, so I didn't go as far as this guy.  But if I thought it was over a $20K prize, I'm swinging at someone till it can be proven to me it is not a real ticket.  From what I see so far, this is not someone I would send to jail, even if he is stupid.  This is why our jails are too full.
 
2014-06-25 01:30:48 PM  

domine: When the judge sets bail, the bond amount is typically 10% of the bail amount correct?

Assuming this is correct, I bet the judge had a smirk on his face when he set the bail amount. "The suspect has been booked into the Oklahoma County jail on a two thousand dollar bond. "  $2000 bond = $20,000 bail.

"Oklahoma City police arrested the alleged greedy suspect for trying to forge a 3 dollar lottery ticket into a 20 thousand dollar winner. "

/ISWYDT


Your brilliant presumption will land you in the same hall of fame as  Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan.

Here's why.
 
2014-06-25 01:42:27 PM  
special20:Your brilliant presumption will land you in the same hall of fame as  Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan.

Careful, that's one of my relatives you're talking about there.

On the other hand, I can see the similarity. Good old Doug cobbled an aircraft together from various pieces, then sold the lie that it just "flew the wrong way" and landed him in Ireland.
 
2014-06-25 02:27:04 PM  

SevenT: special20:Your brilliant presumption will land you in the same hall of fame as  Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan.

Careful, that's one of my relatives you're talking about there.

On the other hand, I can see the similarity. Good old Doug cobbled an aircraft together from various pieces, then sold the lie that it just "flew the wrong way" and landed him in Ireland.


Why is Paul Harvey standing there?

/and now you know
//the rest of the story
 
2014-06-25 02:46:49 PM  

lack of warmth: up2nfg: lack of warmth: AverageAmericanGuy: It isn't a lie if you believe it.

I'm wondering if he tampered with it, or did someone else and either gave it to him or he found it.  It does sound like he thought the ticket was legit.

FTA: Oklahoma City police arrested the alleged greedy suspect for trying to forge a 3 dollar lottery ticket into a 20 thousand dollar winner.

He's just a poor crackhead looking for easy cash. Now he needs to find $2,000 to buy a out of jail card. Bet he has someone show up with monopoly money, or the 'get out of jail free card.'

However, the proof is he was possessing a forged ticket, it doesn't mean he did the forgery.  He may have truly thought he possessed a legitimate winning ticket.  It would make sense that if someone possessed what they believed to be a true winning ticket to go to the lottery office in hopes of straightening it out, not to be arrested.  I have had a cashier lie to me to take part of my winnings from a lottery ticket.  It was only a dollar, so I didn't go as far as this guy.  But if I thought it was over a $20K prize, I'm swinging at someone till it can be proven to me it is not a real ticket.  From what I see so far, this is not someone I would send to jail, even if he is stupid.  This is why our jails are too full.


This.  It's definitely possible some other degenerate altered the ticket and tossed it down then this guy picked it up.

You'd think police would have some sense of pride and not lock up pitiful people for petty "crimes".  Instead they seem to seem to be in a race to the bottom.  "Hey Bob, I arrested a 3 year old for littering", "Way to go Jim!"
 
2014-06-25 03:29:53 PM  

IRQ12: lack of warmth: up2nfg: lack of warmth: AverageAmericanGuy: It isn't a lie if you believe it.

I'm wondering if he tampered with it, or did someone else and either gave it to him or he found it.  It does sound like he thought the ticket was legit.

FTA: Oklahoma City police arrested the alleged greedy suspect for trying to forge a 3 dollar lottery ticket into a 20 thousand dollar winner.

He's just a poor crackhead looking for easy cash. Now he needs to find $2,000 to buy a out of jail card. Bet he has someone show up with monopoly money, or the 'get out of jail free card.'

However, the proof is he was possessing a forged ticket, it doesn't mean he did the forgery.  He may have truly thought he possessed a legitimate winning ticket.  It would make sense that if someone possessed what they believed to be a true winning ticket to go to the lottery office in hopes of straightening it out, not to be arrested.  I have had a cashier lie to me to take part of my winnings from a lottery ticket.  It was only a dollar, so I didn't go as far as this guy.  But if I thought it was over a $20K prize, I'm swinging at someone till it can be proven to me it is not a real ticket.  From what I see so far, this is not someone I would send to jail, even if he is stupid.  This is why our jails are too full.

This.  It's definitely possible some other degenerate altered the ticket and tossed it down then this guy picked it up.

You'd think police would have some sense of pride and not lock up pitiful people for petty "crimes".  Instead they seem to seem to be in a race to the bottom.  "Hey Bob, I arrested a 3 year old for littering", "Way to go Jim!"


Based on this, sounds like we should just make a bunch of altered forged tickets, throw them outside of 7-11's, and Darwin people to jail.  I mean, from the article... "Redburn says the fake Loteria ticket in question had been cut and pasted together from two cards. "... if that is the case, it honestly should have been pretty obvious it was not one "complete" ticket... either some sort of bad pasting job, one ticket obviously pasted on top of another one, etc.... so, either "obvious" in that (if he did make it) "You really thought you could get away with this?" or  (he found it) "You really couldn't tell this ticket you found wasn't a real ticket?"
 
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