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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   ( divider line
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2014-06-25 05:32:20 AM  
2 votes:
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 09:51:00 AM  
1 vote:
Weak minds. Criminal minds.
2014-06-25 09:42:17 AM  
1 vote:
"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 09:21:07 AM  
1 vote:

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 08:52:55 AM  
1 vote:

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

That's Republican thinking!
2014-06-25 08:12:16 AM  
1 vote:
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 08:05:25 AM  
1 vote:
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 06:44:12 AM  
1 vote:
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 04:46:19 AM  
1 vote:
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 04:43:18 AM  
1 vote:
"[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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