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(MLive.com)   Pro Tip: If you steal lottery tickets from a gas station, don't go back to redeem a winning ticket   (mlive.com) divider line
    More: Dumbass, Lottery, Scratchcard, Auburn man, scratch-off lottery tickets, Michigan State Police troopers, Gambling, 40-year-old Daniel C. Stellmacher II, business owner  
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1164 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Sep 2022 at 2:10 PM (11 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-15 12:06:45 PM  
Not to mention, don't they have to be activated? Or does that only apply to the pick-your-numbers tickets?
 
2022-09-15 2:16:06 PM  

Somaticasual: Not to mention, don't they have to be activated?



Probably when delivered. But once they're reported stolen the scanner will let the clerk know ASAP.
 
2022-09-15 2:23:25 PM  
stolen lottery tickets csb:

Back when I was a juvenile delinquent in my 30s, I managed a Circle K in a large city. One afternoon, I came up with the brilliant idea of liberating a whole brick of 'instant win' scratchers, 300 in all. If even one of those 300 was one of the $500 winners I was golden.

I stole the stack and spent the day at home scratching each one. For science.

Had I actually purchased the 300 tickets at $1 each, I would have been disappointed.

My grand total winnings was $187. I took the various winning tickets and cashed them in at the grocery stores around me.

Oddly, the tickets were never noticed missing by corporate- or the state lottery people. I was never asked about them.
 
2022-09-15 2:23:44 PM  
I'm getting a kick about this because I just rewatched the BCS episode where a couple skells had a roll of scratch offs streaming behind them as the fled a store.
 
2022-09-15 2:29:00 PM  

Mr. Fuzzypaws: Somaticasual: Not to mention, don't they have to be activated?


Probably when delivered. But once they're reported stolen the scanner will let the clerk know ASAP.


They are activated when they are sold so if they haven't been scanned for sale they are just cardboard
 
2022-09-15 2:30:37 PM  

chitownmike: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Somaticasual: Not to mention, don't they have to be activated?


Probably when delivered. But once they're reported stolen the scanner will let the clerk know ASAP.

They are activated when they are sold so if they haven't been scanned for sale they are just cardboard


This is not true of scratcher tickets. They are live once added to the store's inventory.
 
2022-09-15 2:32:40 PM  

E.S.Q.: chitownmike: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Somaticasual: Not to mention, don't they have to be activated?


Probably when delivered. But once they're reported stolen the scanner will let the clerk know ASAP.

They are activated when they are sold so if they haven't been scanned for sale they are just cardboard

This is not true of scratcher tickets. They are live once added to the store's inventory.


What you learned from your local methhead is wrong. In IL anyway...
 
2022-09-15 2:37:23 PM  

E.S.Q.: Oddly, the tickets were never noticed missing by corporate- or the state lottery people. I was never asked about them, until now

E.S.Q.: stolen lottery tickets csb:

Back when I was a juvenile delinquent in my 30s, I managed a Circle K in a large city. One afternoon, I came up with the brilliant idea of liberating a whole brick of 'instant win' scratchers, 300 in all. If even one of those 300 was one of the $500 winners I was golden.

I stole the stack and spent the day at home scratching each one. For science.

Had I actually purchased the 300 tickets at $1 each, I would have been disappointed.

My grand total winnings was $187. I took the various winning tickets and cashed them in at the grocery stores around me.

Oddly, the tickets were never noticed missing by corporate- or the state lottery people. I was never asked about them.

.

And here I thought I was the stupidest sonovabiatch on Fark. You poor bastard.

Can we go out together on a casino night?
 
2022-09-15 2:37:36 PM  

E.S.Q.: stolen lottery tickets csb:

Back when I was a juvenile delinquent in my 30s, I managed a Circle K in a large city. One afternoon, I came up with the brilliant idea of liberating a whole brick of 'instant win' scratchers, 300 in all. If even one of those 300 was one of the $500 winners I was golden.

I stole the stack and spent the day at home scratching each one. For science.

Had I actually purchased the 300 tickets at $1 each, I would have been disappointed.

My grand total winnings was $187. I took the various winning tickets and cashed them in at the grocery stores around me.

Oddly, the tickets were never noticed missing by corporate- or the state lottery people.

I was never asked about them.

You may be now.
 
2022-09-15 2:49:05 PM  

chitownmike: E.S.Q.: chitownmike: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Somaticasual: Not to mention, don't they have to be activated?


Probably when delivered. But once they're reported stolen the scanner will let the clerk know ASAP.

They are activated when they are sold so if they haven't been scanned for sale they are just cardboard

This is not true of scratcher tickets. They are live once added to the store's inventory.

What you learned from your local methhead is wrong. In IL anyway...


In Michigan, the books of tickets are scanned upon arrival but are not activated, I think that's more of an acknowledgement of delivery.  Then when the tickets are put out for sale each book is activated.
 
2022-09-15 2:52:26 PM  
Each ticket has its own unique identifying mark. Doesn't matter where you turn it in it's going to be flagged as stolen when redeemed because it has to be scanned into the matrix.
Computers, who'd of thunk.
 
2022-09-15 2:56:53 PM  

I Swear I'll Jump: E.S.Q.: stolen lottery tickets csb:

Back when I was a juvenile delinquent in my 30s, I managed a Circle K in a large city. One afternoon, I came up with the brilliant idea of liberating a whole brick of 'instant win' scratchers, 300 in all. If even one of those 300 was one of the $500 winners I was golden.

I stole the stack and spent the day at home scratching each one. For science.

Had I actually purchased the 300 tickets at $1 each, I would have been disappointed.

My grand total winnings was $187. I took the various winning tickets and cashed them in at the grocery stores around me.

Oddly, the tickets were never noticed missing by corporate- or the state lottery people.

I was never asked about them.
You may be now.


Is there a statute of limitations on theft? Usually and the length of time varies depending on the local codes, but not if deemed an embezzlement of public funds. Good farkin' luck.
 
2022-09-15 3:09:42 PM  

chitownmike: E.S.Q.: chitownmike: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Somaticasual: Not to mention, don't they have to be activated?


Probably when delivered. But once they're reported stolen the scanner will let the clerk know ASAP.

They are activated when they are sold so if they haven't been scanned for sale they are just cardboard

This is not true of scratcher tickets. They are live once added to the store's inventory.

What you learned from your local methhead is wrong. In IL anyway...



Considering I was the manager of the location selling the tickets and was personally responisble for them (the tickets- I clearly wasn't personally a responsible person), I'm comfortable with my source's information.

This was over 20 years ago in AZ, FWIW
 
2022-09-15 3:14:02 PM  

starsrift: E.S.Q.: I stole the stack and spent the day at home scratching each one. For science..

Oddly, the tickets were never noticed missing by corporate- or the state lottery people. I was never asked about them.

.
And here I thought I was the stupidest sonovabiatch on Fark. You poor bastard.

Can we go out together on a casino night?


Hell yes, I'm a farking fun mother flower   8^D

/to be clear, I'm not a habitual stealer, just mentally ill. those tickets were the last thing I stole. it was mostly a sudden and intense curiosity of a brick win value
 
2022-09-15 3:15:46 PM  
$100 in Auburn?  You could retire and live the high life there.
 
2022-09-15 3:31:50 PM  

chitownmike: E.S.Q.: chitownmike: Mr. Fuzzypaws: Somaticasual: Not to mention, don't they have to be activated?


Probably when delivered. But once they're reported stolen the scanner will let the clerk know ASAP.

They are activated when they are sold so if they haven't been scanned for sale they are just cardboard

This is not true of scratcher tickets. They are live once added to the store's inventory.

What you learned from your local methhead is wrong. In IL anyway...


It's been awhile but when I worked at a gas station they were already activated. I would work the graveyard shift and scratch a few when I was bored. Cash out if I made anything try to figure out a way to pay for them if they lost.
 
2022-09-15 4:18:01 PM  
I remember a local incident where a guy burglarized a store and stole beer, cigarettes and scratch offs. He gave his father some of the scratch offs as a birthday gift. When dad went to cash a winner it was flagged and police were called. Dad had some warrants. Happy Birthday!
 
2022-09-15 8:26:01 PM  
NCSB: My first-ever job was working in Arizona a couple of decades ago for the Lottery Commission.

I ended up getting fired because some dillhole stole a book of tickets and I never did catch whoever it was.
 
2022-09-16 2:49:37 AM  

Cafe Threads: NCSB: My first-ever job was working in Arizona a couple of decades ago for the Lottery Commission.

I ended up getting fired because some dillhole stole a book of tickets and I never did catch whoever it was.


well, I hope you learned your lesson
 
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