The Tennessee Lottery Should Be Ashaimed of Itself
To my fellow posters. Upon relocating to the Nashville space, I nonetheless proceed for lottery good fortune with buying scratch-off tickets and draw taste such because the PB and/or the MM. The Tennessee lottery makes use of the RNG on a couple of of their video games and whilst I’m antagonistic to that manner, I will be able to give credit score to the parents that play the ones video games on a constant foundation. The scratch-off postings in this web page are one thing else. There isn’t any date that the video games are began on, in keeping with their five web page record. The successful replace is finished on a weekly foundation versus day-to-day. Hunting for info at the web page is solely that..A TRUE HUNT.
Let us get started with the “how to claim” shape we could ?
If you might be claiming a prize of $600 or above ya gotta have that declare shape..SOP in all states proper ?? Not so speedy grasshopper. You wish to move get one and after I say move get one,I imply bodily force or be pushed TO some position to procure it. No declare bureaucracy (PDF or fillable PDF)are to be had on their site that I’ve observed. As the hyperlink above states, ” You can download a declare shape at ANY Lottery store or through calling the Player Services Hotline.”
So I make a decision to check this observation out and phone the hotline quantity. It’s the standard prompting state of affairs,”If you want the numbers to the PB press such-n-such number, Cash 4 press this number”… Then it will get to the clicking 0 for different inquiries phase. So I do this and it tells me that I’m the primary particular person within the “Q”..three mins move previous and I’m nonetheless within the 1 particular person Q in keeping with the voice at the different finish. Then every other three mins move previous and I’m nonetheless the “first person in the Q”. I make a decision to prevent losing my time…k,k, It’s Wednesday morning at 10:57 AM – 11:03 AM, simply how friggin-busy are you able to be ?.Maybe they’re going to e mail me one? I did not keep on lengthy sufficient to determine, in order that one is on me…………..Onward we move…..
So the TN lottery has four puts to assert which are situated in opposition to the ground of this.. Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville…. whole with addresses and hours of operation…That’s just right AND.. they’ve a blue “MAP ” button. Excellent, we could press it for every district we could ? First up..Knoxville and it takes me to a large image of all the USA on MAPQUEST… Next is Chattanooga.. Opens as much as the main points of the place it is situated with surrounding streets, and so on..just right task MAPQUEST…Onto #three NASHVILLE The Hdqtrs of the TN lottery… so what seems at the display screen ?.. “502 Bad Gateway”… retry it, similar factor, retry it on every other emblem new laptop in the home this is three weeks outdated and it says the similar factor “502 Bad Gateway”…. So I take a look at the Memphis location and it is going the the principle web page of Mapquest with an image of the US. I take a look at it on each computer systems..similar effects..<giant sigh>
The remaining phase of this data rant of mine comes right down to this phase…. I do know, I will be able to move to a few of “Lottery Retailers” just like the web page instructs me to do….. To be fair with all of you I’ve attempted 2 within the remaining couple of days. The retailer proprietor in 1 retailer mentioned, “you get those from the district office, we don’t have those”.This was once after he went via his lottery folder that was once situated beside the terminal. The different retailer consultant instructed they do not have the ones and concept you needed to “get them from the lottery office”(which occurs to be Nashville for me)
They do have a tick list on the very backside of the connected hyperlink which is to be had in PDF..WOOHOO…smartly,till you move down via it… Not truly spectacular neither is it that informative….
AND… you spot that phase the place within the FAQ the place you have got 180 days to assert ??? That’s now not reasonably the entire tale..
.SEE Powerball three.1.6.four A (1)…….Page #22
There isn’t any (money or annuity)choice introduced on the time of acquire. Certainly none at the lottery slips themselves, so what you have got is 60 days after entitled or on the prize declare..Anything after 60 days can be an annuity…
While I feel I perceive their which means/intent, it additionally matter to interpretation for me. Does the phrase entitled imply verification through the lottery other folks of a sound declare or does it imply from the day of the numbers drawn?…<shoulder shrug>… Guess that will require talking to a credible Atty to be 100% positive……oh smartly
Please be happy to right kind my findings and let me know if I neglected one thing
No marvel they’ve a “GRADE D” with “36% True Lottery Drawings” from the State Lottery Report Card from this web page.
Stay certain other folks and keep within the sport. One of us is due
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