“File claim at lottery” error on scratch off
So you be told one thing new on a regular basis…and I believed I must percentage.
SUMMARY FOR THOSE WHO DON’T LIKE READING LONG POSTS: DON’T TRUST THE MACHINE TO CHECK YOUR TICKETS AS IF IT IS 100% ACCURATE.
So my good fortune generally is available in bundles, in 2016 I gained $2500 (draw video games) again to again 3x. In 2017, fairly a couple of $500 winners then a $10,000 win at the top of the yr (from a 5 greenback scratch off). So for 2018, win I gained $1000 adopted by way of $500, I despite the fact that adequate…time for a profitable streak. So I’ve been following hunches / instinct and walked to a shop and used a type of logo new self carrier price ticket machines.
Yesterday 7/17/2018 I purchased mega hundreds of thousands, scanned a profitable scratch off for $three and used the credit score and put $2 further bucks to get a $five scratch off. I do not scratch off the tickets utterly, I generally scan the bar code. When I scanned the bar code it mentioned “file claim at lottery”. I felt so satisfied as when this has took place to me up to now I had a price ticket that was once a just right winner. So, I determined to scratch the price ticket within the retailer to look what I gained, however all I may see is $five bucks by way of matching one quantity. I believed smartly it cannot be the system as it informed me a distinct sport variety price ticket was once no longer a winner and it scanned a $three winner that I had on me from some other retailer. I then idea smartly could also be there’s a winner for this $five price ticket within the e-book and there may be some type of glitch…so I purchased eight extra of the similar price ticket prior to the system swiftly stopped promoting tickets from the e-book. ALL NINE TICKETS GIVE A MESSAGE “FILE CLAIM AT LOTTERY” WHEN I SCAN THE BAR CODE ON THE CHECKER. Some of the 9 tickets are 5 greenback winners, some seem to be 0.
I then pull out the app from my state’s lottery and I am getting the similar message “FILE CLAIM AT LOTTERY”. The individual at the sign in says his system is down, so he cannot test.
I am going to the lottery site and it states to name the safety department when one thing like this occurs. So the safety rep tells me that they’ve more than one ranges of encryption and essentially the most correct system for checking tickets is the lottery’s personal mainframe adopted by way of the terminal at every retailer this is manned by way of a clerk…”peripheral devices” such because the self carrier system, the self carrier price ticket scanner at the sign in and the telephone app aren’t all the time as correct as the real terminal manned by way of a are living individual and the lottery’s mainframe. MIND BLOWN. I NOW WILL SCRATCH OFF ALL MY SCRATCH OFF TICKETS. IN MY YEARS OF PLAYING, I COULD HAVE THROWN OUT A TICKET BECAUSE I SCANNED THE BAR CODE ONLY AND THERE WAS SOME SORT OF ERROR WITH THE MACHINE CHECKER.
Just idea I’d percentage. I can nonetheless use self carrier system. I can simply now be extra wary when checking any form of price ticket, the use of each my human eyes and the system checker. I’m additionally combating for a sport credit score for the $45 I performed as I believe it is a customer support factor this is disheartening.
I do know I can proceed to win. I see this as an indication.