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    A guy found a winning ticket in the trash at a local convenience store, he tried to cash it, the store claimed it was theirs because it was in their trash, so maybe take it to another store and scan it. Yeah, I've seen migrant workers play the scratch offs, some have no idea, some hand them to the clerk even to scratch off the bar code, they never see the results just trust the clerk. Lots of scratch offs in trash bins, yeah this could be another hobby to start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Getter View Post
    Good luck, I refuse to play (the official way) The government already gets enough of our $ without donating.

    Not to sound negative or condemning, BTW
    I agree with you. No one should play the official way.

    Why?: Illinois refuses to pay lottery winners; Other strapped U.S. states | Fortune.com
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    Brilliant! That's awesome Getter!
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    I never won, so, I have up. Good luck.
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    about 2 yrs ago I got this idea when I was throwing some trash at a corner store and found a $25 winner thrown in the trash wet.. kept it and let it dry.. cashed it and I was hooked.. 2nd store found a few more winners thrown away.. collected then and for a few months searched at night from January to May. I collected enough winnings that it paid for a weeks long hotel stay in a 4 Star hotel.. My kids didn't like the idea but liked the stay.. Haven't done it since but about a month or so was pumping gas and a 5 dollar scratch off was on the floor. picked it up and it was a $10.00 winner.. May give this hobby another go round again.....
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    A few friends and I were picking up all the scratch-offs out of the trash we could find and entering the online second chance contests. One couple won a family four pack of Eagles football tickets.
    It's very time consuming so I quit doing it.

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    Last year a co-worker won over $160K in scratch off tickets - a relative worked in a bar and another worked in a conveince store they both saved old non winning tickets for him - you can deduct losings against winnings on Fed Taxes.. He almost had enuf to cancel out his winnings andgot his lotto winnings tax free.. lots of shoe boxes full of tickets - but worth it!!!
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    So there was a MegaMillions winner in Illinois this past weekend. I'm guessing since it was purchased in that state they are paying out lottery winnings now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by What, Me Worry? View Post
    So there was a MegaMillions winner in Illinois this past weekend. I'm guessing since it was purchased in that state they are paying out lottery winnings now?
    If that's the case, the Winner better do EXACTLY what your user name says!! I hope he doesn't mind waiting a looooong time to collect!
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    You people are all doing it wrong!

    Go to church and just sit there and wait for them to pass the plate of money to you, and then help yourself!

    Collecting discarded tickets at the track is not new that's for sure.

    I was too young to recall (possibly not even born yet), but my mom would tell me about how my nan would spend hours at the track........I don't think she ever used her own money, but damn she was hooked.

    I don't think there wasn't a day in her golden years that she wasn't there picking up dropped tickets.
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    I win all the time. I buy $20.00 in tickets and win back at least $2.00.
    Marvin
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlaceWeSeek View Post
    I agree with you. No one should play the official way.

    Why?: Illinois refuses to pay lottery winners; Other strapped U.S. states | Fortune.com
    Yeah, I always if anyone tried to sue them for their winnings. I'd be out trying to file a lien on a state building or two!!! I'd be telling a good attorney "If you win this for me I'll fix you up an office right in the courthouse." Then you could always pull a Christey! Take a bridge & let the good folks go for free and all official vehicles pay the toll.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by markmopar View Post
    A few friends and I were picking up all the scratch-offs out of the trash we could find and entering the online second chance contests. One couple won a family four pack of Eagles football tickets.
    It's very time consuming so I quit doing it.
    I used to make a round of town couple times a day on a bicycle and get about 200 tickets, everyone has the same idea, so I just grab them when I happen to be there. Don't really chase it, anymore. Got other things going on, but I will always pick them up, when I can.
    Got a hair cut!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GA_Boy View Post
    I win all the time. I buy $20.00 in tickets and win back at least $2.00.
    Marvin
    Don't do that! That is just a donation.
    Got a hair cut!

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    A couple years ago I was walking, and walked past one of those big $20 tickets laying on the ground (someone threw it out of a car). I stopped turned around, grabbed it, and it was a winner. The thing was the original scratcher did not remove the prize area (probably drunk not realizing the matching numbers).

    The ticket seen a rain so when I scratched it the prize info would rub out too (also the redemption bar code which is more important). I went to a retailer for damaged ticket paper work to fill out. I do not believe in karma, but seeing the top prize was $2 million I gave the ticket with the paperwork to my best friend. I told him we'll split the money whatever it is. He's the only person I would ever trust to do this with plus he's worth splitting with (a true friend).

    About a week goes by, and the prize is what I was expecting that being the price of the ticket ($20). I told my friend "Take the Mrs out to McDonalds for fine dining... LOL!". Some people I told the story to while it was going down was thinking the top prize because they hear stories similar to this. But the odds are it was going to be the base prize. I was also thinking a little conspiracy like to myself that it would be tempting to a Lotto employee receiving a top prize ticket in this scenario. But that would be my luck (I do not believe in luck either other than a saying for beating the odds) not walking by that ticket before it rained.

    I keep an eye out for tickets now (I heard from someone that somebody they knew won $700 from a discarded ticket), but do not go out of my way like digging in the garbage (maybe I will now?).

    One tip is that if the revealing redemption code has been scratched off, then chances are it was checked, or redeemed already.

    Good luck, or rather may the beating of the odds be in your favor.
    Last edited by solx nys; Mar 28, 2019 at 10:49 AM.
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