Lottery Scratch Offs

I was getting coffee at a gas station last night, and while standing in line to pay,  the man in front of me asked the cashier for the instant scratch off ticket sheet.

I have not played in years,  I do not gamble but I found the conversation very interesting. He was real loud about his request. The Cashier told him that she did not know what he was talking about, and he preceded to tell her that all stores that carry the scratch off tickets have a sheet that tells how many ‘jack pot’ winners are in the bunch. Evidently each ticket that is bought, is suppose to be put in a computer if it was a winner. I still have no clue how exactly that works but this man was rather demanding and then told the cashier that he has taped to his refrigerator all the stores that he purchases scratch off tickets, along with the stores winner sheets.  He obviously is obsessed!

The cashier told him once more… that she had no idea what he was talking about and if he wanted the managers number to call, that she would give it to him. He declined, and told her that she doesn’t know what she is talking about and that what he wanted to know, was how many tickets were left in a particular roll that the sore was selling?  She opened up the roll and counted out that there was 8 tickets left. These were the five dollar scratch offs. He then told her that there should be a sheet of paper some place that tells how many more jackpots are in the eight tickets, if any? And that there is a way to print it off the Internet,  if he could have a particular number that is found on the back of the main roll. She told him no, and he FINALLY got upset enough to leave the store without buying any tickets whatsoever, only a six pack of  beer!!

It was the craziest thing ever…and he was really lucky that my coffee was still HOT by the time I paid for it!!! :o)~


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