With all the big jackpots up for grabs right now, I'm sure there are many inexperienced lotto ticket buyers out there that don't know the proper way to double check their lottery tickets before discarding them. You might think you're an expert at double checking; but I've got a very important piece of advice for you before you walk away and let a Clerk throw away your supposed non winning tickets.

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I usually check my lottery tickets on my own by going to I usually bring them in to a retailer to scan them and double check them before discarding. I highly recommend you do this, because I know too many people that have actually won when they thought their tickets were duds. Now, I've come across another piece of information which really makes me think. I've probably already won a million dollars, but didn't do my double checking the right way.


When you bring your Mega Millions and Powerball tickets in to the retailer to double check them, make sure they are not just  "Scanning" them. This is what most retailers do; It's probably quick and easy, but many times the scan says you have a non winning ticket, when you actually have a winner.

The proper way to check your tickets, is to have the Clerk put your ticket IN THE MACHINE. There is a slot on the top, in which they can run they ticket through, and it will actually print on your tickets, whether or not you are a winner. This way; you are really making sure your tickets are superstars or duds.

If the Clerk says they don't know what you're talking about, find a different location to check your tickets that DOES know what they're doing. Most people are good...but this is just too easy for some people to take advantage of someone.


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