Posted May 24, 2018 08:14:24 When a winning bid is made at a Nevada lottery post and then you check the odds at your local post office to see how much money you’ll get, you might get a lot more than you bargained for.
For one thing, there’s the possibility of having a ticket stolen.
“You get a bunch of stuff,” said Mike Kuehl, a security analyst for Kuehler & Co. in Denver.
“And if it’s stolen, they’re going to have to take it away from you.”
You might also be at risk of getting stuck in the post office waiting to collect your prize.
That’s because the post offices at the three sites don’t always give out the winners of big, winnable contests.
But you may also have to wait in a line of people waiting for the postmaster to hand you your prize to collect it.
“The chances of you getting stuck with a prize that you don’t want is about 20 percent,” Kuehn said.
A post office spokeswoman said the postcards and other merchandise will be delivered in person and at no additional charge, but the chances of being locked out are higher because there’s a lot of people at the post.
But the post has its own set of rules.
The post office only has access to certain lottery products and it won’t allow you to get a ticket if it isn’t yours.
If you do, the post will send you an email alerting you to your missed pick-up date.
If you get a stolen ticket, you may be able to redeem it for a different ticket at the same post office, which means you could have to pay a $5 to $10 fee to redeem the ticket.
You can also get a refund if you return the ticket to the post, which can cost anywhere from $25 to $300.
But that doesn’t mean you won’t end up getting a ticket.
“If they do have a ticket and it’s a really good ticket and they want to take advantage of it, they can,” Kueshl said.
So you might want to look at the online odds before you bet on the lottery.
“There’s a little bit of luck involved,” Kucell said.
“You can get it for $100.
But if you’re looking for a ticket to play in a big game, it’s probably worth $250 to $500.”
But don’t try to do a math job on the odds.
It may not be that simple, but if you have a lot invested, you can probably get a fair deal.
“There are lots of factors that go into the odds of winning,” Kausel said.
And even if you get the odds correct, Kuehls advice is to take the risk.
“That’s the main thing,” he said.
If the odds don’t work out, he recommends waiting in line for the mail to get to you.
“It’s not like a million dollars.
You’re going home with nothing,” Kachell said of the odds he got from the odds website.