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Man has Tennessee Lottery tickets delivered to his doorstep

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ERIN, Tenn. — Mike West gets weekly deliveries to his home in Erin. Wednesday morning when he opened a box he was surprised to find thousands of dollars of Tennessee Lottery scratch off tickets.

They package of tickets sat on top of several other items inside a large box that was left on his doorstep.

"I thought this here must be my games, I got some X Box games," West explained.

But when he opened the plastic envelope he discovered the lottery tickets inside.

"I just started seeing game after game. It's literally millions of dollars in games, " West said.

At first, West could not believe what he found inside the box.

"My reaction was, I hit the lottery," West said while laughing. "But then again, I know this wasn't mine, I know it ain't mine," he admitted.

West had a theory of how the tickets wound up in his possession. The packing tape on top of that box was not very secure.

"So they set that down there and being as heavy as it was, it went down in there," according to West.

West admitted to the excitement he felt when he first discovered the tickets.

"Temptation was there. I mean who ain't got that kind of temptation. It was in my lap, it was addressed to me," he said.

The package was actually addressed to a Sudden Service store on Riverside Drive in Clarksville.

When a spokesperson from the Tennessee Lottery learned of this mistaken delivery she made it known the tickets are not valid until a lottery retailer activated them.

West worked to find a way to return the tickets to the Tennessee Lottery.

"I want it to get back where it was suppose to and do the job it's supposed to, put some kids in college," West said.

A spokesman for UPS, the company that delivered the package to West, said the company was not yet made aware of a mistakenly delivered package.

Two representatives from the Tennessee Lottery traveled to Erin Wednesday night and picked up the tickets from West.

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Posted: October 25, 2012, 9:03 am - IP Logged

 Would been nice if the Tennesse Lottery would have offered him a few freebee tickets for his good deed.

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    Posted: October 25, 2012, 9:26 am - IP Logged

    This is such a refreshing read after so many stories of dishonesty. Whether they were valid or not he likely did not know, but you can see in his words that he is a man of prinicple even in the face of such great temptations. He was thinking about the education of our youth now that's admirable!

    "Everything works  ONCE!"

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      Posted: October 25, 2012, 9:27 am - IP Logged

       Would been nice if the Tennesse Lottery would have offered him a few freebee tickets for his good deed.

      I Agree! Good deeds never go unnoticed, at least by someone.

      You never know who's watching.

                       


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        I Agree! Good deeds never go unnoticed, at least by someone.

        You never know who's watching.

        Noel

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            Posted: October 25, 2012, 9:53 am - IP Logged

            Temptation was there but he refused it instead...What  a great person! If Tennessee Lottery officials were not kind enough to give him rewards for his good deed, then maybe there will come a time that his good deeds will be returned...and I will be the first person to be happy for him...

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              Posted: October 25, 2012, 11:35 am - IP Logged

              Temptation was there but he refused it instead...What  a great person! If Tennessee Lottery officials were not kind enough to give him rewards for his good deed, then maybe there will come a time that his good deeds will be returned...and I will be the first person to be happy for him...

              The temptation might have been there, but any idiot would have to think that they are traceable and obviously wouldn't be valid anyway and he would probably get into even more trouble for tampering with stolen property or something.  Now if he was accidentally shipped $1M in cash and turned that in, then I would say he was a standup guy!!  Or a nut, not sure which...  Wink


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                Posted: October 25, 2012, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                "So they set that down there and being as heavy as it was, it went down in there," according to West.

                Is this how they talk in Tennessee???


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                  Posted: October 25, 2012, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                  The temptation might have been there, but any idiot would have to think that they are traceable and obviously wouldn't be valid anyway and he would probably get into even more trouble for tampering with stolen property or something.  Now if he was accidentally shipped $1M in cash and turned that in, then I would say he was a standup guy!!  Or a nut, not sure which...  Wink

                  But this guy is not just "any Idiot"............


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                    Posted: October 25, 2012, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                     Would been nice if the Tennesse Lottery would have offered him a few freebee tickets for his good deed.

                    Since when does doing the right thing need some special reward?? Its supposed to be a natural part of life for people who are not low down, evil greedy rich ilk......Big Grin

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                      Since when does doing the right thing need some special reward?? Its supposed to be a natural part of life for people who are not low down, evil greedy rich ilk......Big Grin

                      If Obama does the RIGHT THING and resign, I would give him a "special reward" (a round of applause and a few boxes).

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                        If Obama does the RIGHT THING and resign, I would give him a "special reward" (a round of applause and a few boxes).

                        He is more likely to become a permanent dictator than resign............


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