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76-year-old man trapped hunting for lottery ticket

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AMSTERDAM — A 76-year-old man trapped himself in an underground waste paper container in Amsterdam after he clambered in to hunt for a lottery ticket.

Police said in a statement the elderly man managed to open the container and climb in Thursday because he feared he had tossed out a lottery ticket along with other used paper.

Passers-by heard him calling for help and alerted the police who freed him with the help of firefighters.

The bad news? The man didn't find his lottery ticket.

Thanks to Original Bey for the tip.

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: January 3, 2013, 10:35 am - IP Logged

Yikes, I wonder how much it was worth.

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    Posted: January 3, 2013, 11:23 am - IP Logged

    Been there, done that.  I just stuck my head and arms in the bin though, 40 bucks was just not enough to scale the walls.

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      Posted: January 3, 2013, 11:41 am - IP Logged
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        Posted: January 3, 2013, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

        Sucks to be that dude!

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          Posted: January 3, 2013, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

          Aww.....bless his heart.....

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            Posted: January 3, 2013, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

            The things people do to collect whats due to them No No

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              Posted: January 3, 2013, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

              Would you dive in wondering whether you had the winning ticket or not?
              I think- Better to dive in with no regrets than wondering whether you had the winning ticket but hesitated too.
              Living with regrets is a bad thing.

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                Posted: January 3, 2013, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                Would you dive in wondering whether you had the winning ticket or not?
                I think- Better to dive in with no regrets than wondering whether you had the winning ticket but hesitated too.
                Living with regrets is a bad thing.

                "Living with regrets is a bad thing."

                Living in an underground dumpster ain't a whole lotta fun either.

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                  Posted: January 3, 2013, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                  If you found the winning lottery ticket, who cares- perhaps being in that situation for a few hours could build character even for a 75 year oldster.


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                    Posted: January 3, 2013, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                    I hope he brought a flashlight and searched while waiting to be rescued.


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                      Posted: January 3, 2013, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                      Perhaps he could have convinced the fire fighters to dump the whole thing and help him search??????


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                        Posted: January 3, 2013, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                        Maybe he just wanted to check it...................


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                          Posted: January 3, 2013, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

                          Been there, done that.  I just stuck my head and arms in the bin though, 40 bucks was just not enough to scale the walls.

                          Yeah, me too. Except in the 10 minutes it took me to go back to the dumpster the trash truck had come and hauled it all away.

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                            Posted: January 3, 2013, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                            Glad senior man is okay.  I, too, wonder how much the ticket was worth!

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