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Record lottery winner rushes back to work

InternationalInternational: Record lottery winner rushes back to work

Germany's biggest individual lottery winner had no time to celebrate after becoming $27 million richer because he was too worried about being late for work.

When the salesman, who was not identified by WestLotto, arrived on Thursday to buy his weekly lottery ticket at a shop in the industrial Ruhr area he was told last week's 12-euro ticket that he hadn't bothered to check had won the jackpot.

The man's reaction left the lottery operator dumbfounded.

"After he was told he had won the jackpot, he said he didn't have time to chat because he would get into trouble with his boss," a lottery spokesman in the western city of Muenster said. Instead, he rushed off to catch a bus to work.

There were few details about the lucky man, a pigeon-lover in his 30s, except that he planned to trade in his rented apartment for something a little bigger in the country. It was not known if he would stay on in his job as a salesman.

Reuters

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Posted: March 18, 2005, 3:38 pm - IP Logged

12-euro...how many plays were on it?

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    Posted: March 19, 2005, 1:57 am - IP Logged

    If I won 27 million I'd call in sick. Permanently. Sick of work that is.

      GoArmy's avatar - redcross
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      Posted: March 19, 2005, 2:14 am - IP Logged

      a pigeon-lover in his 30s,

      I personally think that this is the most hosed up part of this story, the guy has obviously never tried to eat a sandwich in Chicago!!!

      Flying rats I tell ya, flying rats.

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        Posted: March 19, 2005, 9:27 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by GoArmy on March 19, 2005



        a pigeon-lover in his 30s,

        I personally think that this is the most hosed up part of this story, the guy has obviously never tried to eat a sandwich in Chicago!!!

        Flying rats I tell ya, flying rats.




        LOL
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          Posted: March 19, 2005, 10:07 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by GoArmy on March 19, 2005



          a pigeon-lover in his 30s,

          I personally think that this is the most hosed up part of this story, the guy has obviously never tried to eat a sandwich in Chicago!!!

          Flying rats I tell ya, flying rats.




          funny!!!!!      i feed them,too 

          love to nibble those micey feet.

           

                                       

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            Posted: March 20, 2005, 2:19 am - IP Logged

            Pigeons are pretty stupid though. My favorite thing I saw was at the University of Washington when I went there. A crow would wait outside the food court then swoop in to anyone with long hair grabing the hair from behind. The person would get startled then drop their food which they never seemed to pick up. The crow would wait for things to settle down then go get his reward.


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              Posted: March 20, 2005, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

              Are pidgeons a bigger problem in Chicago than NYC?