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Iraq war veteran is a hero yet again

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A U.S. soldier and his girlfriend found a winning lottery ticket on the ground at a convenience store Monday and turned it in to police, who were able to find its owner — a $2,500 winner with no idea her lucky ticket was missing.

Sgt. Edward Boniberger and Marnie Hall found the ticket in a plastic case at a store, Suffolk County Police said. They tried to find the woman who had signed it, but when they could not, they took it to a police station.

Detectives then located Mary Ann Doerrbecker, who had not realized she had dropped the ticket, according to Detective Sgt. Thomas Groneman.

"She was shocked," Groneman said. Doerrbecker met the couple at the Third Precinct and offered them a reward, which they declined.

"He said, 'Absolutely not,"' Groneman said.

Boniberger said he told Doerrbecker she should donate something to charity instead.

"There's people out there who need it a lot more than I do," he said.

He said he would have wanted someone else to do the same if it had been him who lost the ticket.

Boniberger, of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, was stationed in Baghdad and returned to the United States in September 2005.

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fja's avatar - gnome1

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Posted: May 31, 2006, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

Nice Guy!  This will come back to him 10 fold!

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    Posted: May 31, 2006, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

    Yep he did a good thing. =)

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      Posted: May 31, 2006, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

      Nice guy and great story!

      "They tried to find the woman who had signed it, but when they could not, they took it to a police station."

      signed her ticket! I wonder if she's a Lottery Post member? Thumbs Up

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        Posted: May 31, 2006, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

        Nice, and very refreshing that we will NOT see a lawsuit asking for part of the $ for finding the tix. 

        Well Done Sir !!!

         

                                       

                      

         

         

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          charlotte nc
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          Posted: May 31, 2006, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

          NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL A "HERO"

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            Posted: May 31, 2006, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

            we need more people like him in this world......

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              Posted: May 31, 2006, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

              The honesty of these 2 good individuals---we need more people like them--its rare in this world

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                Posted: May 31, 2006, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                awwcrap your right!

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                  Posted: May 31, 2006, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                  That was awesome and yes it will come back 10 times fold I truley believe in that and someday they will be rewarded whether its here or in after life

                   

                  I have come to find that their ARE angels in this world... I found mine Blue Angel  and they know who they are Wink

                  Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

                  COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

                   

                  Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

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