|Posted: January 28, 2009, 9:04 am - IP Logged|
Did you guys ever think that maybe this woman was making this story up? Kinda like that liar in Cleveland who said she had lost a winning MM ticket in the parking lot a fewyears ago and had the whole neighborhood looking for the ticket for her. If I remember correctly she also filed a police report. It just seems to me that sometimes if people make enough noise about a sob story involving money and people automatically feel bad for them and try to help....there's just that a few things about her story don't make sense:
1. No offense, and maybe I don't understand this because I don't have kids, but how can 20K suddenly not be important when you're in need of the money as badly as she says? Think about it, one minute Jr is soooooooo sick, but not sick enough for me to not take the time to scratch and realize I've won, but then in the next minute, be so absent minded to give 20K to a friend to go check the ticket...It doesn't make sense not to pay attention to that much money.
2. The friend/theif did say it was somebody else's ticket. Couldn't it be possible that the two ladies were friends, but the mystery woman/theif really was checking the ticket for someone else and perhaps was on the phone calling the man in the truck (who could be the winner or her ride home) . Maybe the owner was poor Great-Aunt Tilly who's 108 years old and doesnt have the ability to get out and about like she used to, so she uses family members toscratch and chck her tickets (her arthritis makes it had to scratch the winners). The conversation could have gone something like "Hey Bob, Aunt Tilly won! Get over here so we can go home and tell her the news person in case she has a heart attack or something".
"But Charlez showed the ticket to the receptionist" you say....
Again...what if it wasn't her ticket. What if the ticket really belonged to the friend/theif or Great Aunt Tilly and the friend let her scratch it on a whim?
"But she didn't fight about the ticket in the office. If it were me I would have spoken up and said it was my ticket right then and there"
The ticket does not belong to the "theif". She was holding the ticket for Aunt Tilly. She might be one of those people who doesn't play the lottery because of the odds. She might not care eaither way and have been skeptical that it was a winner....so off she trots to the gas station to double check. On her way over she calls Bob on the phone
"Theif: Hey Bob I think Aunt Tilly may have really won something this time.
Bob: No way.
"Theif": Way. I'm at the store checking it now. The clerk said it won 20K...hold on a second Bob, 'It's not my ticket'. Bob get over here right now so we can tell Aunt Tilly.
Bob: I'm on my way.
Just playing the devils advocate....