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Winner of airline lottery eats winning ticket

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Yes, that's right, he ate the winning ticket

A passenger flying on a Ryanair flight Thursday from Krakow, Poland, to the U.K.'s East Midlands airport ate a winning lottery ticket worth 10,000 euros ($15,000) when he was told he could not claim the prize mid-flight.

The cabin crew advised the winner that he would have to redeem the winning ticket directly with the company that runs the lottery, as it was such a large sum.

The passenger proceeded to become so irate that he ate the winning ticket.

The unusual in-flight meal turned out to be very expensive, as the consumption of the lottery ticket invalidated his claim.

The airline was asking visitors to its website to decide which charity should get the €10,000 prize.

"Passengers have always been delighted to claim their large cash prizes after returning home," Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara said.

"Unfortunately our latest winner felt that we should have his €10,000 prize kicking around on the aircraft."

Ryanair and Brand Force, the scratch card company, have decided to offer the cash prize to charity and have asked Ryanair passengers to vote on the Ryanair Web site (www.ryanair.com) for which type of charity Ryanair should donate the €10,000 prize to.  The online poll closes March 5.

The possible choices for the charity are:

  1. An Anger Management Charity
  2. An Eating Disorder Charity
  3. A Gamblers Charity
  4. A Disruptive Children's Charity
  5. A Mental Health Charity

"Crew tried to stop the air Gourmet Scratch Card eater by offering him one of our great tasting sandwiches, pizzas or snacks instead, but clearly he had much more expensive tastes," McNamara quipped.

"Ryanair is now asking passengers to vote on which type of charity Ryanair should donate the €10,000 prize money to with one charity from anger management, eating and digestive disorders to disruptive children's and mental health charities now set to benefit from a real meal ticket."

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MADDOG10's avatar - smoke
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Posted: March 1, 2010, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

Yes, that's right, he ate the winning ticket

A passenger flying on a Ryanair flight Thursday from Krakow, Poland, to the U.K.'s East Midlands airport ate a winning lottery ticket worth 10,000 euros ($15,000) when he was told he could not claim the prize mid-flight.

The cabin crew advised the winner that he would have to redeem the winning ticket directly with the company that runs the lottery, as it was such a large sum.

The passenger proceeded to become so irate that he ate the winning ticket.

The unusual in-flight meal turned out to be very expensive, as the consumption of the lottery ticket invalidated his claim.

The airline was asking visitors to its website to decide which charity should get the €10,000 prize.

"Passengers have always been delighted to claim their large cash prizes after returning home," Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara said.

"Unfortunately our latest winner felt that we should have his €10,000 prize kicking around on the aircraft."

Ryanair and Brand Force, the scratch card company, have decided to offer the cash prize to charity and have asked Ryanair passengers to vote on the Ryanair Web site (www.ryanair.com) for which type of charity Ryanair should donate the €10,000 prize to.  The online poll closes March 5.

The possible choices for the charity are:

  1. An Anger Management Charity
  2. An Eating Disorder Charity
  3. A Gamblers Charity
  4. A Disruptive Children's Charity
  5. A Mental Health Charity

"Crew tried to stop the air Gourmet Scratch Card eater by offering him one of our great tasting sandwiches, pizzas or snacks instead, but clearly he had much more expensive tastes," McNamara quipped.

"Ryanair is now asking passengers to vote on which type of charity Ryanair should donate the €10,000 prize money to with one charity from anger management, eating and digestive disorders to disruptive children's and mental health charities now set to benefit from a real meal ticket."

What a M O R O N.......!

Hope it tasted like Caviar....... Bang Head

                                             

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    Posted: March 1, 2010, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

    What a M O R O N.......!

    Hope it tasted like Caviar....... Bang Head

    Yeah, this man was crazy, he didn't deserve the money acting like that, I hope the money goes to a good charity and helps those who need it.

      onenumber's avatar - swordgirl
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      Posted: March 1, 2010, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

      Stupid!!  I hope he feels like an idiot!

        konane's avatar - wallace
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        Posted: March 1, 2010, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

        ThudLost cabin pressure inside his head maybe????

        Good luck to everyone!

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          Posted: March 1, 2010, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

          So, he ate a ticket worth $15,000 because he couldn't wait to get it cashed? What a loon. Well, at least a charity will be able to benefit from all this.

          "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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            Posted: March 1, 2010, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

               H I L A R I O U S!!!!!!!!!!

             "as long as you win more than you lose...gamblins' not a problem"

              Set4life's avatar - 2554
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              Posted: March 1, 2010, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

              Hmmm very fishyDead

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                   FOR THE WIN!


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                Posted: March 1, 2010, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

                what an idiot.  seriously i thought they were going to give him $15,000 on the plane???  h3ll i wouldn want anyone knowing i had 15,000 on meCool

                  sully16's avatar - sharan
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                  Posted: March 1, 2010, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Thats a very expensive BM.

                  Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                  For a lead role in a cage?

                   

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                    Posted: March 1, 2010, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Anger rests in the Bosom of Fools! You have to go to Stupid-fool-School to be that Foolish!!Chair

                    forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                    Now, does it count??

                     

                     

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                      Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                      Posted: March 1, 2010, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                      What a fool.Hit With Stick

                      Gonna win.Big Smile

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                        Posted: March 1, 2010, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                        wow, and the way I'm broke?! That money was enough for me to attend the 2010 FIFA world cup finals in South Africa this summerUnhappy

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                          Posted: March 1, 2010, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                          (In My Fred Sanford Voice) U Big Dummy!!

                            JAP69's avatar - alas
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                            Posted: March 1, 2010, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

                            The guy probably figured he was going to mictuate it away anyhow. Might as well do it right.

                            MAGA