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Man threw away $153,000 lottery ticket

Topic closed. 37 replies. Last post 7 years ago by Dollar419.

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United States
Member #23835
October 16, 2005
3471 Posts
Posted: April 25, 2010, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

"Secure the ticket, secure the ticket...SECURE THE TICKET!!!"

Better still, treat the ticket as if it were cash, because it is. I doubt that the stroy is true, but can anyone imagine somebody stuffing a huge amount of cash in the visor and then driving around with the windows down?

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    Member #47420
    November 4, 2006
    3930 Posts
    Posted: April 25, 2010, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

    "unless someone else noticed it in the trash and grabbed it!"


    Excuse me while I go into a psychic trance...


    Ah, yes... A fellow mailman will soon retire and the ticket will be cashed in on the last day it's eligible.


    I'm coming out of the trance now...


    I make no judgement on the character of postal employees. I only relay what the universe gives me.

    I must have a brief lie down now, these trances exhaust me.

    Your in a Jack Daniels trance and drunks on Jack Daniels never come out of that kind of trance..You make no judgement on postal emplyees..hahaha..Good one ridge..tiggs needs to lie down after that one..Beam me up oh Lord!!..


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      January 13, 2010
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      Posted: April 26, 2010, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

      The story says something about him leaving his wife and having financial difficulties.....this might be a blessing in disguise.....

      If he actually did have the winning ticket....he might be in for more financial difficulties through the divorce or if he wasn't careful with the ticket in the first place, he may actually be careless with the winnings.


      I would guess with financial difficulties and marital difficulties (whether related or not) this guy feels pretty low. Losing the ticket (if he did, indeed, win) would put him even lower.

      I hope that this is BS, as I feel pretty bad if this were true.

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        Member #65282
        September 22, 2008
        1992 Posts
        Posted: April 26, 2010, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

        Booooho i'll cry with ya, next time put them n a box until u have

        time to check them.

        LIVE the LIFE you LOVE......LOVE the LIFE you LIVE

        Bob MarleyCheers

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          Member #70678
          February 8, 2009
          889 Posts
          Posted: April 26, 2010, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

          Oh, I didn't imply evil on the part of mailwomen ca-, just mailmen. I've always found mailwomen to be very accommodating and friendly and honest. In fact, I've known a couple that were accommodating and friendly to the extreme. Yes, extremely accommodating. Extremely. Ol' rdgrnr loves his mailwimmins.


          thanks for a good laugh ridgy. It's been a rough day to say the least.

            st.germain's avatar - Tarlor
            chicago ill.
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            Member #3600
            February 4, 2004
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            Posted: April 27, 2010, 1:50 am - IP Logged

            You must be dreaming...LOL!  Pass me some of that "WHITE LIGHTNING"!

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              El Cajon, Ca
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              January 12, 2010
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              Posted: April 27, 2010, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

              keep the faith,because your life is not over. Your mistake was letting people know you made that errorNo Pity!

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                Santa Ana
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                February 20, 2009
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                Posted: April 28, 2010, 12:51 am - IP Logged

                A British postal worker said his marriage ended and he has become a laughing stock at work because he threw away a $153,000 scratch-off lottery ticket.

                Cemal Celikkanat, 38, a driver for the Royal Mail, said he thought the dollar amounts on the scratch-off card he purchased at Charnock News and Booze in Sheffield had to be in a row to win, but the card pays out for any three-of-a-kind dollar amounts, the Sheffield Telegraph reported Friday.

                "When I found out I felt dizzy and dropped to my knees — it was like being hit over the head. I threw away £100,000 ($153,000)," he said. "I feel so terrible, I think about it every day, it's had a massive impact on my life."

                He said he tried to retrieve the ticket from the trash at the convenience store but was told it had already been sent to an incinerator.

                "I have left my wife — we were having financial difficulties and this was the final straw. My colleagues tease me saying I must be rich because I can afford to throw away a fortune," he said. "When I bought my first scratch card six years ago you had to have three in a row to win. I assumed that applied to all the games I've played since then — I can't bear to think about how much money I've thrown away."

                I guess that means he'll win what he lost two-fold; i.e. $1,000,000???  Good life-lesson--check your tickets!!!