|Posted: May 5, 2012, 8:38 pm - IP Logged|
Please excuse me for not being so "quick on the draw" here, but it seems to me that the retailer was actually trying to help. From what I can see, he insisted on the ticket(s) which contained prizes...and the customer ended up recovering $20 instead of losing $20 altogether. So, we complain about getting our money back with the very good possibility of winning a large prize? Wow! I mean, the clerk didn't know for certain that the tickets were all winners as one of them was a loser, in fact.
The name Honest James comes to mind here. Lots of folk on this big earth just don't know a blessing when they encounter it. Let's try this one more time: The guy seems to be more comfortable with losing at the odds of the ticket than to have a slight edge at the urge of the seller?????
This story would've never made the press had he won the $1M...and I can guarantee that. He's just angry at the fact that someone else might come along and also experience good fortune...maybe even more so than his. Man, that's just crazy. Reporting someone that's trying to help people possibly win, or, at least get their money back on some flawed tickets.
It wasn't the clerk's fault...he was just taking advantage of the opportunity to sell high probability winning tickets. If this is the case, then if anyone here goes to their corner store and purchases a ticket at the suggestion of the clerk, and it's a BIG WINNER, then give it back and report the clerk!!!!!!
Common sense really isn't so common.