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Man forgets glasses, mistakenly buys winning lottery ticket

Jun 29, 2015, 11:17 am

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Connecticut LotteryConnecticut Lottery: Man forgets glasses, mistakenly buys winning lottery ticketRating:

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier.

Bob Sabo, of Easton, says he didn't want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop & Shop in Fairfield, so he decided to buy a ticket from a lottery vending machine - something he had previously never done.

Sabo says he meant to buy two $20 tickets, but says he didn't have his glasses on and instead bought a $30 ticket.

"When I got home and scratched the 30X ticket, I couldn't believe it--we won $30,000," Sabo told CT Lottery officials. "Winning the way we did was a very freaky thing!"

The store will receive $300 from CT Lottery for selling the top prize winning ticket.

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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See or don't see, winning is as easy as that. Wink

 * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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    :) just dont forget it wasnt all about your glasses <3

      maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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      See or don't see, winning is as easy as that. Wink

      It seems that some people get rewarded for their mistakes. My mistakes get me fully punished. For example the day I wake up late is the day the highway is literally a parking lot and  then I get rained on as I sprint through the parking lot at work. Also my boss notices that I'm late. My life sucks LOL

      That money's gone fo ever

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         Congratulations Bob Sabo !! You are thirty thousand ahead of where you were.Party

         "We are all in this together!" 

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          Mistake or Not- Bob did the most sensible thing, anyone wanna guess what that was? Anyone,  Anyone.  Yeah you in the back.." Bob bought a ticket". That's right!!

          As you were. 

           * Voice of Reason *   

           

          People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

            dallascowboyfan's avatar - chi
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            Congratulations Mr. Sabo Thumbs Up

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              It seems that some people get rewarded for their mistakes. My mistakes get me fully punished. For example the day I wake up late is the day the highway is literally a parking lot and  then I get rained on as I sprint through the parking lot at work. Also my boss notices that I'm late. My life sucks LOL

              I agree!  I don't think I've ever won a dime on anything I bought by mistake.

              I bought some extra draw tickets with a small win last Friday.  I asked for 10 PB 10 Hot Lotto and 5 Lucky for Life.  She printed 10 LFL on the one ticket, so I bought it.  I can't stand to leave mistake tickets that were printed for me, but never buy other's mistake tickets. 

              I didn't win a thing on the extra PB and HL tickets, but I'm hoping to win at least $10 on LFL tonight just to make up for her mistake.  But I'm not holding my breath since it's never happened before.

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                I see said the blind man: As he Cashed in his Winning Lottery Ticket!

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

                Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.

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                  maringoman's avatar - images q=tbn:ANd9GcTbRxpKQmOfcCoUqF2FyqIOAwDo7rg9G-lfJLAALPGWJWwiz19eRw
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                  I agree!  I don't think I've ever won a dime on anything I bought by mistake.

                  I bought some extra draw tickets with a small win last Friday.  I asked for 10 PB 10 Hot Lotto and 5 Lucky for Life.  She printed 10 LFL on the one ticket, so I bought it.  I can't stand to leave mistake tickets that were printed for me, but never buy other's mistake tickets. 

                  I didn't win a thing on the extra PB and HL tickets, but I'm hoping to win at least $10 on LFL tonight just to make up for her mistake.  But I'm not holding my breath since it's never happened before.

                  I hope her mistake is your blessing. Thumbs Up

                  That money's gone fo ever

                    HoLeeKau's avatar - 40827 jpg?1576607320
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                    I hope her mistake is your blessing. Thumbs Up

                    Thank you for the good wishes.  Big Smile

                      Bondi Junction
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                      A man in southwestern Connecticut who mistakenly bought the wrong lottery ticket is $30,000 wealthier.

                      Bob Sabo, of Easton, says he didn't want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket at the Super Stop & Shop in Fairfield, so he decided to buy a ticket from a lottery vending machine - something he had previously never done.

                      Sabo says he meant to buy two $20 tickets, but says he didn't have his glasses on and instead bought a $30 ticket.

                      "When I got home and scratched the 30X ticket, I couldn't believe it--we won $30,000," Sabo told CT Lottery officials. "Winning the way we did was a very freaky thing!"

                      The store will receive $300 from CT Lottery for selling the top prize winning ticket.

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                      "Bob Sabo, of Easton, says he didn't want to wait in line to buy a lottery ticket."

                       

                      Well, Bob and anyone else who doesn't want to wait in line, or queue as they say here, subscriptions are the answer.

                      If your state doesn't offer a subscription service, you can subscribe to Megabucks Doubler from the Massachusetts Lottery from anywhere in the United States.

                      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

                        Bondi Junction
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                        The New York lottery has a subscription service, but you must have a New York state address to participate.

                        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                          Congratulations to this thrilled winner!

                          In some states, the lottery ticket vending machines don't give change!  Cussing Face

                          Consequently, I wonder if this man put in two $20 bills and only punched and received the $30 valued ticket.  Regardless, in this case -- since this regular big-ticket gambler won several thousand dollars -- he probably doesn't care!

                          Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                            Weird, I've never seen a $30 ticket in a CT vending machine. Their usually behind the clerks.