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Calif. man buys scratch game with $20 bill he found, wins $1 million

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Posted: August 31, 2015, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

Some things are better left unsaid...I would have never mentioned about "finding" the $20 that I bought that winning ticket with.  Congrats to him though!

Perhaps I should have played the $20 I found rather than just keeping it for whatever.  Oh well,  next time.

Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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    Posted: September 1, 2015, 8:40 am - IP Logged

    That's awesome, congrats to the lucky guy.

    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

    For a lead role in a cage?

     

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      Posted: September 1, 2015, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

      He's likely embellishing the past. It's interesting how so many big winners claim never / rarely bought tickets.

      While embellishing is one thing, to make a statement about finding a $20 on the ground is risky. In many jurisdictions, lost cash, over a certain threshold, which can be low as $20 in some, must be turned over to the authorities. Even if the reporting threshold, where he found the bill, is higher than $20, there's still a risk of the person who lost the $20 filing a lawsuit, regardless.

      On a related note, the same issue applies to discarded winning instant tickets. Some things are best kept on the down-low, but many don't realize that finding something doesn't legally automatically make it theirs. One can find numerous stories of people finding lost cash, winning tickets, etc and having to give it back; getting sued.

      Anyways, congrats on his win. Hopefully, he won't run into any problems due to his "I found $20" story.

      Of course he is, people like him are notorious liars. The chances that you buy expensive tickets like that and you never or rarely play the lottery are slim to none. A casual player would likely stick to $1 or $2 tickets and probably would not exceed $5. Not to stereotype, but Asians also tend to be very heavy gamblers, especially the Chinese, which also makes me tend to doubt his story. So you have an Asian bartender that claims he hasn't played the lottery in 10 years, sure buddy, sure...

      The finding the $20 is also likely hogwash, he just doesn't want to look like he is a degenerate gambler to the public. 

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        Posted: September 1, 2015, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

        Congratulations to you , Hubert Tang.    El Camino Real is Spanish for ,"The Kings Way". This road connected the Roman Catholic Missions in California.  US Flag

        Totally off-topic, but I've always wanted to take some time off from life and visit them all. The only ones I've been inside so far are Mission San Jose in Fremont, and the one in Ventura (which I think is called Mission Buonaventura).

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          Posted: September 2, 2015, 7:33 am - IP Logged

          Were any of us LP posters there when he found the money?...no.  Being Chinese has nothing to do with the price of tea.  While stationed @ Ft Myer, VA (The Old Guard=yay!) I found $12 on a stairway.  One of our soldiers, a pathological liar type said it was his.  My reply was 'give me the serial #'s'.  End of that conversation.

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            Posted: September 2, 2015, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

            Were any of us LP posters there when he found the money?...no.  Being Chinese has nothing to do with the price of tea.  While stationed @ Ft Myer, VA (The Old Guard=yay!) I found $12 on a stairway.  One of our soldiers, a pathological liar type said it was his.  My reply was 'give me the serial #'s'.  End of that conversation.

            Agree Bleudog.

            There's a lot of amateur psychologists around here that know everything about total strangers in a news story.

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              Posted: September 5, 2015, 3:35 am - IP Logged

              Agree Bleudog.

              There's a lot of amateur psychologists around here that know everything about total strangers in a news story.

              Cry me a river. How ironic.You are sticking your foot in your mouth. Unless your name is Hubert Tang, you are doing exactly the same thing you are accusing the other guys of doing. You don't know Tang from Jack. Verdict: GUILTY!!!.

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