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Woman duped by fake lottery ticket

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: December 24, 2007, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

http://my.earthlink.net/article/str?guid=20071223/476deb50_3ca6_1552620071223-94629561

I saw an interesting article today. A woman who received a scratch off ticket from a concession stand thought she won $25,000 only to find out it was a joke ticket. To read the rest of the story just go to the above link.

The back of the ticket said: "Claim forms supplied by Santa Claus. All winning tickets must be validated by the tooth fairy and conform to her game rules ... All winners are losers and must have an excellent sense of humor," the ticket read."

It would be horrible to think you had won a large sum of money only to find out it was a joke ticket. 

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

    justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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    Posted: December 24, 2007, 5:35 pm - IP Logged

    That happened to me (got a couple scratchers as a 'gift') but I realized immediately that "something was up" so I didn't get excited.  I don't think it's very funny, but most people don't realize some of us take the lottery seriously.

     

    "Claim forms supplied by Santa Claus. All winning tickets must be validated by the tooth fairy and conform to her game rules ...

    this is what most people feel about the lottery anyway.  Come to think about it, I think I was ahead with the tooth fairy!

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: December 24, 2007, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

      It's easy to get duped when you actually believe a stranger for no reason is going to walk up and hand you a lottery ticket worth $25K. 

      Telling this story to a newspaper just before Christmas and adding that she's a single mother make me think she wanted to dupe a few strangers into sharing their Christmas blessings with her.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Lotterologist's avatar - lightbulb
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        Posted: December 24, 2007, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

        LOL Merry Christmas! Thumbs Up