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Posted: May 22, 2009, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

Today I was coming home from work, when I was flagged down by an older couple. As I exited my car, an old man approached me and said that he just won, one million dollars on a lottery scratch off ticket. The old man asked me for my advice; regarding what he should do. I told the old man to sign his name, write his name clearly, along with his drivers license number. The man said that he thought he should take the ticket to the clerk, where he had one it. I advised the man against it, and told him to contact the lottery center, and not to tell anyone. Recently I have became a Christian and feel that God injected me into this man's life, for protection. The ticket was bought for $20.00 at a greater Houston area gas station. Unbelievable!

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    Posted: May 22, 2009, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

    By the way, I held the ticket in my hand and confirmed it was a winner.

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      Posted: May 22, 2009, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

      Nice Job Thunder-cage,  See ....Not everyone in this world actually knows what to do.

        I'll bet if you had time, and Gas, you could have escorted him pesonally.

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        Posted: May 22, 2009, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

        Today I was coming home from work, when I was flagged down by an older couple. As I exited my car, an old man approached me and said that he just won, one million dollars on a lottery scratch off ticket. The old man asked me for my advice; regarding what he should do. I told the old man to sign his name, write his name clearly, along with his drivers license number. The man said that he thought he should take the ticket to the clerk, where he had one it. I advised the man against it, and told him to contact the lottery center, and not to tell anyone. Recently I have became a Christian and feel that God injected me into this man's life, for protection. The ticket was bought for $20.00 at a greater Houston area gas station. Unbelievable!

        Wonderful! Thumbs Up

        My only advice would be to make sure the winner mentions Lottery Post at his press conference! Big Grin

         

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          Posted: May 22, 2009, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

          WTG!  How nice of you to help this older gentleman!Hurray!


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            Posted: May 22, 2009, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

            Kinda makes you wonder how they got to be "an older couple" by being stupid enough to allow a complete stranger to hold a million dollar winning lottery ticket in his own hands.

             

            I'm happy for them,but they are entirely to trusting.

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              Posted: May 22, 2009, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

              I hope he follows yer advice and remembers to look for ya when he gets the money Approve

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                Posted: May 22, 2009, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                Kinda makes you wonder how they got to be "an older couple" by being stupid enough to allow a complete stranger to hold a million dollar winning lottery ticket in his own hands.

                 

                I'm happy for them,but they are entirely to trusting.

                Xandercage did right to give his advice and send the couple on their way.  I've read about scams (peigons) that use this scenario to scam greedy people out of their money, an old couple walks up to a stranger and stupidly ask for his advice to cash a lottery ticket worth millions.  If the stranger is greedy and want to share the couple's good fortune then he can become a victim of their scam.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: May 22, 2009, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Xandercage did right to give his advice and send the couple on their way.  I've read about scams (peigons) that use this scenario to scam greedy people out of their money, an old couple walks up to a stranger and stupidly ask for his advice to cash a lottery ticket worth millions.  If the stranger is greedy and want to share the couple's good fortune then he can become a victim of their scam.

                  I've read storys like that,too.I just figured if you are that gullible,you deserve what you get.

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                    Posted: May 22, 2009, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                    You did a great thing by helping the man out with some advice. I am surprised to know there are a lot of players who play a game they don't know its rules, and proceedures.

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                      Posted: May 22, 2009, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Xandercage did right to give his advice and send the couple on their way.  I've read about scams (peigons) that use this scenario to scam greedy people out of their money, an old couple walks up to a stranger and stupidly ask for his advice to cash a lottery ticket worth millions.  If the stranger is greedy and want to share the couple's good fortune then he can become a victim of their scam.

                      Indeed, RJOh, good point.

                      Who is going to hand a million dollar winner to a perfect stranger to verify?

                      xandercage, I think your honesty just might have saved you tons of grief.

                      The whole thing may have been legit, but it sure sounds like a set up for some kind of "gypsy switch".

                      One of the m.o.'s on this is that the winners claim to be here illegally and are afraid to cash the ticket, so they offer a "reward", but the mark has to put up some hefty front moneu first. They take the front money and disappear.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                        Posted: May 22, 2009, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

                        Normally the way those scams work is not the way this story went. 

                        The scams normally involve someone who is supposedly in the country illegally and can't redeem the ticket because they're illegal.  They offer to split the jackpot with the American who redeems it for them.  But, the catch is that they and you have to share the taxes paid on the prize.  They have their $3,000 for the taxes, and you have to get yours from the bank.  So you withdraw the money and they combine it with theirs ... and then they disappear with your $3,000.

                         

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                          Posted: May 22, 2009, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                          I failed to mention that I'm a police officer, and was heading home for the day.

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                            Posted: May 22, 2009, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                            Also, oddly enough, they live in the same subdivision that I live in. I do not; however know them whatsoever.


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                              Posted: May 22, 2009, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

                              Also, oddly enough, they live in the same subdivision that I live in. I do not; however know them whatsoever.

                              Were you in uniform?That would answer a lot of questions in my mind.