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You Found Some Lottery Tickets - Now What?

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Let's say you found five unscratched $5 scratchers in front of a store. What would you do with them?

Give them to the store owner or clerk [ 2 ]  [2.67%]
Leave phone number so owner can call and identify [ 6 ]  [8.00%]
Scratch them and keep any money won [ 57 ]  [76.00%]
Scratch them and give any money won to charity [ 2 ]  [2.67%]
Other (explain) [ 8 ]  [10.67%]
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Posted: June 14, 2011, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

Doesn't sound like you have much faith in human nature, lol.

I do now, the Yellow tail is kicking in. I love you man....ROFL

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    Posted: June 14, 2011, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

    You're an honest man, gr.  Sometimes it seems like there ain't many of us left.

    This is funny stuff here...

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      Posted: June 14, 2011, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

      I do now, the Yellow tail is kicking in. I love you man....ROFL

      I believe I'll have about 3 fingers o' Jack my own self!

      Believe I'll listen to old George Jones sing Bartender Blues too.

      Cheers   Thumbs Up


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: June 14, 2011, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

        This is funny stuff here...

        I was referrin' to Tn, not Kintucky, old timer.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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          Posted: June 14, 2011, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

          You're an honest man, gr.  Sometimes it seems like there ain't many of us left.

          Thanks Ridge. Definitely not. Whats the saying... Its easier to remember one truth than a dozen lies.

          Its a good thing you didn't ask: what if you found a pick 4 ticket. LOL

          "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

          The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

          Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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            Posted: June 15, 2011, 11:56 am - IP Logged

            I was referrin' to Tn, not Kintucky, old timer.

            Are they selling winners in Ten now?..tiggs thought the lottery in Ten was fixed?..

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              Posted: June 15, 2011, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

              Are they selling winners in Ten now?..tiggs thought the lottery in Ten was fixed?..

              Careful tiggers, The Dragon Lady will crush your head like a grape for less than that

              I wasn't talking about lottery anyway, I was talking about honest people and how Kintucky doesn't have very many.

              So you see, you're jumping to conclusions over absolutely nothing again.

              Now call the nice nurse and tell her you need to be sedated again.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                Posted: June 22, 2011, 3:39 am - IP Logged

                I just wouldn't touch it and leave it alone. It isn't mine. I would feel guilty winning a prize for a lottery ticket I didn't buy.

                Note: I don't believe in Karma or heaven or hell. So. that's not the reason that I wouldn't pick up the ticket. It just a matter of doing the right thing. Follow my conscience.

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                  Posted: June 22, 2011, 10:26 am - IP Logged

                  I would pick them up....look around to see if someone was jones'n & if not....put 'em in my purse..

                  I would feel as though it were my LUCKY day!

                   

                  (Truth be told tho, I'm the crazy girl who picks up 'scratched' lotto tickets I see on the ground sometimes) LOL -

                  And a few months ago, it finally paid off: On my way into the market, I picked up a scratched $5 ticket &

                  2 of the squares were $5 winners...And apparently, not enough $ for the original owner to bother with!

                  Kool - I got paid 10 bux just to bend-over...Not bad...Not bad Smile

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                    Posted: June 23, 2011, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                    I would probably just scratch them and keep any money won. The reason for that is quite honestly that no other option would have occurred to me! If the tickets were SIGNED ON THE BACK, however, I would make an attempt to locate the purchaser of the tickets. 

                    Anyway, I don't think the winner would miss it. He would think, "Oh. I bought some scratch-offs. They might have won, but probably not."

                    It was actually 14 years ago TODAY that I found a $10 bill while I was waiting to buy lunch at Disney World. I wanted to give it to the cashier, but someone I was with told me not to. So, I did not.

                    Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                    In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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                      Posted: June 24, 2011, 8:49 am - IP Logged

                      I would probably just scratch them and keep any money won. The reason for that is quite honestly that no other option would have occurred to me! If the tickets were SIGNED ON THE BACK, however, I would make an attempt to locate the purchaser of the tickets. 

                      Anyway, I don't think the winner would miss it. He would think, "Oh. I bought some scratch-offs. They might have won, but probably not."

                      It was actually 14 years ago TODAY that I found a $10 bill while I was waiting to buy lunch at Disney World. I wanted to give it to the cashier, but someone I was with told me not to. So, I did not.

                      How can you remember what you did 14 years ago to the day? You must have a photographic memory and total recall capabilities.

                      I can't remember what I went to get in the next room when I get there.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

                      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

                       

                       

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                        Posted: June 24, 2011, 11:48 am - IP Logged

                        How can you remember what you did 14 years ago to the day? You must have a photographic memory and total recall capabilities.

                        I can't remember what I went to get in the next room when I get there.

                        tiggs alsd has a pornographic mind..

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                          Posted: June 24, 2011, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                          tiggs alsd has a pornographic mind..

                          Tell the nice men in the white coats to tighten your straps real good tonight, tiggy.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            Posted: June 24, 2011, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                            Three true stories:

                            At my lowest income and living on state funds, I had to take a bus in torridly cold weather to go pick up my food stamp check, My kids in tow and I trudged the snow and ice to get to the office . On the way I found a 20$, back then that would have been used for groceries just to get by, but I looked a head and saw a guy reaching thru his pockets, walked up to him and said Sir, is this your 20? He gleefully said yes, then smirked. As I walked away I realized two things, a fool and their money soon parts , and I had just lost some extra food in my pantry. It wasnt the guys 20$ he lost, he actually lost his beeper ( gotta realize this is the late 1980's).

                            2nd story:

                            Was waiting in line at my local 7/11. Noticed folks rushing to get wallets out and get money ready, One of the guys flopped his wallet down and he had a 50$ underneath it. He panic'd and accused someone of pick pocketing him. The owner asked him to step to the side and he would help him find the 50$. The guy slammed down his 5$ for his stuff and huff'd out the door saying folks in there were a bunch of thieves. I was next in line and saw the 50$ sitting near one of the displays, it had gotten caught underneath it, I politely gave it to the clerk as I was the last one in the store. He smiled and said thanks. About two minutes later I had to run back in the store because my gas didnt need as much moola as I thought, and lo and behold the kid behind the counter was bragging to his friends that he got a 50$ from a dumb chick....I lost faith in humans that day.

                             

                            3rd story

                            Was caught out of town in an area that wasnt safe for a lady. Had to pull into an ATM because I needed cash for the turnpike. On my way out of the booth, I looked on the ground, and swirling around was 20$ bills! There was no one near by and I just started gathering them up. ...It was close to 200$ worth...I was half freighten'n I would be jumped so I rushed to my car, locked it and quickly went on my way. My opinion at that point was...finders keepers....I had tried the honest methods above and either lost faith in humans or lost faith that god would provide....well he did..years later at an ATM :)

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                              Posted: June 25, 2011, 2:32 am - IP Logged

                              If it was in front of my usual spot to play I would ask Mike who just bought the tickets, and try to return them.  If it was in front of a store that I normally wouldn't go to I would scratch and cash.   The customers at Mike's are different, most are on a first name basis, we talk to each other, give tips, and hang out a bit, not just play and run.  Mike lets the customers read the newspapers to get info.  He's a real charmer and knows how to treat his customers, with that type of atmosphere in the store its a relaxed friendly place that if someone dropped money on the floor its returned to them. 

                              I was in a hardware store the other day, bought some knobs and gave the clerk a 20., he's a old man trying to hang on with the Lowe's two blocks down, he gave me too much cash back.  I held the money out and repeated the amount I owed him, he grabbed the money back and gave me the correct change. 

                              I did find nearly 80.00 in a evelope in Walmart's parking lot, yes I kept it because there wasn't any name on the envelope and turning it in to those nasty clerks at Walmart wouldn't have helped the rightful owner. 

                              Efforts to do the right thing is always rewarded.