|Posted: September 26, 2012, 8:58 am - IP Logged|
Story about a upstate winner:
So this guy walks into a convenience store near Albany, NY. His intention is to buy a whole bunch of scratch-off tickets from the same roll. So that's what he does - He buys about 25 or so tickets called The Color Of Money, all from the same roll.
This guy just about clears the row of tickets. But he stops at the last one. He didn't buy that last ticket. Why? Well, according to him, the last ticket on the roll never wins.
So the guy walks out the store. He leaves happy, though, because one of his tickets won him $100. It was a good day for him.
That last ticket stayed on that roll for a few hours. Many customers came and went. Any one of them could have bought the ticket. But nobody did.
Then Debra O'Brien walked in. She stopped by the store to pick up a coffee and two Cashword scratch-off tickets. But her plans were derailed by the store clerk. The store clerk suggested she buy that last Color Of Money ticket instead of the Cashword tickets. Debra was skeptical. Even she believed the last ticket on the roll never wins. But she bought it anyway, at the urging of the clerk.
Then Debra scratched. "I saw the word 'jackpot' and knew immediately I hit the big one," she said. She won $1 million!
The guy that bought the 25 tickets walked out of the store happy because he won $100; it was a good day for him. Debra O'Brien walked out of the store ecstatic because she won $1 million; it was a GREAT day for her!
Now the real question is, Who's the sucker that lost out on a million dollars? I'm sure he's heard the story by now. I'm sure he realizes how close he was to winning a million dollars. I'm sure he'll never stop at the last ticket on the roll ever again. I'm sure he's kicking himself right about now. Oh well, his loss is Debra's gain.