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CHERRY HILL, NJ
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I once came upon a priest who played scratch offs in our local 711 store until his thumb locked up. When he left, the store clerk gathered his losing tickets and ran them through. I believe 1 or 2 were actually winners.


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    I once came upon a priest who played scratch offs in our local 711 store until his thumb locked up. When he left, the store clerk gathered his losing tickets and ran them through. I believe 1 or 2 were actually winners.

    Would he not cash in the winners or did he not care that they were winners or what?


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      Would he not cash in the winners or did he not care that they were winners or what?

      He thought God broke his thumb for gambling and ran away empty handed.........


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        They call him the "thumb-less" priest to this day..........

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          Would he not cash in the winners or did he not care that they were winners or what?

          One of the risks of playing scratch-offs, specially for the compulsive ones and those chasing their losses, is that they get "blinded" or their eyes grows tired, they mistake winners for losers. I read in NYTIMES about this guy who hires bums to gather "LOSERS" from the floor/garbage bins of offtrack betting stations and then goes thru them 1 by 1. He nets an average of $500 a day doing this.

          Our local 711 clerk, has started doing the same. He collects the discarded scratch offs and checks them again. He comes up with a winner every now and then. Unfortunately he started using the winnings on the daily pick3/pick4 and has gotten hooked. They dont make enough over there and now he's always running short. So I guess gambling is really addicting or at least habit forming.


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            One of the risks of playing scratch-offs, specially for the compulsive ones and those chasing their losses, is that they get "blinded" or their eyes grows tired, they mistake winners for losers. I read in NYTIMES about this guy who hires bums to gather "LOSERS" from the floor/garbage bins of offtrack betting stations and then goes thru them 1 by 1. He nets an average of $500 a day doing this.

            Our local 711 clerk, has started doing the same. He collects the discarded scratch offs and checks them again. He comes up with a winner every now and then. Unfortunately he started using the winnings on the daily pick3/pick4 and has gotten hooked. They dont make enough over there and now he's always running short. So I guess gambling is really addicting or at least habit forming.

            So my Mama was right when she said I would go "blind" if I kept doing that.......What?

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              So my Mama was right when she said I would go "blind" if I kept doing that.......What?

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                Posted: January 16, 2013, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                My grandma told me to choose gambling over drinking. With gambling you have the chance to win, with drinking you lose everytime.


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                  Posted: January 16, 2013, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                  My grandma told me to choose gambling over drinking. With gambling you have the chance to win, with drinking you lose everytime.

                  Not if'n yer in the moonshine biness.........

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                    Not if'n yer in the moonshine biness.........

                    I've heard that my ownself.

                    But I wouldn't know.

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                      Posted: January 16, 2013, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                      One of the risks of playing scratch-offs, specially for the compulsive ones and those chasing their losses, is that they get "blinded" or their eyes grows tired, they mistake winners for losers. I read in NYTIMES about this guy who hires bums to gather "LOSERS" from the floor/garbage bins of offtrack betting stations and then goes thru them 1 by 1. He nets an average of $500 a day doing this.

                      Our local 711 clerk, has started doing the same. He collects the discarded scratch offs and checks them again. He comes up with a winner every now and then. Unfortunately he started using the winnings on the daily pick3/pick4 and has gotten hooked. They dont make enough over there and now he's always running short. So I guess gambling is really addicting or at least habit forming.

                      Why wouldn't the bums just check the tickets themselves, and cash the winners?


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                        Why wouldn't the bums just check the tickets themselves, and cash the winners?

                        Bums are very loyal and trust worthy employees.

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                          Bums are very loyal and trust worthy employees.

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                              b2b tells people what to do a lot........

                                 
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