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Have you ever picked up discarded lottery tickets hoping you got an overlooked winner?

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Posted: May 29, 2013, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

Perhaps thinking the previous ticket holder was too inebriated to tell the difference?

* l have not. But looking down at all those discarded tickets in the waste basket could make one wonder..what if- am l right or am l right?

    HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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    Posted: May 29, 2013, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

    I have.

    I was walking down the street once and saw 3 or 4 tickets strung out along there like they had fallen out of someone's pocket while they were riding a bike or something.

    So I get them home and they're all winners, worth around $25 total.  I was thinking, I should find the owner.  But really is $25 worth trying to screen out the scammers?

    So I took them to the store and the clerk tells me they've already been cashed.  Blush

    Whaddya wanna bet someone cashed them in, and then did a quarter glued to the sidewalk trick - went out of sight somewhere and laughed their butt off when some dummy picked up those worthless tickets.

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      Posted: May 29, 2013, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

      Maybe I should try that whenever I get a large win. :p


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        Posted: May 29, 2013, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

        Perhaps thinking the previous ticket holder was too inebriated to tell the difference?

        * l have not. But looking down at all those discarded tickets in the waste basket could make one wonder..what if- am l right or am l right?

        Yes, but the really good stuff is in the big dumpsters. Take a dive and you will thrive.

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          Posted: May 29, 2013, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

          Perhaps thinking the previous ticket holder was too inebriated to tell the difference?

          * l have not. But looking down at all those discarded tickets in the waste basket could make one wonder..what if- am l right or am l right?

          It's not my ticket. I did not buy it. So, I don't think it is right for me to pick it up and cash it.

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            Posted: May 29, 2013, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

            I have.

            I was walking down the street once and saw 3 or 4 tickets strung out along there like they had fallen out of someone's pocket while they were riding a bike or something.

            So I get them home and they're all winners, worth around $25 total.  I was thinking, I should find the owner.  But really is $25 worth trying to screen out the scammers?

            So I took them to the store and the clerk tells me they've already been cashed.  Blush

            Whaddya wanna bet someone cashed them in, and then did a quarter glued to the sidewalk trick - went out of sight somewhere and laughed their butt off when some dummy picked up those worthless tickets.

            Holy Cow- at least you gave it a shot.
            Dance

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              Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

              It's not my ticket. I did not buy it. So, I don't think it is right for me to pick it up and cash it.

              Red- that's classic BS. You telling us that if you found a $20.00 bill on the sidewalk- you would leave it there?
              Let's not start with " there is a difference"...using your words" it's not mine" should be implemented universally by your standards, regardless of the situation.

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                Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                Red- that's classic BS. You telling us that if you found a $20.00 bill on the sidewalk- you would leave it there?
                Let's not start with " there is a difference"...using your words" it's not mine" should be implemented universally by your standards, regardless of the situation.

                Call me BS if you want but I wouldn't pick if it were 100 dollars. It's not my money. That's the bottom line.


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                  Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

                  Call me BS if you want but I wouldn't pick if it were 100 dollars. It's not my money. That's the bottom line.

                  LOL I ain't gonna lie to ya....I'll pick it up and I'll keep it if the owner isn't standing right there to claim it....I'll make it mine....Also here in NC your losing tickets (scratchers and draw tickets) can be turned in for points to enter 2nd chance drawings....so not to many folks throw their tickets away here...cause the losers may in fact add up to be winners

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                    Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                    Perhaps thinking the previous ticket holder was too inebriated to tell the difference?

                    * l have not. But looking down at all those discarded tickets in the waste basket could make one wonder..what if- am l right or am l right?

                    Picking (Up) Winners Without Placing a Bet

                    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/08/sports/08otb.html

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                      Posted: May 29, 2013, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                      Anything thowed on the ground in East Tennessee has tobaccy juice spit on it right quick.

                      It's kind of a way to test yer aim, when you see something thowed on the ground you spit a big ol' wad o' tobaccy juice on it.

                      On a personal level, I don't cotton to gettin' other folks tobaccy juice on my hands.

                      So no, I don't pick 'em up.

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                        Posted: May 29, 2013, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                        Call me BS if you want but I wouldn't pick if it were 100 dollars. It's not my money. That's the bottom line.

                        I think l read about you- the guy who does not pick up money.
                        Yeah was a big article a few years back.

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                          Posted: May 29, 2013, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                          Call me BS if you want but I wouldn't pick if it were 100 dollars. It's not my money. That's the bottom line.

                          I do think this is innate with some people. I remember as a very little girl seeing a dollar bill on the floor on the way out of a grocery store. I did not pick it up since it was not mine but watched someone behind me scoop it up and I knew it was not their money. Now if it was $20 or more I would turn it in to see if the owner could be found. I picked up a few pick 3 tickets off the ground recently that I assumed someone had dropped. Did not see anyone around to ask, went home and checked them and thought what do I do if they are winners? Maybe donate the money to charity? But they were not winners. Theft is theft.

                          J'aime La France.

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                            I do think this is innate with some people. I remember as a very little girl seeing a dollar bill on the floor on the way out of a grocery store. I did not pick it up since it was not mine but watched someone behind me scoop it up and I knew it was not their money. Now if it was $20 or more I would turn it in to see if the owner could be found. I picked up a few pick 3 tickets off the ground recently that I assumed someone had dropped. Did not see anyone around to ask, went home and checked them and thought what do I do if they are winners? Maybe donate the money to charity? But they were not winners. Theft is theft.

                            " if the owner could be found"...magic words.

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                              Posted: May 29, 2013, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                              " if the owner could be found"...magic words.

                              Making a sincere good faith effort is always a good thing!

                              J'aime La France.