|Posted: May 3, 2016, 9:54 pm - IP Logged|
A couple of weeks ago I found a mega millions ticket on the ground for the next drawing. It had three plays on it. Two of the mega ball numbers were identical #14 which came in with one additional number giving me a $3 dollar win. Not much I know but I did get a free Starbucks on Saturday. A win is a win! Anybody else "found" a winner lately?
Some folks are so distracted.
This incident is not about a lottery ticket but...
I was at a drive through teller with one car in front of me. That person did their transaction and took off. When I got to the machine, the car in front of me had left all their cash!
In other words, the lady took her ATM card, and receipt but left the cash... When I pulled up and saw the money I got out of my car to flag her down but she kept going.
I went back, did my transaction, pull into a parking stall and waited....
She came back about 20 minutes later and I just walked up to her and asked if she was here earlier (I knew she was, I remembered the car)
She was frazzled!
She said she lost her money; she had taken out $200 (the exact amount) but can't find it....and she thinks its gone cause she may have left it...)
I told her I was trying to get her attention and handed her the envelope...
Turns out she was going through a divorce and was headed to Colorado...she was stressed and overwhelmed.
She Thanked me repeatedly.
I hope that IF I was ever so distracted like that, someone would do the same for me.
(If she had not come back, I would have gone into the bank and used my receipt with the time code to see if the bank could tell who used the machine before me).
This incident is about lottery tickets and happened more recently...
During the "billion dollars" jackpot run on PB in January, I was at the market filling out a play slip to buy my tickets and there was a man at the main counter paying for his. After several minutes, I moved to the main counter and the guy had left his tickets.....and receipt.....on the counter!
Since the cashier (it was actually the store manager) had walked away as well, I called for a clerk and told him the guy before me left his tickets.
The clerk said that he knew the guy and that he was a regular customer. The clerk took the tickets and placed them under the counter.
I told the store manager what had happened as well as she was the one who sold the guy his tickets (I just wanted more than one person to know what had happened...)
Granted those tickets were not the jackpot winning tickets but still.....yikes!