Man threw away $153,000 lottery ticket

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In response to Todd

"ThudA Fool and His Money departs"

tiggs95's avatar - Lottery-036.jpg

ridge runner reads this he will be so happy it happen to a postal worker..He can be so mean at times..

RJOh's avatar - chipmunk

Had he not mentioned his foolishness, no one would know.  Sounds like he's telling his story hoping the lottery will investigate if such an incident as he claimed could have happened and reward him the money if it could have.

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In response to tiggs95

I wouldn't have said anything but since you bring it up he's probably just dealing with bad Karma for all the cash he's taken from little kids' birthday cards. Mailmen can be really evil.


This is sad and will affect him for the rest of his life unless he moves away and starts his life over.

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This sounds like a storyteller? I heard lot's of "could of beens" from many clerks at various stores.

If the ticket was fire bombed, then no ticket will be found and end of story.

rdgrnr's avatar - nw barkeep.jpg
In response to ohiopick3

It could be even more interesting if one of his fellow mailmen cashes in the ticket.

Would a mailman do that to his buddy though?... heh, heh, heh... What do you think?

In response to rdgrnr


In response to rdgrnr

to answer your todays world i think his buddy would....he just gotta wait for the story to die down before he cash it in....

sully16's avatar - sharan

Britains got some expensive garbage.

Raven62's avatar - binary

Check and Double Check All Tickets Before Throwing Them Away: If You Throw Away a Winner: You'll Never Hear the End of It! Thud

ThatScaryChick's avatar - giphy11resized

It must suck to throw away something that is worth so much money. It's a hard lesson to learn. Always make sure you read the rules of the game and check your tickets thoroughly. Especially, when it comes to scratch off tickets. There are many different types of scratch off games and they can be won is so many different ways.

HaveABall's avatar - rocket
In response to ThatScaryChick

I Agree! with ThatScaryChick!  You've provided VERY helpful information to scratch players!  Scratch players should also know that their ticket can be scanned by the terminal cashier/tender ... though player purchasers should always READ the tiny writing on the back of the tickets each time; even if they've been playing the same game for a while, as rules are allowed to change overnight.

Who knows, this man may get a second, even bigger WIN as soon as he flips his frame-of-mind to RESPECTING games rules! Lep

tiggs95's avatar - Lottery-036.jpg
In response to rdgrnr

Not tiggs he's the most honest retired amilman alive bar none..But if it was ridge's he would have to think about it..not think to hard but think..

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"Secure the ticket, secure the ticket...SECURE THE TICKET!!!"

Better still, treat the ticket as if it were cash, because it is. I doubt that the stroy is true, but can anyone imagine somebody stuffing a huge amount of cash in the visor and then driving around with the windows down?

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In response to rdgrnr

Your in a Jack Daniels trance and drunks on Jack Daniels never come out of that kind of trance..You make no judgement on postal emplyees..hahaha..Good one ridge..tiggs needs to lie down after that one..Beam me up oh Lord!!..


The story says something about him leaving his wife and having financial difficulties.....this might be a blessing in disguise.....

If he actually did have the winning ticket....he might be in for more financial difficulties through the divorce or if he wasn't careful with the ticket in the first place, he may actually be careless with the winnings.


I would guess with financial difficulties and marital difficulties (whether related or not) this guy feels pretty low. Losing the ticket (if he did, indeed, win) would put him even lower.

I hope that this is BS, as I feel pretty bad if this were true.

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Booooho i'll cry with ya, next time put them n a box until u have

time to check them.

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In response to rdgrnr


thanks for a good laugh ridgy. It's been a rough day to say the least.

st.germain's avatar - Tarlor

You must be dreaming...LOL!  Pass me some of that "WHITE LIGHTNING"!


keep the faith,because your life is not over. Your mistake was letting people know you made that errorNo Pity!

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In response to Todd

I guess that means he'll win what he lost two-fold; i.e. $1,000,000???  Good life-lesson--check your tickets!!!

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