Friday, November 06, 2015

Winning Ticket Scammed


(Perth, Australia)
Chantelle from Perth was at the infamous Melbourne Cup races and decided to have a bit of a flutter.

She placed a $20 bet on a horse called Prince of Penzance with odds of 101-1 and was “stoked” to discover she had won $900.

She posted a celebratory selfie with her winning ticket to Facebook with the caption "Winner winner chicken dinner".
Unfortunately, one of her Facebook acquaintances scanned the ticket barcode at an automated ticket machine and stole the winnings.


Wireless.Phil said...

Hopefully one day these stupid people will learn, but I doubt it.
Leason learned!

Wireless.Phil said...

In the USA, it's different.
You must sign and turn-in your ticket to a seller so they can rescan it and verify it's a winner before you are paid.
Anything over $500 and you must go to the lottery office and turn in your ticket, same with the track, you must turn it in at the ticket counter at the track where you bought your ticket.

Wireless.Phil said...

"I'll show you, you rotten, greedy kids"!
(Didn’t work)

Austrian granny shreds a million euros
Business Standard - ‎Nov 5, 2015‎

An Austrian 85-year-old cut up into tiny pieces almost a million euros (USD 1.1 million) in an apparent attempt to spite her heirs, authorities said today. After the woman died in a retirement home, the 950,000 euros as well as savings accounts books .


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