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(Daily Express)   Airline passenger eats his winning scratchcard in protest at not being handed the $13,500 prize immediately   (dailyexpress.co.uk) divider line 72
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2010-02-28 10:41:25 AM
He'll be fine as long as they accept slightly worn and smelly tickets in a day or so.
 
2010-02-28 10:45:04 AM

The unnamed man was flying with Ryanair from Krakow, Poland, to East Midlands Airport when he scooped the e10,000 prize.


Well, THERE's your problem.
 
2010-02-28 10:47:19 AM
Hey buddy, sometimes you have to let go of the Time Value of money concept, and go with the flow.
 
2010-02-28 10:48:40 AM
I see that the company running the game is accepting votes for where the money should be donated.

See the story: Link (new window)

Vote here: Link (new window)

No, Detroit is not an option.
 
2010-02-28 10:48:56 AM
What was he going to do with it on the plane, anyway? Buy a few thousand of those tiny whiskeys?
 
2010-02-28 10:50:18 AM
Q:Did you hear about the Polock who won €10000 on a scratch off ticket?

No.

A:Then read the farkin' article, dumbass.
 
2010-02-28 10:50:20 AM
Guess he told them!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-02-28 10:50:22 AM
I prefer to read between the lines:

Whiny passenger demands money right this instant. Annoyed flight crew force him to eat the winning ticket.
 
2010-02-28 10:51:29 AM
GiddeonFox: What was he going to do with it on the plane, anyway? Buy a few thousand of those tiny whiskeys?

It's okay to mix whiskey and scotch, right? I woulda got some of both.
 
2010-02-28 10:52:00 AM
what A tard
 
2010-02-28 10:52:36 AM
what a dumbarse! I wonder how long it took before he started regretting what he did.
 
2010-02-28 10:52:55 AM
Chevello: I see that the company running the game is accepting votes for where the money should be donated.

See the story: Link (new window)

Vote here: Link (new window)

No, Detroit is not an option.


Should be

/better than Miami
 
2010-02-28 10:53:45 AM
Airline staff are all assholes, I'd love to hear his side of the story.

/ vote to give the money to the frustrated passenger
 
2010-02-28 10:54:00 AM
Damn, that was an expensive snack.
 
2010-02-28 10:54:08 AM
Am I the only one who suspects alcohol was involved?
 
2010-02-28 10:54:23 AM
Chevello: I see that the company running the game is accepting votes for where the money should be donated.

See the story: Link (new window)

Vote here: Link (new window)

No, Detroit is not an option.


As the winner of a €10,000 Ryanair scratch card ate his ticket - what type of charity should Ryanair donate the €10,000 prize to?
An Anger Management Charity
An Eating Disorder Charity
A Gamblers Charity
A Disruptive Children's Charity
A Mental Health Charity

Haha, are they serious? They're really giving this guy hell.
 
2010-02-28 10:56:23 AM
silentneep: Haha, are they serious? They're really giving this guy hell.
==============================

Hehehehe. That's awesome!
 
2010-02-28 10:58:03 AM
Englebert Slaptyback: The unnamed man was flying with Ryanair from Krakow, Poland, to East Midlands Airport when he scooped the e10,000 prize.


Well, THERE's your problem.


Would you kindly eat your winning ticket?
 
2010-02-28 11:02:45 AM
Was he in the lineup for priority eating?
 
2010-02-28 11:06:43 AM
Smells like bullshiat to me.

Or a marketing campaign.

Wait, same thing.
 
2010-02-28 11:09:04 AM
That'll teach 'em.
 
2010-02-28 11:09:48 AM
images.cheezburger.com
moar funny pictures

oblig?
 
2010-02-28 11:13:16 AM
I second the call for shenanigans!
This is obviously a crappy marketing ploy from the very worst frigging company in the world.
I'll fly Air Nigeria before I ever board a Ryanair flight again, useless wankers that they are.
/end ranting and foaming
 
2010-02-28 11:20:44 AM
I WIN I WIN! NOM NOM NOM
 
2010-02-28 11:21:48 AM
Yeah HAS to be a marketing ploy. NO ONE is going to eat a winning ticket like that just becasue they didn't have the cash laying around. NO scratch off works that way...
 
2010-02-28 11:30:59 AM
silentneep: Chevello: I see that the company running the game is accepting votes for where the money should be donated.

As the winner of a €10,000 Ryanair scratch card ate his ticket - what type of charity should Ryanair donate the €10,000 prize to?
An Anger Management Charity
An Eating Disorder Charity
A Gamblers Charity
A Disruptive Children's Charity
A Mental Health Charity

Haha, are they serious? They're really giving this guy hell.


When I first saw this story on another site, I thought 'Hmm, Ryanair is getting great publicity from this.'

I wonder what the full story is? Anyone?
 
2010-02-28 11:39:28 AM
I could have really used that money... Why do stupid people always seem to win.

/talk about squandering.
 
2010-02-28 11:39:32 AM
"When I first saw this story on another site, I thought 'Hmm, Ryanair is getting great publicity from this.'"

Until it turns out that he's got some problems in his life, maybe a mental defect, then it'll boomerang on them with a fury.
I can see where it may be tempting to make an example of this guy, but at this point, I'd say the chances of him needing counseling are pretty good.
 
2010-02-28 11:50:04 AM
Kurmudgeon: "When I first saw this story on another site, I thought 'Hmm, Ryanair is getting great publicity from this.'"

Until it turns out that he's got some problems in his life, maybe a mental defect, then it'll boomerang on them with a fury.
I can see where it may be tempting to make an example of this guy, but at this point, I'd say the chances of him needing counseling are pretty good.


THIS.
They're sure enough that he had the winning ticket to give the money away to charity, but not sure enough to give it to him? That just seems douchey.
 
2010-02-28 11:52:37 AM
I'm surprised he ate the ticket. Carrying large amounts of cash makes clearing customs trickier.
 
2010-02-28 12:01:44 PM
"All right, ticket coming out."
 
2010-02-28 12:06:51 PM
I had a good experience with ryanair (granted only flew twice)

Went from Stanstead to Dublin and then back a month later.

Paid ~42 pounds total for 4 one way tickets (I was with my wife) Sure it was like riding a bus, but hey, it was cheap and it got us there alive.
 
2010-02-28 12:07:37 PM
what the winning ticket holder might have looked like

mypoliticalexile.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-02-28 12:07:47 PM
Demetrius: Smells like bullshiat to me.

Or a marketing campaign.

Wait, same thing.


Bingo. Find one other "passenger" who was also on this flight who doesn't turn out to be secretly an airline employee.
 
2010-02-28 12:07:49 PM
Yep. There's always a price to pay for disturbed behavior. Act it out, roll the dice, pay the price.
 
2010-02-28 12:13:46 PM
wsommerv: Kurmudgeon: "When I first saw this story on another site, I thought 'Hmm, Ryanair is getting great publicity from this.'"

Until it turns out that he's got some problems in his life, maybe a mental defect, then it'll boomerang on them with a fury.
I can see where it may be tempting to make an example of this guy, but at this point, I'd say the chances of him needing counseling are pretty good.

THIS.
They're sure enough that he had the winning ticket to give the money away to charity, but not sure enough to give it to him? That just seems douchey.


My first thought was, is this guy autistic?

And most lotteries allow a year for a prize to be collected which means that they shouldn't be giving the prize away to charity until then unles they are sure he is the winner, and if they're sure then they should be giving it to the retarded guy anyway.
 
2010-02-28 12:16:45 PM
Publicity stunt.
 
2010-02-28 12:18:02 PM
And most lotteries allow a year for a prize to be collected which means that they shouldn't be giving the prize away to charity until then unles they are sure he is the winner, and if they're sure then they should be giving it to the retarded guy anyway.

This.

The guys a nutjob, to be sure. But the only way they could do this is if they know the prize is going unclaimed. Which means they know what happened to the ticket. They've created a sticky situation for themselves by this public acknowledgment that he had the winning ticket.
 
2010-02-28 12:20:08 PM
I smell a lawsuit.
 
2010-02-28 12:22:45 PM
ajgeek: Why do stupid people always seem to win

Because mostly only stupid people play.
 
2010-02-28 12:23:19 PM
I wonder how British math works. The headline states "FLIER EATS WINNING £8K CARD"...

but the article states "A FURIOUS plane passenger who won an £8,930 scratch- card jackpot..."

Exactly when does British math deem it correct to ROUND UP?
 
2010-02-28 12:23:48 PM
parliboy: And most lotteries allow a year for a prize to be collected which means that they shouldn't be giving the prize away to charity until then unles they are sure he is the winner, and if they're sure then they should be giving it to the retarded guy anyway.

This.

The guys a nutjob, to be sure. But the only way they could do this is if they know the prize is going unclaimed. Which means they know what happened to the ticket. They've created a sticky situation for themselves by this public acknowledgment that he had the winning ticket.


Unless of course the rules of the contest state that you have to present the winning ticket to collect the money, which is pretty likely.
 
2010-02-28 12:24:03 PM
GiddeonFox: What was he going to do with it on the plane, anyway? Buy a few thousand of those tiny whiskeys?

Or three Ryanair sandwiches.
 
2010-02-28 12:27:58 PM
silentneep: parliboy:

Unless of course the rules of the contest state that you have to present the winning ticket to collect the money, which is pretty likely.


Give him a day. He'll have it.
 
2010-02-28 12:29:50 PM
wsommerv: Kurmudgeon: "When I first saw this story on another site, I thought 'Hmm, Ryanair is getting great publicity from this.'"

Until it turns out that he's got some problems in his life, maybe a mental defect, then it'll boomerang on them with a fury.
I can see where it may be tempting to make an example of this guy, but at this point, I'd say the chances of him needing counseling are pretty good.

THIS.
They're sure enough that he had the winning ticket to give the money away to charity, but not sure enough to give it to him? That just seems douchey.



But....if you GIVE him the money, he's just going to EAT it...
 
2010-02-28 12:32:12 PM
headstone: wsommerv: Kurmudgeon: "When I first saw this story on another site, I thought 'Hmm, Ryanair is getting great publicity from this.'"

Until it turns out that he's got some problems in his life, maybe a mental defect, then it'll boomerang on them with a fury.
I can see where it may be tempting to make an example of this guy, but at this point, I'd say the chances of him needing counseling are pretty good.

THIS.
They're sure enough that he had the winning ticket to give the money away to charity, but not sure enough to give it to him? That just seems douchey.


But....if you GIVE him the money, he's just going to EAT it...


Give a man a winning ticket, he'll eat for a day. Let him cash the ticket in, he'll eat for at least a week.
 
2010-02-28 12:36:51 PM
"Airline passenger eats his winning scratchcard in protest at not being handed the $13,500 prize immediately"

That's some expensive shiat...
 
2010-02-28 12:39:59 PM
£8,930
e10,000
$13,500
₱408,871
¥1,213,179
 
2010-02-28 12:47:00 PM
""Unfortunately our latest winner felt that we should have his e10,000 prize kicking around on the aircraft."

Kicking sounds very official.
 
2010-02-28 12:49:49 PM
Instead of a charity, they should make 10,000 limited edition 1-euro scratchcards with a caricature of this guy eating his card. Make all of them guaranteed winners.
 
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