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(New York Daily News)   While gathering leaves, lucky Long Island landscaper rakes in $1 million lottery ticket   (nydailynews.com) divider line 29
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2013-12-28 08:52:09 AM
Will the Farker who lost this lottery ticket please step forward?
 
2013-12-28 10:21:27 AM
The answer, my friends, was blowin' in the wind.  The answer was blowin' in the wind.
 
2013-12-28 10:25:53 AM
One million dollars, on Long Island.  Which makes like, what, four months of property taxes?
 
2013-12-28 10:26:41 AM
Hah, you just know that this ticket was simply thrown onto the ground by some careless, semi-literate slob who thought he didn't win anything. Rescued and cashed in by a man doing chores. Makes me all warm inside.
 
2013-12-28 10:30:38 AM
Talk about raking in the cash.
 
2013-12-28 10:31:52 AM
Ironically, the odds of finding a winning lottery ticket while raking leaves are slightly better than winning the lottery itself.
 
2013-12-28 10:32:33 AM
He used to have a million dollar lawn.
 
2013-12-28 10:33:00 AM
Or, as the title should have read: Lethargic loser loses lottery loot to lucky leaf-gathering Long-island landscaper.
 
2013-12-28 10:33:20 AM
He should have not said that he found it, he's just opening himself up to claims by others.  Dumb.
 
2013-12-28 10:34:49 AM
"Lottery officials conducted a yearlong investigation to ensure the winning ticket was legit and that no one else would claim it as theirs."

Really?  Took a year to validate the ticket?  I'm guessing no one went to the media about finding it, which is good for him.  Otherwise, he would never get that money with all the "claims" for the ticket and court orders.
 
2013-12-28 10:35:05 AM
BS meter going through the roof. Something is ... wrong with this.
 
2013-12-28 10:35:30 AM
This story is incomplete. Were they able to the body under the leaf pile, you know, of the guy that bought the lottery ticket.

/adding my own twist.
 
2013-12-28 10:38:33 AM

Mentalpatient87: Hah, you just know that this ticket was simply thrown onto the ground by some careless, semi-literate slob who thought he didn't win anything. Rescued and cashed in by a man doing chores. Makes me all warm inside.


I found a winning scratch off that way. The ticket was on the top of the trash  and former owner either couldn't read or didn't notice that the little barrel meant "double". I enjoyed that 50 bucks.
 
2013-12-28 10:40:57 AM

naptapper: BS meter going through the roof. Something is ... wrong with this.


Not to worry , immigration will probably just deport him.
 
2013-12-28 10:41:23 AM

naptapper: BS meter going through the roof. Something is ... wrong with this.


I wouldn't be surprised that someone he knows that isn't in the country legally won, and he is.  So the guy who 'Found' the ticket made up the story and is going to split the winnings with the real winner.
 
2013-12-28 10:46:21 AM
a clerk probably ripped off the real winner and gave it to a friend.
 
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2013-12-28 11:24:06 AM
Mobster Whitey Bulger "won" the lottery a couple decades ago, meaning he bought a share in a winning ticket to launder some of his illegal income.
 
2013-12-28 11:24:40 AM

Fissile: He should have not said that he found it, he's just opening himself up to claims by others.  Dumb.


Does not matter.  Possession is 100% of the law in this case, unless the ticket was signed.  Then it gets complicated.
 
2013-12-28 11:56:17 AM

Gunderson: naptapper: BS meter going through the roof. Something is ... wrong with this.

I wouldn't be surprised that someone he knows that isn't in the country legally won, and he is.  So the guy who 'Found' the ticket made up the story and is going to split the winnings with the real winner.


...and we have a winner....my thoughts exactly....
 
2013-12-28 01:02:57 PM
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2013-12-28 01:10:57 PM
Twenty years in the country and doesn't speak English?
 
2013-12-28 02:44:52 PM

johncb76006: Twenty years in the country and doesn't speak English?


My M-I-L has been here almost 35. About 20 words, and that's it.
 
2013-12-28 02:48:12 PM

grumpytroll: Gunderson: naptapper: BS meter going through the roof. Something is ... wrong with this.

I wouldn't be surprised that someone he knows that isn't in the country legally won, and he is.  So the guy who 'Found' the ticket made up the story and is going to split the winnings with the real winner.

...and we have a winner....my thoughts exactly....


Why? Why do people make this shiat up? Isn't it just as possible that he's telling the truth?
 
2013-12-28 03:07:36 PM

itsaidwhat: This story is incomplete. Were they able to the body under the leaf pile, you know, of the guy that bought the lottery ticket.

/adding my own twist.


I think you the whole thing.
 
2013-12-28 03:33:00 PM
Now he's going to make a list of all the people he's wronged and, with the help of his idiot brother, make things right.
 
2013-12-28 03:33:36 PM

Fissile: He should have not said that he found it, he's just opening himself up to claims by others.  Dumb.




Follow up is going to say: 4 neighbours sue because they will claim it was their lottery ticket.
 
2013-12-28 03:44:45 PM

Mentalpatient87: Why? Why do people make this shiat up? Isn't it just as possible that he's telling the truth?


Because the odds of a million dollar lottery ticket is astronomical

The odds of someone tossing out a million dollar winner are even more so.

The odds of someone finding one in leaves that hasn't been deteriorated by weather, shredded by a mower or eaten by wildlife makes me call complete BS
 
2013-12-28 04:48:04 PM
ChadinRL My M-I-L has been here almost 35. About 20 words, and that's it.

was "No, you, may, not, marry, my, & daughter" 7 of them?
 
2013-12-28 06:03:24 PM

johncb76006: Twenty years in the country and doesn't speak English?


==========

It's believable.  There are entire cities/towns in the US now where you get by without speaking a word of English.
 
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