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#1 Hum

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 21:16

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Giuseppe Anelli has been buying lottery tickets for years, oftentimes leaving them inside his car’s glove compartment without bothering to see if he ever won.

“Sometimes I buy an instant ticket or a Lotto ticket and I put them in a glove compartment. But I forgot all about my raffle ticket!” Anelli told the paper.

Anelli was at a gas station in early August when he realized he had an unclaimed lotto ticket inside his car. So, he took the 4th of July Millionaire Raffle ticket inside the store.

When he scanned it on a lotto machine he received a message on screen that read, “file a claim.” When he returned home and checked his Illinois Lottery numbers online, he realized he had won $1 million.

Anelli said that he and wife plan to use the winnings to pay off their house loan and to set up college funds for their three children.

The Addison, Illinois gas station will also receive $10,000 for selling the winning lotto ticket to Anelli.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 00:46

 

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Giuseppe Anelli has been buying lottery tickets for years, oftentimes leaving them inside his car’s glove compartment without bothering to see if he ever won.

 

I bet he won't ever do that again. :D



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 00:47

*frantically searching car glove box*



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 00:48

Title very miss leading! 



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 00:53

^ find

2.
to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort

3.
to locate or recover (something lost or misplaced)

 

http://dictionary.re...browse/find?s=t



#6 Rippleman

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 00:59

^ find

2.
to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort

3.
to locate or recover (something lost or misplaced)

 

http://dictionary.re...browse/find?s=t

i find a set of keys and wallet every day



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:00

^ So do I -- finding is such a good thing. ;)



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 01:15

^ find

2.
to locate, attain, or obtain by search or effort

3.
to locate or recover (something lost or misplaced)

 

http://dictionary.re...browse/find?s=t

Based on that, THE_OBSERVER is correct. He didn't find the ticket (find implies he was either searching for it, or it was lost), he remembered he had it in his glove box and decided to go retrieve it.

 

Finding it would be if he knew he bought one but couldn't remember where he put it and, after searching his car, he found it in the glove box.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:27

He found out that he had a winning ticket for $1 million -- which he did not know before.

 

Odd how no one here has any congrats for him, winning a lot of money. :laugh:

 

Kudos Giuseppe



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:50

awesome!



#11 Jason S.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:53

i just cant comprehend how you forget about lottery tickets



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 13:33

^ I've done that.

 

I tend to be slow checking them, to kind of keep up the 'hope'.

 

And I put the ticket in a safe place, that is out of sight, and forget.



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Posted 20 September 2013 - 23:40

Man.. and the most I have ever won from Powerball or Mega Millions is $13 lucky guy...