So today, a customer came in and handed me a stack of Lotto, Powerball and Fantasy 5 tickets. I remembered him because I’m the one who sold him all of those tickets.
I gradually run through all his tickets, him ocassionally winning a free ticket here and there. Finally we get to his Fantasy 5 ticket, which has 10 panels of numbers on it. I scan it through and it tells me that his winnings are over 600 dollars and he will have to go to Tallahassee to claim his money. Now I’ve seen some $1000 winners before. So this wasn’t a surprise.
He asked me how much he won and I told him I’d figure it out. It wasn’t too long until I remembered that Fantasy 5 winnings are odd. Because you either win a free ticket, a two digit number, a three digit number or a huge jackpot.
Now the three digit winnings for last night was only $112. That was when I realized that he has won the jackpot. This customer just gave me a ticket to put through that just won $193,000 dollars.
Now you would think that he would have been excited…which he was, but not really.
The point of this story? Well I’m just hoping he didn’t forget who sold him the ticket, haha.