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Woman Lost $825 Gambling Win after Posting Selfie on Facebook

Tags: Australia, Melbourne Cup, selfie.
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 by "T".

While there are people who find that they have to shout to the whole world that they won in their gambling adventures by taking a selfie and announcing it to their social media friends, this woman unfortunately got robbed of her $825 winnings after she posted a selfie on her Facebook page.

A female punter named Chantelle from Perth, Australia was so delighted of her win amounting to $825 when the Prince of Penzance won the Melbourne Cup (on November 3, 2015). Her excitement urged her to post a selfie on Facebook with the title "Winner winner chicken dinner!" along with her happy face while holding the 100-to-1 shot ticket that proved she won. Unfortunately, because of this rather harmless selfie post (or so she thought), it made her end up with nothing at all.

When Chantelle tried to collect her money, she was told that it was already picked up, much to her surprise. She then realized that the barcode had also been shown in her selfie, and that alone was enough to cash out the prize money that was supposed to be hers. Apparently, somebody used an automated machine to claim the cash prize.

She then wrote on her Facebook page, "To the low life who is obviously my friend on Facebook and used my photo to claim our winnings. You're a massive d***. You ruined my day."

She then contacted Triple M, her local radio station, and informed them that the police were successful in finding out where the prize had been cashed out, and they are confident in tracking down the culprit who took the money. To cheer her up, Triple M gave her $20, which is the exact amount she had paid to bet in the first place.

Chantelle's "hero to zero" story goes to show that not all selfies are good. Selfies, in fact, while serves no other purpose mainly but to brag (95% of the time), can actually become rather self-destructive, and in her case, this one cost her the entire $825 she should have won.

source: money.aol.co.uk

 

 


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16 comments for "Woman Lost $825 Gambling Win after Posting Selfie on Facebook"

 shokaku12/2/2015 8:59:02 AM GMT
Something like that could never happen to a propper poker player. They used to moan about the bad beats, the donks, the cold decks, so no one could ever figure out, that they actually did win some money.
 pochui12/2/2015 9:08:35 AM GMT
looooooooooooooooooooooool. ho ho ho. why don't we see a selfie of her face when she was told that her winnings have been already claimed... high five for the quick thinking fella who overturned house edge and turned in a profit despite having $0 invested. thats the way to gamble.
 Fakiry12/2/2015 2:26:57 PM GMT
I believe and know by personal experience that there are some guys who always like to share their winnings with their online "friends", not realizing the risks they are submitting themselves just for doing that. Sometimes, even just by saying that you are a good player who makes regular winnings can be dangerous, specially if you do that on social media with your real data (name, address...). So, just don't! Instead, do it here, everyone only knows your nick and the country you live in, it will be difficult to track you!
 airbus33512/2/2015 5:02:31 PM GMT
HA ha ha
 klash2312/2/2015 5:23:12 PM GMT
A good story and a very costly mistake for this woman. I really have little sympathy for guys who publish photos of every little thing they do on facebook for the world to see,I hope other people learn from this. Smile
 Imanovice12/2/2015 9:23:22 PM GMT
Precisely Fakiry I couldn't have put it better myself. I've netted hundreds even thousands on slots and poker over the past few years.

I don't go bragging on my personal FB I have a leisure FB just for casino and poker friends/offers etc that doesn't have my own face pic,personal details etc on it Blink! If you wanna brag do that and don't post pictures of winning coupons lol.
 Theapple12/2/2015 9:34:23 PM GMT
dam i really should add more people on facebook, maybe someone who wins euromillions jackpot decides to do the same thing with their ticket ! ><
 bowie198412/3/2015 2:37:31 AM GMT
Posted by Theapple:
dam i really should add more people on facebook, maybe someone who wins euromillions jackpot decides to do the same thing with their ticket ! ><

Those aren't being payed out by these ways so... U could still hope though.
 damosk12/5/2015 8:41:55 AM GMT
Oh when oh when will people learn..... The internet is a vastly different place to reality..... There are no people in the Internet therefore it is safe. No one there means no on can harm you.

Come on people out there get a life. The Internet is potentially far worse than life, and this is a really good example of people saying or showing stuff to people that they really shouldnt and then wishing they hadn't!

Think before you type!
 Skpmorita12/5/2015 9:27:59 AM GMT
stop taking selvies with everything for god's sake
i don't wanna say she deserved it but come on
also i don't get why the police after that guy , he find a code that gave him money
it is human nature to go for free stuff
maybe it is considering stealing , but it is like leaving my wallet on the street and hoping no one take it
 magatt96612/5/2015 9:42:31 AM GMT
Posted by Skpmorita:
stop taking selvies with everything for god's sake
i don't wanna say she deserved it but come on
also i don't get why the police after that guy , he find a code that gave him money
it is human nature to go for free stuff
maybe it is considering stealing , but it is like leaving my wallet on the street and hoping no one take it


potential stealer here Thumbs Down


PS: by te way completely agree with the not bolded part you wrote
 bowie198412/5/2015 12:03:42 PM GMT
Posted by Skpmorita:
also i don't get why the police after that guy , he find a code that gave him money
it is human nature to go for free stuff
maybe it is considering stealing , but it is like leaving my wallet on the street and hoping no one take it

Next time somthing like this happens I will know who to blame.
 Skpmorita12/5/2015 8:01:49 PM GMT
i am busted , i am a thief
all i am saying you shouldn't make it easier for thieves
 kozomoja12/5/2015 9:53:34 PM GMT
She got what she deserved for braging
 jomull5712/5/2015 10:25:50 PM GMT
Hahahahaah
 Tony_MON7ANA12/6/2015 10:00:49 AM GMT
I am going to Melbourne, the most livable city in the world!
Or to Perth, whatever. I don't mind.

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