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Spain: Man threw away lottery ticket worth €9 million

Tags: garbage, lost ticket, lottery ticket, spain.
Posted on 04 January 2011 by "T".

Ignacio Gonzalez, a lottery ticket vendor from Spain, was stunned when the numbers, 48104, he had picked together with 14 friends came up in a lottery draw. They had won 9 million euros and had a big party to celebrate the big win ahead of them as New Year's Eve was only days away. But there was a "small" problem...

Gonzalez couldn't find the winning lottery ticket and started getting really nervous and frustrated. After looking everywhere, he rushed out from his home towards the neighborhood's garbage bins. After a desperate search, with many curious spectators watching him turning garbage bags upside down, he finally managed to find the winning ticket.

Gonzalez told ABC newspaper that he feared his friends would have "crucified" him if he had lost the lottery ticket. But since he found the ticket, Gonzalez and his friends got about $800,000 each and probably an amazing New Year's Eve.

 


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19 comments for "Spain: Man threw away lottery ticket worth €9 million"

 Calmplay04/01/2011 11:16:29 GMT
LOL hahahahahahahaha... no comments!
 klaus9904/01/2011 11:25:41 GMT
lol...
 SuperNoob04/01/2011 11:27:14 GMT
lmfao lucky guy
good for him garbage truck didnt take away the garbage bins or he'll be searching whole town's garbage for his lottery ticket.
 DaMessiah66604/01/2011 11:49:11 GMT
As ever ... Spain is different! What a shame but probably I'd do the same if I know that there are €9K in the garbage!
 awood8804/01/2011 14:27:16 GMT
If he had lost his ticket he'd probably have sold his story to the media. Such an amazing headline would probably be front page news. They'd probly even make a film about it. Then they'd be rich anyway.

Either that or this is a lame news story that anyone could make up but I'm going with the first description.
 dule-vu04/01/2011 15:42:17 GMT
o God what can happen to people when they won big money!but he is donk,when he cant be careful with ticket,it same like he lost money from wallet,ticket=money!but good for him and his friends that he found ticket!I hope that somebody take a video with phone when he was in garbage Big Smile
 Fakiry04/01/2011 15:59:42 GMT
Portuguese people are so desperate about financial crisis that i can't even imagine something like this to happen in Portugal. Only in nightmares. I believe that there are some, like me, that even keep the ticket for more than one week in the wallet, so that later we can see again if we really lost or if we look bad the first time Smile

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Portuguese people are so desperate about financial crisis that i can't even imagine something like this to happen in Portugal. Only in nightmares. I believe that there are some, like me, that even keep the ticket for more than one week in the wallet, so that later we can see again if we really lost or if we look bad the first time Smile
 Nitscho04/01/2011 16:41:47 GMT
I read about that in a newspaper online.... it's really a shame to lose THAT much money just because of some minutes! Hope he can claim it eitherway.
 ringer214217/02/2011 23:06:12 GMT
LMAO, hahaha he caught a lucky break, if someone else would had stumbled upon that ticket then is pretty much GG
 jessthehuman17/02/2011 23:36:04 GMT
.. Man - you'd be so anxious if you accidentally threw out a 9Meuro ticket that 14 people were counting on.. Out of 14 people one of them would have to be crazy enough to do something.
 Yuki55518/02/2011 00:38:47 GMT
Rofl such a lucky dude! Cant believe they had a party before getting the money from the ticket though, it sounds pretty dangerous to me.
 IslandJack18/02/2011 14:00:35 GMT
Unbelievable.

I guess you could call that a "near death" experience...
Lucky for him he found the thing...pffff
 Hajinnho18/02/2011 14:49:49 GMT
Posted by Calmplay:
LOL hahahahahahahaha... no comments!


oh yeah, there is a comment:

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Wow, that really would be something to suicide yourself for Blink
 xxxYUMIxxx10/03/2011 14:00:46 GMT
seriously losing the ticket could put him on permanent tilt...easily
 thatulip25/03/2011 05:40:16 GMT
you know his shorts were dirty after that. good job though
 gmgm03/01/2012 19:52:52 GMT
u gotta bin it to win it tho
 FenoMeno03/01/2012 23:21:03 GMT
ehh, I also had been a little frustrated in that searching situation Big Smile but he was lucky two times: for the winning and for the finding Big Smile
 hulkborges04/01/2012 00:24:46 GMT
that situation, as the guy is stupid like that? at least it ended up finding, I being one of his friends had lost even if I'd want to kill him, I'm glad it ended up okay
 arthur7204/01/2012 01:53:23 GMT
Where would you put your lottery ticket if you won that would be...SAFE!!!! Safe being the mani word here....I used to dream often of winning the lottery and having it washed in the washing machine lolol
Now that would really hurt. In New Zealand if you lose a ticket you can write out a claim form, So what I did was Photo Copied it at the lotto shop so that I had all the details if the ticket ever got lost just to be safe. LOL Lucky guy well done to him for finding it and not ending up in a Coffin. Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

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