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Million Dollar Lottery

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by chanchitra, May 26, 2021.

  1. chanchitra

    chanchitra Gold IL'ite

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    Abhi Shah, who discovered a winning Diamond Millions scratch-off lottery ticket while throwing away discards at his family’s convenience store in Southwick, Mass., considered buying a Tesla, a house or perhaps another store. But the 30-year-old and his parents, who work at the Lucky Stop store, made a different decision: They gave the winning ticket back to the longtime customer who had thought it was a loser and tossed it.
    The woman tossed out the ticket, turns out it was a $1 million winner

    I was just thinking, would I do the same?
    What would you do if you found a million-dollar lottery ticket?
     
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  2. Rihana

    Rihana Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    I think I would give it back.

    Then, I hope that the news would go viral and someone would start a GoFundMe to reward that honesty on my part. Not a million, but the gofundme would at least get me $125K : )
     
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    Hopikrishnan Platinum IL'ite

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    50 years ago, I might have kept it. NOW I am certainly giving it back -- if whoever owns it cannot be identified, to a few charities that I like to fund.
    And by the way, lottery winnings are taxable in USA (unlike a few other countries) and giving money away to charities is one easy way to get rid of it and not pay taxes.
     
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    stayblessed Platinum IL'ite

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    That's a great gesture on the part of the shop owner. If I were in such a situation I would have given it to the customer too else sleep would evade me.But if I were the customer and if I was handed over the ticket I would certainly part some amount with the shop owner.
     
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    chanchitra Gold IL'ite

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    many are tweeting to elonmusk that he deserves a tesla for this kind act
    Replying to
    @elonmusk
    I think Abhi Shah deserves a free Tesla after giving back that million dollar lottery ticket. The first thing he thought when he scratched it was, “now I can get a Tesla”.
     
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    Mistt IL Hall of Fame

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    Liked their kind gesture and may their tribe increase. If I found a million dollar ticket or anything, definitely I give it to the real owner. I believe in something isn't mine, it doesn't stay with me.
     
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    So much money makes me scared.
     

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