Most people probably don’t look at it this way but I’ve heard a few people say that they consider lottery tickets to be an investment. When I tell them that most people think of buying lottery tickets as being the exact opposite, a total waste of money. I suppose it all depends on your point of view. If you look at buying lottery tickets as a form of entertainment then I suppose it’s not a total waste of time but looking at it as an investment opportunity I reckon is stretching things a little far, that is of course unless you’re one of the lucky ones who happens to win a prize.

Naturally, to win a prize you have to go out and buy a ticket and then if you do that there is always a chance that once you’ve won that elusive prize you can’t claim it because you’ve gone and lost the ticket. Now that would be a tragedy. It does happen too, I even wrote a post about it called Can You Afford To Lose Your Lottery Ticket?, which gives an idea of how many people actually lose their lottery tickets. It’s one of the many reasons why I buy my lottery tickets online.  Even as recent as the last Oz Lotto $70M the Victorian winner has still failed to front up to collect their winnings. Could it be that they don’t know they’ve won because they’ve lost their ticket?

How Do People Lose Their Lottery Ticket?

This sort of made me think about all the ways that people could lose their tickets if they didn’t buy their lottery ticket online. Let’s consider some of those shall we?  :cool:

  • You left it in your pocket and it got put through the wash! This would have to be the number one way to lose something although technically it’s not lost, you know where it is you just can’t recognise it from the sorry mess it turned into.
  • The wife, or husband, accidentally threw it away not knowing what it was. I know my wife throws things out when I

    Porsche GT2

    Porsche GT2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    leave them lying around because she thinks it’s actually junk.

  • Your ex destroyed it out of pure spite. Don’t laugh, it can happen, I read somewhere how this sheila sold her other half”s Porsche for a couple of bucks because she caught him cheating on her.
  • Lost the wallet or purse with the winning ticket in it. Don’t worry, at least someone can still cash it in.  :evil2:
  • The wife used the back of it to write her shopping list on and then threw it in the rubbish.
  • The Gremlins took it. You know you left it in your wallet or draw but no matter how hard you look you can’t find the

    Gremlins

    The Gremlin that took your winning lotto ticket

    bastard. Not only can’t you find the ticket you’re now very unpopular with the family after accusing them all of losing it.

  • It’s a windy day, you know you’ve won, you have the ticket in your hand and you’re on the way to cash it in when all of a sudden you stumble and drop the ticket. The wind immediately picks it up and playfully keeps it out of your reach and then all of a sudden it’s whisked away and people are looking at you as you’re kneeling down alternating between shrieks of anguish and tears of remorse for not buying the winning lottery ticket online.
  • You’ve mislaid it. You know you bought the ticket! You know you’ve won because you religiously use the same numbers every week! You just don’t remember where you left it! :nono:
  • The dog ate it! Why not? It can eat your kids homework so there’s no reason why it can’t make a feast of your lottery ticket.
  • It got mixed up in some paperwork which you shredded.

If you don’t want to fall into the losing your lottery ticket trap all you need do is to buy your lottery ticket online. You can do this by joining any of the lottery agents on this site such as theLotter.com, Oz Lotteries, PLAYHUGELOTTOS.COM and LottoZone! Join any one of those and you’ll never have to worry about losing your lottery ticket again.

Maybe you have a special way of losing things that you would love to share with us? If so just leave a comment!

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