Post – A whopping $37.6 million in lottery prizes went unclaimed in New York last year from dreamers who plunked down their dollars for Powerball, Mega Millions and other tickets and never bothered to check them, according to New York Lottery statistics. The clock just ran out for one lucky $10,000 Powerball winner who bought his ticket for the Sept. 17, 2011, drawing at College Wines & Liquors on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. The ticket holder had until midnight yesterday to claim the prize. “A lot of times, they get lost, they get thrown away. A lot of people don’t know how to read the tickets,” said Anthony Bellay, who owns the liquor shop.
Barstool is a pretty popular site, so hopefully I can use it to do some good here. If you’re reading this and you’re the person who forgot to cash in their $10,000 Powerball ticket, email me. We can set up a quick meeting during which I’ll be able to punch you in the face and call you an asshole for about a half hour.
How do you not check your fucking numbers? That’s literally the most important part! And the lottery is basically the only way us normal citizens have for taking some money back from the city. We’re getting blasted in the ass with taxes and bans all year and then we go ahead and hand over $37 million because we’re too lazy and stupid to check the numbers? Awful.
Coming from a dude whose change jar factors into a number of important financial decisions, this story is one of the more sickening things I’ve ever read. And the worst part is, now I have to go and buy a lottery ticket. God damnit.