As I'm sure a lot of retail workers that are unfortunate enough to work with it know, people get fucking crazy when it comes to lottery. Just another fact of life, like the sky being blue or water being wet.
Having worked in a rinky-dink little gas station for around a year now, I have plenty of lottery related stories but the other day something happened that really just took the cake.
For a bit of background, we had been having problems with print-out lotto tickets lately: tickets printed from the 'EZ Play' category have had the winning numbers that you need to look for effectively cut in half. Needless to say, people weren't very happy.
I was cleaning up the counter and found a ticket that had been left behind and asked my coworker about it since I had been off in another part of the store at the time, and this is what he told me.
Him: Yeah, some guy left it and said he didn't want it because it printed funny. Didn't even bother to check it.
So I checked it, and turns out it was a $25 dollar winner.
Bet he would have wanted it if he knew!