When Massachusetts resident Danielle Alexandrov received a package delivered by FedEx, she was surprised to discover it contained lottery tickets worth $20,000. Alexandrov told local TV station WCVB that she had no idea how or why anyone would send her such a valuable and unusual gift, and began to wonder who would have sent her such a strange package.
“I start going through the boxes, everything is normal until I get a very heavy box,” Alexandrov told WCVB. “I open it and it’s a box of scratch-off tickets. And I’m like, ‘Is this a joke?’ until I look at the receipt and it’s worth $20,000 worth of scratch-off tickets. scratch. “
The tickets were supposed to be delivered to the Kenyon Market on East Falmouth Highway, but were mistakenly delivered on Nov. 10 to Alexandrov’s office in East Falmouth, where she works as a recovery coach.
“We looked at the receipt and where it’s supposed to go and went to return the box,” Alexandrov told WCVB. “Do the next right thing – I listened to the tape in my mind. What would happen if I kept them? Would I be able to sleep at night? That kind of thing – and I was like, ‘No, it’s The right thing to do is go and give it back.'”
The tickets actually have no value until they are delivered to licensed lottery retailers. Although it may seem tempting to keep them, tickets have no value until they have been validated by an authorized reseller.
“These tickets, until they are activated by a retail agent, really have no value,” Christian Teja of the Massachusetts Lottery told WCVB. “If someone tried to take one of these tickets, if it was a winning ticket, and took it to a point of sale, there would be a message that would flag it and they would not be able to cash the ticket.”
A video provided by the Lottery Post captured his reaction.
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Where can you buy lottery tickets?
Tickets can be purchased in person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.
You can also order tickets online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery service of the USA TODAY Network, in the following U.S. states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington DC and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to choose your game and lottery numbers, place your order, view your ticket and collect your winnings using your phone or home computer.
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