I think he really did file. Otherwise, would he agree to this story in the Times?
I hope he can defend his turf against the surging mobs of out-of-work NYT readers who come looking for winners.
I don't think he has much to worry about. This is the NY Times you're talking about. There aren't that many readers, and the few they have are elitist academics who probably couldn't figure out how to do what this guy is doing.
That’s what I thought as soon as I read it. How could you keep a dozen other people from starting to pick up the tickets?
I guess this goes right along with the people who check all the vending machines for change in the return cups and under the machines.
Some people aren’t that smart. A buddy of mine was profiled in the WSJ in the early internet era. He had one of the first online sales sites. He bragged about his profits, but forgot that the IRS reads the WSJ.
$10k in fines and penalties later...