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.
Here’s a secret for you - coin changing machinery is designed to kick out pure copper, silver, gold when counting your change. The coins are deposited in a separate tray. Many people are unaware of this tray, much less, that the coins kicked back are usually of collectible quality. Next time you are in a super market, check it out. Found money.