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Homeless Man Receives a ‘Winning’ Lottery Ticket – Make Sure You Have Some Tissues Ready
theblaze.com ^ | march 4, 2014 | liz klimas

Posted on 03/04/2014 5:40:10 PM PST by lowbridge

A homeless man was given a lottery ticket by a stranger. But it wasn’t this kindness that’s especially touching, it’s what the homeless man tried to do with some of the money after he won.

In the age of video blogging, we’ve seen a lot of people film their heartwarming efforts to help those less fortunate in their community. This film on the YouTube channel Magic of Rahat sets itself apart.

The channel host said he has seen a homeless man near a local shopping center in the last few weeks.

“And from what people have told me, he’s a nice and respectable guy,” Rahat said.

Instead of just giving the man money, he arranges to give him a lottery ticket, telling him that it’s a winner. Though it wasn’t really a winner. The clerk at the convenience store where they take the ticket to cash out is in on the moment.

When the homeless man found out he had “won” $1,000, he couldn’t believe it. All he could say was “you’re kidding me, right?”

Nope, he wasn’t kidding. The clerk counted out $1,000.

With cash in hand as host is about to leave the store, the homeless man tries to give him some of the winnings.

“I want to share it,” he said. “This right here is enough for me. I would like to share it with you, big guy.”

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: homeless; lottery
Full title: Homeless Man Receives a ‘Winning’ Lottery Ticket – Make Sure You Have Some Tissues Ready Before Watching His Response

video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lki_IeM6bQ

1 posted on 03/04/2014 5:40:10 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

I subscribe to Rahat’s channel, and he’s hilarious. He’s a young New Orleans magician and practical joker, and he’s a great human being.

That black guy was TOTALLY COOL..!

VERY TOUCHING!!!


2 posted on 03/04/2014 5:42:35 PM PST by gaijin
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To: lowbridge
I think I might have an explanation for why he's homeless...
3 posted on 03/04/2014 5:52:52 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: lowbridge

That $1000 will surely be spent on things that made him homeless in the first place.


4 posted on 03/04/2014 5:55:36 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: lowbridge

In my book, he really did win the lottery. And so did the guy who gave him the ticket. God bless them both!


5 posted on 03/04/2014 5:55:51 PM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: lowbridge

Rahat’s “Drive-Through Skeleton” Prank:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXgokniKNE4


6 posted on 03/04/2014 5:56:38 PM PST by gaijin
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hit us.


7 posted on 03/04/2014 5:56:48 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lowbridge

If I had a winning lotto ticket, I would think the last thing to do with it would be to claim it, the gov would take nearly all of it and statistically most people who win lotto end up worse 10+ years after their winning...


8 posted on 03/04/2014 5:57:16 PM PST by GraceG
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To: lentulusgracchus

He gives all his money away.


9 posted on 03/04/2014 6:00:03 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I think I might have an explanation for why he's homeless...

You know, I don't have a problem with the homeless. I have a problem with those who are gaming the taxpayers for fooodstamps and EBTs. Some of the homeless are just whacked out and you coming along and stating the obvious indicates to me this guy is closer to my philosophy than you could ever be.

10 posted on 03/04/2014 6:08:11 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I think I might have an explanation for why he's homeless...

Really? Do tell.

11 posted on 03/04/2014 6:10:42 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jane Long

I already answered it. It’s sort of obvious. Can’t you guess?


12 posted on 03/04/2014 6:15:08 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
He gives all his money away.

Okay, I didn't see that one coming.

13 posted on 03/04/2014 6:18:15 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

And more than likely he’ll have a place in heaven for doing so.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 6:20:42 PM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: Starstruck; E. Pluribus Unum

Thank you, Starstruck. You’ve stated it much more eloquently than I would have.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 6:24:19 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: gaijin

He’ll make more than $1000 from youtube from all the hits this video will generate, so it seems like a smart investment on his part :)


16 posted on 03/04/2014 6:38:58 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: lowbridge

17 posted on 03/04/2014 6:56:46 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Jane Long
Thank you, Starstruck. You’ve stated it much more eloquently than I would have.

Thank you. Sometimes my gibberish strikes a chord or a cord or accord or........

18 posted on 03/04/2014 7:01:48 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: GraceG
If I had a winning lotto ticket, I would think the last thing to do with it would be to claim it,

Don't punish yourself Grace, I take it off your hands.. I don't think I have 10 years left to regret it.. LOL

19 posted on 03/04/2014 7:02:09 PM PST by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: Kartographer

Homelessness isn’t the end or an shame it something to overcome. In shit happensl its usually mostly your own fault along with a bad throw of the dice. Like all test its how you get past it that matters.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 7:16:22 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"I think I might have an explanation for why he's homeless..."

Paying the price of eating without a way to cook and other high prices of not having a home or address? Homelessness is the only higher priced way for many to live beyond apartment living (no auto repairs allowed, no way to save on utilities, etc.).

It's going to be fun becoming a rental nation, isn't it. Enjoy the slide. And remember to keep the credit history perfect, because in some cities, there'll be no possibility of getting into an apartment without that and the processing fees for having the history checked.


21 posted on 03/04/2014 8:04:21 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop
It's going to be fun becoming a rental nation, isn't it.

Actually, the lie was that everybody is supposed to own a home at every phase of their lives or we are a racist country.

America's historical strength has been a mobile workforce who moved to where the work was.

If you own a house, you aren't nearly as mobile. Especially when the banks are forced to make loans to people who are never going to pay them back.

22 posted on 03/05/2014 5:28:36 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The USSR did manage to get most of its Russian labor population into apartments, and labor mobility was there for efficient management by the elite/effete. China has some of its labor force in “dormitories.” But yes, the labor force there is also very mobile.

Competition is good for business and a healthy economy. That will probably be realized again in the U.S.A. before long but only after a few economic hardships.

So to all others: avoid buying anything that you don’t really need. Continue finding ways to become more self-sufficient. As a hobby for now, learn to produce something of good use. Study and practice, to make yourself, your family and friends more acquainted with technologies. Be nonpolitical, until we see more morality and cleanliness.

There goes the dollar, and there goes the neighborhood.


23 posted on 03/05/2014 4:24:10 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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