Skip to comments.Homeless Man Receives a ‘Winning’ Lottery Ticket – Make Sure You Have Some Tissues Ready
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 wasnt this kindness thats especially touching, its what the homeless man tried to do with some of the money after he won.
In the age of video blogging, weve 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, hes 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 its a winner. Though it wasnt 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 couldnt believe it. All he could say was youre kidding me, right?
Nope, he wasnt 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.
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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..!
That $1000 will surely be spent on things that made him homeless in the first place.
In my book, he really did win the lottery. And so did the guy who gave him the ticket. God bless them both!
Rahat’s “Drive-Through Skeleton” Prank:
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...
He gives all his money away.
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.
Really? Do tell.
I already answered it. It’s sort of obvious. Can’t you guess?
Okay, I didn't see that one coming.
And more than likely he’ll have a place in heaven for doing so.
Thank you, Starstruck. You’ve stated it much more eloquently than I would have.
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 :)
Thank you. Sometimes my gibberish strikes a chord or a cord or accord or........
Don't punish yourself Grace, I take it off your hands.. I don't think I have 10 years left to regret it.. LOL
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.
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.
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.