Saturday, 13 March 2010


On 5 March Passengers of Ryanair were asked to make an online vote for the strangest reason yet...An airline passenger ate his £8,930 winning scratch card after he was told he could not claim the money immediately.

Crew on board the flight confirmed he had won the prize but told the passenger he would have to collect the jackpot directly from the company that runs the competition as it was such a large sum.

Ryanair said the man then became frustrated and started to eat his winning ticket, ruling out any chance he had of claiming the prize money which will now be donated to charity.

A spokesman for the airline, said: "Passengers have always been delighted to claim their large cash prizes after returning home. Unfortunately our latest winner felt that we should have his 10,000 euros prize kicking around on the aircraft."

Maybe the poor chap wanted the cash to buy a sandwich?


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Purple Cow said...

This is soooooo funny!

Nath said...

Haha - I read about this too! What a nutter... to be honest though I reckon he had enough money not to be bothered by that! If I had won that much money there's no way I would eat my ticket! I would quite happily of waited YEARS before I claimed it! xx