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Scrooge Gives Fake Lottery Ticket To Single Mom

scratcher.jpgThis just stinks.

A Scrooge, pre-ghost of Christmas Future, passed off a fake lottery ticket to a single mom. She thought she’d won $25,000 only to find she had been duped when she went to call the claim number. According to ABC News, the back on ticket said:

“Claim forms supplied by Santa Claus. All winning tickets must be validated by the tooth fairy and conform to her game rules … All winners are losers and must have an excellent sense of humor.”

When news spread about the fake ticket, patrons and community members rallied around Mary Ann Shaffer, who has two small children. People have left big tips at her concession stand, given her giftcards and even bought gifts for her children.

Perhaps the Grinch who gave her the gag gift will see that Christmas still comes, without bows, without gifts – through the hearts of others.

Whoever passed off the ticket will be getting one heck of a lump of coal this year.

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