Scratch Card winner eats ticket!

Scratch Card winner eats ticket! Scratch Card winner eats ticket!

Ryanair have confirmed that a passenger on a flight between Krakow and East Midlands airport won a €10,000 scratch card prize but ate the winning scratch card after the prize amount was confirmed by on board staff!

The cabin crew on board the flight told the lucky passenger how to claim the prize but the winner became upset that they could not give him the money there and then. It was explained to him that prizes of this magnitude have to be verfied and collected from the scratch card company. The winner became angry and decided to consume the card in protest.

Steven McNamara of Ryanair said of the incident, “In the last two year’s Ryanair’s scratch cards have given away 10 cars, over €300,000 in cash prizes and over 100,000 flight vouchers. 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 prize kicking around on the aircraft.”

Ryanair and Brand Force, the company that produces the scratch cards have decided to offer the prize money to charity. All Ryanair passengers can vote on which charity to donate the money to on the airline’s website. The results of this vote will be announced on March 5th.

The five charities that people can vote for the money to go to are :

1. An anger management charity

2. An eating disorder charity

3. A gambler’s charity

4. A disruptive children’s charity

5. A mental health charity



Published: March 1, 2010

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