Irate Passenger Eats Winning Lottery Ticket

A passenger of low-cost Irish airliner Ryanair has just put himself in the running for bonehead of the year. Cabin crew of a Ryanair flight bound for the United Kingdom’s East Midlands from Krakow, Poland, happily announced that one of their passengers had won the $ 13,500 top prize of a scratch card lottery game. The crew then asked the lottery winner to personally claim his prize at the company office when the plane touches down.

However, the winning passenger was apparently too excited to get his hands on the cash that he became furious upon hearing that he could not immediately claim his prize. Then, in a bizarre twist, he ate and swallowed the ticket and with it his chances of becoming $ 13,500 richer.

A spokesman for the airline, Stephen McNamara, said that past winners have always waited to arrive at their destination before claiming their prize. “Unfortunately our latest winner felt that we should have his €10,000 prize kicking around on the aircraft,” he said. The airline has asked passengers to give suggestions on which charity should get the forfeited money.