Thursday, April 20, 2006

Retired Man Has A ‘Lotto’ Used Lottery Tickets

SOUTH MILLS, N.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Collecting used lottery tickets sounds like a boring hobby but it’s the ticket to fun for one self-proclaimed “lotologist.”

Dennis Morse is a retired Navy Diver in South Mills, North Carolina, who has been collecting scratched-off lottery tickets for 15 years.

Now he has more than 250,000 used lottery tickets – 30,000 of which are not duplicates – and estimates his collection to be one of the biggest in the U.S.

You may be scratching your head as to why anyone would collect losing tickets but Morse gets a kick out of seeing all the variations and claims the only thing that will stop him is higher postage fees.

He says a 1991 Alaskan nature set is the most beautiful ticket but his favorite is “ ...the one I don’t have yet – the one I will win a million bucks on!”

If he does win a whole lotto loot, he jokes that he’ll spend the winnings on a hermetically-sealed storage space for the losing tickets.

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