Friday, March 7, 2008

Retired Man Has A ‘Lotto’ Lottery Tickets

SOUTH MILLS, N.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One former Navy diver has collected a “lotto” lottery tickets over the years.

Dennis Morse, a 68-year-old retiree in South Mills, North Carolina, has been collecting lottery tickets for 16 years, hoping to add to the 400,000 used lottery tickets he already owns.

Morse trades and barters with other “lotologists,” and even scours the floors and garbage cans outside lotto ticket vendors for new additions to his collection.

Morse has never actually won a lotto drawing, but hopes to acquire a Vermont lotto ticket from when the state first started their sweepstakes, because it’s worth hundreds and is extremely rare.

He says, “You have to hope some granny opens up an old chest and there’s one in it, but that’s doubtful.”

Though Morse is a major player in the lotto ticket trade, he doesn’t play the lottery because he says he’s “seen too many tickets already.”

If he ever did win the lottery, Morse says he’d build a hermetically-sealed storage space to house his ticket collection.

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