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 its worth hundreds and is extremely rare.
He says, You have to hope some granny opens up an old chest and theres one in it, but thats doubtful.
Though Morse is a major player in the lotto ticket trade, he doesnt play the lottery because he says hes seen too many tickets already.
If he ever did win the lottery, Morse says hed build a hermetically-sealed storage space to house his ticket collection.
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