February 26, 2024

When Massachusetts resident Danielle Alexandrov obtained a bundle delivered by FedEx, she was stunned to search out it contained $20,000 value of lottery tickets. Alexandrov instructed native tv station WCVB that she had no thought how or why somebody would ship her such a worthwhile and strange reward and started to surprise who would have despatched her such an odd bundle.

“I begin going via the containers, all the things is regular till I get a field that could be very heavy,” Alexandrov instructed WCVB. “I open it and it’s a field of scratch playing cards. And I’m like, ‘Is that this a joke?’ Till I take a look at the receipt and see the worth is $20,000 value of scratch playing cards.”

The tickets have been purported to be delivered to Kenyon’s Market on East Falmouth Freeway, however have been mistakenly delivered on Nov. 10 to Alexandrov’s workplace in East Falmouth, the place she works as a restoration coach.

“We appeared on the receipt and the place it went after which went to return the field,” Alexandrov instructed WCVB. “Doing the subsequent proper factor – I performed the tape in my head. What would occur if I stored these? May I sleep at evening? Issues like that – and I assumed, ‘No, the proper factor.’ to do is to present it again.’”

The tickets are literally nugatory till they’re delivered to approved lottery retailers. Whereas it could appear tempting to maintain them, the tickets haven’t any worth till they’re validated by a licensed retailer.

“Except these tickets are activated by a retail agent, they actually haven’t any worth,” Christian Teja of the Massachusetts Lottery instructed WCVB. “If somebody tried to take one among these tickets, if it was a profitable ticket, took it to a retail retailer, there can be a message flagging it and they might not have the ability to redeem the ticket.”

A video offered by the Lottery Submit captured their response.

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The place can you purchase lottery tickets?

Tickets may be bought in particular person at fuel stations, comfort shops and grocery shops. Some airport terminals may additionally promote lottery tickets.

You can even order tickets on-line via Jackpocket, the USA TODAY Community’s official digital lottery courier, in these states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington DC and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app means that you can choose your lottery sport and numbers, place your order, view your ticket and gather your winnings – all out of your cellphone or house pc.

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