Nasty surprise due to barcode reflection
That is definitely real bad! Chantelle from Australia bet on the right horse and she won: a total amount of $825 US Dollar. After she posted her winning photo with the winning ticket on Facebook, she experienced how fast her glorious winning amount disappeared after only 15 minutes.
Chantelle posted a picture of herself with the caption "Winner winner Chicken dinner", which shows her smiling in the mirror, holding the winning ticket in her hands. You will find the original article of "The West Australian" with her picture right here.
But when she left to pick up her price at the counter, they told her that they already paid her the amount!
One of her Facebook friends had seen the picture of her with the ticket and the barcode printed on it and had rebuilt the barcode, which you could clearly see in the mirror, with the help of a barcode generator which he had found online. After that he just went to a machine and picked up the money. It took only 15 minutes after Chantelle posted her excitement on the social media to lose her winning...
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