76-year-old man trapped hunting for lottery ticket
by Associated Press Wire
January 03, 2013 12:10 PM | 489 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
AMSTERDAM (AP) — What are the odds?

A 76-year-old man trapped himself in an underground waste paper container in Amsterdam after he clambered in to hunt for a lottery ticket.

Police said in a statement the elderly man managed to open the container and climb in Thursday because he feared he had tossed out a lottery ticket along with other used paper.

Passers-by heard him calling for help and alerted the police who freed him with the help of firefighters.

The bad news? The man didn’t find his lottery ticket.

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