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From the website of RTE, Irish broadcaster, http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0227/ryanair.html
Impatient passenger eats €10k scratchcard
Saturday, 27 February 2010 15:20
A Ryanair passenger ate his €10,000 winning scratch card after he was
told he could not claim the money immediately, it emerged today.
The unnamed man was flying with Ryanair from Krakow in Poland to East
Midlands Airport in England when he won €10,000 with the scratch card.
Crew on board the flight confirmed he had won the prize but told the
passenger he would have to collect the jackpot directly from the company
that runs the competition as it was such a large sum.
Ryanair said the man then became frustrated and started to eat his winning
ticket, ruling out any chance he had of claiming the prize money which will
now be donated to charity.
Stephen McNamara, a spokesman for the airline, said: 'Passengers have
always been delighted to claim their large cash prizes after returning
'Unfortunately our latest winner felt that we should have his €10,000
prize kicking around on the aircraft.'