I’ll take that!
Hey, you never know when it comes to scratch-off tickets, so you might as well try, right?
So did this person act like an a**hole when they kept a ticket that a sore loser didn’t want?
Check out their story below and see what you think.
AITA for keeping the scratch ticket a sore loser didn’t want?
“I find myself in an ethical quandary. A bunch of friends and I made a stupid bet 364 days ago. 10 people threw 20$ into a pot and weighed themselves. Whoever lost the most weight come next new years won the pot.
I had completely forgotten about this bet until I tried to decline attending the weigh in for the prize. And when I tried to demur anyway I was told, and this is a direct quote from the girl who called me, “No balls.”
Thus, I had to go.
I wanted to skip and just give up the 20$ because I’ve lost a fairly significant percentage of my body mass over the last nine months or so, and just didn’t really talk about it because I was doing it more because I was developing a second chin than for people to praise me (also, cheaper medical insurance!)
One of the ten people is a hyper competitive type who tends to be an incredibly sore loser. Especially when he feels blindsided. Which is most of the time when he loses.
So, I assumed I won and stopped at a convenience store for 10 20$ increments of voluntary taxes. (Read: Scratch tickets) If I didn’t win, well, I’ve spent more on dumber things.
Wound up winning anyway, thus I offered up my peace offerings. Everyone grabbed a scratch ticket. Except sore loser guy. He said “Nah f**k you man.” and went off to sulk. Offered again and was told to back the f**k away.
So, I now had two tickets to scratch. A couple people won a little bit of money, a few got play again amounts of money, and the ticket I’d picked for myself was a dud.
So I scratched sore losers ticket. And it was a winner. So much so that I blurted out, “No f**king shot.”
$1,000 winning ticket.
People got curious, and then started ribbing the sore loser absolutely mercilessly about being an idiot. Several people said I should give him the ticket because that’s a lot of money and it was for him even if he was being a cry baby.
He shot me down twice when I offered and I know for a FACT if our roles were reversed he’d keep it.
I’m getting enough flak about this and would rather not mention getting a bunch of free money to people I know, seeing as I’m in enough trouble already from the folks who were there about “hey man, can I borrow 100$? You just got 1000$.”
What is the Reddit hive mind’s thoughts on this?”
And here’s what Reddit users had to say.
One reader said he’s NTA and he needs to strike while the iron is hot!
Another reader said he’s NTA and that his friend needs to grow up.
And this individual pointed out that his friend was offered the ticket twice…
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