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21st May '17 3:40:58 PM Jeduthun
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See Also: OnOneCondition

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If against all odds the character ''does'' manage to collect the prize money, the pretty much inevitable outcome is AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted.

See Also: OnOneCondition
OnOneCondition.
20th May '17 8:36:20 AM steelmag9
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' Roxy finds a lottery ticket walking down the street and it turns out to be a winning ticket. She wins a million dollars. Roxy ends up quiting her band and going back to Philadelphia to brag to the people who thought she wouldn't do anything in life. Due to the fact she NeverLearnedToRead she loses most of her money due to the contract she signed when she hosted a festival and due to taxes. She ends up [[StatusQuoIsGod rejoining her band]] afterwards.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' Roxy finds a lottery ticket walking down on the street and it turns out to be a winning ticket. She wins a million dollars. million-dollar winner. Roxy ends up quiting her band quitting The Misfits and going goes back to Philadelphia to brag to the people who thought she wouldn't do anything in life. Due to the fact she NeverLearnedToRead she loses most of her money due to not understanding the contract she signed when she hosted a festival and due to taxes.festival. The IRS takes the rest. She ends up [[StatusQuoIsGod rejoining her band]] afterwards.
23rd Apr '17 9:54:02 AM nombretomado
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* One of the ''SweetValleyHigh'' books has Winston winning the lottery when he mixes up his jacket with a man he met at the convenience store. Jessica and Lila start lavishing Winston with attention. Elizabeth realizes that the jacket does not belong to Winston and convinces him to give the jacket and the ticket back to the old man. Funny how she didn't point out that Winston is 16 and is ineligible to win the lottery, much less buy a ticket.

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* One of the ''SweetValleyHigh'' ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' books has Winston winning the lottery when he mixes up his jacket with a man he met at the convenience store. Jessica and Lila start lavishing Winston with attention. Elizabeth realizes that the jacket does not belong to Winston and convinces him to give the jacket and the ticket back to the old man. Funny how she didn't point out that Winston is 16 and is ineligible to win the lottery, much less buy a ticket.
8th Apr '17 11:38:49 AM CASCHero
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Mordecai and Rigby decide to get back at Muscle Man's pranks by giving him a fake lottery ticket. Seemed harmless enough until Skips tells them of what happened to the ''last'' person who pulled a prank on him. Fearing his wrath, the two try to tell him what happened but get dragged into Muscle Man's spending spree before he even cashes the ticket, becoming more reluctant to do so. It isn't until when Muscle Man does go to cash it, the ticket is denied and he goes on a rampage against an army of guards do they ''finally'' tell him. Surprisingly he takes it in stride despite now being in debt (at most, he just gets an apology from company that makes the fake tickets) and is impressed at Mordecai and Rigby for getting back at him. Though he promises that he'll have [[OhCrap to top their prank in the future]].
5th Mar '17 6:57:53 AM moto12
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*In one episode of ''Series/CSIMiami,'' the victim is a waitress who had a winning lottery ticket and was murdered by two of her co-workers because she wouldn't share the winnings with them.
2nd Jan '17 3:14:43 PM Dravencour
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The RuleOfDrama ensures that nobody will get a legitimate winning lottery ticket and just cash it unless "character wins the lottery" is the core premise of the work (in which case, see RagsToRiches). Traditionally StatusQuoIsGod kicks in and ensures they either lose or [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted something comes up]] to make sure they remain in their original financial state.

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The RuleOfDrama ensures that nobody will get a legitimate winning lottery ticket and just cash it unless "character wins the lottery" is the core premise of the work (in which case, see RagsToRiches). Traditionally StatusQuoIsGod kicks in and ensures they either lose or [[AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted something comes up]] to [[YankTheDogsChain make sure they remain in their original financial state.
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27th Sep '16 3:04:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done several times on ''StrokerAndHoop''. Here, though, the money Stroker wins is real each time, he just loses it at the end of the episode due to bad luck. He even remarks in one episode, "I have a disturbing trend of not getting paid for doing my job."

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* Done several times on ''StrokerAndHoop''.''WesternAnimation/StrokerAndHoop''. Here, though, the money Stroker wins is real each time, he just loses it at the end of the episode due to bad luck. He even remarks in one episode, "I have a disturbing trend of not getting paid for doing my job."
1st Aug '16 7:21:44 PM Willbyr
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* When the title character of ''ShinryakuIkaMusume'' discovers a lottery ticket worth 100 million yen, [[GenreSavvy Eiko's first response is to]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shinryaku_ika_musume/v07/c125/3.html rattle off a list of reasons why it's fake]]. Upon discovering it isn't, she still has difficulty accepting it - particularly the fact that she gave Ika that ticket. The two bicker about it so much that Chizuru burns it to settle things. [[spoiler:Or at least she pretends to.]]

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* When the title character of ''ShinryakuIkaMusume'' ''Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume'' discovers a lottery ticket worth 100 million yen, [[GenreSavvy Eiko's first response is to]] [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/shinryaku_ika_musume/v07/c125/3.html rattle off a list of reasons why it's fake]]. Upon discovering it isn't, she still has difficulty accepting it - particularly the fact that she gave Ika that ticket. The two bicker about it so much that Chizuru burns it to settle things. [[spoiler:Or at least she pretends to.]]
13th Jun '16 10:07:06 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' Roxy finds a lottery ticket walking down the street and it turns out to be a winning ticket. She wins a million dollars. Roxy ends up quiting her band and going back to Philadelphia to brag to the people who thought she wouldn't do anything in life. Due to the fact she NeverLearnedToRead she loses most of her money due to the contract she signed when she hosted a festival and due to taxes. She ends up [[StatusQuoIsGod rejoining her band]] afterwards.
9th Apr '16 12:14:04 PM LTR
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In a third and even rarer variant, the ticket will be legit, but will turn out worthless because the characters will spend so much time arguing amongst themselves and not notice the deadline for cashing it in has passed.

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In a third and even rarer variant, the ticket will be legit, but will turn out worthless because the characters will either spend so much time arguing amongst themselves and not notice the deadline for cashing about dividing it up that they'll fail to cash it in has passed.
before the deadline, or their fighting inadvertently causes the destruction of the ticket itself.
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