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25th Jan '18 4:58:43 PM nombretomado
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* On ''MamasFamily'', Iola buys a lottery ticket and takes Mama's suggestion of using the birthdays of Mama's children for the number. When the ticket wins, a huge argument ensues about who it actually belongs to, until they finally decide to split the winnings. When Mama goes on the show to spin the wheel to determine the prize, the ball lands in the $2 million dollar space, and they all begin celebrating--but then the ball moves a few more spaces, meaning they win a paltry $200.

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* On ''MamasFamily'', ''Series/MamasFamily'', Iola buys a lottery ticket and takes Mama's suggestion of using the birthdays of Mama's children for the number. When the ticket wins, a huge argument ensues about who it actually belongs to, until they finally decide to split the winnings. When Mama goes on the show to spin the wheel to determine the prize, the ball lands in the $2 million dollar space, and they all begin celebrating--but then the ball moves a few more spaces, meaning they win a paltry $200.
18th Jan '18 6:04:17 PM SteelEdge
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* Zig-zagged in ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', Josuke, Okayasu, and Shigechi manage to acquire a legitimate jackpot lottery ticket that [[GrailInTheGarbage was thrown away]]. They have to jump through a lot of hoops to get the money, though; they almost get arrested for fraud because they didn't buy the ticket. And then Shigechi gets greedy at the last seconds and tries to abscond with the money, but Josuke forces him to split it like they agreed. In the end, everyone receives their fair share... but Josuke's mother quickly impounds his share because it's too much money for him to handle, and uses it for his college fund.
26th Nov '17 6:47:15 AM luiz4200
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* In one episode of ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', Don Ramón believed to have won the lottery but at the end of the episode, Chavo remembered that the tickets he bought were good for the day after tomorrow's drawing.

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* In one episode of ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', Don Ramón Professor Jirafales believed to have won the lottery but at the end of the episode, Chavo remembered that the tickets he bought were good for the day after tomorrow's drawing.
24th Nov '17 12:48:39 PM ladyofthelibrary
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** [[Series/CodeLyokoEvolution The sequel]] has Odd play the lottery but when he wins, it turns out XANA hacked the thing, making it meaningless.



* 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]].

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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 the 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]].
28th Oct '17 3:34:51 PM RedScharlach
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* Spanish show ''Series/AquiNoHayQuienViva'' had a an episode in which a lottery ticket, won by the whole building, (a Christmas tradition) won the (third) price. The community president's wife attempts to convince her husband to keep the money, and HilarityEnsues. One of the rare examples where the ticket is legit and it does get chashed.

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* Spanish show ''Series/AquiNoHayQuienViva'' had a an episode in which a lottery ticket, won by the whole building, (a Christmas tradition) won the (third) price. The community president's wife attempts to convince her husband to keep the money, and HilarityEnsues. One of the rare examples where the ticket is legit and it does get chashed.cashed.



* One of ''Series/{{Ed}}'''s cases involved coworkers who played a practical joke on a co-worker by using a year old lottery TV drawing tape to make him think he had the winning ticket. Unfortunatly before they could tell him it was a joke he told the boss off and quit his job.

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* One of ''Series/{{Ed}}'''s cases involved coworkers who played a practical joke on a co-worker by using a year old lottery TV drawing tape to make him think he had the winning ticket. Unfortunatly Unfortunately before they could tell him it was a joke he told the boss off and quit his job.



* Another ''WKRP'' example: A record rep buys Irish Lottery tickets for the staff, with Johnny & Venus handing them out. Later they look up the numbers and they think that Herb's ticket won $1,000, but he can't find the ticket or even remember that they gave it to him. It turns out that he gave it to a client, who is no longer a client because Herb's drinking made him foreget all about making the ads that he had promised the client.

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* Another ''WKRP'' example: A record rep buys Irish Lottery tickets for the staff, with Johnny & Venus handing them out. Later they look up the numbers and they think that Herb's ticket won $1,000, but he can't find the ticket or even remember that they gave it to him. It turns out that he gave it to a client, who is no longer a client because Herb's drinking made him foreget forget all about making the ads that he had promised the client.



* ''Series/GilligansIsland'': Gilligan has what everyone thinks is a grand prize winning Irish Lottery ticket, so the Howells invite him to join their "country club" (where he used to be a waiter). But it ends up it's an oudated ticket from the previous year.

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* ''Series/GilligansIsland'': Gilligan has what everyone thinks is a grand prize winning Irish Lottery ticket, so the Howells invite him to join their "country club" (where he used to be a waiter). But it ends up it's an oudated outdated ticket from the previous year.
17th Sep '17 1:53:13 AM Doug86
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* A sketch on ''Series/TheTracyUllmanShow'' was about a pair of waitresses at a greasy spoon who always buy a set of tickets together, promising to share the winnings. Then when one of their tickets hits the grand prize, the purchasing waitress claims that she had bought an extra ticket with her own money so the other waitress doesn't get any.

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* A sketch on ''Series/TheTracyUllmanShow'' ''Series/TheTraceyUllmanShow'' was about a pair of waitresses at a greasy spoon who always buy a set of tickets together, promising to share the winnings. Then when one of their tickets hits the grand prize, the purchasing waitress claims that she had bought an extra ticket with her own money so the other waitress doesn't get any.
6th Sep '17 3:07:26 PM Mdumas43073
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* Creator/PrestonSturges' ''Film/{{Christmas in July}}'' involves a guy whose coworkers prank him by sending a telegram congratulating him for "winning" $25,000 in a commercial slogan writing contest he's entered...which fools not only him but also the owner of the coffee company sponsoring the contest, who's unaware that the judging committee is still deliberating. [[spoiler:In a twist, however, the movie ends with him winning the contest for real.]]

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* Creator/PrestonSturges' ''Film/{{Christmas in July}}'' involves a guy whose coworkers prank him by sending a telegram congratulating him for "winning" $25,000 in a commercial slogan writing commercial-slogan-writing contest he's entered...entered... which fools not only him but also the owner of the coffee company sponsoring the contest, who's unaware that the judging committee is still deliberating. [[spoiler:In a twist, however, the movie ends with him winning the contest for real.]]
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.
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