View Full Version : Soldier finds & returns lost winning lottery ticket

05-30-2006, 06:10 PM
BAY SHORE, New York (AP) -- A U.S. soldier and his girlfriend found a winning lottery ticket on the ground at a convenience store Monday and turned it in to police, who were able to find its owner -- a $2,500 winner with no idea her lucky ticket was missing.

Sgt. Edward Boniberger and Marnie Hall found the ticket in a plastic case at a store, Suffolk County Police said. They tried to find the woman who had signed it, but when they could not, they took it to a police station.

Detectives then located Mary Ann Doerrbecker, who had not realized she had dropped the ticket, according to Detective Sgt. Thomas Groneman.

"She was shocked," Groneman said. Doerrbecker met the couple at the Third Precinct and offered them a reward, which they declined.

"He said, 'Absolutely not,"' Groneman said.


Beyond Belief
05-30-2006, 06:54 PM
this guys' a hero in my eyes.

Jeana (DP)
05-31-2006, 09:52 AM
this guys' a hero in my eyes.

LOL A hero . . . again!!