Jackpot winner throws away money

A Frenchman who won a casino jackpot showered pub patrons and staff with banknotes worth thousands of United States dollars in south-eastern Uruguay on Friday.

The unidentified man took his winnings to the nearby Moby Dick Pub and hurled the money from a terrace, witnesses said.

"When I saw that I couldn't believe it, but instead of trying to catch the bills in the air I went around collecting them from the pavement, and I found a big wad of notes in a flowerpot," a young man named Humberto Correa told a local television station.

Correa said he gathered up about 4,000 dollars in all, which he said would help to pay for skin cancer treatment for his ailing father.

Local media estimated the total bounty at about 30,000 dollars.

After the celebratory fling - which included him burning some notes with a lighter - the Frenchman hailed a taxi to return to his hotel, but discovered that he needed to borrow money to pay the fare.

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Discussion 1 : 12/01/2014 at 06:18 PM
When U smile, the whole world smiled with you. When U R down, no one cares about U!!! from iPhone application.
Discussion 2 : 11/01/2014 at 09:37 PM
A man recently won a million dollars in a lottery and gave it to charity .When was the last time you ever heard about Thaksin the billionaire giving any money to charity ?Never as far as I know .
Discussion 3 : 11/01/2014 at 06:57 PM
One thing is for certain in this world, you would never find Thaksin doing that ! Well done to the very generous Frenchman.
Discussion 4 : 11/01/2014 at 06:10 PM
The man found money for his cancer treatment in a flower pot? Viva le France! To me, THAT is making merit...crazy, but good crazy...

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