Does receiving $20,000 in scratch tickets sound too good to be true? A Massachusetts woman was shocked when FedEx delivered $20,000 in scratch tickets right to her front door.
Danielle Alexandrov was living her normal life when she discovered a package that didn’t belong to her had been delivered to her home. “I start going through the boxes; everything is normal until I get a box that is very heavy,” she said. “I open it up, and it’s a box of scratch tickets. And I’m thinking, ‘Is this a joke?’ until I look at the receipt, and its value is $20,000 worth of scratch tickets.”
The tickets were supposed to be delivered to nearby Kenyon’s Market, a well-known lottery store in East Falmouth, Massachusetts, but obviously, they never arrived there. Instead, they were sent by FedEx to Alexandrov’s home.
Alexandrov returned the tickets to the Massachusetts Lottery, which, according to lottery officials, is the correct thing to do when it comes to a situation like this.
“These tickets, until they’re activated by a retail agent, there’s really no value to them,” Christian Teja, with the Massachusetts Lottery, said. “If someone tried to take one of these tickets, if it was a winning ticket, brought it to a retail location, there would be a message that would flag it, and they’d be unable to cash the ticket.”