Posted: 4 November, 2015
by Michael James
WARNING: Do Not Post Your Winning Ticket On Social Media
'Winner winner chicken dinner'
Chantelle from Perth won $900 by betting on 100-to-1 shot Prince Of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup yesterday...
Like many punters around the country Chantelle celebrated the win by posting a selfie with her victorious ticket on Facebook.
Little did Chantelle know, the photo of the barcode could be used at an automated machine to claim the cash - which is exactly what someone did.
“To the low life who is obviously my friend on Facebook and used my photo to claim our winnings. You’re a massive dick. You ruined my day,” Chantelle wrote on Facebook.
Chantelle told Triple M that police were able to track where the money was claimed and are confident of finding the person responsible.
It serves as a warning for anyone posting barcoded tickets to social media.
The Facebook image that was used to claim the winning ticket:
‘Very odd behaviour’ Bizarre stunt backfires.
If I ever lose my phone I hope a champ like this finds it.