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August 10, 2011 8:32 AM Subscribe
So I won the Irish sweepstakes...
posted by dances_with_sneetches to Work & Money (6 answers total)
An Irish theater group asked to use one of my short pieces. I said yes, and asked as payment a lottery ticket. I received one, the scratch-off kind. I won 5 Euros.
Since I live in Puerto Rico I'm not going to head to Ireland to cash this in. In fact, even if I sent it by registered mail there and received a check for 5 Euros, it would be marginally worth the trouble.
I thought about sending it to a charity in Ireland, but it would be like sending cash in the mail. Nothing to be certain the person opening the envelope wouldn't take it.