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Thieves steal thousands of lottery tickets

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For those of you who enjoy playing the lottery, here’s a story that should help put your odds of winning in perspective.

Last December, painter Shigeru Aikoh was arrested from robbing a Kushikatsu (deep fried snacks) restaurant in Settsu, Osaka. However, prefectural police later discovered he was a part of a four-man group responsible for a year-long crime spree around the prefecture, netting 4.5 million yen.

However, much to Aikoh’s dismay, a fair chunk of that loot had turned out to be totally worthless.

According to charges filed by the Osaka Prefectural Police, Aikoh and three other men committed a series of robberies from April of last year to March of this year. In total, 208 break-ins of tobacco shops, orthopedic clinics and lotto shacks among others were connected to this group.

According to a statement from Aikoh, “We must have stolen hundreds of scratch and win tickets, and we hardly won a damn thing.” Apparently he was being modest, as according to the police investigation, the number of tickets stolen reached well into the thousands.

The police, having concluded their lengthy investigation on Oct 5, submitted it to prosecutors who should have no problem putting these prolific prowlers in the pen. However, the real moral of this story is that even by stealing thousands of tickets from a lotto hut, you’re still likely to end up with bupkis.

Source: Nikkan Sports

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Lived on this planet for more than 60 years and learned bupkis today.

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“We must have stolen hundreds of scratch and win tickets, and we hardly won a damn thing.”

LOL! That's hilarious! But I wonder how you would say "damn thing" in Japanese?

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This sounds like a great like Cheech and Chong movie:

"Man, we gotta get some cash, let's go around and hold up gas stations, they have cash!"

"No way man, I got it, we'll hold up lotto stands instead, we'll win millions"

And they like go hungry cuz all they ever held up was lotto stands and only for the tickets.

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I've heard of playing the numbers but man!

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What is Bupkis?

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Braindead - Apparently it means nothing of value.

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"How would you say "damn thing" in Japanese?

Kuzumono?

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Gurukun, Serrano, what Aikoh actually said (as reported in Nikkan Sports) was: ほとんど当たらなかった, literally 'we got very few winners', or 'we won almost nothing'.

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