If It Wasn't For Bad Luck

New York State lottery ticket, dated February 28th, 1974.

Previous owner was nice enough to supply the winning number, which was 515820.

Found in "The Shining" by Stephen King. Published by Doubleday, 1977.

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  1. hahaha, this is great. how much was the lotter for, i wonder.

  2. Hi, what a fascinating blog!
    Who would have thought it possible? Can you imagine pitching the idea to a publisher?
    "You what? You want to publish a blog about things you found inside of second-hand books. You think it would be cool, do you. I see. We will get back to you, please don't call us." Ha ha!