by Anton Johan
What is the logical thing to do when you win £8,000 when playing
scratchcards? You eat the ticket, of course.
This is what happened on a recent flight from Krakow to East Midlands on a
regular Ryanair flight.
Passengers have the opportunity of purchasing scratchcards onboard,
thanks to a joint venture between Brand Force and Ryanair.
One lucky player purchased a card and was thrilled to find out that he had
But his joy turned to irritation when he was told that he would need to wait
until the plane landed before he could get his money.
He became so irate that he decided to protest the situation - by eating his
ticket! The player thus ended all chances of enjoying his payout - onboard or
"Passengers have always been delighted to claim their large cash prizes after
returning home. Unfortunately our latest winner felt that we should have his £
8K prize kicking around on the aircraft," said a spokesperson for the airline.
"Yesterday's events prove that while Ryanair's scratchcards offer large cash
prizes they clearly taste great too!"
"Crew tried to stop the air Gourmet Scratch Card eater by offering him one of
our great tasting sandwiches, pizzas or snacks instead, but clearly he had much
more expensive tastes!"
So what will be done with the money?
Ryanair has set up a link on its website where visitors can vote on which
charity the money should be donated to.