Metro- This woman was over the moon when she took home £380 of winnings from a horse race and posted the winning ticket on Facebook to share her glory.
But it all went wrong when the punter, known only as Chantelle, from Perth, Australia, reportedly went to collect the money only to be told it had already been claimed.
Chantelle, who had never gambled before, had placed $20 (£9.31) on a horse called Prince of Penzance with 101-1 odds at the Melbourne Cup horse race.
When she won, the thrilled young woman shared the ecstatic selfie with her Facebook friends, not realised that the slip included a barcode, to be used at an automated machine to claim the cash..
Chantelle later posted on Facebook: ‘To the low life who is obviously my friend on Facebook and used my photo to claim our winnings.
‘You’re a massive d***. You ruined my day.’
If anyone knows the identity of the man that stole this woman's winnings please check the contact information on the site to find out where to e-mail his address. I know he's already made off (like Madoff) with a bunch of undeserved money, but I can't help but think I should contribute to his cause. He's out there making the world a better place, and I for one, couldn't be more willing to show my appreciation though a monetary donation. Let's hope this get's back to him, because while his efforts may not be non-profit it is absolutely the Lord's work.
Don't be afraid to smile guys. The world just gained one less person that will be extravagantly flaunting her fortuitous life on the internet and that's a win for all of us. Don't we hate when celebrities like Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent do this very same thing? Why should it be different when a woman in overbearing lipstick and an obnoxious hat does it? You know why she deserved to lose her $2,000? Because her natural instinct wasn't to jump up and down and celebrate with her friends. It wasn't to cash out and frivolously spend half of that money to enjoy the rest of the day with the people she came with. Her first thought was "oh my God, the world needs to know that I made a couple thousand dollars and they have to know now". Well, you know what, that line of thinking is part of what's wrong with this country. That doesn't mean I am immune to doing something just as dumb and superficial, but it does mean that if I drunkenly did than I deserve to have my money taken from me. Facts are facts, and the facts are that this woman's hat makes me want to accidentally push her down a flight of stairs and she is far too concerned about what other people think. I hope the 200 likes she got on this photo can fill the void that this very same picture left in her wallet.
P.S. It bears noting that a Facebook friend isn't a real friend. I would have complete faith in an Islamic man in an airport before I trusted a person that hasn't talked to me in a decade, but keeps up with my every move on social media.