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A 63-year-old man from Manila, Philippines, was in line to buy a lottery ticket when a woman cut in front of him. He did the gentlemanly thing, stepping back and allowing her in. The ticket she bought — that would have been his — wasn’t a winner. The ticket he ended up buying, however, was: 741 million pesos (US$17 million). “When he won, he kept thinking: how sad for that woman,” said Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chair Margie Juico, “She could have won the big prize if she had just been patient.” (MS/AFP) ...Chivalry not only isn’t dead, it sometimes pays quite well.
Original Publication Date: 09 January 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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