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76-year-old man gets trapped in bin while searching for lottery ticket

He was rescued after passers-by heard his calls for help.

Not the lottery ticket in question.
Not the lottery ticket in question.
Image: DaGoaty via Flickr

A 76-YEAR-OLD man trapped himself in an underground waste paper container in Amsterdam after he clambered in to hunt for a lottery ticket.

The elderly man managed to open the container and climb in yesterday because he feared he had tossed out a lottery ticket along with other used paper, police said.

Passers-by heard him calling for help and alerted the police who freed him with the help of firefighters.

The bad news? The man didn’t find his lottery ticket.

More: The five luckiest shops to buy a lotto ticket in Ireland>

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