Police in Melbourne, Fl. decided to spread some holiday cheer and give out scratchers instead of speeding tickets. 


"Police officers bought scratch off lottery tickets with their own money, then handed them out to drivers. Now, they did hand out warning to people who were actually speeding." (Via WTXF)


Officers were just trying to spread a little holiday cheer, but it's safe to say motorists were not expecting the chance at fortune. (Via ABC


However, Melbourne police were also trying to send a message of safety: 


"The road patrols are concentrated along ... a roadway that has had a number of traffic crashes in recent weeks." (Via Florida Today


WCCO reports the Melbourne cops also received plenty of surprised look to go along with the scratchers. 


"Can you imagine?

"I can imagine."

"Here's a warning, and here's a lottery ticket."

"i've been imagining it all morning."


Police handed out 30 lottery tickets total on Christmas day. 


Fla. Police Hand Out Scratchers Instead Of Tickets

by Christine Slusser
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Dec 26, 2013

Fla. Police Hand Out Scratchers Instead Of Tickets

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons / Scott Davidson)

BY Christine Slusser

Police in Melbourne, Fla., decided to spread some holiday cheer and give out scratchers instead of speeding tickets. 


‚Äč"Police officers bought scratch-off lottery tickets with their own money, then handed them out to drivers. Now, they did hand out warnings to people who were actually speeding." (Via WTXF)


Officers were just trying to spread a little holiday cheer, but it's safe to say motorists were not expecting the chance at fortune. (Via ABC


But Melbourne police were also trying to send a message of safety. 


"The road patrols are concentrated along ... a roadway that has had a number of traffic crashes in recent weeks." (Via Florida Today


WCCO reports the Melbourne cops also received plenty of surprised looks to go along with the scratchers. 


"Can you imagine?

"I can imagine."

"Here's a warning, and here's a lottery ticket."

"I've been imagining it all morning."


Police handed out 30 lottery tickets total on Christmas Day. 

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