US speedsters get chance to win lottery
MELBOURNE, Florida: Motorists out on Christmas Day might feel unlucky to be given a speeding ticket, but not surprised.
However, drivers caught breaking the limit in one US city were startled when, rather than a fine, police officers issued them with a warning and a scratch-off lottery ticket.
Officers in Melbourne, central Florida, had decided to spread some festive cheer and bought the lottery tickets with their own cash.
They handed out more than 30 scratch-off game cards to motorists for speeding and other traffic violations.
“It’s something good to do in the light of the holidays,” said Sergeant Jamie Rocque. – Daily Mail