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Fail of The Day: Woman Loses Winning Horse Race After Posting Ticket Barcode on Facebook
Via Triple M
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Well, that win was short-lived.

A woman identified only as "Chantelle" by an Australian radio station made one very costly mistake after winning $825 on a 100-to-1 horse race bet.

She took a selfie with her ticket and posted it to Facebook. DOH!

To her dismay, someone saw the barcode of the winning ticket in her photo and used it to claim her winnings.

"To the low life who is obviously my friend on Facebook and used my photo to claim our winnings. You're a massive d*ck. You ruined my day," she wrote on Facebook.

She told the radio station that police were able to track where the money was claimed, so she might get some sweet redemption.

But you kind of have to give it to the person who claimed the cash.

That was genius.

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And of course, ALSO because this is Australia, here are some dudes trying to ride on it while sharks are around:

politics veep tv The Australian Prime Minister's New Slogan Might Mean He's Been Watching Too Much TV
Via Mashable
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Australia's prime minister,Malcolm Turnbull, just came up with a new campaign premise that 'Veep' fans will be a little too familiar with. He talks about keeping continuity... but also changing, something that Julia Louise-Dreyfus's character on 'Veep' also promised. 

You can see him explain it right here:



Actors and creators involved on the show, 'Veep', commented on how surprised they were that this turned into a real political talking point.  Maybe they were too good at parodying politics? 


via @simonblackwell, @frankrichny@OfficialJLD

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And with that, I'm going to go cry salty tears over my stockpile of semi-automatic weapons. You hurt us all deeply today, Australia.