The sun sets over the Amsterdam skyline Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Updated: Thursday, 03 Jan 2013, 8:18 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 03 Jan 2013, 8:18 AM EST
AMSTERDAM (AP) — What are the odds?
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.
Police said in a statement the elderly man managed to open the container and climb in Thursday because he feared he had tossed out a lottery ticket along with other used paper.
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.
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