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Man gives homeless guy a ‘winning’ lottery ticket; homeless guy insists they share it

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A self proclaimed “magician prankster” caught something amazing on video. A man with nothing breaks down after he catches a break. He tries to share his good fortune by sharing.

Millions more watch Rahat the magician’s YouTube videos. He has gained internet fame through a series of drive-thru pranks. He is once again getting national attention after he gave a homeless man a “winning” lottery ticket.

In the video, Rahat said he recently noticed the homeless man near a shopping center he lives near. “I’m going to give him this supposed lottery ticket, take him to the store and see how much money is won from this ticket. But little does he know, this is a losing lottery ticket. And the store clerk is in on it,” Rahat said in the video.

Once inside the convenience store, the homeless man handed the ticket to the clerk. “Oh my gosh. Guess what? You won $1,000 dollars,” the clerk said.

“You’re kidding me right? You’re kidding me right?” the homeless man said.

After collecting his winnings, he turned to Rahat and said, “I want to share it,” and attempted to give Rahat some of the money.

“That’s all yours man. You earned it. You won the lottery man,” Rahat said.

The homeless man, with tears in eyes, then hugged Rahat and thanked him for giving him the money.

“I’ve been doing this for a long time, a long time. And never, never had a friend or somebody do what you just did back there,” the man said.


  • litbit

    Wow..that was an inspiring story…I cried also and the fact that he was homeless and wanted to share. People with money won’t do that. God bless Rehat for having a heart to give and I pray that God will continue to bless the homeless man…very very touching. No one should be homeless and imagine if we that have more then enough would reach out and help someone less fortunate….

  • jaz

    As far as my research tells me the man got to keep the money rahat went in before filming and paid the clerk my hat off to this man I am a magician and would love to be able to do this for people

  • carla

    How wonderful that the guy gave the homeless man the money. I was so touched by the homeless man wanting to share the money w/ him. God bless him! I guess it is true that the poor are often the most generous.

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