ODDITY: Strange Collections - The Losing Lottery Tickets

Dennis Morse of South Mills, N.C., sifts through some of his thousands of scratched lottery tickets. Photo: msn

Lotologists collect scratch-off lottery tickets, both used and unused. Every year they come together from around the world for the “Lottovention” in Northeast Philadelphia.

In 2006 a report claimed that 73 year-old retired U.S. Navy diver Dennis Morse had one of the world’s largest lotology collections. It included over 250,000 losing scratch-off tickets.