Talk about expensive tastes. In 2010, a man flying with Ryanair to the UK played one of their in-flight instant scratchies and won €10,000. However, he was so upset to learn that the cash wasn’t ready for him on the plane, he decided to eat the winning ticket in protest.
There’s a lesson here that mothers have been preaching for generations: don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. In the investing world, though, many do just that.