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EPSOM, NH (CBS) – Henry Gribbohm says he lost his life savings, $2,600, on a carnival game and all he has to show for it is a stuffed banana with dreadlocks. “You’re expecting the kids to win a few things, let the kids have a good time,” said Gribbohm. “It just didn’t turn out that way.” Gribbohm says he attended a Manchester carnival run by New Hampshire-based Fiesta Shows and wanted to win an Xbox Kinect at a game called Tubs of Fun where contestants toss balls into a tub. When he practiced he says it was easy, but something changed when he started playing for the prize and the balls kept popping out.

Henry Gribbohm says he lost his life savings on a carnival game and all he got was this stuffed banana. (CBS)

 

“It’s not possible that it wasn’t rigged,” said Gribbohm.

The 30-year-old from Epsom says he kept trying to win back his money by going double or nothing. He dropped $300 in just a few minutes, then says he went home to get $2,300 more and soon lost all of that as well.

“You just get caught up in the whole ‘I’ve got to win my money back.’”

link to whole story and the news video here:

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/29/nh-man-loses-life-savings-on-carnival-game/

 

 

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So, you lose over 2 thousand dollars to win a 2 or 3 hundred dollar Xbox?

HOW stupid ARE you?!

wow...

surprised

 
charlotsomtimes

Asked by charlotsomtimes at 10:21 PM on May. 1, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (12)
  • Only a man is stupid enough to do this! LOL...Too damn funny!
    I wouldn't tell a soul if that happened to me!
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 10:57 PM on May. 1, 2013

  • So, you lose over 2 thousand dollars to win a 2 or 3 hundred dollar Xbox?

    HOW stupid ARE you?!

    That was my thoughts EXACTLY while I was reading this! lol.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 10:23 PM on May. 1, 2013

  • So, wait. Not only $2300 for an Xbox, it then all he ends up with is a banana with dreadlocks? I've never been that caught up in anything in my life.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:28 PM on May. 1, 2013

  • Math obviously wasn't his thing. Common sense wasn't, either.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 10:50 PM on May. 1, 2013

  • Totally duh
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:45 PM on May. 1, 2013

  • 1) yes the game is rigged
    2) a simple google search tells you how it's rigged and how to beat it
    3) that makes him doubly stupid for not looking it up when he went home
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:37 AM on May. 2, 2013

  • People get carried away with the winning fever, though. I burst this one guy's bubble at work years ago because he'd always go out and buy lottery tickets at lunch, then come back and say how much he'd won. He came in all excited because he won seven bucks, and I asked him how much he'd spent, which was ten. So I told him he'd actually lost three, and he was truly surprised and then bummed. Hello, Mr. Math.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 1:54 AM on May. 2, 2013

  • I cant believe he was so stupid but is even worse that he is on the news showing people how stupid he really is.

    Alisim

    Answer by Alisim at 7:53 AM on May. 2, 2013

  • Wow just wow are people really this idiotic???
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 9:37 AM on May. 2, 2013

  • I'm going to guess that, if he chose to gamble, he'd be an addict.
    wendythewriter

    Answer by wendythewriter at 9:49 AM on May. 2, 2013

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