prisoner wins lottery ticket for a week of pleasure in London
a prisoner serving his term, received a parcel with food last
summer. There was also a pack of tea inside. When Sergei opened
it, he found a lottery ticket inside. “I filled it and sent
it out just for fun hoping to win an electric teapot or a coffee-machine,
says the prisoner. - But Dame Fortune played such a joke with
me that one could only imagine!,” Sergei said.
months later the prisoner, who had already forgotten about the
tea lottery, received a letter of congratulation. He won seven
a seven-day journey to London with accommodation in a five-star
hotel. Organizers promised to award the winner with 1,000 pounds,
which he could spend at one of the largest trade centers in London.
most disappointing thing is that the prize is nominal which means
that only the owner can use it. And it is also not allowed to
choose money instead of prize. A teapot in the hand is worth two
in London,” complains the restless prisoner.
are not allowed to leave the territory of prison. However in some
exceptional cases the most exemplary ones have a right to spend
a vacation with their relatives, but only with those who live
in Russia and no longer than 10 days. Former prisoners have problems
with getting foreign passports and visas for several years after
their release. And as far as I know the British Embassy denies
visas to former prisoners, says Sergei Manygin, a prison spokesman.
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