50 Times People Absolutely Won The Food Lottery (New Pics)

The odds of winning a Powerball lottery is roughly 1 in 292,200,000. The chance is so tiny, you’re more likely to get struck by lightning, which is 1 in 700,000.

But luckily, there’s one lottery where there’re no losers. The food lottery is a worldwide, free-of-charge game purely dependent on chance. While in the worst-case scenario, you get everything but nothing extra, in the best, you get double, triple, or even more of what you paid for. The edible lottery is either sponsored by Mother Nature or is provided by “stuff happens,” aka occasional human errors.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of the best food prizes that may inspire you to spin that trolley wheel of fortune harder next time you go shopping. Psst! Check out our previous glorious list of edible prize winners right here.

#1 Found A Wizard In My Gummy Bear Pack

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#2 This Incredible Carrot Hand Was Found While Digging Juice Carrots At Our Farm Today

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#3 Jackpot

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According to the Department of Agriculture, billions of pounds of fruits and vegetables go to waste every year, which is a whopping 30 to 40 percent of the food supply chain in the US. The USDA estimates that 1/3 of all produce from local farming sources is left uneaten. This equals 161 billion dollars’ worth of waste.

There are many reasons why this estimate is so huge. One of them has to do with aesthetic reasons: when food is deemed unattractive, it’s not being sold. Think of a bruised apple, a quirky-shaped carrot, and odd-looking bananas. These odd “creatures” of nature are known as “ugly produce” and apparently it’s a big hit at the moment.

#4 Today’s Clementine Had An Almost Perfect Mini Clementine Inside

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#5 My Nonna Wanted Me To Post This On The Internet So That “Everyone In Italy Can See How Big My Tomatoes Have Gotten”

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#6 This Pearl I Found In An Oyster I Was Eating

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Bored Panda contacted Sarah Phillips, the CEO and founder of Ugly Produce Is Beautiful, to find out more about the ugly produce movement.

“Every year, some 2.9 trillion pounds of food never gets consumed and it’s enough to feed nearly 800 million people worldwide.” The ugly produce movement is not just about consuming imperfect fruits and vegetables, but rather about minimizing food waste.

Sarah says that the ugly produce movement seeks to invoke change in the way people eat food.Her advice is to “ask your local grocer to bring in uglier produce to sell at a discount and support local farmers.” Sarah assures us that “farmers by nature aren’t wasters and they feed ugly produce to livestock, cook with it, and give it away, or sell it at farmers’ markets.” And we could take an example from them.

#7 I For One Welcome Our Mutant Carrot Overlords

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#8 These Gummy Bears Came Stuck Together In The Bag

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#9 I Had A Quadruple Mini Banana This Morning

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Meanwhile, in the supermarkets, people see perfect apples, oranges, and bananas that are designed in a way that’s attractive to people. Abhi Ramesh, the CEO of another ugly produce start-up named Misfits Market, told Vox that “historically, grocery stores haven’t wanted to stock anything that isn’t attractive, and so people have gotten used to produce looking a certain way.” And consuming imperfect-looking produce is a way to break such a habit.

#10 The Way My Cheese Melted On My Burger

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#11 That’s A One Big Squash

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#12 This Giant Clove Of Garlic

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#13 This Nearly 2 Kg Avocado From My Grandmother’s Place

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#14 Daughter Found The Largest Blackberry I’ve Ever Seen

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#15 Absolute Unit Of A Collard Green

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#16 My Friend Grew A Gigantic Cabbage In His Garden

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#17 One Of Our Chickens Laid A Really Big Egg Today

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#18 This Apple, Which Has An Apple Growing Out Of It

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#19 These Huge Blueberries I Found

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#20 Harvested My Zuccini. Happy Gardening

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#21 My Popsicle Has An Entire Oreo Cookie Inside

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#22 I Found A Single Piece Of Bicycle Shaped Pasta In My Penne

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#23 This Absolute Unit Of A Lemon My Girlfriend Grew (Regular Sized Lemon For Reference)

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#24 I Found A Triple Banana

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#25 Absolute Unit Of A Grape Branch

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#26 I Opened A Yogurt With No Yogurt On The Lid

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#27 This Extra Large Chocolate Chip

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#28 This Grape That Looks Like A Pumpkin

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#29 My 61g Pack Of Skittles Is Crammed Full And Actually Weighs 103g

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#30 My Grape Is Long

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#31 This Absolutely Massive Piece Of Chocolate I Poured Out Of This Special K Box

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#32 This Is Like A Monster Of Some Sort

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#33 This Garlic I Found In My Garden. The Entire Head Is One Clove

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#34 Mushroom My Dad Found In The Forest. Egg For Scale

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#35 A Giant Cabbage

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#36 My School Gave Me One Long French Fry For Lunch

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#37 My Dad Just Discovered This Enormous Sweet Potato That Had Been Growing On The Side Of Our House

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#38 A Friend Found A Very Long Cheerio

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#39 This Is A Four-Foot-Long Tromboncino Squash

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#40 Got A Vitamin Water With Zero Air In It. Just Pure Beverage

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#41 This Ridiculous, Nearly Five Pound Lobster Claw

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#42 3 Bananas In 1 Banana

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#43 This Giant Carrot Made My Day

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#44 There Was A Tiny Hamburger Bun Embedded Into My Full Size Hamburger Bun

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#45 This Massive Apple My Coworker Brought In. 1,2 Lbs

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#46 I Opened A “Fruit By The Foot” And There Were 2 In The Package

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#47 I Now Own Two Packs Of Double Crisps

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#48 I Found A Giant Hot Cheetos Powder Nugget In My Bag

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#49 There Was An Abnormally Large Flake In My Cereal

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#50 Baked Cheeto Chonker

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Source: Boredpanda.com

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