A 76-year-old man from Amsterdam got stuck in a recycling paper container on Thursday morning after trying to retrieve a lottery ticket, the city’s police said.
The man had dumped his old paper in an underground container in the Pijp district but realised later he may also have thrown away the ticket. The man tried to climb in and find it but got stuck in the opening.
Passers by heard his shouts for help and called the emergency services. The lottery ticket was not recovered and it remains unclear whether or not it was a winning ticket, the police statement said.