Police in Melbourne, Florida did their best to not be scrooges while issuing traffic citations and warnings on Christmas Day. The police officers in Melbourne, Fla. took money out of their own pockets to buy scratch-off lottery tickets and give them to drivers they pulled over during Christmas Day.

Police say that they elected to do this in an effort to lighten up the mood on Christmas, even though they were still required to their job. Imagine, you are pulled over by a police officer on Christmas Day and he or she not only gives you a written warning, but they also slide in there a LOTTERY TICKET!

No word on if anyone who received a lottery ticket won big money, but police in Melbourne do say that they gave out nearly 30 lottery tickets by 1pm on Christmas Day.

Major props to the Police Department in Melbourne, Florida. Very cool that they cared enough about their citizens to try and save face with them this way. No word yet if anyone who got a lottery tickets won any money.