Man Becomes Millionaire Scratching Wrong Lottery Ticket
A Massachusetts man given the wrong kind of scratch-off-lottery ticket than he asked for can’t be too mad at the error the clerk made.
Richard Brown of Taunton had asked for Blue Ice tickets at a local service station but the clerk wasn’t paying close attention and gave him the Sizzlin’ 7 lottery tickets instead.
Not wanting to cause a fuss, Brown said he thought it best to “roll with it” and began scratching off the tickets he was given. Fate was in Brown’s corner because one of the tickets paid off handsomely to the tune of $1 million.
The store receives a $10,000 commission for selling a winning ticket. And Brown is now planning to fix his roof and take a well-deserved vacation trip to California on the $430,000 cash winning he elected to receive as a lump sum after taxes.
This isn’t the first identically lottery win.
A Wisconsin man won a $14.3 million Megabucks jackpot after accidentally playing the wrong lottery game earlier this year, reports the Wisconsin State Journal.
Last November, a clerk accidentally rang up an extra Powerball lottery ticket for a man, an error that helped the man win $1 million instead of $200,000.
Just a few months earlier, a Georgia woman won $25 million after a clerk gave her a winning Powerball ticket instead of a Mega Millions ticket.