Lottery mistake leaves Massachusetts man $1 million richer
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - When a store clerk gave a Massachusetts man a different kind of scratch-off lottery ticket than he asked for, he didn't make a big deal about the mistake; he said he just "rolled with it."
It was a good decision: He won $1 million. Richard Brown of Taunton said he went into Gulf Taunton recently and asked for a $5 "Blue Ice 7s" ticket, but the clerk was distracted and instead gave him a "Sizzlin 7s" ticket.
Brown selected the cash option on the prize and received a one-time lump sum payment of about $430,000 after taxes.
He plans to use the money for a new roof on his home and to take a trip to San Francisco. The store gets a $10,000 commission.
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