US man gets 'wrong' lottery ticket, wins S$1.25 million
(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 US$1 million (S$1.25 million).
Mr Richard Brown of Taunton said he went into Gulf Taunton recently and asked for a US$5 "Blue Ice 7s" ticket, but the clerk was distracted and instead gave him a "Sizzlin 7s" ticket.
Mr Brown selected the cash option on the prize and received a one-time lump sum payment of about US$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 US$10,000 commission.