Taunton man gets 'wrong' lottery ticket wins $1M
TAUNTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- When a store clerk gave a Taunton man a different kind of scratch-off lottery ticket than he asked for, he didn't make a big deal about the million-dollar mistake.
That mistake won the man $1 million.
Richard Brown said he went into Gulf Taunton recently and asked for $5 "Blue Ice 7s" ticket, but the clerk accidentally handed him a "Sizzlin 7s" ticket.
“We were going to put up a banner. Sounds pretty cool to me, someone in Taunton actually winning $1 million,” said Brian Salinas, sold the winning scratch ticket. “My mistake is someone’s treasure.”
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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