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Mass. man gets 'wrong' lottery ticket, wins $1M

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Posted: Aug 17, 2012 12:26 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: lottery ticket, store clerk, Massachusetts, scratch-off lottery ticket, Richard Brown, Blue Ice 7s, Sizzlin 7s, WBRZ

BRAINTREE, Mass. - 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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