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What if you bought a lottery ticket, didn’t get the one you wanted, but it turned out to be a winner? I know what I’d do.

The Associated Press carried a story of a guy in Massachusetts who bought a scratch-off lottery ticket, got the wrong one, and “rolled with it.”

Well, I would hope so.

I’m pretty sure I’ve never had that kind of luck, and I think I’d remember if I had:

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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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