(BOSTON) — A Taunton, Mass., man had luck on his side last week when a scratch-off lottery ticket game he didn’t really want paid off big-time, according to bostonherald.com.
Richard Brown, 60, made his usual trip to a Gulf gas station in Taunton last Monday to buy a $5 Blue Ice 7s ticket. Except, this time, a distracted attendant handed him a $5 Sizzling Sevens scratch-off ticket by mistake.
According to lottery officials, Brown didn’t complain or ask for a different ticket. He decided to just “roll with it,” and now he’s rolling in dough.
Brown scratched off the $1 million grand prize, which will give the chef and grandfather an immediate one-time payment of $650,000 before taxes. The odds of winning the million dollar prize were 1 in 4.2 million.
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