US man wins USD 2.1m lottery after being sold the wrong ticket
A man from New Hampshire, who thought he was buying a Lucky for Life lottery ticket but was mistakenly given two Megabucks tickets instead, has one a 2.1-million-dollar jackpot.
Scott Bennett hit the 2.1-million-dollar Tri-State Megabucks jackpot last week after purchasing what he believed was a ticket for an entirely different game, the New York Daily News reported.
On a whim, the 48-year0old stopped into the Circle K convenience store in his hometown of Hillsborough and told the clerk he wanted one ticket each for the Lucky for Life and Megabucks games, but as fate would have it, the clerk, Nicki Gee, misunderstood Bennett.
According to Maura McCann, New Hampshire Lottery director of marketing, the clerk sold him two Tri State Megabucks Plus tickets instead of his Lucky For Life ticket.
After the winning numbers were revealed, Bennett's son called to tell him that the winning ticket had been sold in the family's neighbourhood.
Opting for a one-time lump payment of 1.3 million dollars, the Bennetts say they will use their sudden windfall to pay down student loan debt for two of their children, send their third child to college, remodel their kitchen, and maybe purchase a few extra Christmas presents.