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Pa. Man With $20-A-Day Lottery Habit Wins Jackpot

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Pa. Man With $20-A-Day Lottery Habit Wins Jackpot

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Pa. Man With $20-A-Day Lottery Habit Wins Jackpot

Pa. Man With $20-A-Day Lottery Habit Wins Jackpot

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The owner of a tobacco shop in Belle Vernon, Pa., has had a daily ritual: selling himself $20 worth of lottery tickets. His wife did not approve — $20 a day does add up — until last week, when one of those tickets turned out to be a winner of a jackpot worth nearly $1.8 million. And his shop gets an extra $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

The owner of a tobacco shop in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania has had a daily ritual: selling himself $20 worth of lottery tickets. His wife did not approve - $20 a day does add up - until last week, when one of those tickets turned out to be a winner of a jackpot worth nearly $1.8 million. Oh, plus the cut that his shop gets for selling the winning ticket - an extra $10,000.

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