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Clerk's Mistake Is Lottery Players Good Fortune

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Clerk's Mistake Is Lottery Players Good Fortune

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It takes the right kind of luck to win the lottery, and for a New Jersey man it also took getting the wrong ticket. He had asked for the scratch-off lottery ticket called Deuces Wild. The clerk mistakenly gave him Aces High. A short time later he returned to the store, but not to complain. He had a winning ticket worth $100,000.

RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:

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It takes the right kind of luck to win the lottery, and for a man in New Jersey it also took getting the wrong lottery ticket. He asked for the scratch-off lottery tickets, known as Deuces Wild. The clerk mistakenly gave him Aces High. A short time later the man returned to the store, but not to complain. He had scratched a winning ticket worth $100,000 and he was there to promise the clerk responsible for the mix up $1,000.

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