South Carolina Man Fishes Winning Lottery Ticket Out Of The Trash The man threw his lottery ticket away when he thought it wasn't a winner. He checked the numbers again, and dug the ticket out of garbage. He plans to spend the $1000,000 on his grandkids.
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South Carolina Man Fishes Winning Lottery Ticket Out Of The Trash

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South Carolina Man Fishes Winning Lottery Ticket Out Of The Trash

South Carolina Man Fishes Winning Lottery Ticket Out Of The Trash

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The man threw his lottery ticket away when he thought it wasn't a winner. He checked the numbers again, and dug the ticket out of garbage. He plans to spend the $1000,000 on his grandkids.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. We learn in the news business to always double check names and numbers. A man in Newberry, S.C., learned that playing the lottery. State officials say he threw away his ticket after he did not seem to win a recent drawing. He had some coffee, checked the numbers again and saw he'd been looking at the wrong day; rescued the winning ticket from the trash and now plans to spend the $100,000 on his grandkids' education.

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