Sometimes a small mistake can pay off big time. A North Carolina store clerk accidentally rang up the same Powerball lottery ticket two times. But the person who bought the original ticket only wanted one of them. Why would anyone want to buy two tickets with the same number? It was simple $1 mistake. At the end of the day, she wasn’t able to sell the lottery ticket to any other customer that came into the store, so she paid the $1 herself.
The next day when she came in to work she checked her numbers, and to her astonishment, she matched all five of the numbers, but missed the Powerball number. This was still enough to get her a $200,000 prize.
When she went to claim the prize in Raleigh, she met the person who bought the original ticket. It only took them a few minutes to realize what had happened and they ended up sharing a hug and a few laughs. Of course they did – they both won a substantial sum of money.
Of course, playing the lottery isn’t one of the best gambles you can make, given the 1 in 146,000,000 odds at winning the grand prize… But it is fun to think about winning.
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