Lottery Winner Thought Scanner Was Broken

April 7th, 2014   ·   Add Your Comment Now...

brokenThis is a new twist on stories that tend to prove people buy lottery tickets yet never really believe they could win anything substantial.  A man walked into Shirley convenience store called JackSpot! and scanned his tickets.  When the screen flashed “big winner” the man told the store clerk the scanner must be broken!

In reality the man was holding the winner of the Megamillions March 25 draw, with a jackpot of $20 million.  When the store owner and the clerk told the man, he was shocked.  The 48-year old winner who works as an orderly at Southampton Hospital says he will go public only after consulting with legal and financial experts.

The ticket sold at the Gascon gas station in Coram pays out $11.1 pretax lump sum, or $20 million in annuity.  For now, the man says he wants to keep his job at the hospital.


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