New Hampshire Man Wins Megabucks Lottery By Mistake
Many people who play the lottery have a system. They’ll play lucky numbers based on birthdays, anniversaries, or the ages of the children. Others take a chance and play random “quick pick” numbers. Scott Bennett of Hillsborough, New Hampshire won his $2.1 million Megabucks lottery jackpot by mistake. How do you win by mistake, you ask?
According to an ABC News report it was actually a mistake made by the convenience store clerk who sold him the ticket.
Scott Bennett, 48, of Hillsborough, went into the Circle K convenience store on Dec. 19 and asked the clerk for one Tri-State Megabucks ticket and one Lucky for Life ticket. The clerk mistakenly sold him two Megabucks tickets. He never got the Lucky for Life ticket, but that probably doesn’t matter now, because one of the Megabucks tickets was a big winner.
Scott opted for the lump sum payout of $1.2 million and says he will use it to pay debts, remodel the kitchen in his family’s recently purchased Victorian home and fund his kids college education.