Clerk Is Big Winner After Lucky Lottery Mistake | WBNS-10TV, Centra...

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A store clerk's mistake led to a big win for both her and a customer. At Woolfe's Huff and Puff Mini-Mart, clerk Naomi Mauller made a mistake when she was ringing up a customer who was purchasing a lottery ticket, 10TV's Andy Hirsch reported on Tuesday.
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Barb

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Ha Ha! Good for them. They're into money now.

$172,500 each after taxes.

Congratulations.

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I've done it 12 times so far
Mert from New Lexington

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I am so happy that a winner has finally hit in our neck of the state..I think its great and hope that more tickets will win around here..Congrats to the both of them...
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im glad to see it went to one of us.
it seems like the rich win most of the time,
have fun.....
smart

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Congrads!!!
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I'd have been mad if I had to share the jackpot with her because she made a mistake on my ticket!
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some one wrote:
I'd have been mad if I had to share the jackpot with her because she made a mistake on my ticket!
Excuse me, but she purchased the ticket, and the the customer bought another ticket with the same numbers and he also won. Can't you be happy for someone beside yourself? You sound like a case of sour grapes to me.
John Q

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SmartLady - we are happy for both of them, but if you were him, walked in with the numbers you wanted to play and wanted the kicker, and she made the mistake that ended up costing her a buck or five but cost you 250K before taxes, would you not be just a little miffed? She essentially played your number on a mistake and won half of your number's money. Some-one wasn't being mean in their post - just pointing out a 250K error.
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For those of you who do not know how the lottery is played yet still feel the need to post comments, let me explain something...

If you get all 5 numbers matching but not the "Mega Ball" you get $250,000 no matter what. It does not matter if 100 tickets all have 5 matching numbers, you all get $250,000. The mistake did not cost the customer anything.

Now, if she would have matched all 5 and the "Mega Ball" then, yes, she would have had to split the earnings, but since that did not happen... as the saying goes, "no harm, no foul".
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I am happy to see someone that is well deserving win some of the lottery $$$$,you go have a blast while you're still able to enjoy life, so many people have to work all their lives & never have the $$$ to really do what they want, vacation, special purchases, donate to a special cause, share with family members....I am happy for you!!
Congratulations and best wishes to you!!!

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I'd spend the entire $250k at Dreamgirls in one night. You can't put a price on memories.
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congradulations on the win we olmy know with the economy the way it is the money will come in hanfdy for you once agian congrats micah from movie galery
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Thanks, Average Joe! I sold lottery tickets for many years and wondered how there was a $500,000.00 winner on Mega Millions. It had to be that the identical wagers EACH won $250,000. Nobody had to "split" anything. More misleading reporting; or more likely a lack of research on 10TV's part.
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I am so happy for both! They really do deserve winning! Congrats! It's about time someone hit from Perry County!
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Now that this ladies name is plastered, I think I'll go in saying I'm her long lost brother.
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I bet the guy is kicking himself for wanting the kicker. He could have had the entire jackpot if he would have just taken the ticket without the kicker.
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You go girl! Enjoy it while you still got it.
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Good for them, I hope the extra cash comes in handy when every one says they're related and in need of some cash.

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Jun 30, 2010
 
That's awesome. I hope that both of them are finally able to buy what they have been wanting.

:)
Canine Carrie

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To Kicker: Please read my previous post about how this WASN'T a "split" prize. The original ticket purchaser won his own prize. However, had he accepted the "non-Kicker" ticket, he would have won $250,000.00 TWICE. So, you're right about him kicking himself!

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