“I went in to get change and asked for a $10 Lucky 7’s ticket. The clerk handed me the $20 ticket by mistake,” the winner said in the statement. “He offered to exchange it for me, but something told me to keep it. I am sure glad I did!”
The 57-year-old decided to just take the prize as a one-time lump sum, so he got a $1.3 million payout as opposed to an annuity for the full amount.
He said he plans to use the money to get a new house and certainly will save the rest, in accordance with the Lottery.