Pennsylvania Man Accidentally Trashes $1.25 Million Winning Lottery Tickets

Published April 22, 2014 by OCR Editor

Pennsylvania Man Accidentally Trashes $1.25 Million Winning Lottery Tickets

A man from Pennyslvania accidentally threw away $1.25 million worth of lottery tickets.

A Pennsylvania man has thrown away $1.25 million worth of lottery tickets. The man used to buy daily tickets in a grocery store near his house for the state's daily five-digit Quinto lottery. An employee at the grocery store said the man spent a daily $100 on tickets.

Last month, the man bought 25 Quinto tickets numbered 4-3-4-1-8 which all ended up worth $50,000. For an unknown reason the man trashed the winning tickets, however it is speculated that he misread them. The Pennsylvania lottery had tried finding the winner, putting out a release in February specifically addressing the mystery of the 25 unclaimed Quinto tickets. The release asked winning players to look for their tickets "in the drawer by the sink, under the couch and in the glove box." When the man found out, it was already too late to claim the prize.

"Oh, no"

When asked about the lottery's reaction the moment they realized the man's mishap, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Lottery Lauren Bottaro responded: "Oh, no, wow". The fortunate yet unfortunate man himself was mad, according to an employee at the Zhou Grocery where he bought the tickets. "He was so mad he played $400 that day" said the employee.

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