Couple Wins Jackpot After Being Sold Wrong Ticket
A family in New Hampshire had an extremely merry Christmas after they won a $2 million jackpot because a convenience store clerk sold them the wrong ticket.
The winner originally went to buy lottery tickets for two different games; however, the clerk accidentally sold him two tickets for the same game.
As a result Scott Bennett won the Tri-State Megabucks jackpot last week worth just over $2.1 million.
Bennett intended to buy one ticket for the Lucky for Life and one ticket for the Megabucks game, luckily for Bennett; he never received a Lucky for Life ticket.
After the winning numbers were announced Bennett’s son called him to tell him that a winning ticket had been sold in the family’s neighbourhood.
Bennett’s wife Cathy said that she “went downstairs, and he was sitting there with the ticket in one hand and the New Hampshire Lottery website on the computer, just staring at both of them. We must have checked them about 15 times. We really truly didn’t believe it.”
The Bennetts said that they will use the money to pay off their children’s student debts, send a third child to college, remodel their kitchen and probably buy a few extra Christmas presents.