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Clerk's error makes N.J. man a $100,000 winner

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BRIDGETON, N.J. — A Bridgeton, New Jersey, resident has a store clerk's error to thank for his purchase of a scratch-off lottery ticket worth $100,000.

Indian Fields Market sold the winning Aces High scratch-off lottery ticket Monday night, store owner Domenic Galle said.

"The guy really didn't ask for that ticket," Galle said. "The clerk gave him that ticket by mistake. He asked for Deuces Wild."

The clerk realized her mistake after the customer left the store.

"She said, 'I gave the man the wrong ticket. Let me catch him before he drives out.'" Galle said.

The customer was already gone. "Maybe it was meant to be," Galle told the clerk.

And so it was.

"An hour later, he walked in with the big one," Galle said.

The winner has declined to be identified.

This is not the first time Indian Fields has sold a winning ticket. The store sold a winning Pick 6 ticket worth $6.8 million about eight years ago, Galle said. Other big Indian Fields winners have included a $354,000 Pick 5 ticket and a $30,000 Tic-Tac-Toe scratch-off.

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Thanks to LckyLary for the tip.

Cumberland County News

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Posted: November 18, 2009, 10:27 am - IP Logged

If You're Meant To Win: You'll Win! Thumbs Up

Congrats To: The Winner!

A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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    Posted: November 18, 2009, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

    Congrats to the winner! I bet, he is glad to have gotten that mistake ticket. Yes Nod

    "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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      Posted: November 18, 2009, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

      Like I have said over and over you win more by mistakes and QP's..Luck is all this game is..There is no way you can handicap ping pong balls and scratchoffs..People are probably sick of me writing this but that's what lottery is luck..People can keep track of what numbers have not come in but it's all luck..I'm out..

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        Posted: November 18, 2009, 2:46 pm - IP Logged

        Talk about about being in the right place, at the exact right timeDanceTHE LUCK OF THE DRAW...I wish I could win on a mistake like that

        CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER--WELL DESERVEDHurray!

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          Posted: November 18, 2009, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

          Like I have said over and over you win more by mistakes and QP's..Luck is all this game is..There is no way you can handicap ping pong balls and scratchoffs..People are probably sick of me writing this but that's what lottery is luck..People can keep track of what numbers have not come in but it's all luck..I'm out..

          That's funny Tiggs, you and I were just talking about those lucky mistakes the other day on another thread. I could use a big mistake or two right about now.

          Maybe I'll try mumbling the next time I ask for a ticket and they'll accidentally give me a winner. If I win big I'll write a book about it and title it "The Mumbling Factor," subtitled "How To Become Rich And Famous Through Strategic Mumbling." Guaranteed blockbuster. Maybe I should start writing it now just in case.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            Posted: November 18, 2009, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

            good deal for that person hopefully they will put  it to GOOD use

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              Posted: November 18, 2009, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

              Nice win.

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                Posted: November 18, 2009, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

                If You're Meant To Win: You'll Win! Thumbs Up

                Congrats To: The Winner!

                Sounds like you're been speaking to VisionDude! Wink  (I do agree with the sentiment.)

                 

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                  That's funny Tiggs, you and I were just talking about those lucky mistakes the other day on another thread. I could use a big mistake or two right about now.

                  Maybe I'll try mumbling the next time I ask for a ticket and they'll accidentally give me a winner. If I win big I'll write a book about it and title it "The Mumbling Factor," subtitled "How To Become Rich And Famous Through Strategic Mumbling." Guaranteed blockbuster. Maybe I should start writing it now just in case.

                  LMFAO!!!

                  "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                    Posted: November 18, 2009, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                    Like I have said over and over you win more by mistakes and QP's..Luck is all this game is..There is no way you can handicap ping pong balls and scratchoffs..People are probably sick of me writing this but that's what lottery is luck..People can keep track of what numbers have not come in but it's all luck..I'm out..

                    Truer words have never been spoken. That's why I'm gonna go and buy some qp's right now along with some scratch-offs, AND I'm gonna do it in SWAHILI, a language I've never spoken. All part of my new money-making strategy to confuse and mesmerize the hapless clerk. 

                    Wish me luck, y'all!!

                    GOGEWOONTING!!!!

                    "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                      Posted: November 19, 2009, 12:00 am - IP Logged

                      wow, the man must've chocked when he saw the tickets worth.

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                        Posted: November 19, 2009, 1:03 am - IP Logged

                        I always buy mistake tickets. There was a girl at this local store I buy my lottery tickets at and one day I asked her for a $10 Hoosier Lotto quickpick. The machine spit out the $10 ticket, but then I saw another $1 ticket come out. I don't what she did to make that happen, she did it by accident. Anyway, she set it aside and brought the $10 ticket over, and I said "Hey, I'll take that ticket too". LOL. Honestly, I'd much rather be the person that bought the mistake ticket than the person that didn't.

                        Gonna win.Big Smile

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                          I always buy mistake tickets. There was a girl at this local store I buy my lottery tickets at and one day I asked her for a $10 Hoosier Lotto quickpick. The machine spit out the $10 ticket, but then I saw another $1 ticket come out. I don't what she did to make that happen, she did it by accident. Anyway, she set it aside and brought the $10 ticket over, and I said "Hey, I'll take that ticket too". LOL. Honestly, I'd much rather be the person that bought the mistake ticket than the person that didn't.

                          Amen to that. I always buy those, including when the clerk prints the wrong tix for the customer in front of me.

                          "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                            Posted: November 19, 2009, 8:57 am - IP Logged

                            If You're Meant To Win: You'll Win! Thumbs Up

                            Congrats To: The Winner!

                            Im with you . Im beginning to think that its not about luck.  its about destiny, your personal fate.  I think about not just lottery but all the things in life that just HAPPEN to people. job, family lottery, cancer.  In terms of the lottery, I think of someone lets say like Bob Sehsted.  It was so called luck that he won that 500k right,  but look at how many clerks cheat customers out of winnings.  But in his case the clerk signed the ticket and presented it like anyone else.  What would make the lottery reps ask him where he bought the ticket. then go on to "find the real owner"  many times you read of people claiming theft only to have the lottery office put their hands up once the money is paid out to whomever signed the ticket.  NO Bob Sehested was meant to have that money for whatever reason and fate forced the outcome.  I think thats the way it is.  And thank God is has nothing to do with good people winning because we see criminals winning the lottery as well.  So I can feel safe that I play my numbers and win or not win.  If its for me, it will be.