I had this happen to me, but it wasn't a million dollar ticket. I wanted a $5.00 5x's the money ticket and they gave me a $5.00 Jumbo Bucks ticket and I scratched it off and won $1000.00. I often ask the store clerk if they have any powerball tickets people decided they didn't want and have won off them a few times, but not a huge win ,but still a win.
I win at least $500.00 on average a week off of Tn Lottery Scratch off's. Everyone that works at the Memphis District office know me by name.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL :)
I do the same thing Smoky
If they have a ticket the few places that I play ( a mistake walk away ticket on the PB or MM ) , they will usually tell me about them , as they know I will buy them )
I win small amounts on them quite often also it seems ( but no big winners yet )
I do this because many years ago a friend of mine ( I met her years later after it happened , but heard about it for many years ) ...... she worked at a place in Ohio and someone came in and I think wanted certain numbers and she punched one number wrong and they did not want the ticket......so she got him another one the way he wanted it and that was that
Nobody wanted the ticket..........when she left later she bought it........
If I remember correct........we are talking 15 or 17 Million ( yes ...... thats million with an M )
This was back in the days before PB and MM
There were two winners that night ( once again if I remember correct ) on around 30 million or so , so they split it of course
Her ticket was one of the winners
I understand some tried to claim the ticket later ..............but it was hers and thats the way it should be
Morrow of the story.........never leave a mistake ticket behind ( but I watch people do it all the time to this very day )