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Missouri woman "accidentally" wins $100,000 lottery jackpot

Nov 18, 2020, 9:21 pm

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Simple blunder leads to a good ending

By Kate Northrop

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. — A lucky mistake that led a woman to accidentally win a $100,000 lottery jackpot just proves that some things are meant to be.

Page Nelson of Chesterfield made the right decision to "go with the flow" when she was handed the wrong ticket by the clerk, according to the Missouri Lottery.

Nelson made a trip to the 7-Eleven on Olive Boulevard in Chesterfield to buy a scratch-off lottery ticket but did not receive a ticket for the game she initially intended to play.

Instead, the clerk handed her a $5 "Break the Bank" ticket.

"I was trying to buy another ticket," Nelson explained in a press release.

She's thanking her lucky stars that she decided against pointing out the simple error. After coming home and scratching it off, she was over the moon to learn that it was a ticket worth one of six $100,000 jackpots.

"I didn't believe it," she said. "I just started jumping up and down and screaming."

The "Break the Bank" game that was released this June now has two top prizes worth $100,000 left to claim. There are also three of six second-tier prizes of $20,000 remaining.

The Missouri Lottery advises that prizes of $601 and more can only be claimed in-person by appointment at Lottery headquarters in Jefferson City and regional offices. Players who want to claim prize winnings in-person must bring the signed winning ticket, an official winner claim form, photo ID, and a completed IRS W-9 Form.

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Emporia,Kansas
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Congratulations! on your win. 

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    Some things are meant to be CONGRATS!!Banana

      plumsage's avatar - rinard
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      WTG!!!!!!!!!!

      Happy healthy wealthy and wise.

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        Hard Luck, Ak
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        "When handed a mistake...The mistake you must TAKE!" Congrats!

        "We make a living by what you get, You make a LIFE by what you give!"

                                                                       Sir Winston ChurchillSun Smiley

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          Love those kinds of mistakes, congrats to the lucky Lady.

          Safety First, no, COFFEE FIRST!  Coffee

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            Good Story....Great Outcome...Happy Winning!!!!

            I am a millionaire!

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              Simpsonville
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              I'm so happy she didn't go on a tirade about the wrong ticket!

               

              Congratulations Page...nice money just before the holidays.

               

              Certainly others on LP like myself have bought lottery tickets that a customer didn't want--hoping for the big one.

              My late Mum told me a story which I think I shared here before.   A guy got nasty with the clerk in WA state and refused to buy the ticket.   She had to buy it and won several million.   You just never know.

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                I'm so happy she didn't go on a tirade about the wrong ticket!

                 

                Congratulations Page...nice money just before the holidays.

                 

                Certainly others on LP like myself have bought lottery tickets that a customer didn't want--hoping for the big one.

                My late Mum told me a story which I think I shared here before.   A guy got nasty with the clerk in WA state and refused to buy the ticket.   She had to buy it and won several million.   You just never know.

                Same kind of thing happened in upstate New York some years ago.

                A guy order a QP mega ticket.  The clerk accidentally hit the Megaplier option and the guy refused it.  She bought it.  She won $1,000,000 due to The Megaplier.  G5

                Players who've won large lottery jackpots have something in common. Many of them say "I've played the lottery for years, but I never won anything but small prizes."   That's normal or typical, but it's also why you should not get discouraged and stop playing.  Who knows?  Maybe someday you'll say "I've played the lottery for years...."

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                  Simpsonville
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                  Same kind of thing happened in upstate New York some years ago.

                  A guy order a QP mega ticket.  The clerk accidentally hit the Megaplier option and the guy refused it.  She bought it.  She won $1,000,000 due to The Megaplier.  G5

                  I always say good things happen to good people.

                   

                  Several months ago had bought two $10 scratch tickets; machine dispensed three.  Clerks were all upset saying the store would have to eat the $10.   Scanned tickets, one was $10 winner and gave it to her.   Then bought one more=$200 winner!

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                    It's like coming to a fork in the road and asking yourself "Do l go left or right?" Page made the right choice. Good for her!

                     * Voice of Reason *   

                     

                    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

                      ekem6078's avatar - winter
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                      If an clerk makes a mistake on my tickets, I never hand them back,  I keep them.  If you hand them back, you always give back

                      you luck.  BUY THEM THEY ARE WINNERS.   CONGRATS TO THE WINNER. GOOD MOVE.   

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                        I Agree! Perfect!!!

                        Numbers 6:24,  Numbers 6:25,  Numbers 6:26,

                        Retirement #3995 Lurking

                        T.Y.J. All Day!!!

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                          Just goes to show you that when a blessing is meant for you it will be handed to you.

                          Good luck to everybody🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞

                           

                          please continue to stay safe. 😷😷😷😷

                           

                          May 2021 be a blessed year for all of us💰💰💵💵💰💰💰💰