GOOD NEWS NJ Couple Wins $1 Million on Mistakenly Sold Lottery Ticket
Mistakenly sold lottery ticket earns New Jersey couple $1 million https://t.co/Q6zsUcRK1s
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A New Jersey couple won $1 million on a lottery ticket sold to them mistakenly.
State lottery officials said Dante Castillo, 70, typically chooses his own numbers when purchasing lottery tickets.
However, when the Manchester resident bought tickets for last Thursday's Cash4Life jackpot at a Lakewood convenience store, the clerk mistakenly sold him a ticket containing numbers generated by the computer.
As fate would have it, that wound up being the $1 million winning ticket! All five main numbers were matched, though not the cash ball number.
Castillo and his wife chose the $1 million prize instead of the option to receive $1,000 a week for life, officials said, adding the convenience store will receive a $10,000 bonus check for selling the winning ticket.