Ticket printing mistake helped 40-year-old win $1 in US

Josh Buster will now take home $710,000. (representative picture)

A man in Iowa, United States, won a million dollar lottery prize after a clerk made a mistake in printing his tickets. according to this CNNChef Josh Buster, 40, of West Burlington, was asked by a clerk at a convenience store for five “Easy-Pick” plays for drawing Mega Millions. However, Mr Buster reveals that the clerk initially printed just one play and then printed the four remaining plays on a separate ticket.

“It seems to me that if he had put them all on one instead of making a mistake, the numbers I received would have changed,” Mr Buster was quoted as saying CNN,

At first, Mr. Buster struggles to believe his luck. “I don’t usually have good luck, so I thought it was a mistake and was going to be an error,” he said. Furthermore, he said that he Googled the lottery numbers to make sure he had the correct ones and to his surprise he did. “I’m just waiting to wake up from a dream,” said the chef.

It is to be mentioned that Mr. Buster’s $1 million prize was part of a $20 million jackpot. He was able to match the first five numbers, however, he did not get the Mega Ball number.

now, according to CNNMr Buster will use his prize money to make car payments, pay off his mother’s mortgage, and save for his retirement. “It will take away a lot of my stress in my life – no more financial worries,” said the winning chef. Notably, after taxes, Mr. Buster will take home $710,000, according to Fox Business,

Read also | Indian-origin shop manager jailed for 28 months for cheating on winning lottery in UK

While Mr Buster was lucky enough to win the lottery, in another bizarre case in the United Kingdom, an Indian-origin shop manager tried to defraud an elderly man out of a £130,000 lottery winnings. according to this PTIIn early March, Narendra Gill was sentenced to 28 months in prison by a UK court. He checked the numbers on the Lucky Dip lottery ticket for 81-year-old Frank Goland, but since the ticket contained the required numbers, he lied to her and kept the ticket stub for himself.


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