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N.C. Clerk Wins $200,000 By Mistake (Store Clerk Accidentally Prints Up 2 Powerball Tickets)
www.cbs.com ^ | April 20, 2007

Posted on 04/20/2007 2:19:14 PM PDT by rawhide

CONOVER, N.C. — A store clerk's slip-up at the cash register has paid off big time.

Wadburn Allen on Tuesday accidentally rang up two duplicate Powerball tickets for a customer in this western North Carolina town. At the end of the day, after she was unable to sell the second ticket, Allen paid for it herself.

The next day, Allen returned to the store and found the ticket matched all five numbers — earning her a $200,000 jackpot.

When Allen went to Raleigh to claim her prize, she met the customer who purchased the original ticket. The customer also will receive a $200,000 jackpot.

"They put two and two together and ended up hugging," said Pam Walker, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina Education Lottery. Allen hasn't yet decided how she will spend her money.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: lottery; powerball

1 posted on 04/20/2007 2:19:17 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

“Allen hasn’t yet decided how she will spend her money.”

She’ll spend half of it at the Tax store.


2 posted on 04/20/2007 2:42:19 PM PDT by Francis McClobber
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To: rawhide

So the clerk cuts the real winner’s earnings in half, and they still hug?


3 posted on 04/20/2007 3:10:09 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascists, now ACT LIKE IT!)
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To: SFC Chromey

Nope, matching 5 numbers pays $200,000. So if there were 2 tickets with all 5 numbers, it would pay $400,000.

....Bob


4 posted on 04/20/2007 3:30:22 PM PDT by Lokibob (Some people are like slinkys. Useless, but if you throw them down the stairs, you smile.)
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To: Francis McClobber
She’ll spend half of it at the Tax store.

LOL!!!

5 posted on 04/20/2007 4:37:50 PM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: Francis McClobber

If she’s smart, she’ll spend it getting qualified for a better job than she now has.


6 posted on 04/20/2007 5:03:34 PM PDT by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things.)
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