Guy's Speeding Excuse: I Just Won the Lottery

Officer lets him off with a warning
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 28, 2014 12:04 PM CST
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(Newser) – A Massachusetts man busted for speeding had a pretty good excuse when he was pulled over: He had just won a big lottery prize and was on his way to collect his cash. It turns out yesterday was 22-year-old Scott Lowe's lucky day in more ways than one, because the officer who pulled him over in Hingham simply issued a verbal warning and urged him to drive safely.

Lowe, of Rockland, told the officer he was speeding because he had won $50,000 on a scratch-off ticket and was on his way to Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters in Braintree to collect his winnings. WCVB-TV reports that police say Lowe was shaking, and showed the officer his winning ticket before heading off to claim his prize. (Read more lottery winner stories.)

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