Wrong Lottery Ticket Wins Woman $25M

Job-seeker wanted Mega Millions but got Powerball winner
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 4, 2011 5:15 PM CDT
Wrong Lottery Ticket Wings Georgia Woman Kathy Scruggs $25M
A frame grab from YouTube of winner Kathy Scruggs.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A Georgia woman is reaping the benefits of a shop’s error. Kathy Scruggs asked for a Mega Millions ticket, and the clerk handed her one for Powerball; she decided to keep it anyway. Good choice: Turned out it was the winning $25 million ticket, and now the unemployed 44-year-old can stop her job search, the Savannah Morning News reports.

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“I’ve been looking and looking and looking,” Scruggs says. Instead, “I’m going to build my mom and grandmother a home,” she says. “That’s my first focus.” Afterward, she hopes to aid the homeless and help struggling people cover dental bills. “I’m happy and grateful,” she tells the News. “I really am.” (Read more Georgia stories.)

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