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Man handed wrong instant game ticket, turns into million-dollar winner in Massachusetts Lottery game

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A mistake made by a clerk turned into a big win for a man playing a Massachusetts scratch ticket.

According to lottery officials, Marcus Miller won a $1 million prize in the Massachusetts State Lottery’s “$1,000,000 Royal Gold” instant ticket game.

Miller intended to purchase a $10 ticket, but was instead accidentally handed this $5 ticket, which luckily, he decided to keep. He chose the cash option on his prize and received a one-time payment of $650,000 (before taxes).

He bought his winning ticket at Tropicana Market located at 24 Palmer Street in Salem. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus for its sale of this ticket.

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