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Lottery winner didn't mean to buy $250,000 ticket

By Ben Hooper
Lottery winner didn't mean to buy $250,000 ticket
A South Carolina woman said the scratch-off ticket that won her $250,000 was mistakenly handed to her by a store clerk. Photo by Pung/Shutterstock.com

July 16 (UPI) -- A South Carolina woman who won $250,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket said she only bought the ticket because of a clerk's mistake.

The Greenville woman said she was at the Red Robin Foods in Greenville County when the clerk mistakenly handed her the wrong scratch-off ticket.

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The woman said she decided to buy the $10 "7" ticket anyway, and ended up winning $250,000.

The winner said she plans to pay it forward.

"I'm going to give to my church and then give back to the community," she said. "As for me, I'm good."

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