Honest NJ store owner returns man’s $1.4 million lottery ticket
An honest — and eagle-eyed — convenience store owner just saved a customer $1.4 million.
Leprechaun News owner Yogi Patel told CBS New York a longtime lottery customer came into his Lyndhurst store and bought several hundred dollars' worth of scratch-off tickets. But the distracted customer didn't notice that one of the $20 Double Diamond tickets was a winner and tossed it in the trash, the report said.
Patel noticed the mistake when he was going through his daily records, according to the report. He dug through the trash, found the ticket and tracked down the customer, it says.
The winner will get a lump sum of $1.4 on the $2 million prize. Patel is getting a bonus commission of $30,000, the report said.