WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A Maryland man won $100,000 from a scratch-off and credits his win to a store clerk’s mistake.
- The clerk at The Chicken Man convenience store accidentally printed off two Powerball tickets.
- The man accepted and decided to add on a scratcher, which ended up being a big winner.
A Maryland man said a store clerk’s mistake led to his $100,000 lottery win.
The winner, who identified himself as “King Claw,” said he picked up lottery tickets at a local convenience store. The clerk at The Chicken Man mistakenly pressed the wrong button and printed an extra Powerball ticket.
King Claw said he decided to buy both anyway and rounded out his purchase with a $100,000 Extreme Cash scratch-off ticket.
“At first, I was thinking ‘this must be wrong,’ but after I scanned it again, I had to rush out of the store to get some air,” the 43-year-old said.
King Claw said he FaceTimed his wife to share the news and the pair shed a few tears of joy.
“I’ve always heard about the big lottery winners, but you never really think it could be you,” the Salisbury resident said.
The couple plans to use their winnings to buy a home.
“It has been on our list for some time, and this will make it possible,” he said.
Source: Maryland Lottery