Not many people would give up the opportunity to win the $1 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot – but a gas station clerk in Salina, Kansas did just that.
When an unnamed cashier found a lottery ticket on the floor of the gas station, he checked to see if the slip had the owner’s name written on it.
He was flabbergasted to see that the ticket contained the winning numbers worth $1 million. The drama further intensified when they saw the ticket was unsigned, meaning that anyone could claim it as their own.
Instead of claiming the ticket for himself, the clerk called the store listed on the slip to see if they could find the original buyer.
“My brother went in to check my tickets. He apparently dropped the unsigned Mega Millions ticket, and then we left to go back home,” the winner told the Kansas lottery.
“We had already been home for about an hour, and then went out and ran another errand. As we passed the store, the owner’s son pulled out behind us and flagged us down. He explained what happened and handed me the ticket, and I just couldn’t believe it!”
The clerk decided his good deed should remain anonymous, but, if you’re out there reading this, we want ‘Well done!’
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