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Massachusetts Man Wins $1 Million by Accident

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- A Taunton, Mass., man had luck on his side last week when a scratch-off lottery ticket game he didn’t really want paid off big-time, according to 

Richard Brown, 60, made his usual trip to a Gulf gas station in Taunton last Monday to buy a $5 Blue Ice 7s ticket.  Except, this time, a distracted attendant handed him a $5 Sizzling Sevens scratch-off ticket by mistake.

According to lottery officials, Brown didn’t complain or ask for a different ticket.  He decided to just "roll with it," and now he’s rolling in dough.

Brown scratched off the $1 million grand prize, which will give the chef and grandfather an immediate one-time payment of $650,000 before taxes.  The odds of winning the million dollar prize were 1 in 4.2 million.

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