A convenience store clerk’s error has made a New Hampshire family more than $1 million richer.
Scott Bennett, 48, of Hillsborough, went into the Circle K convenience store on Dec. 19 and asked the clerk for one Tri-State Megabucks ticket and one Lucky for Life ticket. The clerk mistakenly sold him two Megabucks tickets.
He never got the Lucky for Life ticket, but that probably doesn’t matter now, because one of the Megabucks tickets was a big winner.
It was their son, Travis, 20, who set things in motion. He left a note saying a winning ticket had been sold in their neighborhood and urging his father to check the numbers on his ticket.
“I went downstairs, and he was sitting there with the ticket in one hand and the New Hampshire Lottery website on the computer, just staring at both of them,” Cathy Bennett said, recalling her husband at the computer. “We must have checked them about 15 times. We really truly didn’t believe it.”