Guy Buys 2 Lottery Tickets Gives One To Clerk, Clerk Wins $384,000, Guy Wins Zilch (0).
A Festus, Missouri man is probably kicking himself after he bought two lottery tickets and gave the winning one away to a clerk at the gas station he purchased them from.
The anonymous Stockham’s Gas Mart customer gifted clerk Katerina Thorton with a ticket that yielded a $384,000 prize. The man is a regular at the store and often gifts others with tickets when purchasing them for himself. Other customers like Michael Shumate were stunned by the news. “Yeah, I’d be stunned and mad at myself, ‘I should have given her the other one,’” he said to Fox2Now news. “She’s got some good luck now.” Thorton didn’t know her ticket was a winner until the day after she received it. She ended up not checking the numbers until her boss informed her that their store had sold the winning ticket. After asking her mother to check the numbers, she found out that she was a winner. The man’s goodwill paid off for Thorton who plans to use the money to put a down payment on a home and pay for her son’s college. “Yeah, I’d kick myself, but she deserves it. It’s hers. He gave it to her. Heck yeah, it’s a big tip,” said customer Jason Myracle.