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Man throws out lotto tickets worth $1.25 million

Man throws out lotto tickets worth $1.25 million
by Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – A Pennsylvania man is kicking himself right about now.

Last month, he bought 25 Quinto lottery tickets that won $50,000 each—or $1.25 million total—but never claimed them, probably because he misread the tickets, the York Daily Record reports.

"He was mad," said Wendy Hinton, who works at the grocery store where the tickets were bought. "He was so mad he played $400 that day."

The man, unnamed by the Record, lived a couple of blocks away and bought about $100 in tickets per day using the exact same numbers—either 20 or 25.

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