MA: Woman gets back $1 million lottery ticket she had thrown away

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

“A Massachusetts woman who accidentally tossed out a $1 million lottery ticket eventually collected her winnings thanks to the kindness and honesty of the owners of the store where she bought it. Lea Rose Fiega bought the $30 Diamond Millions scratch-off ticket in March at the Lucky Stop convenience store in Southwick near were she works. ‘I was in a hurry, on lunch break, and just scratched it real quick, and looked at it, and it didn’t look like a winner, so I handed it over to them to throw away,’ she said Monday. The ticket lay behind the counter for 10 days. ‘One evening, I was going through the tickets from the trash and found out that she didn’t scratch the number,’ Abhi Shah, the son of the store’s owners told WWLP-TV.” (05/24/21)