Store Mistake Leads to Man Hitting $10M Jackpot

DEPEW, N.Y. (AP) -

A convenience store clerk’s mistake has paid off in a big way for Jerry Kajfasz, 53. The Lancaster man won a $10 million jackpot from a $20 scratch-off ticket he purchased last month at a Buffalo store. He bought seven scratch-off tickets, but the clerk nearly handed him an eighth one costing $20. Kajfasz caught the mistake and handed it back.

After winning a total of $25 from the tickets, he went back inside the store and used the winnings to buy the same $20 scratch-off ticket the clerk had almost given to him by mistake.

That Win for Life Spectacular ticket wound up being a winner with a guaranteed minimum jackpot of $10 million. Kajfasz has already quit his printing job.