A lucky cashier in Missouri sold herself two winning lottery tickets, one of which was worth $1 million.
Mary Jane Hart of Doniphan, Missouri, works part time at the Hartland Pit Stop convenience store. On a hunch, she decided to buy a couple of tickets in a recent lottery. The first won her $500, the second a whopping $1 million. The mother of three said she didn’t realize her second lottery ticket had won until a friend called to tell her a winning ticket had been purchased at her store.
Hart sold herself the second ticket because the winnings had reached a record high, and though she didn’t win the $590 million jackpot (that went to a lucky Florida winner), she still came out feeling pretty spiffy.
Hart said she didn’t believe her luck until she was standing in the lottery office, handing over her ticket.
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“I still didn’t believe it until we got to the lottery office and the guy started shaking his head and said congratulations. Then I knew it was real,” Hart said.
Before winning the lottery, Hart worked two jobs: One at the convenience store and one as a pharmacy technician. She says she doesn’t plan on quitting either of her jobs any time soon.