An Oregon bartender got the tip of a lifetime after a patron gave her a lottery ticket that was worth $17,500.
Aurora Kephart, 25, a bartender at Conway’s Restaurant and Lounge in Springfield, Oregon, says one of the regulars often hands her unplayed Keno tickets as a tip, The Associated Press reports.
"He lets me take whatever tickets I would want," she told ABC News. "That's a normal thing between us."
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In October, the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, asked Kephart to choose two tickets.
She won only $5 on her first ticket, but the second turned into a $17,500 jackpot.
"The look on his face was incredible," the 25-year-old told The Register-Guard, according to AP. "I automatically handed it back to him; it was his ticket.”
But the man refused to take it, making Kephart sign the ticket so she would be the only person to be able to collect the prize.
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However, Kephart did later give the man a percentage of her winnings. "I just couldn't not give him some of it," she said.
Kephart said she plans to buy a new couch with the money and save the rest of it.
"I never realized how expensive couches were," she said. "Instead of waiting till Christmas or later, now I can buy something I really need."