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Store owners return $1 million lottery ticket to customer who threw it away thinking they had lost

A store owner returned a $1 million lottery ticket to a customer who had thought that it was a losing ticket.

The owners of the Massachusetts store returned it after they were asked to throw it away.

Lea Rose Fiega, from Springfield, claimed a $1 million prize from the Massachusetts State Lottery.

She later said that that she nearly missed out on the jackpot after she confused her Diamond Millions scratch-off ticket for a losing one. 

Abhi Shah, whose family owns the Lucky Stop Store in Southwick, said that Fiega scratched the ticket off while she was inside the store.

She then handed it back and asked them to throw it away thinking that it was a losing ticket. 

The ticket was placed on a stack behind the counter.

The ticket remained there for 10 days.

Shah then decided to scan the pile of losing tickets.

This is where they realised that there was a ticket that had not been scratched off.

It was carrying the $1 million prize

Shah spoke with the family and they agreed that the ticked should be returned to Fiega.

Fiega is a regular customer and is a known person to the Shah family.

Maunish, the father of Shah, said: 

As soon as she came in, I hand her $1 million ticket and she freaked out and cried like a baby. She sat down on the floor right here.

Such an amazing thing to do, right?

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