Wrong lottery ticket makes Indiana couple $703K richer

Man tells clerk 'I'm sure glad you screwed up'

Hoosier Lottery

An Indiana couple hit the lottery jackpot thanks to a mistake by the clerk who sold the ticket.

Herby Shehorn told Hoosier Lottery officials he asked for $10 in Mega Millions tickets, but when he got home, he realized the employee had given him CA$H 5 tickets.

One of them ended up winning Herby and his wife Cori more than $703,000.

“The next morning, I went in and said, ‘I’m sure glad you screwed up,’” Herby told officials.

Herby, a retired carpenter, and Cori, a postal worker, said they plan to renovate their home and save half the winnings.

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