Joplin man accidentally wins $50,000 on scratch-off ticket

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JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin resident Bryan Burton is counting his lucky stars after a mix-up net him $50,000.

When Burton went into the Casey’s General Store on Main St. in Joplin, he was after the Missouri Lottery’s “$100,000 Cash.” However, the clerk accidentally gave him the “Millionaire Money” Scratchers game.

“I asked for game 313, and she gave me game 294 instead,” he said.

That ticket he got by mistake led to a $50,000 win for Burton. Burton exclaimed he was overcome with excitement and immediately called his wife to let her know the good news.