They Found $1 Million in Their Trash

Joseph and Joanne Zagami of North Attleborough, Mass., have won $1 million on a lottery ticket that they fished out of their trash after mistakenly throwing it away, the Associated Press reports.

Lottery winners Joseph and Joanne ZagamiAfter buying the $5 scratch-off ticket from a supermarket vending machine, the state lottery commission says, the Zagamis dropped it into one of their grocery bags and then forgot about it.

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following day, when the Zagamis realized that neither of them had scratched the ticket, they dug through their trash, found it, and hit the jackpot literally.

In claiming their prize on July 24, the Zagamis opted for a one-time lump sum payment of $650,000 before taxes.

Photo: Massachusetts Lottery/WPTV.com

 

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