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Naomi Mauller Fixes Her Lottery Ticket Screw-Up, Wins $250K

06/25/10 05:01 PM ET   AP

Lottery

NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio — An Ohio store clerk's mistake when printing a Mega Millions lottery ticket has won her $250,000. Naomi Mauller forgot to add an extra game to a customer's lottery ticket on Tuesday night, so she printed a new ticket and bought her $2 mistake. Both her ticket and its twin hit, raking in $250,000 for each winner.

Mauller works at Woolfe's Huff & Puff Mini Mart in New Lexington in southeastern Ohio. She's going to use the money to buy a car and pay off some debt.

The store's owner, Mike Kane, said the other customer was a local. Mauller met him at the store Friday for a happy reunion. The state lottery commission did not have his name.

The winning numbers on the Mega Millions tickets were 12, 17, 21, 23 and 30. The Woolfe's winners didn't hit the Mega Ball number, 24.

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