nb_cid nb_clickOther -tt-nb this.style.behavior='url(#default#homepage)';this.setHomePage('http://www.aol.com/?mtmhp=acm50s247banner042314 network-banner-promo mtmhpBanner
14
AOL.com
AOL.com
AOL Mail
AOL Mail
Video
Video
AOL Favorites
Favorites
AOL.com

Store mistake leads to NY man hitting $10M jackpot

lottery tickets
DEPEW, N.Y. (AP) - A convenience store clerk's mistake has paid off in a big way for a western New York man.

Fifty-three-year-old Jerry Kajfasz (KYE'-fahzh) of Lancaster won a $10 million jackpot from a $20 scratch-off ticket he purchased last month at a suburban Buffalo store.

He tells local media outlets he bought seven scratch-off tickets but the clerk nearly handed him an eighth one costing $20. Kajfasz caught the mistake and handed it back.

After winning a total of $25 from the tickets, he went back inside the store and used the winnings to buy the same $20 scratch-off ticket the clerk had almost given to him by mistake.

That Win for Life Spectacular ticket wound up being a winner with a guaranteed minimum jackpot of $10 million.

Kajfasz has already quit his printing job.

More From You

102 Comments
*0 / 3000 Character Maximum
Filter by:
JERSEYGREEK38 February 27 2014 at 4:03 AM

Good for Him !

Reply Flag as Abusive rate up rate down
Rosa February 27 2014 at 2:31 AM

Right place, right time, but how much has he spent?

Reply Flag as Abusive rate up rate down
sunnydays0422 February 27 2014 at 1:33 AM

Ummmm, what mistake? A clerk ALMOST giving someone an extra ticket did not lead to his winning $10 million ~ he went in and bought another ticket like most people do. No mistake except in the title of your article.

Reply Flag as Abusive rate up rate down
The Canoli King February 27 2014 at 12:31 AM

KISMET.

Reply Flag as Abusive rate up rate down
bmitche February 26 2014 at 8:35 PM

Some people are just lucky.

Reply Flag as Abusive rate up rate down
delstv February 26 2014 at 6:25 PM

What a totally asinine article! The store mistake had nothing to do with the win. Most scratch off people who win money go right back in the store and buy the same series ticket.

Reply Flag as Abusive rate up rate down
fli2c February 26 2014 at 6:14 PM

SOUNDS REAL FISHY. A PRINTER GETS THE SAME TICKET THAT HE TURNED DOWN BEFORE.
YEA, RIGHT!!!!!

Reply Flag as Abusive rate up rate down
1 reply to fli2c's comment
masterofepic February 26 2014 at 6:32 PM

i think your right, how was ha able to buy the exact same ticket, seems really fishy

Reply Flag as Abusive rate up rate down
mach1052 February 26 2014 at 6:01 PM

GOOD FOR HIM, CONGRADULATIONS!

Reply Flag as Abusive +2 rate up rate down
George February 26 2014 at 5:44 PM

I don't know about a $20.00 ticket but in the past when a clerk handed me an extra or wrong ticket , I usually bought it any way B/C of just this possibility.

Reply Flag as Abusive +1 rate up rate down
vtmilitia February 26 2014 at 5:44 PM

Trickle down economics. Rich guy leaves job creating new job for person without one or seeking to advance creating job for another person. Very complex formula libs. have trouble understanding.

Reply Flag as Abusive rate up rate down
~~ 2592000

Voting...

More From Our Partners