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Accidental Good News

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A CNN reporter made a major gaffe when he told the Georgia store owner who sold one of the winning lottery tickets to the big $648 million Mega Millions jackpot that she, too, would become a millionaire. Young Soo Lee, a 58-year-old Korean immigrant who came to the United States in 1980, owns the Gateway newsstand in Buckhead, Ga., just north of Atlanta, where one of the two winning Mega Millions tickets was sold.

"Now you know by selling the winning ticket there's also prize money for you," CNN's Martin Savidge told Lee Wednesday.

"I know, but I don't know how much," she said. "Long time ago, I heard it's $25,000."

"Let me tell you, it's a lot more than $25,000," Savidge said. "It's about $1 million that you get."

"Really?" she gasped, clutching her chest. "Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! I never had so much money!"

One problem: Lee won't be receiving any money at all. According to NBC News, Georgia lottery rules don’t allow for any retailer payout. Retailers get only a flat 6 percent commission on the sales of the $1 tickets themselves, but no bonus for a winning ticket.

Whoops!

Have you ever given or received good news only to find out that it wasn't true?

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Locations : AtlantaBuckheadGeorgia
People : Martin SavidgeYoung Soo Lee




 
01/15/2014 9:08PM
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