Published On: Sun, Nov 13th, 2011

Cashier Sells $1 Million Lottery Ticket in Error

A Louisiana man came across a million reasons to thank an absent minded cashier who sold him a $1 million lottery ticket by mistake. Ironically, the cashier has the same last name and lives in the same town as the man she sold the ticket to.

Robert Thibodaux Sr., 70, bought the lottery ticket that should have won $200,000 from cashier, Jamie Thibodaux, who sold him a power-play option in error. Thus, Thibodaux ended up netting Thibodaux $1 million.

Robert Thibodaux did in fact promise the cashier that he would return to the store should the ticket win and reward her, reported

Thibodaux reportedly returned to the store after collecting his money from Louisiana Lottery headquarters Thursday and wrote the cashier a check for an undisclosed amount.

“You made me a millionaire. That being said, I have a check for you,” he told the cashier.

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  1. Jess says:

    The definition of irony.

  2. Just watch…Tomorrow Grandpa will cancel the check.

  3. Steveo says:

    Jess, you need to look up the definition of irony, this is nothing like irony. Think before you comment.

  4. Leon says:

    Irony, no. Coincidence, yes.

  5. Max Power says:

    Man! Thats just as ironic as rain on your wedding day!

  6. Snarky1 says:

    It would only be irony if he died the next day.

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