Muscle memory is a miraculous ability, but not when it almost costs someone $50,000.
Paul Marshall, from Indiana, went through a frustrating series of events when he tried to cash in a winning Powerball ticket worth $50K at a participating retailer. After a machine instructed him that his total was too large to cash at that establishment and gave instructions to pick up his prize at a lottery office, he saw that the clerk who was holding his winning ticket ripped it apart, on instinct.
Yikes! Luckily for Marshall, lottery officials were “on it”!
“This was a fortunate event, where we were able to … reconstruct what happened,” Chuck Taylor, the Indiana Lottery director of legal affairs and compliance, said in a statement.