Police: Lotto winner leaves behind voucher at turnpike plaza

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Posted: Jun 15, 2015 12:52 PM

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man accidentally left a Pennsylvania Turnpike plaza without claiming a $500 prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket, only to have another man claim the winnings.

Troopers from the Bedford barracks say the York man accidentally left the voucher displayed on a machine at the South Midway Service Plaza on Friday morning.

The man had scanned the ticket to verify his winnings, but didn't want to take a paper voucher — though he left with his winning information still displayed on the lottery machine.

That's when another man walked up, claimed the winnings, and used them to buy $78 worth of tickets and the other $422 in a money order.