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LUCKY MISTAKE: $1 Million Win From Wrong Ticket

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An accident led to a $1 million lottery prize for a West Des Moines man.

Twenty-three-year-old Arturo Hernandez has claimed the final top prize in the Lifetime Riches scratch game.

Hernandez says the clerk gave him the wrong game. He says he didn’t think much of it, but went home and scratched the tickets discovering he had won.

Hernandez and his family own El Rey Burritos and they are currently moving to a new location. Hernandez says he’ll use the money to help pay for the move.