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Lottery 'Winner': Money From Trashed Ticket Is Mine!

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MSNBC.COM - When an Arkansas woman plucked a million-dollar lottery ticket from a convenience-store garbage can last July, she figured another person's trash was her treasure.

However, Sharon Jones could now be forced to return the prize money of $680,000 after taxes that she and her husband won. A month after she collected her winnings, the clerk at the convenience store in Beebe, Ark., where she got the ticket sued for the money, and a woman claiming she was the original buyer of the ticket joined the lawsuit.

Last week a judge ruled in favor of Sharon Duncan, the woman who claimed she threw the $20 scratch-off ticket in the trash only after she scanned it on the in-store machine and was told it was not a winner. click here to read more

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