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Cashier sells herself winning lotto ticket

Published On: May 22 2013 09:48:07 AM CDT
Updated On: May 23 2013 05:27:40 AM CDT
Cashier sells self lotto ticket

Inspired by the record jackpot, a cashier in Missouri sold herself a Powerball ticket -- and won.

While Mary Jane Hart didn't win the $600 million jackpot, she did manage to collect a cool $1 million.

She used the numbers of her favorite NASCAR drivers to fill out her ticket, which she checked only after getting a call from work, news station KAIT-TV reported.

"Someone had called me and told me that there was a winning ticket sold at the store, so I went to the convenience store at Poplar Bluff and checked my ticket and it said I was a winner," Hart said.

She plans to use her winnings to help out her son and take a trip to Hawaii.

Her co-workers at the Hartland Pit Stop in Doniphan, Mo., couldn't be happier.

"She's a wonderful lady and a hard worker, so I'm glad to see it went to somebody deserving," cashier Sara Barfield said.

Despite her newfound wealth, Hart plans to keep working both of her jobs. She also plans to keep playing the lottery.

"Everybody needs to play the lottery because it's a proven fact that if you think you can't win, you can," Hart said.

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