Woman who gave away lottery ticket wants it back after learning it was a winner

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Posted on March 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM

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A recent California lottery winner feeling charitable gave away a lottery ticket to a stranger last week as a kind gesture, but after finding it was a $250,000 winner, she's now asking for the ticket back.

Emily Leach had won $1 million through the lottery in January, and had taken to performing random acts of kindness at the store where she won the ticket, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Last week, while turning in Scratchers cards at the register, Leach offered $100 to one of the men waiting in line.

"During that transaction, she either unintentionally handed the stranger a Mega Millions ticket she had just bought, or made him the lucky recipient of some truly astounding generosity," writes the Mercury News.

Surveillance video will apparently settle the dispute, as the California lottery commission's security department is investigating the footage.

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