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Police officer forgives speeder because he was on his way to pick up his lottery winnings

By Mason White 2:41 PM March 3, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A Massachusetts man used his winning lottery ticket to get out of a speeding ticket.

22-year-old Scott Lowe of Rockland, was very excited when he won a lottery ticket.

While he was on his way to pick up the winnings, the man began speeding as he was very excited. He was stopped by a police officer and questioned.

According to Hingham Police Sergeant Steven Lack, a man was driving on Sharp Street about 11:00 a.m., when he was stopped for going 49 miles per hour in an ​​35 miles per hour zone.

The officer said that he pulled the driver over, and when he approached the car he saw that the driver was shaking. At first, he did not know what the problem was, but then, the driver explained that he had just won a lottery jackpot of $50,000 – and he was heading to Braintree, to cash the ticket.

The officer was skeptical about the man’s story until the driver showed him the winning ticket. The 22-year-old reportedly won $50,000 from a $2 scratch off.

The officer did not ask for Lowe’s driver’s license, and he only gave him a verbal warning to drive safely.

“You have to drive safely, otherwise you will not be able to use your winnings,” Lack said.