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Man accidentally throws away winning lottery tickets in the trash

By Mason White 9:52 AM August 10, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A man in Georgia, picked through a large garbage dumpster in order to retrieve two lottery tickets that he accidentally placed in the trash.

Cedric Jackson of Rome, threw away two lottery tickets on Saturday, thinking that he had narrowly missed winning a jackpot of $5,000.

After checking the numbers, Jackson told the store clerk to throw away his tickets Saturday, but later that day he realized that his tickets had won the jackpot.

Jackson returned to the store and picked through the trash in the dumpster, but he left the store empty-handed.

Later in the day, the employee of the store, Ricky Singh, recalled that he threw away the tickets in a trash can in an inner office.

Singh of Rick’s Food Mart located at 2000 North Broad Street, called Jackson to say that he had found the winning tickets and returned them to him.