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Husband wins $5 million lottery jackpot after listening to his wife and going grocery shopping for her

By Mason White 8:43 AM May 15, 2017
Husband and wife relaxing at lake (illustration)
Husband and wife relaxing at lake (illustration)
By: William Martin

A husband got an instant reward for listening to his wife and going grocery shopping, according to lottery officials in Georgia.

50-year-old Richard Britt of Temple, won a whopping $5 million after going to the grocery and buying a hot dog for his hungry wife.

Britt experienced a superb stroke of luck by winning the $5 million top prize playing the Georgia Lottery’s Millionaire Jumbo Bucks scratcher.

Red Top Food Mart, which is located at 214 W. Highway 78 in Temple, sold the winning ticket. Britt said that his wife had asked him to get her a hot dog from the store when he decided to purchase the ticket.

“My wife asked me to go and pick up a corn dog,” he said. “I bought a ticket since I was already there,” he added.

After scratching the lucky ticket and realizing that it was a winner, Britt said that he immediately left the store to call his wife.

“Neither one of us could believe it,” he said. “I’m still surprised that I won,” Brit smiled.

The lucky winner said that he plans to use some of his winnings to travel. Britt claimed his prize at the Georgia Lottery’s Columbus District Office.