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Men Suing for Million Dollar Lottery Prize, After They Threw Out the Winning Ticket

Updated: Friday, June 27 2014, 10:54 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS (Dawn Faugl) -- Two New Jersey men threw out a winning, million-dollar lottery ticket, but now they're suing to get the cash.

Friends Sal Cambria and Erick Onyango say they bought three powerball tickets at a convenience store in March, 2013. Onyango says he checked the lottery commission's website about 15 minutes after the drawing, and saw their numbers didn't match.

After hearing they didn't win, Cambria crumpled them up and tossed them in the trash. They found out two days later from a clerk at the convenience store that they had picked the winning numbers. It turns out the numbers on the website weren't updated when Onyango checked.

The men say the lottery commission should've updated the numbers, so they're suing for their million dollars. They say they know the serial number of hte winning ticket, which they hope will help them eventually collect the money.Men Suing for Million Dollar Lottery Prize, After They Threw Out the Winning Ticket
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