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NJ Man Wins $1M Cash4Life Thanks to Lottery Mistake

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    FILE - That ticket proved to be the winner, as it matched the five numbers drawn but not the cash ball.

    A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million.

    State lottery officials say 70-year-old Dante Castillo usually picks his own numbers. But when the Manchester man bought some tickets for last Thursday's Cash4Life jackpot at a convenience store in Lakewood, the clerk accidentally sold him one Quick Pick ticket.

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    That ticket proved to be the winner, as it matched the five numbers drawn but not the cash ball.

    Castillo and his wife had the option of taking the $1 million prize or getting $1,000 a week for life. The convenience store will receive a $10,000 bonus check from lottery officials for selling the winning ticket.

    Cash4Life is played in Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.