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W/E right?? That’s what happen to a Grand Prairie winner of the Mega Million prize.  

Willis bought the winning ticket May 29 in Grand Prairie, authorities said. He returned there May 31 to have the Mega Millions ticket and others scanned to see whether they were winners.  The clerk gave Willis only $2 for a Cash 5 ticket, authorities said.

On Tuesday, state District Judge Bob Perkins signed an order restoring to the Grand Prairie man $395,000 seized from the bank account of a store clerk accused of stealing the winning ticket according to reports.  There was another $30,000 that was recovered from people in Dallas to whom Joshi, the clerk had given money.  OK, but a far cry from $1M. 

Since the clerk, Joshi went back to central Asia where he’s from, authorities have not been able to track all of the money.  Prosecutors are working with the U.S. State Department to return the money to Travis County according to the reports, but because a foreign government is involved, the process is difficult.

When asked how he felt about the matter, the winner Willis said “I feel pretty good, a bit relieved,” I’m glad we finally made it to this point.”

Willis had planned to spend part of the money on medical bills and a daughter’s college tuition.

What do you think should happen to the clerk?

Video courtesy of WFAA in Dallas

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