Jackpot! – California Man Wins $5 Million On Scratch Ticket

The winner purchased the ticket when a store clerk didn't have enough money to make change from his $100 bill. KIEM's Annick Joseph reports.

(KIEM/NBC News) — A California man is $5 million richer thanks to a scratch-off lottery ticket.

Brian Christensen, a clerk at Ferndale Liquors, sold the winning ticket.

“He had a $100 bill, and it was 10 or 11 in the morning, I wasn’t quite sure if I had enough money in the register to break it,” he said.

The man was in Ferndale helping his cousin finish up some work, and when the clerk couldn’t make change, he bought an extra ticket.

“And that turned out to be the winning ticket,” said Christensen.

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