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Mistake means big winnings for St. Cloud couple

Published Oct. 13, 2005

A store clerk's mistake has turned Karol and Margaret Majoros into Florida Lotto millionaires. The St. Cloud couple claimed their $14.2-million jackpot winnings from the May 18 drawing, lottery officials said Monday.

Majoros bought the ticket at a convenience store in St. Cloud, near Orlando. He asked for eight tickets, but the clerk accidentally printed three more and he agreed to buy them.

One of the three extra tickets _ a random computer selection _ turned out to have the winning numbers in the drawing: 3 7 16 21 45 47.

The Majoros will receive $710,000 annually for 20 years.