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Taco Bell Employee Andrew Hunter Hits Lottery Jackpot With Ticket Found In Trash

HuffPost Weird News     First Posted: 11/18/11 06:19 PM ET Updated: 11/21/11 10:21 AM ET

Andrew Hunter is the big cheese around his Cumming, Ga., Taco Bell these days after winning a $250,000 jackpot.

Ironically, he almost threw away the ticket that gave him the chance to win the big prize, according to galottery.com.

"I didn't realize you could win $3 for matching one number plus the Mega Ball," he said. "I pulled it out of the trash and cashed it in for three more tickets."

"I would have never bought that ticket if I hadn't pulled the other ticket out of the trash," he said. "I don't think it's really hit me yet."

But while Hunter is rolling in dough, he doesn't plan to cash in his chips just yet, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Instead, he plans to invest his windfall.