A store manager who sold $10 million lottery tickets to the same lucky player twice is now demanding a tip after the man reportedly failed to give him anything.
It was on December 5 when Wayne Murray from Brooklyn, NYC, scooped $10 million while playing the 200X scratch-off game.
This wasn’t the first time he received such a massive amount as he also won $10 million last year after playing the Black Titanium game.
Both tickets were bought at the H&A Gas & Convenience at 4102 Avenue H in Flatbush.
Asim, the manager of the gas station where Murray bought the winning tickets, has claimed that the lucky player failed to tip him or the employees.
Speaking to the New York Post, he said that he wants to receive a tip as he doesn’t get any compensation from the state for selling tickets.
“The customer that won [is] a very nice guy…He might come back… so I am hopeful,” he expressed.
The manager also said that the store is now popular because of Murray’s big wins.
“I’ve seen new faces, some people keep coming asking (about the) lucky store. They say they will get their gas from here, so it’s good for the business, too,” Asim went on.
Hassan Nabil, one of the staff, said that Murray is one of their regulars and hasn’t been changed by his wealth.
“Twice in a row – what are the odds? You can’t even think about it. It’s not comprehensible,” he told the news outlet.
“He’s a super regular guy here. He’s very friendly with the locals and very generous with his time,” Nabil continued.
“He could have moved out of the neighborhood after winning the first time, but he stood his ground. Money changes a lot of people, but he doesn’t show off or anything. He keeps it real, keeps it honest.”
According to reports, Murray decided to receive his winnings in one lump sum, which was over $6 million after deducting taxes.
He also opted for a lump sum when he won in August 2022.
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