New York| The family of Indian origin, who run a store in Massachusetts, is being praised for their honesty. He had decided to return a 10 million dollar lottery ticket to the woman who bought it. The woman bought this ticket on the advice of her elders in India. He says “we don’t want that money.”
As WBZ TV reported on Monday, Abhi Shah, the owner’s son who discovered the winning ticket, jokingly recounted his experience “I was a millionaire for one night.”
Although he thought about buying a Tesla car, he decided to return the ticket to Lees Rose Feiga, who bought a ticket for his mother, Aruna Shah.
Figa told Salem News that “Who does this? They are great people. I am blessed.”
Maunish Shah, the owner of Lucky Spot Store in Springfield, Massachusetts, told WWLP TV that after getting the tickets, “We couldn’t sleep two nights.”
But he decided to consult his parents in India.
Abhi Shah told WBZ “My grandmother said, ‘Let’s not keep a ticket. It’s not right. Just give it back to them. If it’s in your luck, you’ll get it either way.”
So he set out to find him.
Feiga told Salem News that “he came to my office and said, ‘My mother and father want to see you.’ I said, ‘I am working’ and he said, ‘No, you have to walk.’ So I went there and then they told me. I didn’t believe it completely. I cried and hugged them. ”
Maunish Shah said, “I gave her a ticket of 1 million dollars and she panicked and cried like a babysitting on the floor.”
Diamond Millions of tickets of the Massachusetts State Lottery contain squares with numbers. The numbers are hidden and when the cover is scratched, the numbers come out.
But Feiga did not properly reconstruct the squares.
Feige, who bought the ticket from Abhi Shah’s mother, told Salem News “I was in a hurry during lunch break and I scratched it quickly, so it didn’t look like a winner, so I threw it away Handed them over. ”
Abhi Sah told WWLP, “One evening, as I was passing by the dustbin, I (noticed) on the tickets that he had not scratched the number (right). I scratched the number and wrote 1 million under it. ”
The Shah family is flooded with congratulatory messages and compliments.
One customer told WBZ “They are good people. You can only tell them by talking to them.”
WBZ reported that the family “began to receive congratulatory calls and people from around the country requesting interviews.”
Abhi told the station that “If I had kept that million, I would not have been so famous. So I’m glad I gave it back.”
WBZ concluded, “He could buy a lot of things with that money, but it would have cost his soul.”