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Man Goes Dumpster Diving for Winning Lottery Ticket

Posted November 17, 2006 6:51 p.m. EST
Updated November 17, 2006 9:46 p.m. EST

— A Wilson man went from trash to cash this week, spending three hours in a Dumpster to find a winning lottery ticket.

Wallace Woodard bought three Winter Wonderland tickets, but he threw them away when he thought he lost.

A few days later, Woodard bought a couple more tickets and realized as he read the fine print that one of his trashed tickets actually was a $100,000 winner.

He searched through a Dumpster at work and found the winning ticket after three hours.