Judge: Return $1 Million Lottery Ticket Found In Trash To Original Owner

If you found a million dollars sitting in a convenience store trash can, would you take it? In that case, it’s probably better to call the police. But when an Arkansas woman scanned her lottery ticket and learned it was a loser, she tossed it in the garbage. Another customer who likes to check discarded tickets for small winnings found the ticket and learned that it was worth one million dollars.

In this case, the law of “Finders Keepers” doesn’t apply. A judge decided yesterday that the woman who cashed the ticket in must turn over the money to the woman who bought it.

The finder’s attorney plans to appeal the decision.

Woman Who Lost Ark. Lotto Ticket Entitled to $1M [AP] (Thanks, Howard!)