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Fuzzy vision worth $3 million

August 16, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Because Bobby Guffey forgot his bifocals, he won a $3-million lottery jackpot.

Guffey usually plays the same combination of numbers representing the birthdays of his five children. But he left his glasses at home when he bought the winning ticket Aug. 6, accidentally entering the last number as 48 instead of 46.

The Hoosier Lotto ticket ended up being worth $3 million.

"My wife says it pays to be blind," Guffey said Thursday after he accepted his winnings at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis.

Guffey, of Roanoke, said he didn't realize he'd used the wrong number combination until he had left the service station where he bought it.

He went back inside to buy a ticket with his usual numbers -- and that one won him $1,000 to go along with the jackpot.

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