Imagine seeing a scratch off lottery ticket sitting on top of the trash and it has 3 matches for a million dollars! You have every legal right to that cash.
The Shah family owns the Lucky Stop convenience store in Southwick, Massachusetts, and one of their regular customers came in to buy a lottery ticket, but didn’t realize she had a winner and tossed it
Abhi Shah noticed it was a million-dollar winner! Abhi said he wanted to make the right decision. Massachusetts Lottery officials confirmed the young mans initial thought that since she had thrown it away, legally it was all his. "I really struggled with it for a while. I mean I had $1-million in my hand and on the other, I wanted to do something good,” Abhi says.
He took his dilemma to his father, Maunish. Dad then called a family meeting to discuss the situation. He says the family didn’t sleep for two nights and then they called their grandparents in India for advice. They told the Shahs to give it back to receive blessings even greater than money.
When the woman who threw it away came back in, they handed it back to her and she freaked out and cried like a baby, Maunish says. And thanks to the family’s kindness and honesty, Lea Rose Fiega of Springfield is now a millionaire. Abhi says he's happy his family received the $10,000 bonus for selling the winner but more importantly says "I sleep easy at night knowing that I helped someone receive their blessing and trust God will take care of me".