May 23
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A resident of the US state of Nebraska said a quick stop for a salad led to his winning a $1 million Mega Millions prize, UPI reported.

Brant Edgington of Fremont told Nebraska Lottery officials he stopped at the Baker's store on North Bell Street in Fremont to buy a pre-made salad for the next day's lunch.

Edgington said he decided to buy a Mega Millions ticket at the store with five quick pick plays for the March 22 drawing.

Edgington said the ticket scanner appeared to be malfunctioning when he scanned his ticket a few days later, so he asked a clerk for help.

"They disappeared for a minute," he recalled. "Then a different lady came up with her and they just stared at me. She told me, 'Don't pass out when I tell you this.'"

Edgington scored a $1 million prize from the drawing. The single dad said he doesn't think he will keep playing the lottery.

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