“Australian Broadcasting Corporation, abc.net.au- The winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, bought three tickets at a store in nearby Lincoln, but went to the Pit Stop — his neighbourhood convenience store — to check if they were winners.
The clerk checked two tickets and the winner accidentally left the third on the counter, the Salina Journal reported.
When clerk Andy Patel ran the numbers and discovered it was a $1 million winner, he called Kal Patel.
“He said six zeroes were popping up on the screen,” said Kal Patel, who is not related to Andy. “We couldn’t believe it.”
Kal Patel knew who the customer was based on the clerk’s description and knew the area where he lived.
He drove around the neighbourhood once but could not find the man’s house.
He returned to the store, but later decided to give it another try.
That time, he saw the man and his brother driving away and was able to stop them.
“I showed them the ticket and told them they were winners,” he said. “They started shaking. They couldn’t believe it.”
Well to start this off, how in the hell are Andy Patel and Kal Patel not related???? You live in Lincoln, Kansas, a small town with the population of 1200 and you aren’t related? That town is so small I’m sure everyone is probably related. Nice try Kal & Andy, but you can’t pull a fast one on me.
And then let’s talk about Kal’s photographic memory! Much more impressive than Lebron’s. If anyone ever tried to describe someone’s appearance through the phone I would just have to go ahead and tell them there’s 0% that we figure this out. I’m not much of a details guy, so I wouldn’t know the guy’s hair color or his height or his hairstyle or his fashion style. And then I’m AWFUL with remembering places and directions, so 0% chance I’d be able to track him down in his neighborhood, which is weird to began with, even with a MIL on the line. If they want their ticket back that they didn’t know was a winner, then YOU GOTTA COME GET IT.
“Friends have chided Kal Patel for giving up the $1 million, but he said he did not want to live with the guilt of keeping the money.
“It felt good to give it to them,” he said.
“And the praise we got back from everyone for doing this was really nice. They said it restored their faith in humanity.”
Local television station KWCH reports that Wichita law firm DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers this week gave Kal a $1,200 check to reward him for his good deed.”
Yeah it’d be hard to get it out of your head that you just stole $1mil from someone, but everything happens for a reason. Them leaving the ticket behind is God’s way of saying “hey these people are idiots and don’t deserve the money.” And then if you tried to give me $1200 after you just won a million, I’d honestly probably spit on you. If you aren’t giving me at least 5 figures then get out of my face.
But let’s talk about the real loser in this story. Andy Patel.
My guy Andy. You just lost everything and gained nothing. You held a million dollar ticket in your hand and you didn’t have to tell anyone. Just had to act like you won it yourself. But what do you do instead? You give it up. Probably the right thing to do. You’re thinking “Hey, this will be the publicity I need to help me get famous so I can finally pursue that acting career.” but nope! Kal just straight up cucks you. First, he doesn’t even acknowledge that you’re related, and it’s probably because he knows everyone thinks you’re an idiot for doing what you did. He’s just out here trying to save his image. And then, they interview Kal the whole time instead of you? That must hurt since you’re the main reason why this story is even a thing. Ohhhhh and then the check. They give it to Kal!!! He didn’t do anything but drive to the neighborhood and not find anyone. You’re the one that found the ticket! You’re the one that made the call! You’re the one that told your twin brother Kal who doesn’t own you that there’s six zeroes!!! I’m sorry this all had to happen Andy, but maybe you’ve learned your lesson. Next time, just be a lying, deceiving piece of shit and your life will turn out a whole lot better.