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$128million lotto winner bought ticket in adult bookstore

A sex shop punter will be overcome with joy after it emerged that the Uptown Bookstore, in Highland Park, Michigan, better known for its sex toys, porn films and adult books, last Saturday sold the winning Powerball lottery ticket, worth $128million.

The owner of the lucky ticket is yet to claim the prize, but will have no alternative than to own up to rummaging among the shop’s seedy wares, as under state rules winners cannot remain anonymous.

The publicity is expected to give sales at the shop a boost. ‘Maybe it’s a lucky spot,’ said one resident.

A Canadian couple who recently won $11.2million on the lottery gave it all away to friends, charities and hospitals. Allen and Violet Large found winning the jackpot a ‘big headache’, and eventually found it better to give than to receive.

'What you’ve never had, you never miss,' Violet, 78, told the Toronto Star.

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