Montana waitress parlays tip into $70,000 lottery jackpot

A generous tip from a customer became even more lucrative for a Montana waitress, who parlayed it into a $70,000 payday, KRTV reported.

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According to a Montana Lottery news release, Roselea Hunts Along was finishing her shift at the Kirby Saloon in Busby when a customer won $500. The customer decided to tip Hunts Along $50, and the waitress used the cash to buy a 20X Scratch ticket, according to the news release.

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After her shift, Hunts Along scratched the ticket and found a $70,000 winner.

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Hunts Along told Montana Lottery officials that she has no immediate plans on how to spend the money. For now, she said, she will deposit her winnings in the bank.

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