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Bartender tipped with a winning lottery ticket

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- An Oregon bartender got the tip of a lifetime.


Aurora Kephart was working the closing shift last week when a generous regular guest gave her an unplayed Keno ticket.


She found out the ticket was worth $17,000.


She tried to give it back but the customer wouldn't accept.


Kephart says she bought a round of drinks for everyone in the bar to celebrate.


"Just took me off guard. You don't even expect anything like that. It's fantastic. I kind of teared up and got misty-eyed. Then the business of everything it's hard to keep on track when you just won about $17,000," said Kephart.


Kephart plans to buy new couches and save the rest.

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