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Friday, October 28, 2005

Why you should not parade those lottery ticket...

A 59-year-old Bayonne man's luck apparently ran out last week, when he was mugged of a $5,000 scratch-off ticket and $300 in cash, police said.

The man, a resident of East 25th Street, went to the Big Apple Restaurant and Lounge on Broadway in Bayonne on Friday and told customers and employees he'd won the prize and had the scratch-off ticket with him.

"He was all excited and showing people the ticket," said the restaurant's owner, Vinny Bottino. "He's a nice guy and everybody was happy for him because he was someone who won money that we knew could use it."