A Michigan man was pleasantly surprised when he discovered a forgotten lottery ticket in his wallet – and won $ 242,256.
The anonymous winner bought a few tickets from the Michigan Lottery April 30 Fantasy 5 jackpot at a gas station in Klausen, Michigan. According to a Michigan Lottery report.
“As I was cashing out at the gas station, I noticed that the Fantasy 5 jackpot was over $ 200,000, so I decided to buy some tickets,” the winner said in Monday’s release. “I forgot to buy the tickets until I saw them in my wallet a few days later.”
Forgetting the ticket in hand, he then checked the Fantasy 5 winning numbers online.
“When I checked the winning numbers on the lottery app, I couldn’t believe what I was looking at,” the winner told the Michigan Lottery. “I decided to go to my computer and check the numbers on the lottery website to make sure there was nothing wrong with the app. I was bought, so it sank that I won.
According to the release, the 65-year-old plans to use his winnings to start college funds for his grandchildren and save for his retirement.
The chances of winning the jackpot in Fantasy 5 game are only 1 out of 575,757. According to the Michigan Lottery.