An American lorry driver couldn’t believe his luck after he landed a jackpot of $1 million (about Rs 7.5 crore) on a lottery ticket he initially thought had a prize of Rs 1.5 lakh . The 48-year-old, who resides in Illinois, bought the lottery ticket at a gas station in Mattawan while passing through Michigan. “I scratched off the barcode and scanned the ticket just as I purchased it. When I received a message to file a claim, I assumed I had won one of the prizes from $2,000,” he told mlive.com.
While he was thrilled to win the lottery prize, he got the surprise of his life after he redesigned the ticket. “I scratched the ticket when I got back in my truck and couldn’t believe it when I saw I had won $1 million,” he said. The man, who chose to remain anonymous, then called the lottery office to confirm the prize.
He received a payment of $693,000 and now wants to use the money to buy a new truck. The man also hoped to save some money for future use.
However, this isn’t the first time a surprise lottery win has surfaced on the internet. Last month, an American man won a prize of $585,949 (Rs 4.5 crore) after initially thinking he had won $600 (Rs 46,000). The North Carolina resident bought his $10 50X The Cash Fast Play ticket at a local Pembroke Mini Mart after noticing the hefty jackpot prize of $585,949 (about Rs 4.6 crore).
The man arrived at the lottery office to collect the $600 prize, but was told he had hit the jackpot instead. “When I heard, I was like, ‘There’s no possible way I’m going to hit the jackpot,'” the man said as he reacted to the surprise jackpot.
He intended to use the prize money to buy a house and a car. He also planned to use part of his prize money for the community.
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