A couple in Michigan virtually missed out on winning millions from a scratch-off gamble ticket after the woman who received the ticket thought it was a dud.
A husband and wife from Lansing, who chose to remain anonymous, said that the husband dedicated her a $20 Multiplier Spectacular scratch-off for her birthday, according to Fox 2 Detroit.
Thinking it wasn’t a winning ticket, the spouse went to throw it away — but her husband grabbed it to dedicate it a second look, assured it was a winning ticket worth$ 2 million, then double-checked it at a local retailer.
“We don’t consider ourselves to be lucky, so this was a nice surprise, ” the couple said.
The Lansing duo visited the Michigan State Lottery headquarters on Tuesday night to claim their award, WDIV reported. They took a one-time lump sum of approximately $1.3 million from their lottery wins, as opposed to an annuity with 30 annual payments of roughly $67,000.
The couple said they plan to use the money toward their children’s college tuition.
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