Wouldn’t it be nice to be rummaging around a drawer and find yourself a quarter million dollars? Well it happened to this man, he took a break from Sunday football and decided to grab a bunch of old lottery tickets and take them to the local store to scan them – and lucky him, one of his MEGA Millions tickets was worth $250,000. Here’s the story from MSNBC.com.
Lottery ticket fetched from drawer wins $250,000
Mega Millions ticket bought in August, forgotten until NFL playoffs
BALTIMORE — A Baltimore man who wanted a break from Sunday’s NFL playoff games decided to dig up some old lottery tickets — and one of them happened to be worth $250,000.
Maryland Lottery officials said the man bought the lucky Mega Millions ticket in August just before he left for a vacation.
“I was watching the playoff game (Sunday) and happened to go into my dresser drawer,” said the man, whose name wasn’t released by the Lottery. “I figured they were expired.”
He took the tickets to a nearby store and scanned them. After learning that one of the tickets was a $2 winner, he scanned another and was given notice by the machine that he should take the ticket to Lottery headquarters. Read the whole story…