Winning Lottery Ticket Nearly Ends Up in the Trash


After this near mishap, it’s important to make sure lottery tickets are checked multiple times before getting tossed in the trash. Who knows, you could have a winner on your hands.

A Missouri woman won $1 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket admitted that her big prize nearly ended up in the garbage. Apparently, the player was extremely close to tossing it in the trash after it sat in her car for two days.

The St. Louis County woman bought a $50 Millionaire Blowout scratch-off ticket from the 7-Eleven store on Lemay Ferry Road in St. Louis. She didn’t think it was a winner because it remained in a pile of other non-winning tickets in her car. Before giving them the toss for good, she decided to double-check the losing tickets using a gas station’s lottery scanner.

“I stopped at the gas station to check my ticket, just to make sure I wasn’t throwing away any winners,” she said. “I scanned the ticket, and it said I won $1 million, visit the lottery office.”

The player said she was stunned by the news and made sure to scan the ticket multiple times to ensure it was real. “I thought maybe it was wrong, but it kept saying I was a winner,” she said. “I won $1 million!”

The player didn’t reveal any immediate plans for her big winnings.


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