Michigan man wins $2M after accidentally buying extra lottery ticket
A Michigan man is celebrating a lucrative mistake that led him to have two winning tickets for a Mega Millions drawing earlier this year.Get more news about https://www.nb68.com,you can vist nb68.com
Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights, told MLive that he went on the Michigan Lottery website to buy a ticket using family birthdays.
When he later went on the lottery app to save the numbers, just so he could use them again in the future, he didn’t realize that he was buying a second ticket with the exact same numbers.
“Once I figured out I had bought two tickets with identical numbers, I was a little bummed but didn’t think much about it,” he said.However, his state of mind drastically changed the next time he logged back into his lottery account.
“That is when I saw I had two $1 million prizes,” he said.
“Saying that I was stunned is an understatement,” he added. “I couldn’t believe it was real. It took several days for the reality to set in that my mistake had paid off to the tune of $2 million!”
Mazahem recently visited the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing to claim his loot, which he plans on using to buy a new house and save the rest.
“Winning is exciting and gives me some comfort knowing that when I retire, I will have money in the bank,” Mazahem said.