A couple from Louisiana in the southern United States cleaned the house to greet the family on Thanksgiving and found an old lottery ticket about to expire. When checking the numbers, they could not believe it: with all the successful, they were the winners of a $ 1.8 million prize.
The state lottery lucky ticket was purchased by Harold and Tina Ehrenberg on June 6. They were able to receive the prize when there was only two weeks to the limit of 180 days.
The couple analyzed the lottery site and found that one of their tickets matched all the numbers listed in one of the drawings. After deducting taxes, the Ehrenbergs take home $ 1.27 million, which they plan to save for their retirement.
"We continue to check the numbers again and again," said Harold Ehrenberg.
After realizing that they had won the prize, the fear began to invade Herenberg to suspect that they had missed the deadline to claim the prize. "I was hoping something went wrong," he said.
The winning numbers for the June 6 draw were 03-07-30-31-35-38. The store where they purchased received a one-time sale bonus of $ 17,948.07, which represents 1% of the premium.
"We have no plans to buy something crazy or make a great trip," said Tina Ehrenberg.
A single winner from South Carolina won a record $ 1,537 million prize in the American Mega Millions lottery in October, leaving behind the previous record of $ 656 million set in March 2012.
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