A LOTTERY winner who found a lost ticket in his car said he was stunned to find out he’d won $30,000.
The man – identified only as Larry G, 66 – said he has “a habit” of keeping his numbers in his glove compartment.
He was looking through old lots when he found last month’s winner, but told officials he thought the prize was only $300.
Dump truck driver Larry said, “I play every day. They call it. Powerball, Mega Millions, Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, I play.
“When I first saw it, I thought I only won $300.
“The lady in the store said I was ‘stone cold’ because I was so calm.”
Larry says he now plans to move back to his hometown of York, South Carolina.
“Time to get back to the quiet life and that will help,” he added.
Lotto fever gripped the nation after a single ticket holder in Illinois took home the $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot over the weekend.
The unidentified winner purchased the ticket at a speedway gas station in Des Plaines, near Chicago.
The winning numbers were 13-36-45-57-67 and Mega Ball was 14.
The winner managed to beat the odds of 1 in 302.5 million by matching six numbers and the golden Mega Ball.
A lottery expert has now shared his winning strategy on how players can win gold, and it all starts with what numbers you pick.
Expert Richard Wheeler says participants who want to get rich overnight should avoid playing obvious numbers like anniversaries and birthdays.
Instead, he says players should aim big and pick big numbers.
That comes after The Sun reported on a Maryland winner who claimed her third lottery win in just six years.
The 49-year-old winner walked away with $101,340 last week after winning prizes of $30,000 and $35,671 in 2016.
https://www.the-sun.com/money/5918066/i-found-a-lost-lottery-ticket-real-jackpot-higher/ I found a lost lottery ticket in a car glove compartment – I thought I won $300 but the real jackpot was much higher