ACCIDENTALLY BOUGHT LOTTO TICKET WINS THE JACKPOT!General News
Do you believe that an accident is a fate misnamed? Or that there are no accidents but just encounters in history? How about buying an extra lottery ticket accidentally, for it to be the winning lottery ticket?
Meet 56-year-old Samir Mazahem, a man who accidentally bought an extra lotto ticket that won him $2 Million (R32,5 Million in South Africa) in the Mega Millions lotto draw which took place on 9 June.
Mazahem, who hails from Dearborn Heights, Michigan, only meant to buy one ticket for the Mega Millions. However, after Mazahem bought his first ticket, he forgot to save his played numbers as his favourites to play them again in the future. Thereafter, when he logged back into the Michigan lottery app, he accidentally bought a second ticket instead of saving the numbers.
"What I didn’t realize is that meant I would be buying a second ticket with the 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," explained Mazahem.
Mazahem played his family’s birthdays 01-05-09-10-23 and it paid off with a whopping $2 Million windfall.
“Winning is exciting and gives me some comfort knowing that when I retire, I will have money in the bank,” said Mazahem.
The lucky man plans to buy a home with some of his winnings and save the rest for his retirement.
Mazahem’s story just confirmed Bob Ross’ quote that says, “We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents”. Your happiness could just be around the corner.
Place your bets on LottoStar’s Mega Millions lotto with draws taking place every Tuesday and Friday at 23:00 EST, which is Wednesday and Saturday, 5 am in South Africa.