“One stupid mistake can change everything”. Imagine a simple mistake resulting in a million-dollar payout. Lotteries rely heavily on randomness; however, an Iowa resident matched the first 5 numbers on a Mega Millions draw and won $1 Million (R15 664 950,00 in South Africa) over what he believes was a clerical mistake.
Josh Buster won a life-changing $1 Million (R15 664 950,00) in the Mega Millions draw after a simple mistake was made by a store cashier. Buster asked for five ‘easy ticket plays’ for the Mega Millions on one ticket. However, the cashier mistakenly printed out one play ticket but after recognizing her mistake, she offered to print out 4 additional plays on a different ticket.
"I feel like that changed the numbers that I would have gotten if she had put them all on one instead of making that mistake,” Buster said. The Mega Millions ticket matched the first five numbers but missed the Mega Ball which would have resulted in a $20 million (R313 298 953,01) jackpot win.
Nonetheless, Buster is pleased with his fortune as he is a skeptic who does not believe in luck. On the contrary, he believes that the mistake resulted in a million-dollar cheque.
According to the Mega Millions website, the probability of winning $1 Million was 1 in 12,607,306.
Josh, a prep cook, intends to pay off his car and his mother’s mortgage and then invest the rest of the winnings in his retirement.
“No more of the financial worries,” he exclaimed.
Luck may be on your side too. Place your bets on LottoStar’s Mega Millions draw taking place every Wednesday and Saturday, at 5:30am in South Africa.
There are endless possibilities to win payouts of over R800 Million with our major lotteries.