MI Man Buys Extra Lotto Ticket On Accident, Wins Big Twice
Some people just have all the luck. I am not "some people."
I can only imagine the joy this Michigan man felt after realizing his mistake made him an extra $1 million richer. A man from Dearborn Heights was going about his business buying some lotto tickets for a drawing in June. While purchasing a ticket online for a Mega Millions drawing, the man accidentally bought two tickets for the drawing.
The 56-year-old man, Samir Mazahem, bought the winning tickets on the Michigan Lottery website. Unfortunately, Mazahem was a little confused about the buying process and accidentally bought an extra ticket. Fortunately, that extra ticket paid off big.
...Once I figured out I had bought two tickets with identical numbers, I was a little bummed but didn’t think much about it...I recently logged into the app to check on some tickets I had bought, and that is when I saw I had two $1 million prizes pending. Saying that I was stunned is an understatement...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...said Samir Mazahem.
With the $2 million winnings, Mazahem is planning on buying a new house and saving the rest.
Why can I have luck like that? Outside of a couple of good trips to Las Vegas, I really never win anything. I've hit for $72 on Club Keno a few times but that is it. Hopefully one day I will have luck like this!