A $2 million winning lottery ticket almost landed in the trash - but thankfully a Michigan lottery player decided to double-check his numbers, just in case.

The Isabella County man tells the Michigan Lottery he drove around with the winning ticket in his truck for about four months before realizing it was a $2 million winner.

"Every so often I will stop and buy an instant ticket after work," the 29-year-old player tells the Lottery. "About four months ago, I bought this Money ticket, but I didn’t see any winnings on it when I scratched it, so I threw it in my center console with some other non-winning tickets."


It's a Good Thing He Double Checked

The man goes on to say that the ticket almost ended up in the trash. But since his wife had given him some additional tickets to scan, he decided to double-check the supposed losers he had stashed in his center console.

"About a week ago, my wife gave me a few tickets to take to the store and check, so I grabbed the tickets in my center console to double-check. When I scanned the Money ticket, I got a message to file a claim at the Lottery office," he said.  "It is a miracle this ticket didn’t end up in the trash."

The 29-year-old player, who has chosen to remain anonymous, says he's going to invest his winnings and doesn't have any plans for major purchases.


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