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Ohio Man Finds 1 Million Dollar Winning Ticket While Cleaning

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A resident of Medina, Ohio, identified only as Michael, experienced a stroke of incredible luck while decluttering. Just weeks before its expiration date, Michael discovered a forgotten Mega Millions ticket tucked away amongst a stack of old lottery entries. This seemingly insignificant act of organization unearthed a life-changing surprise – a winning ticket worth a cool $1 million!

The lucky ticket, purchased on October 10th, 2023, at North Court Beverage on North Court Street, matched enough numbers to secure Michael a seven-figure windfall. However, after mandatory federal and state taxes take their cut, Michael will walk away with a still substantial sum of $720,000.

Describing his disbelief upon discovering the winning ticket, Michael remarked, “It was unbelievable. It’s one of those things you just can’t imagine being true. My wife was at work, so the only one I could tell was the dog!”

While Michael ponders how to best utilize his newfound wealth, the Mega Millions lottery continues to tempt fate. As of this report, the jackpot for the March 15th drawing stands at a staggering $792 million. Perhaps Michael’s story will inspire others to rummage through their own forgotten tickets, hoping to snag a piece of the American dream.