Good News: New Jersey Man finds a Multi-Million Dollar Lottery Ticket In Shirt Pocket
November 26, 2017 6:46pm CST
Jimmy Smith of East Orange, New Jersey (U.S.), recently found a 24 Million dollar lottery ticket in one of his old shirts after watching a TV news report. The retired security guard has been buying tickets since the 1960's but doesn't always check them right away. Smith's sixth sense wound up to be correct as the lottery ticket he purchased in New York was going to expire in another 2 days. He was one lucky fellow which brings me to ask this question. If you play the lottery or scratch offs do you check the numbers right away or are you in know rush to see if you won? Have you ever discovered you had won a prize in any game of chance after thinking you lost? I had that happen when playing Bingo. Should of paid better attention to my cards and numbers. Also, it hasn't happened to me, but when they do raffles I have seen people not check their tickets in time and they call off another one. Any similar experiences? Source- Summarizied from US & World Report/Associated Press Photo- Google Images/abcnews.go.com
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I usually have a stack of tickets that need to be checked which I go through from time to time. The only thing I look for is where a ticket won. If it was somewhere I know I have been I may be more inclined to see if it is mine. But other than that, most of the time I just win a dollar here and there. So, I can wait.
I wouldn't know. As in, I have often bought tickets out of obligations for this or that organizations, but my duty ends there. If they contact me, great, but if not, fine too. (With scratch-offs, I do it right away before dumping the thing in the bin! I am a terribly forgetful person.)