$24 Mill Win Collected Just 2 Days Before Forfeiting!
Life-changing win was found last-minute
Winning millions of dollars in a lottery may seem like a dream difficult to come true. Week after week, thousands of players try to check the ticket of their favourite lottery and hope to win the jackpot this time. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of bettors remain disappointed and only very few are the lucky ones.
It was quite similar with the American lottery, where 68-year-old Jimmie Smith of New Jersey has managed to win astronomical $24 million! The disaster was dangerously close though!. The winner did not know about his win until the last minute!
The winner was looked for in advertisements and television
The lottery company New York Lottery announced the winning numbers of 5-12-13-22-25-35 and with them the prize of $24 million. After 5 months, however, it has not been possible to find out who is the winner, because no one seemed to want the money. As it is in similar cases, the lottery company has begun to search for the winner. At that moment Jimmy Smith smiled happily for the second time as he watched the television at the very right time.
He remembered that a few months ago he actually did buy some tickets for the lottery. He hid the tickets in his shirt and forgot about them because he stopped wearing that shirt. Now he went back to the closet, searched it, found the tickets, and began to check one after the other. Despite his desbielef, he found the numbers from the draw on one of his tickets. He even had to open the window and breathe in some fresh air. Jimmie Smith did not come to his win just two days before it would have been forfeited! But now he can be calm. He was just in time and is now planning with friends what to do with all that cash.
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