Lottery Winner Thinks $1M Ticket Is Only Worth $500

posted by Heath West -

For one Michigan lottery player, it took three tries before she realized just how much she’s won. The 60-year-old St. Clair County woman thought she’d won $500 on a Super Bonus Cashword instant game, which is set up like a crossword puzzle. She took her ticket in thinking she’d scratched off seven words, totalling $500, but the clerk said it couldn’t be cashed.

So she went home and checked the ticked out again, finding two more words she’d missed, boosting her prize to $5,000. Then the next day, she looked at it again and found another word she’d missed, bringing her total to 10 words - the game’s top prize, which is worth a million bucks.

This is EXACTLY why I check those scratch offs 2 or 3 times before I ditch a loser ticket. You just never know when your eyes will deceive you!!

Source: USA Today

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