Oregon Man Finds Year-Old Lottery Ticket and Wins $1 Million 8 Days Before It Expired
A recent snowstorm motivated him to clean his office, where he found the ticket.
Man Finds Winning Lotto Ticket While Cleaning His Office
— An Oregon man recently discovered a year-old winning lotto ticket in his home office that he was cleaning, according to the Oregon Lottery.
Amazingly, the lucky man — Joemel Panisa — found the ticket just eight days before it expired, the Oregon Lottery said in a news release on Wednesday. The ticket was worth $1 million.
Panisa was able to claim the ticket just in the nick of time, and he is officially now the fourth Mega Millions $1 million winner since the game was offered in Oregon in 2010, the Oregon State Lottery said.
Panisa purchased the winning ticket last year on Jan. 15, 2016, at a mini market along a highway in the city of Newport, Oregon, the state’s lottery agency said.
Panisa then placed the ticket in an envelope and put it in his home office, where it was left forgotten for a whole year, the Oregon Lottery added.
But “thanks to the snow and ice storm” that recently hit the state, Panisa was motivated to clean the office and stumbled upon the ticket again this past Monday, Jan. 9, the Oregon Lottery said. Panisa claimed it the same day, just before the ticket was set to expire on Jan. 17, 2017.
The mini market that sold the winning ticket will receive a 1 percent bonus, or $10,000, the Oregon State Lottery said.A recent snow storm motivated him to clean his office, where he found the ticket.
Oregon Man Discovers His Lottery Ticket Is Worth Millions!
An Oregon man who had forgotten about his lottery ticket is now a Millionaire!
Chris Sargent had put the lottery ticket in his wallet and forgot that he had it and didn’t check his numbers until a month later but when he did, he discovered he’d won millions.
Sargent was shocked to discover that his ticket was worth $5.7 Million!
Sargent along with his wife had forgotten about the ticket and on a whim, he decided to check the ticket and discovered that they were winners!
The Mega Millions ticket was sold in Salem Oregon at the Plaid Pantry on August 24th and the Sargent’s simply put the ticket in Chris’s wallet unaware it was a million-dollar winner.
The best part of the story is that Sargent hid his ticket in a baggie behind his Incredible Hulk action figure!
The Sargent’s claimed their ticket on September 29th and both decided on the $64,000 per year payout to each of them for 30 years.
I keep thinking what if they accidentally washed the wallet, congratulations to the Sargents, and what a great story and win.
It’s a reminder to always check your lottery tickets because you never know, you might be a millionaire as well – You can check out more details on the winning ticket here.The best part of the story is that Sargent hid his ticket in a baggie behind his Incredible Hulk action figure! ]]>