- A man identified as Samir Mazahem made a mistake that paid off in the end
- The 56-year-old picked five winning lotto numbers and accidentally bought the same ticket twice
- Instead of winning only $1 million (N381,500,000), he ended up with $2 million (N763,000,000)
Well, if this isn't good luck, we don't know what it is. A man identified as Samir Mazaham, who hails from the United States, decided to test his luck in the Mega Millions.
He made a small mistake that panned out in the end. The 56-year-old man picked the five winning numbers and was set to walk away with $1 million (N381,500,000).
However, he accidentally bought an extra ticket with the same numbers on and it ended up doubling his winnings.
According to the Western Journal, Mazahem used the birth dates of his family members on the lotto ticket.
“I forgot to save the numbers as favourites in the app, so I went back in and set them up as favourites so I could easily play them in the future.”
The 56-year-old said he didn't realise that he had bought a second ticket with the same numbers and he was "bummed" when he figured it out. The incident took place in June and Mazahem had no idea he won big until recently when he logged onto his account.
Because he played the same ticket twice, Mazahem's winnings were doubled. He ended up walking away with a whopping N763 million instead of N381.5 million.
Michigan Lottery reported that Mazahem collected his winning in person and he plans to purchase a house with the money.
In other news, an unemployed security guard from Armadale, Australia, has turned a millionaire overnight after winning AUD 5.8 million division Oz Lotto prize.
The man whose name was not mentioned for security reason, is said to be in his late 20s. The young man had fallen on hard times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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