- Thanks to a wellness gift from a friend, a man recovering from surgery has won $1 million (N411 million)
- The US man identified as Alexander McLeish was recuperating from cardiac surgery when his friend showed up with a get-well card and three lottery tickets
- Alexander put his thinking faculty to use and won the whopping sum in the crossword-style game
A man's story has changed in an instant as he went from the theatre to raking in millions.
Alexander McLeish, a resident of Massachusetts in the US, was recuperating from cardiac surgery when his childhood friend Larry visited him with a get-well card and three lottery tickets, NYPost reports.
He won the huge sum in a crossword-style game
Alexander immediately began playing the game with the tickets at his disposal and got the letters A, W and M after scratching the "Your Letters" area of the game.
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On the bottom row of the crossword game, he surprisingly got the word 'heart' and this landed him the second-top prize for the $5,000,000 (N2 billion) 100X Cashword instant ticket game.
He couldn't believe his eyes
People reports that Alexander made sure that his eyes weren't deceiving him by going over his crossword game result multiple times.
"We double-checked it, triple-checked and quadruple-checked it," McLeish told the Boston Herald. "It was a little bit of disbelief at first but then it settled in and it was like, wow, I can't believe this happened, you know?"
Interestingly, Larry had years ago gifted Alexander a lottery ticket on his birthday that won him $1, 000 (N411k).
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According to Truong he used the winning numbers; 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 20, 30 and the bonus number 45 which he claimed were combinations of important dates and family birthdays for nearly 30 years.
As soon as he saw the winning numbers, he went to the store and had the clerk print them, just to be certain, he then took the numbers home and double-checked them for hours.
When he first called his wife with the news, he did not tell her that he had won the big prize. He said he kept it a secret because he had a lot of thinking to do. Truong said he has come up with a few ideas over the last few months, including paying off all of his bills, buying his family a new home, saving for their future, and a vacation in the works.