New Delhi, An elderly man from Maryland, US, mistakenly bought three identical lottery tickets and won the prize on all three tickets. According to Mirror UK, the 67-year-old from Towson is preparing for a major surgery. However, luck was also on his side, as he not only bought a lot of lottery tickets, but also won every single one of them.
If reports are to be believed, these tickets were purchased by mistake and all three tickets were from the same draw last week. The person has chosen to remain anonymous. He allegedly revealed that he had forgotten that he had bought a ticket for the afternoon and evening picnic 5 games.
This led to him getting another ticket during a trip to the shop. Meanwhile, his wife who was unaware that she had already bought tickets for the same draw twice, bought a third ticket later in the day that her husband would not remember.
After realizing they had three tickets from the same draw, the elderly couple regretted wasting money, but how did they know this mistake would win them the jackpot. The 67-year-old man won a total of ₹150,000 (roughly Rs. 1,22,82,030) for all three tickets 51359.
During his conversation with UPI, the person said, “When I accidentally bought three tickets, the number gets hit three times. It was unbelievable. Surprisingly, this isn’t the first time Maryland seniors have won big in the lottery. Reportedly, he won a big prize in a four-ball game a few years back. Notably, the previous victory was also due to a mistake.
During the draw, the old man wanted to play his daughter’s birth year 1979. Apparently, the store clerk misspoke and gave him the wrong number 1997. Later that day when he went, what were the four numbers? The jackpot was also 1997. He said, “I went to play the year my daughter was born, which is 1979. The store clerk gave me the wrong number.
When I got home, I found out that I had hit jackpot number 1997! When asked what he planned to do with the jackpot money, the old man said he wanted to give some of it to his daughter.SS1MS