You might have already heard of this story by now, but my ears are a little slow so bear with me. This is about a Wisconsin man who purchased a $14 Million lottery winning ticket by mistake. I don’t mean to whine but mistakes like this never happen to me. My mistakes usually end up with me paying a little bit more of credit card bills but that’s all it ever gets to. Back to the story, so this man thought he was buying lottery tickets for another days’ draw but accidentally managed to win the jackpot with the ticket in hand. Napolean Elvord bought the tickets from a coffee shop where he goes more than twice every day and occasionally buys lottery tickets. I do the same thing during my breaks but still no luck
Even more astonishing is the fact that the man didn’t even know he had won $14 Million after the results were announced. For several days his $14 Million worth ticket was just lying on his table waiting to be found. When the employees at Kelley Williamson Mobil store learned that they had sold the winning ticket to one of their customers, they asked Elvord if he had the winning ticket and he said no. Not once, but twice Elvord dismissed the fact that he could be the lottery winner. After he found the ticket on his table, Elvord took it to the state Lottery office and confirmed that he was indeed the winner. He will soon turn 60 and plans to move back to Texas with the money and get his health insurance.
Some might call it just plain dumb luck but I think it just goes to show that if it is in your stars to win the lottery, it will come to you no matter what. For millions of lottery fans out there, don’t fret if you bought a ticket by mistake or even if your numbers aren’t as fancy as you had hoped they would be. You never know, the odd ticket could make you a millionaire tomorrow. Hope for the best, keep playing and good luck!
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