Who walks around with almost a million dollars in his pocket for months? A lottery winner who has not bothered to check his tickets!
Eliseo Gutierrez purchased a Mega Millions ticket for the June 16 draw, stuck it in his wallet, and then promptly forgot about it. But when he remembered to check more than four months later, he was shocked to learn he had won more than $900,000. His ticket managed to match five of the first six numbers drawn.
The lucky man said he’s just like every player who dreams of landing a big win one day. The only difference is that his lucky day has come. Now he says his wife wants to buy a house with their winnings. He only claimed his prize on Sept. 25.