An immigrant from Yemen found a shortcut to the American dream when he won a hefty lottery jackpot. Mohamed Kassem won a $5 million bounty from a $20 “Million $$ Match” instant lottery ticket. He bought the ticket from the Country Corner Market store which he owns.
The father of ten children had come to the US in the 90’s. The winner’s wife says Kassem was so excited about his life-changing win, that she thought he would have a heart attack. Friends heaped praise on the Kassem saying he and his family are good people, and that they were happy for them.
Lottery officials say the chances of winning the top prize in the “Million $$ Match” game is one in six million. What are the odds of winning the top prize from a ticket bought from one’s own store?