When William McCrea heard about a special Oct. 24 draw to kick off the Monopoly Millionaires’ Club game, he bought two $5 tickets and promptly forgot about them. He only checked the tickets twelve days after the draw to discover he had won the top $1 million prize.
The winner shared that he had been worried about money to use for gifts in the coming holidays, when he had a million-dollar ticket in his truck all the while. McRea received $692,001, net of taxes. He says his first priority is paying off bills, then perhaps some travel.