Sneh Padarat bought a Western Max ticket for the May 3 draw at a Mac’s store the same weekend she moved. She buys tickets and never thinks she will actually win, so she just kept the ticket with some of her papers.
On July 23, more than two months after the draw date, she came across the ticket as she was sorting papers she had taken with her to the new house. When the ticket was later found to be worth a $1 million jackpot, Padarat found it hard to believe. She thought it could be worth $10,000 at most, and had to be convinced of her big fortune.
Now she can pay for the new house in full. She still works at the same nursing home for now.