Sunday, November 18, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Man didn’t know he had $1M winning lottery ticket in his wallet for 4 months

/ 11:43 AM October 06, 2018

INQUIRER.net stock photo

As Filipinos are placing bets hoping to snag the 6/58 Ultra Lotto—with even President Rodrigo Duterte reported to place numbers on—one man from Connecticut, USA, was unaware for four months that he had won $1 million (around P54.2 million) in a lottery.

Charles Dudley of Redding said he was cleaning his wallet when he noticed the winning ticket. He told lottery officials Thursday that he forgot he bought a Powerball ticket after he stopped by a store to buy ice cream.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I checked the winning numbers on the Lottery’s website and couldn’t believe it,” Dudley said of his winning moment. “I checked it over and over. The numbers were a match.”

When Dudley found the ticket, it was only 23 days away from expiring. Dudley lost no time in claiming his prize.

FEATURED STORIES

“It didn’t feel real, though, until I checked the location of where the ticket was sold,” Dudley said. “It was where I bought my ticket.”

The location where he bought the ticket, Georgetown Shell, will receive $2,500 (around P135,500) bonus from the lottery as a result of Dudley’s win.  /ra

RELATED STORIES: 

Woman handed wrong lottery ticket wins $5 million anyway

Man beats huge odds: 2 My Million lottery wins in 18 months

ADVERTISEMENT
Read Next
Follow @KHallareINQ on Twitter
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 6/58 Ultra Lotto, Connecticut, Lottery, lottery jackpot
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.