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Man wins $2M after mistakenly buying extra lottery ticket

1 month 1 week 4 days ago Friday, October 23 2020 Oct 23, 2020 October 23, 2020 3:49 PM October 23, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. - In what most people would consider a lucrative mistake, a Detroit-area man who accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket has won two $1 million jackpots.

Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights said he was saving numbers on a lottery app after buying a $2 ticket for the June 9 Mega Millions game. He then realized that he had purchased a second ticket with the same numbers.

“I was a little bummed but didn’t think much about it,” Mazahem said.

Until he recently logged onto the app and found he had two $1 million winners.

“I couldn’t believe it was real," Mazahem said. "It took several days for the reality to set in that my mistake had paid off to the tune of $2 million!”

He recently claimed his prize and plans to buy a new house and save the rest.

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