How many times have you purchased a lottery ticket, placed the ticket in a safe place and forgot about it? Well, you may want to check those safe places just in case.
When Jeff Kretzer bought a scratch-off lottery ticket recently, he stuck it in a drawer and forgot about it. Lots of us have done this, but when he found the still-unscratched ticket a month later, he found out it was a winner.
Kretzer initially thought he’d won $4,000 on the ticket, and thought “this is going to be nice.” But the Chesterfield, Virginia man’s scratcher was actually a $4-million winner. "I was stunned," he says. "I really can't describe the moment."