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Thief steals cheap sunglasses, but leaves behind $1M lottery ticket

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SEATTLE, Wa. — Among a list of things you shouldn't leave in your car, a winning lottery ticket tops the charts.

Thankfully, for one Seattle couple, luck does strike twice.

The couple left a $1 Million Powerball ticket in their car for three months before realizing its worth.

They purchased the ticket from Iman's (2804 NW Market St) in Seattle on February 10 for the February 11 $500 million jackpot drawing, and didn't check it right away. "We didn't even think about a second chance prize," the couple shared.

Washington's newest millionaires were shocked on May 14 when they checked the ticket online and realized they won.

They told Lottery officials they could have lost it. "Someone broke into our car a few weeks ago and stole a pair of sunglasses. The stolen sunglasses were actually sitting atop the winning ticket. What a close call!"

Now that the winnings are safely in their possession, they've made some fun plans for the future. "Well, we already popped a bottle of champagne! We're also planning a trip to Paris and Iceland for this year. Other than that, I think we'll just take care of our house."

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Happy California
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Posted: May 29, 2015, 8:28 am - IP Logged

 How Lucky can you be ?  They should buy some more Lottery products. I think that they will enjoy Iceland and Paris,France.

Great story, thanks Todd.

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    Posted: May 29, 2015, 8:45 am - IP Logged

    Amazing how major turn of events in our lives can hinge on one chance encounter!

    "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."  Muhammad Ali

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      Posted: May 29, 2015, 9:07 am - IP Logged

      Thumbs DownWhy bother buying a ticket if you are not even gonna check it for three freaking months?. Too rich already?.

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        Posted: May 29, 2015, 10:10 am - IP Logged

        These "I didn't know I had a winning ticket" stories keep getting more elaborate.

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Lavender Rocket

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          Posted: May 29, 2015, 10:28 am - IP Logged

          wow!  nice story.  I wish them all the happiness imaginable with their winnings.

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            harvard,il
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            Posted: May 29, 2015, 11:06 am - IP Logged

            wow!  nice story.  I wish them all the happiness imaginable with their winnings.

            I Agree!wow

            i want to be a millionaire a second time!

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              Posted: May 29, 2015, 11:12 am - IP Logged

              This is a nice story with a happy ending after being violated by common thief.

              I wish the lucky couple well..Thumbs Up

              Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

              Come on Jackpot!!!

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                Posted: May 29, 2015, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                Great another face palmy type of  story from the onion.

                Trump 2016!

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                  Posted: May 29, 2015, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                  Another revelation: a lottery office writes a press release for a positive winner story and doesn't use the winners' names. What is the world coming to?

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                    Posted: May 29, 2015, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm starting to believe that those who don't check their tickets or are a little careless where they place them are the ones that win big.

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Posted: May 29, 2015, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

                      Glad the thief didn't grab the ticket congratulations to the winners Thumbs Up

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                        Posted: May 29, 2015, 6:01 pm - IP Logged

                        Thumbs DownWhy bother buying a ticket if you are not even gonna check it for three freaking months?. Too rich already?.

                        I Agree!

                        Life, love, family Love

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                          Posted: June 3, 2015, 12:36 am - IP Logged

                          Glad the thief didn't grab the ticket congratulations to the winners Thumbs Up

                          I Agree!, dallascowboyfan! Cool

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                            Posted: June 3, 2015, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                            Wow, good story, congrats to the Lucky winners.

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