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$1M lottery ticket found in Michigan woman's old mail

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A Kentwood, Michigan, woman is $1 million richer after finding a winning Mega Millions ticket in a pile of old mail.

During a recent visit to the store, the clerk told Tuttle someone had won $1 million with a ticket that had been purchased at the store.

Tuttle then went home to check a pile of some old mail where she found the ticket, learning she was the big winner, according to the Michigan State Lottery.

Linda Tuttle matched the first five winning numbers in the May 26 Mega Millions drawing: 1, 39, 52, 69, and 72.  She did not match that evening's Mega Ball number, 12, so she won the second prize of $1 million.

She claimed her prize on Tuesday in Lansing.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Tuttle planned to use some of her winnings to go to China and visit some former exchange students.

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Thanks to wizeguy for the tip.

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Posted: September 25, 2015, 10:06 am - IP Logged

A Kentwood, Michigan, woman is $1 million richer after finding a winning Mega Millions ticket in a pile of old mail.

During a recent visit to the store, the clerk told Tuttle someone had won $1 million with a ticket that had been purchased at the store.

Tuttle then went home to check a pile of some old mail where she found the ticket, learning she was the big winner, according to the Michigan State Lottery.

Linda Tuttle matched the first five winning numbers in the May 26 Mega Millions drawing: 1, 39, 52, 69, and 72.  She did not match that evening's Mega Ball number, 12, so she won the second prize of $1 million.

She claimed her prize on Tuesday in Lansing.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Tuttle planned to use some of her winnings to go to China and visit some former exchange students.

News story photo(Click to display full-size in gallery)

Thanks to wizeguy for the tip.

Sweet. ..

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    Posted: September 25, 2015, 10:58 am - IP Logged

    Perhaps I should go through my mail LOL!

    Cool

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      Posted: September 25, 2015, 11:47 am - IP Logged

      Perhaps I should go through my mail LOL!

      Cool

      Stooges

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        Posted: September 25, 2015, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

        Glad I don't let my tickets get old or put into a pile of mail !!!!
        Kudos to you Linda...Nice QP !!!
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        Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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          Posted: September 25, 2015, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

          Glad I don't let my tickets get old or put into a pile of mail !!!!
          Kudos to you Linda...Nice QP !!!
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          That's why I almost exclusively play online, I'd lose my **** if I had to re-enact one of those "Where's the ticket?"- skits.

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            Posted: September 25, 2015, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

            Missed out on the $214 million by one number

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              Posted: September 25, 2015, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

              Missed out on the $214 million by one number

              Those numbers have never done better than a 3+0 with PB, maybe there's a $267M PB jackpot winner among them.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: September 25, 2015, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

                It's a good thing she didn't get the ticket mixed in with junk mail.  I hear of many people who simply throw junk mail away.  Congratulations to Linda Tuttle on her new found blessings of wealth.

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                  Posted: September 26, 2015, 12:19 am - IP Logged

                  A Kentwood, Michigan, woman is $1 million richer after finding a winning Mega Millions ticket in a pile of old mail.

                  During a recent visit to the store, the clerk told Tuttle someone had won $1 million with a ticket that had been purchased at the store.

                  Tuttle then went home to check a pile of some old mail where she found the ticket, learning she was the big winner, according to the Michigan State Lottery.

                  Linda Tuttle matched the first five winning numbers in the May 26 Mega Millions drawing: 1, 39, 52, 69, and 72.  She did not match that evening's Mega Ball number, 12, so she won the second prize of $1 million.

                  She claimed her prize on Tuesday in Lansing.

                  According to the Detroit Free Press, Tuttle planned to use some of her winnings to go to China and visit some former exchange students.

                  News story photo(Click to display full-size in gallery)

                  Thanks to wizeguy for the tip.

                  I hope she will be able to enjoy her new-found financial security in peace and quiet. I hope she won't be badgered by people looking for "help". If she is, I hope she is strong enough to resist such pressure.

                  Good luck to her!

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                    Posted: September 26, 2015, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                    Well that is good,I hope she gets what she never had before.

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                      Posted: September 26, 2015, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

                      Those numbers have never done better than a 3+0 with PB, maybe there's a $267M PB jackpot winner among them.

                      Those numbers matched 0+5 for $4 and 3+0 for $7 in tonight's PB drawing paying back more than half of what it would have cost to play them, that's better than the numbers I usually pick to play.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: September 29, 2015, 11:11 am - IP Logged

                        Smile I hope she enjoys her reunion with the exchange students in China. She might be surprised about all the changes  in China. Enjoy the flights.See Ya!

                         I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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                          Posted: September 30, 2015, 8:14 am - IP Logged

                          Congrats to the winner

                          Old mail pile bad place to put your lottery tickets.

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